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Newsletter of the Albert Einstein High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Vol V No. 3                                                     April 10, 2012

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5th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Boosters Spring Cleanup
Basketball Camp
Titans Coffee and Tea
Featured Member of the Month
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A.D.'s Corner 


Patrick Belott

Athletic Director

Albert Einstein High School



Einstein Football Makes History with 7 College-bound Athletes  
First-year AEHS football head coach Jermine Howell felt like a student again last fall.

One of his main goals in attempting to change the culture of the struggling program, he said, was to help players pursue college options. With a notebook and pen in hand, he set out to learn whatever he could about the recruiting process. 
Howell had his work cut out for him, though. Einstein, which made its only postseason appearance in 1998 and has not had a winning season since 2000, was far from the top of any recruiters' lists. 
"I've had many recruiters tell me they've never heard of Einstein", Howell said. 
They have now. For the first time in at least 15 years and possibly ever, seven Titans are college-bound, several of them to NCAA Division I programs.  
No one from the 2011 squad played in collage in 2011. 
Linebacker Ryan Ferguson (Bryant University) and offensive lineman Rene Molinari (Lehigh University) signed letters of intent earlier this year. 
An additional five players have offers lined up and plan to make their decisions in the next week during spring break. 

All-Gazette second team wide receiver Shane Wigmore (445 yards, four touchdowns) and defensive tackle Brian Ayeh likely will end up at Shenandoah University in Virginia.


Cornerback Elijah Thomas, running back Keith Gaye and receiver Peter Ngoh all plan on accepting opportunities to play ball at the next level.

"You've got to get your name out there. Coach Howell knew the only way to get us exposed was to sign everyone up for combines," Wigmore said. "He signed us all up, whether we wanted to go or not. It didn't matter."  

Ferguson and Wigmore said this year could be a huge turning point for Einstein football.


Though the Titans went 4-6 in 2011, they made huge strides. Einstein led perennial postseason contender Damascus by two touchdowns at halftime.


But Wigmore, who transferred in from big-time program Our Lady of Good Counsel, and Ferguson had their reservations when veteran coach Mike Bonavia left for Sherwood last May.


Their nerves quickly were quelled by Howell's fresh attitude and work ethic.


Howell's willingness to work was contagious, Wigmore said. And the more he worked, the more effort the Titans gave back.


The tone was set this year and Wigmore said he expects to see Einstein in the playoffs soon.

Albert Einstein High school football players (from left) Shane Wigmore, Ryan Ferguson and Rene' Molinari. 
Albert Einstein High school football players (from left) Shane Wigmore, Ryan Ferguson and Rene' Molinari
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5th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

The 5th annual AEHSHOF Scholarship Golf Tournament and Scholarship Awards Ceremony will be held at Laytonsville Golf Course on May 14th, 2012. Please mark Pace Bradshaw & Friendsyour calendar and plan to join us for this always fun event.

This year we will be partnering with Comfort Inn Shady Grove as our preferred hotel. They will be extending Preferred Rates for all of our associates, Single/Double rooms are only $84.00 per night plus applicable taxes. To be guaranteed the Comfort Inn Logo Preferred Rate, guests must make reservations prior to their arrival at their local number (301) 330-0023 or toll free at 888-605-9100 or e-mail them at cisg@aol.com and refer to the Albert Einstein Hall of Fame Preferred Rate.

Please help us make a difference in the lives of current AEHS student athletes by participating in our event (CLICK HERE for Golfer Registration) or by making a tax-deductible donation to the Hall of Fame. In addition, you can support our cause by having your company or family sponsor a hole for $100.  Please see the Sponsor Registration Form for details.


Proceeds from the tournament will go directly into the HOF athletic and scholarship funds, including the  Jack Keller Legacy Award Fund (outstanding male athlete) and the Kit Pardee Scholarship Fund  (outstanding female athlete).  Funds raised will also allow the HOF to support other athletic programs at AEHS.



Those who sponsor will be recognized in our Tournament program. Sponsors who contribute $250.00 or more will also be on the  Sponsorship page of our website and links will be provided to those who have their own websites. AEHS HOF is linked to the Montgomery County School System with over 40,000 employees.


You can register online and pay by credit card at the  AEHS Hall of Fame website

Date: May 14, 2012 9:00 AM 


Location:  Laytonsville Golf Course 

                  7130 Dorsey Road

                  Laytonsville, MD  20882



Event:  Captain's Choice - Tournament includes Greens Fees, Cart, Prizes and Lunch following the event.  Prizes awarded for The Mega Putt, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Top Foursomes.  Mulligans and All-in-one tickets will be for sale.


Cost:  $100 per person, $400 for your favorite Foursome!  $50 for non-golfer (reception only)


Contact:  Paul Remson, Tournament Chairman, 240-453-0906 or GolfChairman@AEHSHOF.com 

AEHS Boosters Spring Cleanup
Spring Cleanup

Saturday, April 14th,  is the date for the school annual spring cleanup organized by the AEHS Boosters.   Alumni please step up and volunteer to lend a hand.  The time for the cleanup is from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Basketball Camp for Elementary & Middle School Boys at Einstein This Summer

Basketball camp Rich Porac, Einstein High School Men's Basketball Coach is hosting a two week basketball camp this summer.

The camp will emphasize the skills that are important for all players to develop in the game of basketball. "I want kids to enjoy this camp so much that they fall in love with the game and never want to stop playing" said Porac, "This camp will cater to all skill levels and teach kids the fundamentals needed to continue growing and developing as players".

Want to learn more? Here is a link to the: Titans' Basketball Camp Brochure  
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Hall of Fame Featured Member of the Month:

Joseph A Monte
Hall of Fame Founder
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By: Barbara Ruben (re-printed from The Beacon Newspaper)
When Joseph Monte began his counceling career at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, MD John F. Kennedy was president. Latin was a requirement for graduation, and nearly every student lived in a household seemingly straight out of "Leave it to Beaver"

Flash forward 50 years and Einstein's students now hall from 45 countries, computerized records have longed replacecd carbon copy files on each pupil in Monte's office, and even the title of "guidance counselor" has shifted to "school counselor" to be more inclusive of the array of issues they encounter --- from suicide to cyber bullying.

But some things never shange. "Kids are kids are kids" said Monte. "They are always searching for what gets them going, what they are going to do next with their lives. Counselors are the ones who have the priviledge of working with them at this time of their lives"

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