Sharing Tiger Pride: Towson University student-athletes visit Perry Hall Elementary

Towson University student athletes at Perry Hall Elementary

From left: Towson University student-athletes Jeffrey Prophete, Dennis Tunstall, Jamila Brown, Rachel Lareya, and Aniyah Allen present to students at Perry Hall Elementary.

PERRY HALL — During a visit to Perry Hall Elementary, a Grade 5 student asked Dennis Tunstall about his personal goals.

He paused to consider the question.

“Well, I want to stay on the Dean’s list,” Tunstall said, “and we want to win a conference championship.”

Tunstall is a junior forward on the Towson University men’s basketball team. He was joined by four fellow Towson Tigers student-athletes who discussed goal-setting and proper planning with Perry Hall Elementary students.

The Perry Hall Elementary visit included Jeffrey Prophete, a freshman basketball player. Women’s track student-athletes. Aniyah Allen, Jamila Brown, and Rachel Laryea also volunteered to speak with students.

They visited classrooms, shared details about their hectic schedules, and explained the importance of planning their lives and setting goals. They were flanked by principal Donna Bergin, a Towson University graduate.

Towson University student athletes photographed with Perry Hall Elementary principal

Towson University student athletes with Perry Hall Elementary Principal Donna Bergin, a Towson University graduate!

Towson High student-athletes are also scheduled to visit Johnnycake Elementary for another mentorship opportunity later this winter. Their beneficial visits are part of a partnership with Towson University athletics.

During Educator’s Night, BCPS staff received up to four free tickets to the Jan. 11 game against Hofstra.

The evening included several opportunities for on-court recognition.

The Franklin High Marines JROTC presented colors.

Franklin High JROTC presents the colors at Towson University

The Franklin High Marines JROTC presented the colors at the Towson University men’s basketball team’s Educator’s Night.

Johnnycake Elementary and Perry Hall Elementary staff were celebrated on court.

Perry Hall and Johnnycake Elementary staff were recognized on court at Towson University.

Perry Hall and Johnnycake Elementary staff were recognized on court at Towson University.

West Towson Elementary was honored for being named the 24th school in BCPS to earn Maryland Blue Ribbon status.

West Towson ES staff recognized on court at Towson University

West Towson Elementary principal Susan Hershfeld and staff were recognized on court at Towson University for being named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School.

At halftime, Interim Superintendent Verletta White was joined by Principals of the Year Aubrey Brown (Randallstown High) and Cheryl Brooks (Berkshire Elementary), and Teacher of the Year Rebecca Eig (Owings Mills Elementary).

Teacher and Principals of the Year recognized on court at Towson University

From left: Randallstown High principal Aubrey Brown, Berkshire Elementary principal Cheryl Brooks, Owings Mills Elementary teacher Rebecca Eig, and Interim Superintendent Verletta White were recognized on court for Educator’s Night at Towson University.

Eig is a Towson University graduate. In fact, all five 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year finalists were Towson University grads.

Next up, Towson University has invited all BCPS JROTC Cadets, instructors, and family members to attend its Military Appreciation Day men’s basketball game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. The game is free of charge for each cadet and up to three additional family members, as well as for instructors and their families. Towson University is providing free transportation, meal vouchers, and pre-game activities for the cadets.

We appreciate the Towson University partnership. Best of luck to Tunstall and his teammates for reaching one of the goals he shared with Perry Hall Elementary students: Winning the Colonial Athletic Association championship.

 

 

 

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