SPARKS, Md., May 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --McCormick & Company, Inc. (NYSE: MKC) today announced that Jessica
Kikola, a member of the Patapsco High School basketball team, and Joshua
Melton, a member of the Dunbar High football team, were presented the 70th
annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards yesterday at Marriott's Hunt
As winners of the top Unsung Heroes Awards, Jones and Haines became the
64nd and 65rd recipients of the Charles Perry
McCormick Scholarship Awards, established in 1969, with a current
four-year value of $36,000 for each student-athlete.
The scholarship winners were chosen from a total of 116 candidates who
were the Unsung Heroes representatives from 73 Baltimore area public,
private, parochial and independent schools. Kikola and Melton are
seniors, a requirement of the program.
Jessica Kikola's coach at Patapsco had never seen any student-athlete
display Jessica's level of team spirit and hustle. "She became the heart
and soul of the team, by doing the little things that rarely get
noticed," her coach said. She was often asked to rotate to less familiar
positions on the court, played hurt and also devoted time to help a
younger player learn plays knowing the younger, more talented player
would eventually take some of her playing minutes. As her coach said,
"Jessica's contributions came in intangible ways that can't be recorded
in a scorebook."
Joshua Melton was asked to forego his own hopes of being a fullback or
linebacker and instead be a lineman, both offensive and defensive. At 5
foot 7, he often looked up at opposing players. But he had great
strength to move those rivals and make way for some of the highest
producing running backs in the state. Those running backs made those
yards and scored those TDs because of Justin's hard, unglamorous work.
The late Charles P. McCormick founded the McCormick Unsung Heroes
program in 1940 to recognize athletes for unselfish team play and
highlight the efforts of those who contribute to the success of their
teams without acclaim.
John Harbaugh, Head Coach of the Baltimore Ravens, delivered the keynote
More than 750 Baltimore area officials, school administrators, coaches
and family members attended the event.
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