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Baltimore Ravens, Howard County Recognizes Crossroads School

Karohn Young, pictured first row, first from the right, was present to accept the Healthy Howard School award. Karohn Young, pictured first row, first from the right, was present to accept the Certified Healthy School award.

Baltimore's football team along with government officials for Howard County, Maryland, recently recognized a Chesapeake Conference conference school and its principal. 

Story by Jackie Farquharson

Two community organizations recently recognized the Crossroads Adventist Preparatory School in Ellicott City, Md., and its principal, Karohn Young, for a job well done. First, the Baltimore Ravens presented Principal Young with the 2014 Touchdown for Teachers Award. This prestigious honor recognizes local teachers for their leadership, dedication and commitment to education.*

Second, the entire school was recognized as a 2014 Healthy Howard School Silver Winner. Out of more than 60-plus nominated schools in Howard County, Maryland, Crossroads was one of seven private schools and the only Seventh-day Adventist school to receive the certified healthy school award. In April 2007, Howard County launched the Healthy Howard initiative to encourage institutions, including restaurants, schools, workplaces and recreation programs to incorporate healthy activities and healthy products into the lives of county residents. Healthy Schools was developed to recognize schools that have displayed extraordinary commitment in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, mental health, safety and environmental health. Crossroads was recognized for their extraordinary commitment to nutrition and physical activity.

“Our goal and total commitment at Crossroads, has always been to offer consistent programs to our students, faculty and community that enrich physical activity and promote healthy nutritional options. Our school is honored to be recognized as a Healthy Howard’ School,” Young said. 

*An earlier version of this article incorrectly indicated that Young was among five finalists to win the Touchdown for Teachers Award. We regret the error.


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