For many years, Severna Park High School senior Adam Didouchevski has been committed to doing good for his community.
His character to go all-in on academics, community service and volunteerism is among the reasons why Didouchevski is one of this year’s two Nathaniel H. McDavitt Memorial Scholarship recipients.
“I felt incredibly honored when I heard that I received the scholarship,” said Didouchevski. “Nathan’s example inspires me to be ‘all in’ for my community and wherever my life’s next steps take me.”
Tania Jones, a senior of Arundel High School, was this year’s other scholarship recipient.
The Nathaniel H. McDavitt Memorial Scholarship goes to high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding character, drive and service. This scholarship honors Airman 1st Class Nathaniel McDavitt, who was deployed to Jordan on April 9, 2016, to support Operation Enduring Freedom. On April 15, 2016, he died due to injuries he sustained from a building that collapsed during a severe windstorm on April 10, 2016.
His mother, Jeanette Middleton-Sudano, and members of the board selected Didouchevski because of his commitment to service. He resembles McDavitt’s “all-in” attitude in being involved with the community.
“Nathan immersed himself in the community, and Adam seems to be that way,” said Middleton-Sudano. “Nathan will be in different pockets of the community, and Adam did as well, bringing his best foot forward in all those different areas.”
Middleton-Sudano also said Didouchevski participated in volunteer activities during COVID-19 and was more community-focused during this time.
Didouchevski is currently the president of the Model United Nations Club and the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society at his high school. He is also a co-founder and vice president of the Future Doctors Organization for his school. The Future Doctors Organization is a school program that helped high school students explore careers in the medical field.
“Medicine was always an interest of mine, but at my high school, I found that minimal opportunities were available to students to learn about the medical field,” said Didouchevski. “Therefore, I was inspired to co-found this club with two of my like-minded colleagues.”
After high school, Didouchevski plans to attend the University of Maryland, College Park.
“I feel the medical field can translate directly to improving the livelihood of others,” said Didouchevski.
Didouchevski also volunteers at the Severna Park Library for Summer @ Your Library, a reading program encouraging children to read in his community to read more.
To learn more about the Nathaniel H. McDavitt Memorial Scholarship, visit www.iamnathan.org.