McCormick recognizes 2022 Unsu –


Of them $40,000 Charles Perry McCormick Fellowships awarded to Maria Uben from Reginald F. Lewis High School and Wesley Beckett from Owings Mills High School

HUNT VALLEY, Maryland, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global flavor leader, announced Maria Uben and Wesley Beckett like the 87e and 88e recipients of the Charles Perry McCormick Fellowship, worth $40,000 over four years.

The Unsung Heroes program recognizes selfless student-athletes and honors those who contribute substantially to the success of their school without being acclaimed. Originally created in 1940 by former president of McCormick & Company Charles P. McCormick Sr., the program reflects McCormick & Company’s core belief in the power of people. To date, the company has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to deserving student-athletes.

Keynote Speaker, Victoria Garrick, a former Division I player, semi-pro volleyball player and mental health and body image advocate, spoke to student-athletes. “As you embark on the next step, remember that your goal was never to play the sport. It was about the person who played, with or without the game. You are always competitive, brave , a leader, a follower, coachable, and determined. You are all of those amazing things that got you to where you are now,” Garrick said.

DJ Kopec provided a music entertainment and sports radio personality, Scott Garceauof Orioles TV and broadcaster, was the master of ceremonies for the 30e consecutive year. The Varsity Sports Network also interviewed the student-athletes afterwards.

Ms. Uben and Mr. Beckett were chosen from among 98 Baltimore-area student-athletes recognized as unsung heroes this year.

Ms. Uben, a member of the Reginald F. Lewis High School girls’ volleyball team, shows her selflessness on the volleyball court. When the team needed a central blocker and setter, she stepped in without hesitation or prior experience to the benefit of the team. When faced with challenges, Ms. Uben constantly goes the extra mile to master any new skill to improve the team. Ms. Uben is known to be the team’s cheerleader, often writing letters of encouragement to her teammates, despite speaking English as a second language. In the words of her coach, “she is the perfect teammate when it comes to selfless team play.” She is a true unsung heroine.

Mr. Beckett, a member of the Owings Mills High School men’s football team, makes sacrifices for the team on and off the football field. During the pandemic, as the team lost an offensive lineman, this young man volunteered to play because he knew it was the best thing for the team, despite his desire to play running back . Described by his coach as “the ultimate teammate and student-athlete since coming to campus four years ago,” when a freshman teammate struggled to make the transition to the football program, Mr. Beckett guided him through drills and offered academic advice to ensure his teammate’s success. He is the definition of an unsung hero.

Four other students received additional scholarships at this year’s Unsung Heroes event. Evelyn Mirabile of Patapsco High School and the Center for the Arts and Ragland–Powell from St. Mary’s High School each received $7,500 Scholarships. Caroline Godin from McDonogh School and Alex Mink from the John Carroll School each received $5,000 Scholarships. Congratulations to all of our 2022 Unsung Heroes!

McCormick’s Unsung Heroes program was founded by the late Charles Perry McCormick, Sr. in 1940. The mission of the program is to recognize athletes for selfless team play and to recognize the efforts of those who contribute to the success of their teams without praise.

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global flavor leader. As a Fortune 500 company with over $6 billion in annual sales in 170 countries and territories, we manufacture, market and distribute spices, seasoning blends, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry, including channels of e-commerce, grocery stores, food manufacturers and catering companies. Our most popular brands with trademarks include McCormick, French’s, Frank’s RedHot, Stubb’s, OLD BAY, Lawry’s, Zatarain’s, Ducros, Vahine, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Airplane and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where and what you eat or drink, you can enjoy dishes flavored by McCormick.

Founded in 1889 and based in Hunt Valley, Maryland In the United States, McCormick is guided by our principles and committed to our purpose – to stand together for the future of flavor. McCormick envisions A World United by Flavor where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand. To learn more, visit or follow McCormick & Company on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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