The 82nd annual event will be streamed live on May 9, 2022


The 82nd Annual McCormick Unsung Hero Awards will take place on March 9, 2022 as 98 athletes from public and private schools in the Baltimore area will be recognized for unselfish team play and their efforts to contribute to the success of their teams without acclaim.

The event will be streamed live in a virtual format, as six deserving student-athletes will bring home a total of $105,000 in college scholarships.

Two grand prize winners will received the Charles Perry McCormick scholarship, each worth $40,000 over four years. In addition, two second place winners will each receive a $7,500 scholarship and two third place winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship.

To date, McCormick has awarded over $1.9 million in scholarships to deserving student-athletes. This year we will surpass $2M.

In keeping with the tradition of the event, each Unsung Hero honoree will be recognized by the event’s long-time master of ceremonies, local sports personality Scott Garceau. As always, McCormick has arranged for an inspiring congratulatory message to the honorees.

Former Division I and semi-pro volleyball star Victoria Garrick, now a renowned podcaster and TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk content creator, will provide this message. Garrick is also a mental health and body-image advocate, and a self-love enthusiast who is deeply passionate about inspiring, supporting, and motivating people from all walks of life.

Similar to most of the Unsung Heroes, Garrick had to earn her place in her chosen sport. At the University of Southern California (USC), she walked-on to the No. 1 ranked volleyball team and became a four-year starter. She won a Pac-12 championship, made two Elite Eight appearances, and earned Pac-12 defensive player of the week honors. In 2018 as a senior, Garrick led the Pac-12 in total digs, ending her career ranked in top five in career digs in USC program history.

Garrick didn’t just leave a mark in the record books. During her sophomore year she began publicly advocating for student-athlete mental health. She delivered a TED Talk on mental health and body-image issues faced by student-athletes, which has since garnered over 180,000 views. Through her work advocating for mental health and body-image, she has been featured in The Players’ Tribune, USA Today College, Popsugar Magazine, and has amassed over 200,000 followers combined on her social media platforms where she’s known for her positive media campaign, #RealPost.

Garrick’s infectious energy and passion for authenticity inspires, motivates, and empowers those around her to become their best selves.

In addition to an inspiration message, Garrick will answer questions submitted by the Unsung Hero honorees.

The virtual event will be streamed live and take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on May 9th the McCormick Unsung Heroes site. DJ Kopec will be on hand to play music and Varsity Sports Network will conduct live interviews with the winners.

Below is a list of the 2022 McCormick Unsung Hero Honorees:

