Van Hollen Announces Second Round of Winners of the 2013 Public Service Awards -- Gazette.Net


Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-8) announced the second round of recipients of the 2013 Van Hollen Public Service Award for outstanding community or public service June 3. The first set of winners were announced May 17.

Each participating high school in Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District was invited to select an outstanding student for this special recognition. The award reflects Congressman Van Hollen’s strong belief in the importance of community involvement and his desire to recognize individuals who are dedicated to serving others.

The award winners are:

Nelly Gorodetsky of Rockville, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda; Evelin Flamenco of Silver Spring, Albert Einstein High School, Kensington; Aryn A. Frazier of Silver Spring, James Hubert Blake High School, Silver Spring; Thomas Horton of Bethesda, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School; Yicela Alvarado of Brentwood, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School, Takoma Park; Zhixiang Lin of Derwood, Rockville High School; Nicholas Holden of Potomac, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda; and Jodi Callwood of Beltsville, Takoma Academy, Takoma Park.

Congressman Van Hollen established the Public Service Award program to recognize graduating students in area high schools for their contributions to their schools and/or to their community.