Community efforts of North High students recognized

A high school student from North Hagerstown High School who has led two volunteer community projects will be recognized by the state at a ceremony in Annapolis on Monday.

Eden Teodorovici will receive the “Youth Hometown Hero” award at the Governor’s Service Awards at Maryland Hall.

She is an International Baccalaureate candidate at North Hagerstown High School and President of Empowerr, a student-led organization focused on the potential of young people.

Teodorovici co-founded MaskForME, using donated fabric to create masks for low-income and homeless families. The aim was not only to help people, but also to come up with something more environmentally friendly than disposable masks.

Troubled by the trash she saw in the city, which included disposable masks, “I was drawn to the amount of trash on our streets and in our parks, and seeing that the excessive trash made me start to pick up trash every week, ”she recently told Herald-Media by courier. “I also went to enjoy the birthday events and cleaned and mopped the City Park streams.”

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This led to another effort. After taking inspiration from a Florida beach, she decided to set up garbage stations in community spaces with buckets that people can borrow and clean up trash.

A member of the Hagerstown Youth Advisory Council, she worked with city officials and civic leaders to get the project started…. Bucket-benefit stations are now installed along the city’s cultural path. Parks and Recreation employees will help monitor the station and empty the garbage.

North High senior Eden Teodorovici will be honored on Monday for two community projects she has led - Mask for ME, to provide cloth masks to the homeless, and Benefit Buckets, which provides buckets for volunteers to pick up litter in Hagerstown.
North High senior Eden Teodorovici will be honored on Monday for two community projects she has led - Mask for ME, to provide cloth masks to the homeless, and Benefit Buckets, which provides buckets for volunteers to pick up litter in Hagerstown.
North High senior Eden Teodorovici will be honored on Monday for two community projects she has led - Mask for ME, to provide cloth masks to the homeless, and Benefit Buckets, which provides buckets for volunteers to pick up litter in Hagerstown.

“Maryland has fared better than most countries during this pandemic response, but we could not have done it alone, as evidenced by the extraordinary efforts of our laureates this year,” said the Governor Larry Hogan in a statement.

“We are so proud of the selfless service and volunteerism displayed by the citizens of Maryland throughout our state. On behalf of the people of Maryland, I want to express my sincere gratitude and sincere congratulations to all of our incredible recipients. ”

There are a total of 20 award winners.

Teodorovici is the daughter of Adrian Teodorovici, Ligia Teodorovici and his stepmother Kristin Teodorovici.

James C. Tibbs