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Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Participating in This Year’s Maryland Charity Campaign

The Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation is proud to announce that they have been accepted to participate in this year’s Maryland Charity Campaign.

The designation code for our organization is 6664. If you know any Maryland State employees, please pass this along and ask them to designate us if they participate in the Campaign.

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About the Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC): It is a workplace charitable giving program that offers state employees the opportunity to contribute to charities using the convenience of payroll deduction. Currently nearly 700 charities participate in the campaign.

An Executive Order signed by the Governor dictates how the MCC is to be handled. The campaign is administered by the Office of the Secretary of State. Duties of the Secretary of State’s office include reviewing and approving the applications submitted by charities wishing to receive funds from the MCC; approving the operating budget of the campaign; and monitoring the Operating Agency that is responsible for managing the campaign.

United Way of Central Maryland serves as the Operating Agency. It provides professional staff support in all areas of the campaign; prints collateral material; processes pledge cards; trains the State’s Loaned Executives; and demonstrates accountability in the fiscal management of State employee contributions.

The Governor chairs and Lt. Governor co-chairs the campaign. Each year, the Governor appoints a State cabinet member to serve as Vice Chair. The Vice Chair establishes the campaign structure; establishes campaign goals; monitors campaign progress and troubleshoots when necessary; evaluates campaign methodologies and assists in building the subsequent years’ campaigns. This year’s Vice Chair is in the process of being selected. The Assistant Vice Chair is Gloria G. Lawlah, Secretary of Maryland Department of Aging.

Paint Branch Educational Foundation Awards $4,000 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded seven scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors totaling $4000.00 to be applied to the college or technical school of their choice.

The Educational Foundation awarded five $500 Educational Foundation Scholarships. One $500 FlexEl Scholarship, was also awarded and sponsored by FlexEl LLC. This scholarship also included the opportunity of a paid summer internship at FlexEl, located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Also awarded was the first Jeanette E. Dixon Scholarship for $1000.00 sponsored by the Paint Branch Athletic Association. This scholarship was offered this year in honor of former principal Jeanette Dixon who retired in 2013. The winning student-athlete earned at least one varsity letter, was academically successful in the classroom and demonstrated leadership skills at school or in the community. The seniors who won the scholarships are:

Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Scholarships:

  • Harold Dorsey, Yale University
  • Melanie Herrera, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Michael Mensah, Washington College
  • Jordan Smith, Howard Community College
  • Minh Vo, University of Maryland, College Park

FlexEl Scholarship:

  • Nhi Le, University of Maryland, College Park

Jeanette Dixon Scholarship:

  • Lisa Mutooni, Duquesne University

All students were asked to write an essay interpreting and reacting to a quote from Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” How is your education at Paint Branch the tool to help you change the world?

From the initial group of applications, the Board of Directors selected the top twelve applicants to interview. Interviews were then held and the seven scholarship winners were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School.

Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation Awards $3,500.00 in Grants Benefitting Paint Branch Staff and Students in 2013-2014

The Board of Directors of the Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of eight mini-grants to Paint Branch High School staff.

The eight winning mini-grants will benefit a variety of programs and classes at the school:

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Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Fundraiser – Win dinner with the new Paint Branch Principal!

Help the Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation raise money for senior scholarships and teacher mini-grants by purchasing a raffle ticket for dinner with the new Principal, Dr. Myriam Rogers for fall 2013.

The winner will enjoy dinner for 3 people plus Dr. Rogers and the second place winner will receive a $25 gift card to Outback Steakhouse. Tickets are $10 or you can purchase three (3) chances for $25.

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation, Inc. is a public charity with an all volunteer Board of Directors that provides financial support for scholarships, programs and services that support students, staff and families of Paint Branch High School.

Get your tickets online or at the following events:

9/6 Ribbon cutting for athletic fields
9/12 Varsity football game tailgate party
9/26 Back to School Night

There are three ways to get tickets:

1) In person at the three events listed above – cash and checks accepted.
2) Send in a check made out to Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation with your student to the main office in an envelope marked “Raffle tickets – PB Educational Foundation,” or you can mail your order form to Paint Branch Educational Foundation, 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866. View the order form.
3) Tickets can also be purchased online via credit card at https://pbhsef.eventbrite.com

Old School Keepsakes Almost Gone!

If you have been thinking of buying one of the Keepsakes of the old school but keep putting it off, you had best not wait any longer! At this time, we are down to under 25 Keepsakes, with 21 + 3 with slight defects. The ones with slight defects are selling for half price – $8. The ones with no defects are $15.90 each.

If you are interested in owning one, please contact the Foundation at pbefornaments@gmail.com.

Paint Branch Educational Foundation Awards $3,500 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded seven $500.00 scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors this spring to be applied to the college of their choice. One of the scholarships was funded by FlexEl, LLC. The students who won the scholarships are:

  • Robert Rhoads, Jr. – Towson University
  • Kenneth (KC) Hill – Salisbury University
  • Matthew Mai – University of Maryland, College Park
  • Jordan Pelton – University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (FlexEl, LLC scholarship)
  • Christopher Skipper – Virginia Tech
  • Prabhleen Aneja – University of Maryland, College Park
  • Zanib Aslam – Montgomery College

Students were asked to write an essay around the theme of “In recognition of the fact that 2013 is the 50th Anniversary of two historic events – the assassination of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, we present the following two quotes from these great men: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” President John F. Kennedy: “We can help make the world safe for diversity. For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”” Student responses were to interpret and relate the quote to their educational future and adult life.

From the initial group of essays, the Board of Directors selected the top nine. Interviews were then held with the top candidates and seven students were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School.