Harford Award Program honors success at The Highlands School

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Representatives of the faculty, staff, and members of The Highlands School’s Board of Directors proudly display the 2010 Harford Award (Non-Profit category)

The Long and Winding Road led right to The Highlands School Sept. 22, 2010, when the Harford County Office of Economic Development, Harford Community College and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce jointly honored the school as one of five award recipients at the 19th annual Harford Award Program.

More than 365 business and community leaders attended The Long and Winding Road-themed dinner event at Richlin Ballroom. The event recognized five Harford County organizations for their outstanding contributions to the community, the economy and their employees. The Highlands School received the 2010 Harford Award in the non-profit category. RTR Technologies, Inc., The Harford Mutual Insurance Company, Total Urgent Care and Vulcan Materials Company received the 2010 Harford Award in the R&D Technology, Retail, Service and Industrial/Distribution categories, respectively.

“Receiving this Harford Award is an incredible honor and is especially meaningful this year – the start of our 15th year serving the students we so deeply care about,” said Beth Maahs-Hoagberg, co-founder of The Highlands School. “We are so thankful to the community for supporting us. It’s their support that has really enabled us to ensure that the child who learns differently really can be taught differently here at The Highlands School,” she added.

More than 700 students have benefited from the services offered at The Highlands School, which serves children in Kindergarten through 8th grade who struggle with memory, language processing, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other language differences. In addition to its school year program, The Highlands School provides a variety of valuable services to the community through its Tutoring Program, five-week summer social and academic program, parent workshops and professional development seminars.

For more information on The Highlands School, visit www.highlandsschool.net or call (410) 836-1415.