Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-Dist. 8) announced the recipients of the 2012 Van Hollen Public Service Award for outstanding community service to their school and/or community.
The award reflects Van Hollenís belief in the importance of community involvement and his desire to recognize individuals who are dedicated to serving others.
Each participating high school in Marylandís 8th Congressional District was invited to select an outstanding student for this special recognition.
The students and their schools are:
Cortina Johnson, Germantown, Seneca Valley High School in Germantown; Andrew Kyeremeh, Boyds, Northwest High School in Germantown; Helen Felker, Bethesda, Stone Ridge School in Bethesda; Alec Fanaroff, Potomac, Winston Churchill High School in Potomac; Kendra Reid, Silver Spring, Springbrook High School in Silver Spring; Ziyao Wang, Rockville, and Emma Morris, Silver Spring, Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring; Julie Kwong, Rockville, John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring; Anthony Trinh, Rockville, Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville; Bridgette Jerman, Poolesville, Poolesville High School; Hana Asnake, Silver Spring, Wheaton High School; Griffen Marette, Chevy Chase, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School; Rungano Kaiyo, Silver Spring, Albert Einstein High School in Kensington; Grace Toohey, Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg; Ann Marie Martin, Garrett Park, Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington; Jenny Chiu, Olney, James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring; Allison M. Beasley, Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg High School; Joy Barwell and Leah Lowery, Montgomery Village, Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg; Dina Yared, Rockville, Rockville High School; Timothy Hussey, Bethesda, Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda; Jazmin Guzman, Hyattsville, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park; Jasmine Diaz, Silver Spring, Northwood High School in Silver Spring; Annika Hamann, Kensington, Barrie School in Silver Spring; Nathan Weissler, Chevy Chase, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy in Silver Spring; Charles "Park" Lippold, Bethesda, Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda; Emily Wasserman, Potomac, McLean School in Potomac; Rachel Black, Silver Spring, Yeshiva of Greater Washington — Girls in Silver Spring; Alexa Goldman, Potomac, Holton Arms School in Bethesda; Nicolas Trad, Bethesda, French International School in Bethesda; and Benjamin Katz, Silver Spring, Yeshiva of Greater Washington — Boys.