2022 Male Honorees
SchoolHonoreeSport
Archbishop Curley High SchoolTyrell Addison 
Baltimore City CollegeKaleb Jackson 
Baltimore Polytechnic InstituteZachariah Toland 
Benjamin Franklin at Masonville Cove High SchoolJefferson Chavarria 
Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, TheStewart “Kernan” Brooks 
Calvert Hall College High SchoolRahkeem Smith 
Carver Center for the ArtsDaniel Byrd 
Carver Vo-Tech High SchoolDemetrius Dukes 
Catonsville High SchoolEdward Parker 
Chesapeake High SchoolCollin Benner 
Concordia Preparatory SchoolToyja Kelley 
Cristo Rey Jesuit High SchoolMildred Harris 
Dulaney High SchoolAlex Shaw 
Dundalk High SchoolTrevor McCauley 
Eastern Technical High SchoolSamuel Wagner 
Edmondson-Westside High SchoolLondon Hinton 
Franklin High SchoolJaimon Wehye 
Frederick Douglass High SchoolCharles Ruffin 
Friends School of BaltimoreWill Levy 
Gilman SchoolTrevor Khouzami 
Hereford High SchoolEmerson Lenert 
The John Carroll SchoolAlex Mink 
Kenwood High SchoolDevin Adams 
Lansdowne High SchoolKai’wan Funderburk 
Loch Raven High SchoolAndrew French 
Loyola Blakefield  
McDonogh SchoolJackson Scott 
Mergenthaler Vo-Tech High SchoolVaughn DeVaughn III 
Milford Mill Academy  
Mount Saint Joseph High SchoolPeter LipscombeFootball
New Era AcademyDeric Thompson Jr. 
Our Lady of Mount Carmel High SchoolJaidan Richardson 
Overlea High SchoolKe’Vontae Hutchins 
Owings Mills High SchoolWesley Beckett 
Parkville High SchoolEdidiong Ibok 
Patapsco High School & Center for the ArtsLuke Seebode 
Patterson High SchoolKhiliq Pullen 
Park SchoolDarryl France Jr. 
Perry Hall High SchoolColeman Schweitzer 
Pikesville High SchoolSteven Fung 
Randallstown High SchoolDaniel Anoruo 
Reach! Partnership SchoolKevin Tyler 
Reginald F. Lewis High SchoolChase LewisFootball
Sparrows Point High SchoolDaniel Shifflett 
St. Mary’s High SchoolRagland Powell 
Towson High SchoolJustin Mealey 
Western School of Technology & Env. ScienceElammen Batista 
2022 FEMALE HONOREES
SchoolHonoreeSport
Archbishop Spalding High SchoolIzabella Bragaw 
Baltimore City CollegeTyler Bey 
Baltimore Polytechnic InstituteNicole Dia 
Benjamin Franklin at Masonville High SchoolDianerys Polanco 
The Bryn Mawr SchoolGabriella Alaish 
Catonsville High SchoolCaelynn Voss 
Carver Center for the ArtsMaya Strauss 
Carver Vo-Technical High SchoolBria Engkand 
The Catholic High School of BaltimoreOlivia Meyers 
Concordia Preparatory SchoolAlisa Alford 
Cristo Rey Jesuit High SchoolMildred Harris 
Dulaney High SchoolEmma Whatley 
Dundalk High SchoolAutumn Mitchell 
Eastern Technical High SchoolAlyssa Maddox 
Edmondson-Westside High SchoolAlissandra Mason 
Forest Park High SchoolOlivia Lander 
Franklin High SchoolCaylie Franz 
Frederick Douglass High SchoolFelicite Ogu 
Friends School of BaltimoreZoe Baumgartner 
Garrison Forest SchoolTy’Shea Woods 
Hereford High SchoolKayla Nieberlein 
The John Carroll SchoolEmma Campitelli 
Kenwood High SchoolShyan Chenoweth 
Lansdowne High SchoolKylee Newton 
Loch Raven High SchoolLindsey Hoogerwerf 
Maryvale Preparatory SchoolLeeAnn Daiker 
McDonogh SchoolCaroline Godine 
Mercy High SchoolGretchen Lochte 
Mergenthaler Vo-Tech High SchoolJala Butler 
Mount de Sales AcademyReese Tacka 
Notre Dame Preparatory SchoolJamie Lastner 
Oldfields SchoolBrianna Ginyard 
Our Lady of Mount CarmelZoe Konstantoulas 
Overlea High SchoolEmily Rhodes 
Owings Mills High SchoolAlicia Pinto Godoy 
Parkville High SchoolGrace Hatcher 
Patapsco High School & Center for the ArtsEvelyn Mirabile 
Patterson High SchoolLashawn Thomas 
Paul Laurence Dunbar High SchoolLeslie Cruz Mendez 
Perry Hall High SchoolSkylar Hovatter 
Pikesville High SchoolMelody Winepol 
Randallstown High SchoolAmari Randall 
Reach! Partnership SchoolChay-la Rivers 
Reginald F. Lewis High SchoolMaria Uben 
Roland Park Country SchoolAvery Paul 
Sparrows Point High SchoolCallie Polanka 
St. Mary’s High SchoolZoe Burke 
St. Paul’s School for GirlsPaulina Wilson 
St. Timothy’s SchoolFaith Woldehanna 
Towson High SchoolLauren Karwacki 
Western High SchoolNy’Ceara Pryor 
Western School of Technology & Env. ScienceEshely Valer 
Woodlawn High SchoolDenisha McLaurin