Passport to the Future Program: Getting Students Ready for the Real World
More than 150 high school students participated in practice job interviews as part of the Howard County School System’s Workforce Development Program, Passport to the Future. In partnership with Howard Community College and members of the business community, students completed an “employment-like” interview in order to prepare them for future employment.


MRPA Awards Rec & Parks in Anne Arundel, Howard
The Maryland Recreation and Parks Association’s (MRPA) annual “Celebrating Excellence” awards banquet was recently held at the Maryland Agriculture Center, in Cockeysville. Both Anne Arundel and Howard County departments received awards. Anne Arundel received the Agency Showcase Marketing & Communication Award for its program logo, which was accepted by Director Rick Anthony.


Howard County’s Robinson Nature Center’s Nature Place received Landscape Site Award, and the Recreation and Parks’ marketing team was presented with Best Photo for its picture from the July 4 Festival & Fireworks event (shown) and Best Website for its Wine in the Woods 25th Anniversary website.


City on a Hill Supports Oakland Mills Middle Families
Oakland Mills Middle School has partnered with City on a Hill Community Church to provide resources and support for students and families. Pictured, from left, are City on a Hill Pastor Shane Valenstein, Oakland Mills Middle Principal Megan Chrobak, City on a Hill Executive Pastor Lenae Ross and HCPSS Executive Director of School Improvement and Administration Frank Eastham.