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2019 Standout Students

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our 2019 Standout Students!

These impressive teens prove that your age does not preclude you from being a leader, scientist, activist, entrepreneur, philanthropist or advocate.

While each of these students—who hail from various schools in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties—has excellent grades, it is their desire and drive to better their communities that sets them apart.
Our Standout Students have volunteered a staggering number of hours in the community, making a difference in local schools, nonprofit groups and elsewhere.

We enjoyed meeting each of these students; we were truly impressed with what they’ve accomplished, and we are looking forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future.

Read about each student and watch video by clicking the students’ links below.

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Rida Alvi

Rida Alvi is this year’s Anne Arundel County Student Member of the Board. The Annapolis High School senior works tirelessly in her position on the board, as well as in her work in Future Business Leaders of America.

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Elizabeth and Lachlan Armstrong

This pair of ambitious siblings has successfully collected and donated more than 2,000 pieces of sporting equipment to kids in Anne Arundel County at their annual Pass, Pick & Play event. 

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Julianna Bibbo

Mount de Sales junior Julianna Bibbo has spent more than 400 hours helping those in need as a volunteer with Happy Helpers for the Homeless. 

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Hugh Coyle

Eighth grader Hugh Coyle has raised more than $8,000 for osteosarcoma research by shaving his head during Brave the Shave events.

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Parker Drapeau

Parker was instrumental in the inaugural Annapolis Pride Walk in 2018, and the Grand Marshal of the first Annapolis Pride Parade in 2019. 

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Amelia Farrell

Annapolis High School senior Amelia Farrell is a longtime volunteer with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation who put her advocacy to use by organizing the Climate Strike march in Annapolis in Spring 2019.

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Gabrielle Marquez

Having spent several years working with the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Gaby Marquez knew that the invasive phragmites along her community beach posed a problem. So Gaby posed a solution: goats.

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William Nolan

Key Schol senior William Nolan is an exceptional young scientist researching a way to help those suffering from milk allergies. 

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To meet the 2018 Standout Students, click here.

If you know a teen (in grades 6–11, as of May 1) who is doing great things in the community, nominate them here.

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