Craig T. White was a special education teacher, coach and athletic director at Old Mill High School. Throughout his career he personally exhibited, and expected of his athletes, the highest standards of character, integrity and service to those in need. He was a member of the Broadneck community as well, commuting to Old Mill from his home here on the Peninsula. Craig lost a heroic battle with a rare melanoma in 2015. During even the worst days of his sickness he came to work with a smile on his face, gave his coaches and athletes a positive role model to look up to and always looked for opportunities to help others lighten their load. His legacy lives on in the hearts of all the teachers, coaches and athletes who are inspired to face every day with the same courage, compassion and joy they saw in Craig during his life.
In response to Craig’s shining example, the athletic directors of Anne Arundel County Public Schools commissioned a Craig T. White Sportsmanship and Service Award to be given out by every high school each year. The teams recognized with this award have demonstrated the same outstanding characteristics of on-field sportsmanship and off-field service that were the cornerstones of Craig’s philosophy. The Student Athletic Leadership Committee was presented with the accomplishments of each of this year’s teams and selected the finalists for the award. The Broadneck Athletics Department is proud to recognize this year’s winners, congratulates them on achieving such a high level of character and thanks them for their service to the community.
Sportsmanship Award: Softball
Our Sportsmanship Award winner this year is our Softball team, coached by Deanna Hamilton. The Softball team was selected for this award due to their significant effort to bridge the rivalry between Broadneck and Severna Park by bringing the two teams together to honor longtime Falcons super-fan Kenny Elgert. To see both Broadneck and Severna Park players and fans united in support of the Elgert family was a special moment that will be long remembered by everyone involved.
Service Award: Girls Lacrosse
Our Service Award winner this year is our Girls Lacrosse team, coached by Katy Kelley. Everything you need to know about the Girls Lacrosse team’s commitment to service is encapsulated in their motto, “Building Bruins.” Whether they are building a dynamic team chemistry by participating in the Dance-a-thon or their trips to Gigi’s House or hosting the future Bruins playing for local sports team on the sidelines of their home games the Girls Lacrosse team embodies a remarkable commitment to serving their community.