Monarch Academy Public Charter School in Glen Burnie received this year’s Ponczak-Greenblatt Families’ Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education from the Baltimore Jewish Council’s Holocaust Remembrance Commission. The award recognizes Monarch Academy’s eighth-grade teachers for their work helping students understand the Holocaust.
“We take seriously our responsibility to teach our students about the Holocaust,” said Maurine Larkin, principal of Monarch Academy. “Our teachers use great care and skill leading these lessons, and we’re honored to be recognized by the Baltimore Jewish Council.”
The Ponczak-Greenblatt Families’ Award, which includes funds to purchase Holocaust resources, memorializes Holocaust survivors Morris J. and Anna Greenblatt and their daughter Frieda Greenblatt Ponczak. The Baltimore Jewish Council’s Holocaust Remembrance Commission honors the millions who perished during the Holocaust through commemoration and education and serves as a community resource for Holocaust-related issues.
The Baltimore Jewish Council will present Monarch Academy with a plaque on April 23 during a ceremony recognizing Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, at Beth El Congregation in Pikesville, installing Monarch Academy in The Ponczak-Greenblatt Families’ Honor Roll of Schools.