Sunday, June 1, 2014

Realtors Give Back!

9200 Basil Court, Suite 400  •  Largo, MD 20774
301-306-7900 phone  •  301-306-8273 fax  •

May 22, 2014

Joan Ostenso, Executive Vice-President –
                        Don Frederick, Chair, Scholarship Committee – 240-601-4690
County REALTORS® Award $8,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors
The Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS®, the county’s leading advocate for real estate and private property rights, is presenting three Prince George’s County high school seniors with $2,500 college scholarships, and one $500 scholarship through the Association’s David Maclin Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The David Maclin Memorial Fund, is one of the Association’s premiere community service endeavors. In honor of the late REALTOR David Maclin’s contributions to Prince George’s County, the fund recognizes a student’s commitment to community service, based on the theme “How I Made A Difference In My Community”.

At a special “Fun Run” 5K event on April 12th, at the Community of Marlboro Ridge, four Prince George’s County senior graduates were recognized for their scholarship. In addition, over 100 REALTORS and others participated in the run to raise money for the fund to help sustain its future availability to Prince George’s County students.

“It’s not easy reading and picking just a few essays because you want everyone to win”, said  committee member, Linda Simpson.  “Some of these students really work hard and are making a difference in their community and it’s just amazing”, commented Donald Fredrick, Chair of the David Maclin Scholarship Committee.

“I like to hear the stories of how the scholarship has helped each recipient and to see them after they graduate college” said Juanita Maclin, the Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee and the wife of the deceased, David Maclin.

Those that received this year’s 2014 scholarships are:
Dy’Mon Walker of Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School is planning to attend Spelman College – Awarded $2,500
Amarachi Ekekwe from Bladensburg High School will attend Bucknell University –Awarded $2,500
Natassja Pupuma of Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School will attend Morgan State University – Awarded $2,500
Faith Esene of Charles Herbert Flowers High School, will attend The University of Maryland – Awarded $500  
PGCAR is the voice for REALTORS® in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Representing more than 2,800 real estate professionals in the national capital area, PGCAR provides numerous services vital to its members' daily business needs. It also works with lawmakers to ensure public policy that encourages homeownership, promotes an environment conducive to business growth and works to improve the communities in which its members live and work. 

Michael Graziano
Director of Government Affairs
Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS, Inc.
9200 Basil Court, Suite 400
Largo, MD 20774

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