June 21 - June 27, 2018

SECU MD Foundation Awards $100,000 In Local Scholarships
Two Prince George’s County Residents  Each Receive $2,000 in Scholarships

By PRESS OFFICER
SECU MD Foundation 

LINTHICUM, MD (June 4, 2018)—Two Prince George’s County residents are recipients of SECU-USM Scholarships awarded by The SECU MD Foundation. They are:

Springdale resident Andrew Hylton, who attends Towson University; and Isaiah Lewis, a Fort Washington resident who attends Bowie State University.

The SECU MD Foundation, launched earlier this year by SECU, Maryland’s largest credit union, awarded a total of $100,000 in scholarships as part of its ongoing commitment to providing young adults with resources and support to continue their pursuit of higher education.

“The SECU MD Foundation is dedicated to helping our members and our communities through activities like our Scholarship Programs,” says Rod Staatz, President and CEO of SECU.  “We are honored to be part of helping these students reach their full potential through education.”

Forty-five scholarship recipients from throughout the State of Maryland received their scholarship awards at a ceremony held June 3, 2018 at SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University.

Recipients were awarded scholarships through three scholarship programs run by The SECU MD Foundation:

 • The State Employee Scholarship for Maryland State employees and their immediate family members who are planning to attend college, graduate school, or trade school. Twenty winners were chosen based on their essays which discussed Student Financial Literacy.

• The SECU-USM Scholarship Program for all graduating high school seniors, current USM students, and students transferring to any of USM’s 12 institutions. Twenty winners were chosen based on their essays or videos which focused on issues with Student Loan Debt.

• The Donald Tynes Sr. Scholarship. Named after longtime SECU Board member and former Chairman of the Board Donald Tynes Sr., this scholarship is for Morgan State University sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in the Graves School of Business and Management. Five winners were selected based on their essays or videos which discussed Commitment and Values.

To see the full list of winners, their home towns, and the schools they will attend in the fall, visit www.secumd.org.

About SECU MD Foundation: Founded by SECU, Maryland’s largest credit union, in January 2018, the SECU MD Foundation’s mission is to help people achieve their dreams through education by offering financial wellness programs and various Scholarship Programs. The SECU MD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, and was launched by SECU to help grow their charitable programs and build resources for new initiatives. To learn more, visit www.secumdfoundation.org.


 

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County Executive Baker Thanks Local Businesses for Providing Record Number of Jobs to County Youth This Summer
Job and Mentoring Opportunities Created for 3,300 County Youths

By PRESS OFFICER
PG County Government

Largo, MD (June 8, 2018)—On Friday, June 8, at Six Flags America in Bowie, MD, Prince George’s County Executive Baker was joined by members of the business community, and Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) participants to launch this year’s summer job season to thank the County business community for providing jobs and mentoring opportunities for County youth. This summer, a record of 105 businesses will provide 3,300 Prince George’s County young adults with summer employment.  This is tremendous growth from 2012, when a partnership between the Prince George’s County Government and the business community did not exist. Over the last seven years, the Baker Administration has created a 600% increase in the number of summer employment opportunities for County youth. 

“One of the most important things my administration can provide to the youth of Prince George’s County is opportunity,” said County Executive Baker. “I am very appreciative to the incredible work our Department of Human Resources has invested in our award winning Summer Youth Enrichment Program and thankful for our partners from the County’s business community. Everyone remembers their first job and often these positions lead to a lifetime of stimulating career interests and focuses our young adults on their future opportunities and possibilities.”

The Prince George’s County Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) provides an opportunity for young people across the County to participate in career development, life-skills training and summer employment opportunities. This award winning, robust and exciting initiative is a collaboration between Prince George’s Community College, Greater Prince George’s County Business Roundtable, Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, Prince George’s County Public Schools, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Government, and a host of non-profit and faith-based organizations.

For more information on the program, visit https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/598/YouthWork-SYEP.

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Every Vote Matters:
Important Information for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election

 

LARGO, MD (June 12, 2018)—For the 2018 Primary Election, voters can vote in person or by absentee ballot. To vote in person, voters who reside in Prince George’s County can vote before election day at a designated early voting center in Prince George’s County or on election day at the polling place for their residence in Prince George’s County.

Early voting centers will be open for voting from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm from Thursday, June 14th through and including Thursday, June 21st. Prince George’s County voters may vote at any of the designated early voting centers in the listing found on page A3.

Voters who prefer to vote on election day can vote on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. On election day, polling places will be open for voting from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. To avoid delays, voters should try to vote between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Where Do I Vote?

