Local Special Needs School Awarded Special Scholarships

May 10, 2001
Administrator and Students Alike Benefit From Scholarship Awards

BALTIMORE, MD - Kennedy Krieger School, a nationally recognized facility serving the needs of students with complex multiple learning and behavior disorders, celebrates the accomplishments of one administrator and three students. Renard Adams, a school administrator, has been awarded a $2,000 Diversity Scholarship from the National Association of Private Special Education Centers aimed at assisting young administrators. Mr. Adams, an Owings Mills resident, taught in the middle school prior to becoming an administrator and is currently working at Furman L. Templeton elementary school running the special education curriculum for Kennedy Krieger Institute as part of the Edison Schools project in Baltimore City.

Kennedy Krieger Middle School students Anthony Ford, Vernon Lockard and Danielle Scroggins-Clark, have all won special scholarships from the Michael Cardin Scholarship Program, a program established to help nonpublic school students pursue their personal dreams. Anthony will have the opportunity to attend a local summer camp; Vernon will attend the Maryland Department of Natural Resource's one week residential Multi-Adventure II Fishing Camp; and Danielle will attend a three week summer camp at Port Discovery. All three students are Baltimore City residents.

As part of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Kennedy Krieger School was established in 1967 as a national model for teaching children and adolescents with complex multiple learning and behavior disorders. Each staff member is committed to the belief that all individuals can learn and have the right to an education that helps them explore and experience life to the fullest of their abilities. It has been recognized by the President of the United States and the Department of Education as a "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence," the first to be recognized as such in the state of Maryland.

Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with disabilities, resulting from disorders of the brain, achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, community and school life. For more information about Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.

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