A Job Well Done! 2013 Ben Carson Scholar and BDJ Scholar…..Joshua Turner
May 7, 2013
On Sunday, April 7, 2013, nearly 1,400 people gathered at Martin’s West for the 17th Annual Maryland Awards Banquet to honor 143 new and 359 recognized Carson Scholars from Maryland and throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Representing BDJ in this elite group of scholarship recipients is Scholar Joshua Turner. Since 1996, the Ben Carson Scholar program awards deserving students who have embraced high levels of academic excellence and community service with $1,000 college scholarships. In addition to honoring the best and brightest students, the event also honored a few distinguished guests. Dr. John C. Mather, astrophysicist, cosmologist and Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate, received the Power of Excellence Award for his excellence in his career and becoming a positive role model. Matt Stover, former Baltimore Raven and Vice President and Co-Founder of the Players’ Philanthropy Fund, was honored with the Generous Heart Award for his commitment to giving back to the community. Chris Wallace, FOX News Sunday anchor, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for continuing to positively impact society with his innovative ideas, accomplishments and philosophy of encouraging others and giving back.
Joshua continues to excel academically and is one our leading Student Ambassadors. He was a finalist in the essay contest on Race and Politics sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) in December, 2012. In addition, he was one of 8 BDJ Scholars who attended the CTY 2012 Summer Program for a three weeks on campus experience at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.