B.E.S.T. Celebrates Our 2019 Stanley I. Panitz Award Winners

May 8, 2019

As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close, the B.E.S.T. Board of Trustees and staff joyfully celebrated our 2019 Stanley I. Panitz Leadership Award winners, Ashauna L. (Friends School of Baltimore ’20) and Kai G. (Jemicy School ’20).

The Stanley I. Panitz Leadership Award was established in memory of the late Stanley I. Panitz by his family at the time of his passing in August of 2012. As the founding President of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Panitz helped set the vision for the organization and built a team of Trustees that together put children on an educational path that would forever change their lives. His vision and passion continue to inspire the work of the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust.

The Stanley I. Panitz Leadership Award is presented annually to a B.E.S.T. young woman and B.E.S.T. young man at the conclusion of their junior year of high school, in recognition of their academic achievement, their demonstrated leadership in both their school and the broader community, and their strength of character. Each of the winners receives a $1,000 award directed to their senior year tuition.

Congratulations to Ashauna ’20 and Kai ’20 for their significant academic accomplishments and for serving as true leaders in their communities. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for each of you!

Ben Shifrin, Head of Jemicy School, with Kai G. ’20 and Jessy Molina, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice at Friends School of Baltimore, with Ashauna ’20

Congratulations to B.E.S.T.’s 2019 Stanley I. Panitz Award winners: Kai G. ’20 and Ashauna L. ’20

B.E.S.T. Board President, Karlo Young and Jess Suriano, Executive Director, with 2019 Stanley I. Panitz Award Winners, Kai ’20 and Ashauna ’20