News Release, Maryland Athletic Association

The MPSSAA is pleased to announce the eighteen winners of the 2020 Minds in Motion Scholar-Athlete Scholarships!  The selection committee met online on Friday, 5/1 to choose a male and a female recipient from each of the MPSSAA’s nine districts who will receive a $1,000 scholarship thanks to the generosity of the The Allstate Foundation.  Select the link below to view the first-ever commemorative booklet that we have published to honor the 2020 scholarship recipients!

“The Allstate Foundation is proud to support these next generation leaders and history-makers from Maryland,” said Shaundra Turner Jones, Allstate Sr. Corporate Relations Manager. “These amazing young students have shown outstanding initiative both in and outside of the classroom. We know that many students and their families have encountered significant financial hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an honor to assist them in their future endeavors and watch them achieve their full potential.”

Congratulations go to:

  • Evan Barnard, Hereford                            
  • Hally O’Keefe, Walkersville    
  • Madison Buddenbohn, Edgewood         
  • David Onwonga, Parkdale
  • Jake Burgess, Maurice J. McDonough     
  • Jourdan Page, Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Evan Demos, Aberdeen                           
  • Reece Petrolle, Damascus
  • Alexander DiBenio, Old Mill                   
  • Grace Pula, Balto. City College
  • Madison Garrigus, Atholton                   
  • Leo Rubinson, Balto. City College
  • Sofia Grose, Towson                                 
  • Lillian Simmerman, Great Mills
  • Eric Gwin, Stephen Decatur                     
  • Sincere Taylor, St. Michaels 
  • Joanne Liu, Thomas S. Wootton             
  • Evan Warren, Westminster

This thirteenth annual program has been sponsored by The Allstate Foundation since its’ inception in 2008 and recognizes those who have excelled on the playing field and in the classroom. Applicants must be seniors with a minimum 3.25 unweighted overall GPA and have participated in interscholastic athletic activities sponsored by MPSSAA during their high school careers.

Students with an immediate family member (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, ward, daughter or son and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) employed by The Allstate Foundation (“Sponsor”), Allstate Insurance Company, any Allstate Insurance agency and persons living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win this scholarship. An eligible minor must have his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Program is subject to all applicable federal, state, andlocal laws.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...