Updated on October 30, 2019 by Jennifer Hiscock
The club started the youth baseball program in the County when the members served as coaches for the teams their children played with. They used the property owned by the club which had the original name of Wallas… Read More
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The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City is very pleased to announce our Capital District Kiwanis Teenager of the Year winner for 2020, Ms. Alexandra Cucchiaro! She was also chosen as the winner for Division 4 (applicants from Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George's County)!
The purpose of this award is to give recognition to deserving teenagers for their academic achievements, citizenship, service to their school and community, growth and responsibility in his/her family unit, character, and leadership performance. The application process is open to all 13-18 year-olds in the Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and DC area. Each applicant competes at the community level and, if chosen, moves on to a divisional and district level of the competition.
Alexandra is a rising senior at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland. She is extremely involved in extracurricular activities at school, as well as in the community. Additionally, between all of her activities, Alexandra finds time to be dedicated to her school studies where she pulls a very heavy course load.
In her application essay, she wrote, "That’s what it felt like in the early morning hours of January 18, as I was completing yet another plunge as a Super Plunger for Special Olympics Maryland. I had spent months raising more than $11,000 for the honor of joining a select few other Super Plungers who jumped into the bay for 24 hours straight in mid-January. Rational people might not consider it much of a reward for raising so much money, but this incredible experience is one most people will never have and is one I will always cherish. What made it more rewarding is knowing that the 8,000+ athletes served by Special Olympics Maryland will be able to continue participating in the sports they love thanks to the money raised by this extraordinary event."
Thank you, Alexandra, for your amazing service to your local community! The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City wishes you all the best in your future endeavors as you continue to change the world through your passion for service! ... See MoreSee Less
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