The Maryland Emergency Management Association (MEMA) awards five scholarships across the state of Maryland to graduating students. MEMA solicits applications from graduating seniors who are entering a field of study in Public Safety. The scholarship provides for $1,000 in expenditures that are invoiced from the college. The applicants are required to contact the local Emergency Management Office in order to gain an understanding of what the agency does for the community and then write an essay describing the activities.
Each of the five areas of the state has a representative, who reviews the applications, and select the best one from each of those five areas. This year Jordan Blankenship, senior at Calvert High School, was selected as the best candidate from the Southern Maryland area.
Jordan has committed to run cross country and track at York College this fall. The Optimist recognized him as “Outstanding Teenager in Calvert” this past fall. He shows maturity beyond his years and is a consistent help for his teachers and peers.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners congratulated Jordan at their meeting on May 19th and wished him well in his college career.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon