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McCormick Announces 74th Annual Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet

Inspirational athlete Kyle Maynard to address student athletes

April 28, 2014 --

SPARKS, Md., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today announced that Kyle Maynard, will deliver the keynote address at the 74th Annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet to be held on Monday, May 5 at the Hunt Valley Inn Baltimore.

Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, best-selling author and athlete who was born with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near the knees. Despite physical challenges, he has accomplished numerous athletic achievements, including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, bringing him media attention and the opportunity to share his inspiring message with audiences around the world.

The banquet will salute deserving male football players and female basketball players. A total of 113 high school seniors from 72 Baltimore area public, private, parochial and independent schools have been nominated. Two of the honoreesone male and one female, will receive the 2014 Charles Perry McCormick Scholarship, valued at $36,000 over four academic years.

Originally established in 1940 by former CEO Charles P. McCormick, the program recognizes unselfish team play and honors those who contribute substantially to the success of their teams without receiving acclaim. The program is reflective of McCormick & Company's core belief in The Power of People.

More than 700 city and county officials, school administrators, coaches, nominees and guests are expected to attend this year's event.

The 2014 Unsung Heroes Award Nominees

Archbishop Curley High School

Football - Morgan McColgan

Archbishop Spalding High School

Basketball - Alexis Rowland, Football - Zachary Hill

Baltimore City College High School

Basketball - Koraan Sydnor, Football - Terrill Heath, Jr.

Baltimore Lutheran School

Basketball - Catherine Bruzdzinski, Football - Tyler Woolsey

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Basketball - Jasmine Smith, Football - Dashaun Horshaw

Benjamin Franklin High School

Basketball - Raneshia Galloway

Bluford Drew Jemison

Football - Kyron Wallace

The Boys' Latin School of Maryland

Football - Michael Whitehurst

The Bryn Mawr School

Basketball - Alexa Philippou

Calvert Hall College High School

Football - Nicholas Auvil

Carver Center for Arts & Technology

Basketball - Kristina Brown

Carver Vo-Tech High School

Basketball - Tyearna Fullard, Football - Ian Anderson

The Catholic High School of Baltimore

Basketball - Courtney Torbeck

Catonsville High School

Basketball - Breya Wallace

Chesapeake High School

Basketball - Taylor Barnett, Football - Nate Montgomery

Digital Harbor High School

Basketball - Jennifer Jones, Football - Wayne Smith, Jr.

Dulaney High School

Basketball - Francesca Brancati, Football - Blaik Thompson

Dunbar High School

Basketball - Leslie Ann James, Football - Eddie Nelson

Dundalk High School

Basketball - Saeida DeJesus, Football - Shane Dial

Eastern Technical High School

Football - Matt Stambaugh

Edmondson-Westside High School

Football - Taje Langston

Forest Park High School

Basketball - Shaunta Brown, Football - Daquan Ritch

Franklin High School

Basketball - Precious Ross, Football - Alexander Webb

Frederick Douglass High School

Football - Darnell Edwards, Jr.

Friends School of Baltimore

Basketball - Rose Woolson, Football - Charlie Emrich

Friendship Academy of Eng. & Technology

Football - Keith Luck, Jr.

Garrison Forest School

Basketball - Luci Shepherd

Gilman School

Football - Dale Waters

Hereford High School

Basketball - Kendra Herbenar, Football - Wyatt Bosley

Institute of Notre Dame

Basketball - Brooke Fields

The John Carroll School

Basketball - Haley Kyger, Football - Andrew Reininger

Kenwood High School

Basketball - Starr Speller, Football - Davin Harris

Lake Clifton High School

Basketball - Elexis Faulkner, Football - Corey Claybon, Jr.

Lansdowne High School

Basketball - Miranda Ritter, Football - Brian Voyce

Loch Raven High School

Basketball - Courtney Genovese, Football - Robert Lease

Loyola Blakefield

Football - Tommy Baird

Maritime Industries Academy

Football - Shakyrys Charles

Maryvale Preparatory School

Basketball - Kalyn Crocetti

McDonogh School

Basketball - Maya Wynn, Football - Dan Tiberii

Mercy High School

Basketball - Kristina Bayton

Mergenthaler Vo-Tech High School

Basketball - Jasmine Henley, Football - Joshua Holley

Milford Mill Academy

Basketball - Krishea Thompson, Football - Rashawd Thompson

Mount de Sales Academy

Basketball - Anne Tavera

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Football - Shane Lowman

National Academy Foundation

Basketball - Keehyn Fields, Football - Kieron Robinson

New Town High School

Basketball - Tiana Davis, Football - DaMarco Spears

Northwestern High School

Basketball - Shantae Byro, Football - Kali Tyree

Notre Dame Preparatory School

Basketball - Claire Ford

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Football - Kody Dietsch

Overlea High School

Basketball - Meaira McPherson, Football - Ibn Moore

Owings Mills High School

Basketball - Briana Forbes, Football - Ja Juan Rhue

Parkville High School

Basketball - Catherine Nicholl, Football - Key Dennis

Patapsco High School

Basketball - Savannah Clough, Football - Brandon Benner

Patterson High School

Basketball - Tanesha Smith, Football - Mackramat Egborebhe

Perry Hall High School

Basketball - Stephanie Roche, Football - Patrick Whitty

Pikesville High School

Basketball - Nicole Elover, Football - Jay Shaw

Randallstown High School

Basketball - D'Anna Dawson, Football - Rashid Tallie

Reginald F. Lewis High School of Bus. & Law

Basketball - Melanie Dodd, Football - Alexander Bullock

Roland Park Country School

Basketball - Tatyana Carter

Seton Keough High School

Basketball - Caitlin Alley

Severn School

Basketball - Lauren Manning, Football - Brian Dennin

Southwestern High School

Basketball - Angel Williams, Football - Darius Thorpe

Sparrows Point High School

Basketball - Kelsey Baumgart, Football - Christopher Byrd, Jr.

St. Frances Academy

Football - Justin Rogers

St. Mary's High School

Basketball - Maria Sanchez, Football - Hunter Sears

St. Paul's School

Football - Henry Ford

St. Timothy's School

Football - Morgan Berman

Towson High School

Basketball - Aylish Ptak, Football - Davey Thomas

W.E.B. DuBois High School

Football - Terry Brown

Western High School

Basketball - Maya Lee

Western School of Technology & Env. Science

Basketball - Sheena McKnight, Football - Sean Bhatia

Woodlawn High School

Basketball - Dorshera Queen, Football - Xavier Brooks

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with more than $4 billion in annual sales. McCormick manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses in more than 125 countries and territories. Since Willoughby M. McCormick founded the company selling root beer extract in 1889, McCormick has demonstrated a strong commitment to the communities in which it operates and the planet as a whole. Innovation in flavor and a clear focus on employee engagement and product quality has allowed McCormick to grow its business globally and become the flavor leader it is today. For more information, visit

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