Lancer Spotlight 3/29/23: Promise Green receives FCPS Impact Award


Courtesy of Patti Kolias

Promise Green, Winner of the March 2023 Impact award, takes a picture with Linganore Principle, Dr. Michael Dillman

by Leila Gibril and Rhys Wilson

On March 27, Linganore senior Promise Green received the Frederick County Public High Schools’ (FCPS) Impact Award, which is awarded monthly to a student within FCPS.

Each winner must create an impact within the community and demonstrate their contributions to society. Green has done just that and more.

Her urge to inspire those around her has generated her desired effects. As part of her work within the community, she is a part of the “Students of Color Alliance” (SOCA), which is a county-wide club that is committed to educating and empowering minorities in Frederick county.

Promise also writes poetry and reads her poems for audiences.

One of her favorites is “My Black is Everything” She read the poem at the Linganore Culture Fest as part of the talent show.

“My black has seen triumph It has seen pain It has experienced bloody tear drops Falling like rain

“The way she got up she got up there and read her poem and [then] hearing the little girls say ‘Wow that’s me up there,’ that inspired me,” Linganore English teacher and Step Team advisor Patricia Kolias said.

Green is a part of Linganore’s Step Team and was surprised by her friends on the team when the award was presented in Kolias’ room.

“It was amazing, I walked into the room, and all of my friends and family were there,” said Green.

Green was nominated for the Impact Award by “The Seeds to Roots Foundation,” and was personally presented the award by FCPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl L. Dyson.

The impact award is a way to show students that they are appreciated for all of their hard work determination.

“The award was started last school year and is given to someone who is a good representative of the county,” Dr.Michael Dillman, Linganore High School principal, said.

Green was recognized as an impactful leader within the community, and she has a bright future ahead of her. She will be attending Hood College this fall.

Anybody can nominate a student who inspires others within FCPS. Click here to nominate someone today!