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Heart of the School Holiday Celebration

The Heart of the Schools, the principal-centered program of the Fund for Educational Excellence, commenced the holiday season on Thursday, December 14, with our annual Heart of the School Holiday Celebration! Over 430 Baltimore City Public School principals, district leaders, school staff, and partners gathered at M&T Bank Stadium for a night of fun and fellowship in celebration of their hard work and dedication this school year. The atmosphere was electric with delicious food, refreshing drinks, entertainment, and lots of dancing. It was the perfect opportunity for school leaders to relax, recharge, and have a blast before the well-deserved holiday break!

Check out a few photos of the evening, below: 

Principals, central office leaders, and school staff attending the Heart of the School Holiday Celebration also had an opportunity to enter the Holiday Celebration Raffle to win prize packages generously donated by individuals and businesses across Baltimore. Congratulations to all of our lucky winners! 

  • Amelia Wile – Staycation One night stay and valet parking at Hotel Revival 
  • Kimberly Patterson – Purple Pride – Includes a Ronnie Stanley-signed football, along with a gift basket with additional Ravens prizes 
  • Samuel Rather II – New Year, New You – 6 month family membership to any Y of Central Maryland location.  
  • Mark Bongiovanni – Purple Pride – Kyle Hamilton signed football courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens 
  • Tamika Daniels and Michelle Lynch – Out & About – two tickets to an upcoming Hippodrome performance of Mrs. Doubtfire, along with passes to the National Aquarium 
  • Ernestean Connally – Coral Necklace courtesy of Smyth Jewelers 
  • Hannah Sims – Rest and Relaxation – A massage from Mend Acupuncture, acupuncture session, and tickets to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Stoop Storytelling 
  • Brittany Horne, Charelle James and Jacki Richardson – Shopping Spree – $250 Target gift card 
  • Shontel Douglas – Flowers and Fancies – A gift basket and gift certificate for future flowers and gifts 
  • Nancy Fagan – Orioles First Pitch – the winner gets to throw out the first pitch at a 2023 Orioles game along with 6 tickets to the game 
  • Anitra Washington and Rashawna Sydnor – Looking Right – Two winners – each receives $500 in Under Armour gear of your choice courtesy of Under Armour 

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