McCormick Announces 74th Annual Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet

Inspirational athlete Kyle Maynard to address student athletes

Apr 28, 2014, 08:00 ET from McCormick & Company, Incorporated

SPARKS, Md., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today announced that Kyle Maynard, will deliver the keynote address at the 74th Annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet to be held on Monday, May 5 at the Hunt Valley Inn Baltimore.

Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, best-selling author and athlete who was born with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near the knees.  Despite physical challenges, he has accomplished numerous athletic achievements, including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, bringing him media attention and the opportunity to share his inspiring message with audiences around the world. 

The banquet will salute deserving male football players and female basketball players.  A total of 113 high school seniors from 72 Baltimore area public, private, parochial and independent schools have been nominated.  Two of the honorees—one male and one female, will receive the 2014 Charles Perry McCormick Scholarship, valued at $36,000 over four academic years.

Originally established in 1940 by former CEO Charles P. McCormick, the program recognizes unselfish team play and honors those who contribute substantially to the success of their teams without receiving acclaim.  The program is reflective of McCormick & Company's core belief in The Power of People.

More than 700 city and county officials, school administrators, coaches, nominees and guests are expected to attend this year's event.

The 2014 Unsung Heroes Award Nominees

Archbishop Curley High School                     

Football - Morgan McColgan

Archbishop Spalding High School                

Basketball - Alexis Rowland, Football - Zachary Hill

Baltimore City College High School             

Basketball - Koraan Sydnor, Football - Terrill Heath, Jr.

Baltimore Lutheran School                          

Basketball - Catherine Bruzdzinski, Football - Tyler Woolsey

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute                    

Basketball - Jasmine Smith, Football - Dashaun Horshaw

Benjamin Franklin High School                    

Basketball - Raneshia Galloway    

Bluford Drew Jemison                                  

Football - Kyron Wallace

The Boys' Latin School of Maryland               

Football - Michael Whitehurst

The Bryn Mawr School                                  

Basketball - Alexa Philippou         

Calvert Hall College High School                     

Football - Nicholas Auvil

Carver Center for Arts & Technology

Basketball - Kristina Brown           

Carver Vo-Tech High School                             

Basketball - Tyearna Fullard, Football - Ian Anderson

The Catholic High School of Baltimore               

Basketball - Courtney Torbeck      

Catonsville High School                                     

Basketball - Breya Wallace

Chesapeake High School                                   

Basketball - Taylor Barnett, Football - Nate Montgomery

Digital Harbor High School                                

Basketball - Jennifer Jones, Football - Wayne Smith, Jr.

Dulaney High School                                         

Basketball - Francesca Brancati, Football - Blaik Thompson

Dunbar High School                                           

Basketball - Leslie Ann James, Football - Eddie Nelson

Dundalk High School                                          

Basketball  - Saeida DeJesus, Football - Shane Dial

Eastern Technical High School

Football - Matt Stambaugh

Edmondson-Westside High School

Football - Taje Langston

Forest Park High School   

Basketball  - Shaunta Brown, Football - Daquan Ritch

Franklin High School                                          

Basketball  - Precious Ross, Football - Alexander Webb

Frederick Douglass High School  

Football - Darnell Edwards, Jr.

Friends School of Baltimore              

Basketball - Rose Woolson, Football - Charlie Emrich

Friendship Academy of Eng. & Technology

Football - Keith Luck, Jr.

Garrison Forest School     

Basketball - Luci Shepherd

Gilman School                                                    

Football - Dale Waters

Hereford High School  

Basketball - Kendra Herbenar, Football - Wyatt Bosley

Institute of Notre Dame                                     

Basketball - Brooke Fields 

The John Carroll School                                     

Basketball - Haley Kyger, Football - Andrew Reininger

Kenwood High School                

Basketball - Starr Speller, Football - Davin Harris

Lake Clifton High School                                    

Basketball - Elexis Faulkner, Football - Corey Claybon, Jr.

Lansdowne High School         

Basketball - Miranda Ritter, Football - Brian Voyce

Loch Raven High School              

Basketball - Courtney Genovese, Football - Robert Lease

Loyola Blakefield                          

Football - Tommy Baird

Maritime Industries Academy          

Football - Shakyrys Charles

Maryvale Preparatory School          

Basketball - Kalyn Crocetti

McDonogh School                           

Basketball - Maya Wynn, Football - Dan Tiberii

Mercy High School                           

Basketball - Kristina Bayton          

Mergenthaler Vo-Tech High School     

Basketball - Jasmine Henley, Football - Joshua Holley

Milford Mill Academy                          

Basketball - Krishea Thompson, Football - Rashawd Thompson

Mount de Sales Academy                    

Basketball - Anne Tavera  

Mount Saint Joseph High School           

Football - Shane Lowman

National Academy Foundation                

Basketball - Keehyn Fields, Football - Kieron Robinson

New Town High School                           

Basketball - Tiana Davis, Football - DaMarco Spears

Northwestern High School                        

Basketball - Shantae Byro, Football - Kali Tyree

Notre Dame Preparatory School                

Basketball - Claire Ford     

Our Lady of Mount Carmel                         

Football - Kody Dietsch

Overlea High School                                   

Basketball - Meaira McPherson, Football - Ibn Moore

Owings Mills High School                            

Basketball - Briana Forbes, Football - Ja Juan Rhue

Parkville High School                                   

Basketball - Catherine Nicholl, Football - Key Dennis

Patapsco High School                                  

Basketball - Savannah Clough, Football - Brandon Benner

Patterson High School                                   

Basketball - Tanesha Smith, Football - Mackramat Egborebhe

Perry Hall High School                                    

Basketball - Stephanie Roche, Football - Patrick Whitty

Pikesville High School                                      

Basketball - Nicole Elover, Football - Jay Shaw

Randallstown High School                                 

Basketball - D'Anna Dawson, Football - Rashid Tallie

Reginald F. Lewis High School of Bus. & Law  

Basketball - Melanie Dodd, Football - Alexander Bullock

Roland Park Country School                           

Basketball - Tatyana Carter

Seton Keough High School                              

Basketball - Caitlin Alley   

Severn School                                                 

Basketball - Lauren Manning, Football - Brian Dennin

Southwestern High School                                

Basketball - Angel Williams, Football - Darius Thorpe

Sparrows Point High School

Basketball - Kelsey Baumgart, Football - Christopher Byrd, Jr.

St. Frances Academy       

Football - Justin Rogers

St. Mary's High School 

Basketball  - Maria Sanchez, Football - Hunter Sears

St. Paul's School                                                 

Football - Henry Ford

St. Timothy's School     

Football - Morgan Berman          

Towson High School                         

Basketball - Aylish Ptak, Football - Davey Thomas

W.E.B. DuBois High School               

Football - Terry Brown

Western High School                          

Basketball - Maya Lee       

Western School of Technology & Env. Science 

Basketball - Sheena McKnight, Football - Sean Bhatia

Woodlawn High School                                    

Basketball - Dorshera Queen, Football - Xavier Brooks

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McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with more than $4 billion in annual sales. McCormick manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses – in more than 125 countries and territories.  Since Willoughby M. McCormick founded the company selling root beer extract in 1889, McCormick has demonstrated a strong commitment to the communities in which it operates and the planet as a whole. Innovation in flavor and a clear focus on employee engagement and product quality has allowed McCormick to grow its business globally and become the flavor leader it is today.  For more information, visit

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