Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published December 10, 2013

Media Advisory: CANCELLED: Montgomery County Students Honored as Maryland Masters Award Recipients

News Media:
Due to the closure of Montgomery County Public Schools because of the snow storm,  the Maryland Masters Award program set for today has been cancelled. When schools reopen, we will talk to school officials to reschedule the event.
Barbara Sauers

CANCELLED: Montgomery County Students Honored as


Maryland Masters Award Recipients


- Award Presentations to Recognize Three Talented Art Students -


WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

                        Students Nicholas Tucker, Pauline Turla and Adam Anderson

                        Montgomery County Public School officials, staff and parents

                        State and local elected officials



WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will present Maryland Masters Awards to three Montgomery County Public School students: Nicholas Tucker, a fifth grader at Piney Branch Elementary School, who created an undersea scene with a stingray, fish and sea plants; Pauline Turla, an eighth grader at Newport Mill Middle School, who used Photoshop shape and transform tools to create small fractals for a landscape of trees and mountains, exemplifying movement and unity; and Adam Anderson, a senior at Winston Churchill High School’s Academy of the Creative & Performing Arts in Potomac, who created a digital photograph of a decommissioned railroad engine at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.  


The award recognizes young scholars who have displayed extraordinary artistic skills and vision for Maryland’s future. The new award program was initiated to celebrate students’ achievements through the arts and to showcase artwork of students from Kindergarten to 12th grade for two months in the Comptroller’s Office in Annapolis. The Montgomery County students’ art also will join a collection of original paintings by one of the Comptroller’s favorite artists, Herman Maril. An American modernist, Maril was born in Baltimore and served as a professor at the University of Maryland for more than 30 years.



WHEN           Today, December 10, 2013

                        1 p.m.


WHERE:       Newport Middle School
11311 Newport Mill Road

Kensington, MD 2065                                   


CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)