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Pikesville Student-Athlete Receives Prestigous Award

Stephanie Honig was honored with the Mildred Murray All-Academic Scholar Athlete award and scholarship.

Pikesville High School's Stephanie Honig was one of two student-athletes honored with a prestegious award this week.

She and Kennedy Akwo, a senior were this year's recipients of the Mildred Murray All-Academic Scholar Athlete awards and scholarships.

They received their awards at a ceremony May 29 from Murray and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe A. Hairston, according to a news release.

Honig, who graduated Wednesday, ranked first in her class of 216 and had a 4.0 unweighted GPA at . She was three-sport athlete who competed in field hockey, indoor track and lacrosse.

, class historian and member of the National Honor Society. She plans to attend the University of Virginia in the fall, according to the release.

Akwo, who competed in indoor and outdoor track and field and soccer at Chesapeake, ranked ninth in a class of 261 and has an unweighted 3.67 GPA.

The National Honor Society member who earned All-Academic team honors in the county, will attend , the release continued.

The Mildred Murray awards are given annually to a female and male senior student-athlete who have maintained at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA and participated in at least two varsity sports, according to the release.

Murray spent 43 years in the school system as a physical education teacher and former coordinator of athletics, the release states.

She has sponsored this award for the past 25 years.

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