CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Multi-Sport (CMS) Triathlon Group recently announced that its scholarship committee has presented awards to four Dorchester County students, graduating seniors from North Dorchester High School and Cambridge-South Dorchester High School.
“We are honored to recognize the achievements of these student athletes and help them in their pursuits at the collegiate level. These young minds are fantastic role models amongst their peers and in the general community. We wish them the best as they move beyond high school and look forward to hearing great things,” said Chris Markin, CMS president.
The CMS award recipients were selected from applicants who met a GPA requirement and had participated in cross country, swimming, or track based on an essay question on “how participation in one or more of the triathlon disciplines has positively affected your life and direction” and a short answer regarding their community service or volunteerism experiences. Two scholarship recipients were selected from each school and awarded $1,000 and $500.
The 2019 CMS Scholarship award winners for Cambridge-South Dorchester High School are:
Carrie Price: ($1,000.00) Carrie has participated in cross country (two-year captain), indoor track (two-year captain), swim team and track and field. Throughout her high school sports career, she has earned state medalist and regional champion honors. Carrie’s goal is to attend Salisbury University and earn a master’s degree in social work. She believes her experience in sports will continue be invaluable in life and her chosen field of social work.
Connor McCroy: ($500.00) Connor has four seasons of both cross country and outdoor track and field, three seasons of indoor track and field and one season of swim team under his belt. He has been an avid volunteer for Ironman and Eagleman in various capacities. His college aspirations are to major in exercise physiology and to one day coach and/or personal train. He is excited to help youth in the process of lessons learned through sport.
The 2019 CMS Scholarship award winners for North Dorchester High School are:
Kirsten Blades ($1,000.00) Kirsten plans to attend Stevenson University and her goal is to become a medical laboratory scientist. She is passionate about doing research to develop better diagnostic tests and medical treatments. Kirsten participated in cross country for her four years of high school and was chosen by her coaches and teammates to captain the team in her senior year. She values the time she spends volunteering to help her community and change the lives of others.
Jer’Mia Travers: ($500.00) Jer’Mia plans to attend Bowie State University and major in computer science with a focus on cyber security. She has been active in track and field for all four years of high school and has learned and gained much from this practice which she relates well to life. She is very involved in giving back to her community. Jer’Mia has taken a leadership role in her church where she mentors a younger youth.
Cambridge Multi-Sport is a triathlon group located in Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Its members span a wide range of interests centered on swimming, biking and running, including triathlons and are represented by a diverse group of individuals from beginners to seasoned triathletes and everything in between. For more information about CMS or to join the group, please visit their website at www.cambridgemultisport.com.