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Gifted and Talented education council, MSDE honor CCPS students

Several Charles County Public School (CCPS) students, teachers and content specialists will be recognized virtually Tuesday, Feb. 28, by the Maryland State Gifted and Talented Advisory Council for their accomplishments in gifted education. Each student will receive a Student Accomplishment in Gifted and Talented Education Award.

Students who will be recognized include:

  • Kaley Ellison, fifth grade; Dr. James Craik Elementary School. 
  • Ryder Martin, fifth grade; Craik.
  • Georgia Mae Brown, fifth grade; Indian Head Elementary School. 
  • Elizabeth Nguyen, fourth grade; Billingsley Elementary School. 
  • Kie Myers, fifth grade; Billingsley.
  • Marrkan Girum, fifth grade; Billingsley. 
  • Annaliese Gardiner, fifth grade; Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School.
  • Ayannah Rosier, fifth grade; Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School. 
  • Jaxon Conley, fifth grade; Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School. 
  • Han Le, fourth grade; Mary B. Neal Elementary School.
  • Walker Clark, fifth grade; Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School. 
  • Abigail Higdon, eighth grade; Piccowaxen Middle School. 
  • Karly Carter-Moore, eighth grade; Piccowaxen.
  • Jackson Donnick, eighth grade; Piccowaxen.
  • Anjali Kissoondath, sixth grade; Milton M. Somers Middle School. 
  • Addison Kelly, eighth grade; Somers.
  • Damilola Fawehinmi, eighth grade; Theodore G. Davis Middle School. 

Students were nominated by the learning resource teachers at their schools, who work with students enrolled in gifted classes. Criteria for recognition includes academic performance at a high level, being a current recipient of a school system, state or national award, and participation in a gifted education program. 

To read more about teachers honored by the Maryland Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education, click here. To read more about the accomplishments of CCPS content specialists who will be honored, click here.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).