Harford County students, educators honored at Sacco Awards

The William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation honored 13 high school students and nine educators from Harford County at its 13th annual awards ceremony on March 10 at The John Carroll School. Swan Creek had its first scholarship winner. The foundation gave out $12,250 in scholarships and grants.

Bel Air math teacher Susan Taylor was named the 2024 Educator of the Year. She became the first in the history of the Sacco Foundation to be named the Educator of the Year twice.

The Student of the Year was Alan Chan from C. Milton Wright. Chan will receive a $3,000 scholarship. Below is the complete list of winners.

MATHEMATICS STUDENTS

  • Stephen Aquilina (Aberdeen Science & Math Academy)

  • Austin Robert Berger (Patterson Mill)

  • Norman Bergin (Harford Tech)

  • Alan Chan (C. Milton Wright

  • Mason Kokosinski (Joppatowne)

  • Steven Gregory Lewis (Fallston)

  • Amanda Nunes-Silva (Swan Creek)

  • Alison Ridley (Aberdeen)

  • Al Jane Riska (John Carroll)

  • David Simpson (Edgewood)

  • An Tran (Bel Air)

  • Nick Tran (Havre de Grace)

COMMUNITY AWARD

  • Layla Biggs (C. Milton Wright)

MIKE FRANKLIN COMPUTING AWARD

  • Jonathan Earnest (Aberdeen Science and Math Academy)

  • Ethan Heckscher (Havre de Grace)

MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS:

  • Melissa Berardelli (C. Milton Wright)

  • Sara Brown (Patterson Mill)

  • Carol Celozzi (Harford Tech)

  • Kaylee Fillers (Joppatowne)

  • Kristen Kirkpatrick (John Carroll)

  • Robert Schnek (Havre de Grace)

  • Karl Shivley (Edgewood)

  • Susan Taylor (Bel Air)