Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame - MSCHF
Nine Maryland Retired School Personnel Association members were inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, which honors senior citizens who have made exemplary contributions to society.
They were among the 34 senior citizens from across Maryland who were inducted during the ceremony on October 24, 2019, at Michael’s Eight Avenue in Glen Burnie.
The nine MRSPA member inductees were Deborah Ahalt, Anne Arundel County; Sally McNelis Bowerman, Baltimore County; Virginia Gardner Crespo and Mildred Gardner, Anne Arundel County; Nancy Harrington, Kent County; Eugene Streagle, Howard County; Sheryl Taylor, Cecil County; Bonnie Troxell, Allegany County; and Stanley Tweedy, Prince George’s County.
Sally McNelis Bowerman was also awarded the prestigious GERI Award during the ceremony. The GERI Award recognizes those honorees demonstrating extraordinary community service and is considered the geriatric “Nobel Prize.”
The GERI symbol, an older adult hand holding the hand of a child, signifies understanding and love between generations and the intrinsic value of service to others.
“MRSPA is extremely proud of our member inductees and recognizes them for their caring and volunteer efforts in improving the lives of others. Their names will be recorded in the Archives of the Maryland Hall of Fame in perpetuity,” states Ann Marie Downey, MRSPA president.