Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published December 19, 2013

Reminder: Media Advisory: Frederick and Washington County Students Honored as Maryland Masters Award Recipients

Frederick and Washington County Students Honored as


Maryland Masters Award Recipients


- Mount Hope Christmas Tree Farm in Hagerstown to Receive Proclamation -


WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

                        School, State and local elected officials


WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will present Maryland Masters Awards to six students in public schools throughout Frederick and Washington counties. The Frederick County students are: Mia Sims, a Kindergartner at Deer Crossing Elementary School in New Market; Mary Lagnese, an eighth grader at Middletown Middle School; and Brad Eisenhauer, a senior at Linganore High School in Frederick. The Washington County students are: Alexus Smetzer, a fourth grader at Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown; Haley Rodriguez, an eighth grader at Spingfield Middle School in Williamsport; and Anastasia Fedorko, a junior at Clear Spring High School. While the comptroller is in Washington County, he will visit Mount Hope Christmas Tree Farm and present a proclamation to the Blickeknstaff family, who have offered holiday shoppers a variety of fresh trees, holiday decorations and gifts for many years.


The Maryland Masters 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 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 20, 2013


WHERE:       10:30 a.m.                               Noon                                 1 p.m.

Frederick Co. Board of Ed     Mount Hope Christmas       Washington Co. Museum of Fine Arts

191 South East St.                  Tree Farm                          Bowman Gallery

Frederick, MD 21701            16345 Mt. Tabor Road     401 Museum Drive           

                                               Hagerstown, MD 21740    Hagerstown, MD, 21740 



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