On the Move, 4/12: Cates wins Girls Gone Great essay contest and scholarship

Walesia Lynn Robinson Cates

Walesia Lynn Robinson Cates, a 16-year-old senior at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, won the annual Girls Gone Great Scholarship Essay Contest from WomanTalk Live. The contest called for young women to write about their overall vision for the future and how they are making a difference in the community today. Cates is a volunteer for the Fannie Mae Foundation’s Walk for the Homeless, American Red Cross, SHARE Food Network, and Adopt-a-Road. She operates the blood glucose testing booths at county fairs during summer and fall and visits hospitals to give patients encouragement. Cates is a co-founder and president of Sisters CARE (Sisters in Community Action Restoring Excellence), a nonprofit that focuses on self-esteem issues for young girls aged 10-25. Ann Quasman, host of Woman Talk Live on WCBM radio, created the contest, which provides a $2,000 scholarship.


Ryan Letke has been hired by WeberMessick, of Baltimore, to work in its accounting and tax department with individual and corporate clients on income tax planning and compliance, and accounting and business consulting. Letke previously worked at Christopher J. Seling & Associates. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and studied further at Harford Community College and University of Maryland University College before receiving his CPA license.


Tina Pogliani has been hired as an associate by Cho Benn Holback + Associates, a Baltimore-based architecture, interior design and planning firm. Pogliani, who has a master’s degree in architecture and 10 years of design experience in housing and sustainability, will focus on the firm’s housing projects.


The Armed Services YMCA honored military men and women who administer lifesaving medical treatment to our troops on the front lines at the recent 5th annual Angels of the Battlefield Gala in Washington, D.C. Sgt. Antoine A. King, of Elkton, accepted an award on behalf of all U.S. Army National Guard medics. King has served more than 14 years in the military, including three deployments. On Jan. 1, 2006, he was one of the first medics to treat more than 25 casualties in an attack in Iraq.


Barcoding Inc., of Baltimore, a provider of enterprise-wide mobility solutions, has hired new three enterprise account managers: Dean Cohen has 25 years of experience supporting national accounts, specializing in enterprise mobility for the past eight years; most recently he was regional sales executive for the Southeast for InfoLogix. Brenda Roberts has almost 20 years of experience, including more than 15 years with Barcoding’s partner, Intermec Technologies, and most recently as an executive account manager with Sprint. Matthew Cunningham has worked for more than 15 years in business development and account management within the enterprise, supply chain and health care markets.

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