My name is Ellie Hermann and I am the 2021 Princess for the Maryland Yacht Club. I attend Northeast High School as a Junior Honor Roll student, where I am involved in Student Government Association (SGA), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), National Honor Society (NHS), Yearbook Club, and Interact (a division of the Rotary Club). I am co-captain of the Northeast JV Cheer Team, and I run track in the spring. I am the Historian for the International Thespian Society, and I am involved in my school’s drama department where I have designed numerous costumes for both the Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, and The Twelve Incompetent Jurors. With the help of my Interact Adviser, I organized a Prom Dress Drive where we collected 400 prom dresses and distributed them to students throughout Anne Arundel County, in 2020. And I teamed up with the Pasadena Business Association for a repeated Prom Dress Drive for 2021. This year I received the Presidential Gold Volunteer Service Award in recognition of my 2021 Prom Dress Drive. In addition, I have been a Girl Scout for 12 years, and have received my Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. My Gold Award is in the field of Mental Health. I also sit on numerous Mental Health Advisory Boards within Anne Arundel County and the National Board of One Choice. But one of my proudest achievements in High School so far has been my work with the House of Addictions (2018) and the Human Experience (2019), and the Sound of Silence (2021) where I played an integral role in planning and executing the events from start to finish. We highlighted the realities of addictions and mental health and presented recovery and coping strategies. Over 1,000 people attended our event at the Marley Station Mall in the Fall of 2019.
My charity is the MYC Junior Sailing Program. I feel that this charity is important because it not only helps children learn to sail, but also teaches important life skills, and can be an outlet to help alleviate stress and anxiety. In addition to learning how to sail, the kids also get a real appreciation for the Chesapeake Bay and everything that it entails. They get to enjoy spending time on the water, but also learn how important it is to take care of the Bay so that it will always be available for them to enjoy. So my charity is about conservation, life skills, and making sure that there is a future generation to continue to appreciate the Chesapeake Bay.
My hobbies include boating, travel, scuba diving, paddle boarding, swimming, and spending time with friends and family. In the future, I am hoping to attend UCLA’s School of Theater, and major in Costume Design.
I am Hailey Tate, one of the junior princesses at the Maryland Yacht Club. I am a freshman in Glenelg Country School and I work part time in a woman’s boutique in main street Ellicott City.
I enjoy painting and I am very creative. I love the out doors and I love fishing with my family.
My name is Kailey Schissler, and I am a 2020 Maryland Yacht Club Jr. Princess. I attend Chesapeake High School (CHS) as a sophomore Principle’s Honor Roll student, taking honors and advanced placement (AP) classes. Through these courses, I had the privilege of being invited to The Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis and The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Maryland where I received three essay contest awards for two of my submitted essays, the first highlighting the issues of Veteran Homelessness and the second explaining the importance of the Freedom of Speech. Along with my focus on education, I am very active in athletics. At Chesapeake High School, I am a member of the varsity soccer team, the junior varsity lacrosse team, and the CHS dance program. Outside of high school, I am a member of the Pasadena Soccer Club’s Travel Elite Development Program, a dancer with the Creative Force Dance Center, and I enjoy golfing with the Compass Point Golf Course golf camp. Aside from sports activities, I am a part of the CHS Orchestra and have been playing the violin for my school since the third grade, while outside of school, I play piano, guitar, ukulele, and have even enjoyed teaching myself a few songs on the clarinet and cello.
My interests include any and every form of art, and I was lucky enough to have one of my art pieces displayed at the Walters Art Museum influencing my love for the hobby, as well as traveling, spending time with friends and family, and, of course, boating! I am thankful to have had the opportunity to travel around the U.S. as well as outside the country to Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan, expanding my experiences and knowledge of the world. As a member of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), I participated in the Polar Bear Plunge, a program that raises money for athletes of Special Olympics Maryland, and when I reach the required age, I plan to apply for the National Honors Society (NHS) as well as for the National Security Agency’s (NSA) High School Work Study Program. As for after high school, I fully intend on going to college, and am looking forward to researching and narrowing in on a field of study, degree, and university.