Congratulations to our 2022 Terry Newendorp Scholarship Award Recipients


Gunpowder Riverkeeper sincerely congratulates the four recipients of the Terry Newendorp Scholarship Award! The scholarship awardees included Richard “Nick” Spigler, Dynasty Strickland, Anthony Miller and Tristan McGregor.



Nick Spigler attended North Harford High School, and he is planning on studying environmental  science throughout his undergraduate career. He is a dedicated advocate for conservation with a special interest in birds. For his senior capstone research project, he utilized past and present bird banding data to research: “To what extent did the removal of the white pine forest impact the diversity and abundance of various species groups at Harford Glen?” He will be attending Washington College in the fall, where he will “continue to perform conservation science and learn from people who understand what it takes to achieve [his] career goals and will challenge [him] as [he] strives towards them.”




Dynasty Strickland is an enthusiastic student who completed her high school career at Joppatowne High School. In college, she is majoring in Biology and hoping to later go into the health and medical field. Her future research would “include many types of organisms which can help give [her] an overall idea of unhealthy scenarios, which will most likely include unsafe water environments.” In high school, she spent time volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Restore in Aberdeen and excelling at varsity sports.




Anthony Miller was dual enrolled in both high school and community college. He has earned his diploma from  Hereford High School and obtained an Associates in Science from the Community College of Baltimore County. In the fall, he is majoring in physics and/ or mathematics, and he plans to eventually obtain a PhD in either of these subjects. He has been dedicated to the environmental cause since he was twelve years old, as he adopted a road through the Baltimore County Adopt-A-Road program. Since then, he has been committed to “keeping Walker Road in Baltimore County litter-free.” He is the leader in charge of “monthly cleanups” of this two-mile stretch of roadway.




Tristan McGregor recently graduated from North Harford High School, and he plans to attend Towson University in the spring. He is going to major in Biology, where he will focus on “the ecology, evolution and concentration aspects.” He has spent a generous amount of time studying blue crabs, and his senior capstone project targeted the blue crab population in the Gunpowder River; he compared the crabs in high subaquatic vegetation areas versus low subaquatic areas. He plans to use his biology degree “to help create sustainable management plans” for species preservation.

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