Two Eastside Art Teachers to be Honored

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) announced a list of art teachers that will be honored this Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore by the Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA) at their annual awards ceremony.

According to a BCPS news release, six BCPS art teachers will be honored with district recognition and two teachers have been nominated for statewide awards.

One of those teachers is Perry Hall Middle School’s Michele Momenzadeh. She has been nominated for Maryland Middle School Art Teacher of the Year. Momenzadeh was not the only eastside art teacher to receive high honors.

Michele Momenzadeh -BCPS file photo-

Tess Stoner of Halstead Academy in Parkville was one of the six art teachers to be honored with district recognition. Stoner was nominated for Baltimore County Career Elementary Art Teacher of the Year.

“The individuals being honored exemplify not only outstanding teaching in the arts, but also the power of community building within and outside of our schools,” Sherri Fisher, BCPS coordinator of visual arts said of all the nominees in the BCPS new release. “I am proud that our students are able to benefit from their professionalism, dedication, and expertise.”

Congratulations to Ms. Stoner and Ms. Momenzadeh on their awards.

Another Oak Crest Resident Stays Fit

There must be a fountain of youth located at Oak Crest Retirement Community in Parkville. Last week, I found a Baltimore County profile on an 100-year old Oak Crest resident Evelyn Schroedl who still plays tennis.

Over the weekend, I came across an Avenue News article that another Oak Crest resident is young beyond his years. Bob Gralley is a 91-year old Oak Crest resident that competed in a half marathon during the Baltimore Running Festival back on Oct. 21.

The article stated that Mr. Gralley competed in 42 marathons and competes with his two sons. He also trainings for his races at Oak Crest.

 

Happy 100th Birthday to Active Tennis Player – by Ben Boehl –

Happy 100th Birthday to Oak Crest resident Evelyn Schroedl. Michael Schneider from Baltimore County Recreation and Parks wrote an excellent article about Ms. Schroedl on the Baltimore County Government blog.

Many of us hope to make it to 100 in any type of capacity, but Ms. Schroedl is still an active tennis player at that historic age. The article stated that she plays once a week at The Northeast Regional Rec. Center in Parkville, but she didn’t start to play tennis until she turned 65 when she started at CCBC Essex in 1981.

Ms. Schroedl has a remarkable story and I encourage everyone to read Mr. Schneider’s article