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The Ethics Award is given to one graduating senior from each high school who best exemplifies the values of Baltimore County Public Schools.

BRIANNA HUTCHINS, CHESAPEAKE HIGH SCHOOL

Tell us about a teacher, assignment, field trip, or extracurricular activity that had a significant impact on you?

If I were to choose one class that made a significant impact on me, I would choose AP [Advanced Placement] U.S History. Going into that class, I was actually very nervous. I heard many rumors that the class was extremely hard and that the assignments were intense. I actually remember failing the first test we had miserably, but eventually, things got better. I was pushed like I had never been before and was told that I had the ability to pass that class with flying colors. One of the reasons why I enjoyed that class so much was because of my teacher Mr. D’Achino. He always puts so much time and energy into every assignment, and I thank him for giving me a taste of what college classes might feel like. Even though some assignments were challenging, I always felt that I had someone motivating me to do better.

What’s next for you?

After I graduate, I hope to be enrolled in either the University of Delaware or Towson University. Those are my top two choices and currently I am trying to see which one appeals the most.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself graduated from a university with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. One of my lifelong dreams is to travel the world, and, with that degree, I hope I will have the opportunity to do so. Environmental science is something I have wanted to study for years, so hopefully I will be making a difference in our community and working to find solutions to our ongoing list of environmental issues.

Favorite quote

“True love first begins with loving myself” — Kim Namjoon

Favorite book

“The Perks of being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky

About Brianna

“In her four years as a student at Chesapeake High School, Brianna has consistently presented herself as a student with the upmost ethical standards. Teachers describe her as trustworthy, reliable, and positive. They often lean on her to reach out to struggling students. Although quiet and humble, Brianna will step out of her comfort zone in order to ensure all students feel included. Over the last two years, Brianna was chosen to serve as a peer mentor and tutor to underclassmen. Due to her exemplary character and strong work ethic, she is an excellent role model for all students,” said Chesapeake High principal Jess Grim

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