Baltimore’s Heroes of 2012

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It wasn’t all scandal and outrage in Baltimore this year; there were also plenty of amazing folks doing amazing things — and ordinary folks doing amazing things, too. From science prodigies to singing princesses to the police officer who adopted a “dangerous” dog, here are our Baltimore heroes of 2012:

 

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Charlie, the 10-year-old Calvert School fifth grader, who returned Midshipman Kevin Hillery’s hat following the traditional toss at the Naval Academy commencement ceremony.

 

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 Jaylon Simpson (on the right), the undefeated champion of  the Baltimore Kids Chess League’s citywide tournament.

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The University of Maryland students who learned how to fly

 

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The metal heads of Baltimore

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The divas at the Maryland Cat Show

 

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The Johns Hopkins students who are creating health care records for the homeless

 

 

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Johns Hopkins nurses, stars of the American Nurse Project — and, well, nurses everywhere!

 

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Baltimore Police Officer Dan Waskiewicz, who responded to a call about a dangerous dog… and ended up adopting it.

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In May, the Loyola Greyhounds became the smallest school ever to take home the NCAA Division I lacrosse trophy.

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Michael Wallace, Baltimore’s GPS-Bike artist.

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John Waters, cross-country hitchhiker.

 

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Jack Andraka, the 15 year-old science prodigy who came up a cheaper, faster, more accurate test for identifying pancreatic cancer.

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Vinnie Myers, the tattoo artist who helps out mastectomy patients.

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Jennifer Crisp, the professional chef who’s devoted her life to bringing healthy food to a struggling Baltimore school — and who convinced foodie celeb Alice Waters to stop by and lend a hand with the school garden.

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The Baltimore feminists who harnessed social media to take on a fashion giant — and inspired young girls nationwide.



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