Young Alumni Award - Awards and Honors - McDonogh School

Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumni Award is presented annually to one member of the alumni community who has graduated within the past 15 years. The recipient is recognized for making a significant contribution to McDonogh through their engagement and volunteerism, while also positively impacting their profession and community. Honorees have distinguished themselves as leaders among their peers and have demonstrated a deep commitment to McDonogh in the years immediately after their graduation. They serve as outstanding young role models for current and future McDonogh students.

Award recipients will be honored during Reunion Weekend in April 2025. Nominate a young alum for future recognition here.

For questions, please contact Carol Croxton at  or 443-544-7054.

Past Recipients


Spring 2023
Gerrard V. Sheppard '08

Fall 2023
Kimberly D. Carmichael '10
Michael L. Smith '15


Kai M. Cunningham ’12
Brielle A. Ferguson ’07
Lisa H. Tostanoski ’08


Nimrita Sidhu Bhatia ’07

Joshua Thomas ’06

Terrell Winder ’07

Courtney Vaughn ’11


Alison K. Barzyk ’14

Darrius R. Heyward-Bey ’05

Hannah D. Johnstone Mathis ’09

Kyle B. Vaughan ’12

Kenneth C. Wayman ’12




Emily Bray Cohen ’08

Matthew Hellauer ’07

Stephanie Kunkel ’06

Chelsea Yarborough ’08 


Taylor Cummings '12

Kristin Kushlan Finkelstein '03

Alexei C. Misoul '04

Yasmene L. Mumby '04

Brooke C. Poklemba '04


Stephen H. Garten '04

Paige F. Kennedy '11

Christopher E. Nelson '04 

Tamara A. Newcomer Johnson '03