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Two Montgomery County students with disabilities were among 44 statewide who were honored by the Michael Cardin Scholarship Committee of the Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities.

Aaron Simon of Chevy Chase, a student at Lourie Center School in Rockville, and Michael Slonin-Miller of Silver Spring, a student at The Ivymount School in Rockville, each received up to $1,500 from the scholarship fund.

Aaron will use his award for summer camps at Bullis School in Potomac and the Glen Echo Partnership.

Michael will use his for camp at Kang's Black Belt Academy in Sandy Spring.

The scholarship fund was established in memory of Michael Cardin, the son of U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D) and his wife, Myrna, the former director of the Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities.

“These scholarships exemplify the achievement that is possible when students receive the proper supports,” Myrna Cardin said in a statement. “We are proud to reward these young people, each of whom stands out in his or her own way.”