During early voting, Prince George’s County voters should vote at a designated early voting center in Prince George’s County. There is at least one early voting center in every county. Centers are located at accessible facilities with adequate parking and within a convenient driving distance for most voters in the county. Information about early voting centers and early voting in general is available at: elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html.

On election day, Prince George’s County voters should vote at their assigned polling place. Voters can find their assigned precinct by looking at the voter notification card they received from the Prince George’s County Board of Elections or by clicking the Find Your Polling Place link at: elections.maryland.gov. Voters who have moved, but have not updated their address with the Prince George’s County Board of Elections, should search for the polling place for their new address or contact the Prince George’s County Board of Elections. It is important for voters to vote in the polling place for their new address because only those contests for which voters are eligible to vote will be counted.

 How Do I Vote?

Maryland elections are conducted with a paper-based voting system. Voters will cast votes by marking and scanning paper ballots. Most voters will use a pen to mark a paper ballot by hand and voters unable to mark a ballot by hand will use a ballot marking device. All voters will insert their marked paper ballots into a scanner. Instructions will be available to help voters familiarize themselves with the ballot and how to vote. Voters may also ask an election judge to explain how to vote on the voting system, but a voter must vote alone, unless the voter is unable to do so because of disability, inability to write, or inability to read the ballot.

For absentee and provisional voting, voters are issued a paper ballot. Absentee voters, who choose to receive their ballot electronically, print their own paper ballot to mark by hand. Voters fill in the oval next to each candidate and ballot question response they select. An online ballot marking tool is also available. Using the tool, voters mark their ballot using their computer, then print their paper ballot and return it by mail. At the Prince George’s County Board of Elections, absentee ballots are fed into a scanning unit which reads and tabulates the selections made by voters. All provisional ballots and absentee ballots are reviewed in a public meeting after the election and counted or rejected according to State law and regulation.

How Can I Get an Absentee Ballot?

Voters may request to receive their absentee ballot by mail, electronically, or by fax. Visit elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html to request an absentee ballot. The deadline to request a mailed or faxed absentee ballot is Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The deadline to request an electronic absentee ballot is Friday, June 22, 2018. Voters who request an electronic absentee ballot will be notified by email that their ballot is ready for download, then instructed to enter unique identifying information before printing their ballot, voting instructions, and return envelope template. If a Prince George’s County voter misses the above deadlines, but still wants to vote by absentee ballot, the voter or the voter’s agent must apply in person at the Prince George’s County Board of Elections before 8pm on election day. Visit elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html for more information.

Voted absentee ballots may be delivered to the Prince George’s County Board of Elections by 8:00 pm on election day or mailed on or before election day and received by the local board by Friday, July 6, 2018. All absentee ballots are reviewed, regardless of whether or not the absentee ballots will impact the outcome of an election.

What is a Provisional Ballot?

A provisional ballot is a safeguard to ensure that individuals who believe they are registered and eligible to vote are able to vote. Voters required to vote by provisional ballot will be asked to complete a provisional ballot application, and then issued a paper ballot. It is important that voters complete the entire provisional ballot application because the information on the application is used to determine whether the provisional ballot will be counted.

All provisional ballot applications are reviewed, regardless of whether or not the provisional ballots impact the outcome of an election. A provisional ballot will only be counted after the Prince George’s County Board of Elections has reviewed the provisional ballot application and determined that the individual is in fact registered and eligible to vote the provisional ballot. Additional information about provisional voting is available at: elections.maryland.gov/voting/provisional_voting.html.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Board of

Elections at (301)341-7300 or visit our website at http://elections. mypgc.us. You may also contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or elections.maryland.gov.

 

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 Bowie Girls Soccer Team Advances To the 2018 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships

By PRESS OFFICER
MD State Youth Soccer Association

Glen Burnie, MD (June 4, 2018)—After competing in the US Youth Soccer Maryland State Championships, the 15U Girls Division soccer team from Bowie, Maryland has qualified to compete in the 2018 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships.

The team will be among the more than 225 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 15 US Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title, June 29–July 3 at the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships at the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center and Embrey Mill Complex in Spotsylvania, VA. Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available at http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/East.

The Eastern Regional Championships feature top teams in the 13U through 19U age groups, beginning with round robin games Friday, June 29, through Sunday,

July 1. Semifinal matches will be played Monday, July 2, and Eastern Regional Champions will be crowned following final games on Tuesday, July 3.

Regional winners of the 13U through 19U age groups earn a berth to the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 23–29, at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.

For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championships visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org, the online home for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series providing the latest in news, information and more. Get all US Youth Soccer National Championship Series updates are on Twitter @usysncs.

The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer’s 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The 14U through 18U Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League. Overall, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation’s top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.

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