To mark the beginning of the academic year, the Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomed almost 1,200 educators to the Church of the Nativity in Timonium for a day of prayer, reflection, and gratitude
Following Mass celebrated by Archbishop Lori, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Donna Hargens, recognized significant contributors among faculty and staff. Teacher milestone anniversaries were recognized as well.
Toward the end of the program, Dr. Hargens introduced the Inaugural Catholic Schools Partnership Award, saying, “Sharing does not only bless those we give to, but blesses the givers as well. One of the greatest assets of our Catholic schools are generous supporters who recognize the value of Catholic education to the community.”
The Knott Scholarship Funds were named as a Partner for 2022, along with the Knott Foundation.
Thomas Cudjoe, who is a Marion Burk Knott Scholar who attends Archbishop Borders School, the only Spanish dual language school in the Archdiocese, spoke on behalf of the Funds, saying, “The gift of being bilingual will enable me to communicate with more of God’s people in a better way.”
To hear all of Thomas’ remarks, click here: https://youtu.be/fmKW1pf-dl0?t=6636.
Martin Knott, the Chair of the Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Scholarship Funds reflected, “My parents would be happy to see our long-standing collaboration with schools in the Archdiocese being recognized today. Thomas is a wonderful example of a Knott Scholar.”