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May 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM EDT

McCormick Announces 79th Annual Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet

Lolo Jones, Olympian & World Champion Hurdler, to Address Student Athletes

HUNT VALLEY, Md., May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today announced that Lori Sue "Lolo" Jones will deliver the keynote address at its 79th annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet to be held on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Ms. Jones is a decorated American hurdler who specializes in the 60-meter and 100-meter hurdles. She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at Louisiana State University. Ms. Jones won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008, and 2009 in the 60-meter hurdles, with gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010. She is also a three-time Olympian who has represented the United States on the 2008 and 2012 Track & Field teams and in 2014 on the Bobsledding team.  

The McCormick Unsung Heroes Banquet honors deserving student athletes across all sports.  A total of 111 high school seniors from 68 Baltimore area public, private, parochial and independent schools have been nominated.  Two of the honorees—one male and one female—will receive the 2019 Charles Perry McCormick Scholarship, valued at $40,000 over four academic years.  Two $7,500 scholarships and two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students for their efforts on and off the field, for a total of $105,000 in scholarships given to deserving students at the banquet.

The Unsung Heroes program recognizes unselfish student athletes and honors those who substantially contribute to the success of their school without receiving acclaim.  Originally established in 1940 by former McCormick & Company Chairman Charles P. McCormick Sr., the program is reflective of McCormick & Company's core belief in The Power of People. Since 1969, the Unsung Heroes program has awarded over $1.7 million in scholarships.

More than 700 city and county officials, school administrators, coaches, honorees and guests are expected to attend this year's event.

The 2019 Unsung Heroes Award Honorees

Archbishop Curley High School

Christian Thomas

Archbishop Spalding High School

Jenna Snead

Baltimore City College

Jordan Mann and Kayode Egbire-Molen

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Taylor Skinner and Aaron Walters, Jr.

Benjamin Franklin High School

Destiny Edwards and Leon Brooks

Beth Tfiloh

Toby Berman and Ryan Ross

The Boys' Latin School of Maryland

Randy Cockrell

The Bryn Mawr School

Sarah Glenn

Calvert Hall College High School

Michael Neal

Carver Vo-Tech High School

Myracle Willis and Jason Turnage, Jr.

The Catholic High School of Baltimore

Brooke Mosca

Catonsville High School

Sharon Kalb and Ian Callinan

Chesapeake High School

Makayla Davis and Cameron Mills-Franklin

Concordia Preparatory School

Sarah Franker and James Mickens

Digital Harbor High School

Ingris Rivera and Birhane Gebreselase

Dulaney High School

Brooke Ruffin and John Carroll

Dundalk High School

Elizabeth Smith and George Moore

Eastern Technical High School

Hana Harwood and Ryan Weeks

Edmondson-Westside High School

Shanice Smith and Montez Gaskin

Forest Park High School

Nakiyah Johnson and Zyon Jones

Franklin High School

Suzanne Luthy and Avery Sims

Frederick Douglass High School

Destiny Bradford and Carlos Wright

Friends School of Baltimore

Lindsey Mosmiller and Neely McGinty

Garrison Forest School

Brooke Gottlieb

George Washington Carver Center for the Arts & Tech.

Caitlin Johnson and Matthew Cowles

Gilman School

Kevonté Ajani Beard

Hereford High School

Emily Francis and Josh Goodwin

Institute of Notre Dame

Jazmine Servance

Kenwood High School

Fatoumata Diallo and Jashaun Wilson

Lake Clifton High School

Camyah Henry and Cameron Fulton

Lansdowne High School

Tatum Barrass and Peyton Collins

Loch Raven High School

Katarina Djukic and Brendan Hurley

Loyola Blakefield

Jeffrey Snider

Maryvale Preparatory School

Elaina Stevers

McDonogh School

Treasure Valdez and Adam Lamberti

Mercy High School

Marissa Lesko

Mergenthaler Vo-Tech High School

Mykayla Davis and Brandon Smith

Milford Mill Academy

Ariana Moye and Jawaun Werrell

Mount de Sales Academy

Gianna Antone

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Connor Rudel

National Academy Foundation

Itysha McDaniels and Taeshaun Jones

New Era Academy

Taylor Foster and Ma 'Khai Fulton

Notre Dame Preparatory School

Addie Fischer

Oldfields School

Olivia Morris

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Summer Messercola and Brandon Starnes

Overlea High School

Jamahd Rollins

Owings Mills High School

Helen Delgado Pineda and Jordan Jeter

Parkville High School

Naila Smith and Fauz Adeyinka

Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts

Ashya Hill and Dontaz Wilson

Patterson High School

Mary Ester Peralta Lamu and Tavon Mitchell, Jr.

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Destiny Taylor and Keshawn Greene

Perry Hall High School

Peyton Eibner

Pikesville High School

Rachel Zayon and Jaylen Grigsby

Randallstown High School

Timothy Tillman, Jr.

Reginald F. Lewis High School

Daijah Coles and Noah Jones

Roland Park Country School

Hannah Rhea

Severn School

Katie Galway and Eric Wisnom

Southwestern High School

Deasija Keaton and Tre' McDonald

Sparrows Point High School

Alana Levy and Dixon Reyes

St. Frances Academy

Hosea Addison, Jr.

St. Mary's High School

Maggie Aumiller and Trevor Brooks

St. Paul's School

David Sobczsak, Jr.

St. Paul's School for Girls

Emily Issing

St. Timothy's School

Meg Bowen

Towson High School

Rebecca Grim and Grant Kuehn

Western High School

Joi Myel Scruggs

Western School of Tech. and Env. Science

Omena Aboagye and Matthew Valentine

Woodlawn High School

Korrin Stith and Jerran Jackson, Jr.

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