2019 Queen of Tolerance Emily Imhof

2018 Queen of Tolerance Emily Imhof

2018 Queen of Tolerance Emily Jane Imhof

Emily is the daughter of Greg and Kelly Imhof and attends Leonardtown High School with a 4.3 GPA.

She is a member of the Leonardtown High School National Honor Society and ranked 6th out of 408 students. Emily is currently in the CCMA program and was part of the STEM program from 5th to 10th grade. Emily is a three season sport athlete and captain of the Varsity Cross Country team. Emily runs track in the winter and spring. She is a leader in the Key Club and for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Emily has a deep love of music. She has played the violin and piano, as well as singing since the age of sic. She participates in special music during church services and teaches piano and violin on a weekly basis. Emily is hoping to attend the Naval Academy and pursue a career as a flight surgeon.


1st Runner Up – Abri Foianine

AbrI is the daughter of Curt and Linda Foianni and attends Leonardtown High School with a 4.1 GPA
She holds the position of secretary for the Class of 2019 and is involved with
managing the varsity football team, running track and field and participates in school musicals. In Abri's junior year, Abri participated in the production of the musical "Anything Goes". She said it was hectic but well worth it. Outside of school Abri dances at the Gracie's Guys and Gals Dance Studio and has been dancing for almost 8 years. Abri has played soccer for almost 6 years and she said it has taught her to never be afraid of something that is bigger than her and to stay persistent. Over the summer Abri interned with the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office where she experienced the work that goes in to being part of law enforcement. Abri hopes to make a career in behavioral science and to become a Behavioral Analyst. Abri has always been interested in the processes of looking into someone's behavior. Abri loves helping out at church. For the past 4 years, Abri has helped with cooking and placing meals for the WARM program at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Church.

2nd Runner Up – Marianne Beaulieu

Marianne is the daughter of Martin and Sandra Beaulieu, and attends Great Mills High School with a 4.3 GPA
She is a member of the STEM Academy at Great Mills High School.
Marianne's time outside of school is spent in the performing arts. A year round participant in theatre, she has been part often shows throughout her high school
career, both for her school and in the community. Last year, Marianne starred as Puck in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Little Red Riding Hood in Sondheim's "Into The Woods". Marianne is a flutist in her school's Wind Ensemble and has received high marks performing at both local and state level Solo & Ensemble festivals. In addition, Marianne takes dance classes in jazz and ballet and is proud to take her first steps in pointed shoes this year. Marianne is enrolled in many Advanced Placement classes. In 2017, Marianne had the honor of competing at Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair with her project in the category Computational Biology. Marianne plans to double major in her
favorite subjects; math and biology, eventually earning her doctorate and becoming an Epidemiologist. This past summer, Marianne interned at the St. Mary's Health Department as part of the Behavioral Health unit. Her favorite part of the internship was knowing that the work she did would directly benefit the community as a whole. Marianne hopes to make her career in public health as a way to help the most people, especially the people who need it the most. Marianne loves working with kids and she assists in the "Children's Liturgy of the Word Program" at her Church.

3rd Runner Up is Alyssa Margaret Bolton

Alyssa is the daughter of Edward and Lisa Bolton and attends Chopticon High School with a 4.3 GPA.
Aiyssa is president of Chopticon's National Honor Society and prides herself in taking rigorous AP and college courses. She has been a cheerleader for football and basketball for 5 years and is captain of the varsity team. Aiyssa participates in the B.E.S.T Leadership Mentor Program at Chopticon where she organizes various activities with freshman classes to help them adjust to high school. During the spring, Aiyssa was a tutor for elementary and middle school students. Aiyssa enjoys reading and painting and in her free time she recently has taken an interest in teaching herself American Sign Language. Aiyssa is a volunteer at MedStar St. Mar/s Hospital since July 2017 where she assisted the staff in the ER, Laboratory and front desk. During her junior year, she dual enrolled in anatomy and physiology at the James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, and it was with this class that she was able to attend monthly clinical rotations at the hospital and in addition to observing multiple surgeries. Aiyssa plans to pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner.

The Queen of Tolerance and her Court will reign over the St. Mary's County Fair September 20 - 23, 2018. The Queen will receive a $1,000 tuition scholarship. The first runner-up will receive a $500 tuition scholarship, and the second runner-up will receive a $300 tuition scholarship. The Queen of Tolerance is selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, poise, appearance, interview and presentation.

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Sponsors of the 2018 Queen of Tolerance Scholarships were : Penn Line, Booz Allen Hamilton, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, , Norris Lawn Care, Bob & Debbie Brookins, and A-1 Automotive.