By Bmorenews Staff
(BALTIMORE – September 21, 2016) – The next Bmorenews business networking opportunity, Black Wall Street EDAC@MORGAN STATE, is set for this Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Earl Graves School of Business. RSVP to http://blackwallstreetmorganstate.eventbrite.com.
Honorees include Ian C. Smith, Jr.
Who is Ian?
A resident of Randallstown, Maryland, he is a rising Freshman at Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson, Maryland. Ian has received for the past two years an award of excellence from the Johns Hopkins University’s InnoWorks Science Summer Program . This year, he was a tutor and a junior mentor in the program.
While attending Loyola Blakefield, Ian was the recipient of the Michael Destino Scholarship throughout his middle school years. He was a member of the Forensic and Yearbook Clubs at Loyola. He participated in the S.T.E.M. programs at Morgan State University and New Psalmist Baptist Church for future achievers. He has been nominated this year by the administrative staff at Loyola to become a Student Ambassador.
Recently Ian was interviewed and aired on WJZ TV 13 as a representative of the class of 2020, “Students pick 1 potato, 2 potatoes, 3 potatoes, 4 good cause,” explaining how new high school freshman have a chance to bond while serving the community in an unlikely place, picking potatoes in a potato field. As a follower of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s philosophy of a humble lifestyle of serving God to help others, Ian has dedicated his life to serving God and helping others.
Ian has always been very committed and hardworking when trying to achieve his goals. He does not let any obstacles get in his way; he perseveres and keeps working towards his dreams. Ian comes from a very supportive and nurturing family. In his leisure he plays videos games and the guitar.
As a dreamer and as an aspiring leader in his community, Ian plans to attend a college or a university to pursue a degree in Law in the near future. His goals are to become a lawyer and a politician to help and serve others. In keeping his faith strong and his eyes on the prize, who knows what dreams make hold for Ian C. Smith, Jr.
Even more, he is the great nephew of Bmorenews publisher, Doni Glover.
“He is not just my kin,” said Glover. He added, “Ian is well on his way to the White House. He is one of the most conscientious young men I have ever met. It has often been stated at our events that it is so important to teach the Black Wall Street history to our young people. I am also reminded that from time to time, I cannot fail to look inside my own family for individuals worthy of recognizing. I believe Ian will serve as a great ambassador of Black History – especially as his young star rises.”