At HOC, we strongly believe that high-quality, stable housing can serve as a platform for achievement among adults and children alike. Rooted in that principle, HOC sponsored its 18
annual “Food for Thought” academic achievement awards and essay contest, celebrating HOC youth achievements in the classroom. On Thursday, May 17, 2018, HOC hosted an awards ceremony and interactive family event to celebrate the Food for Thought honorees.
More than 120 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of HOC students in grades 3 through 12 who have achieved a 3.0 grade point average or higher with an evening of food and fun at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Gaithersburg. Six outstanding students were honored for achieving a 4.0 grade point average and three students were recognized as the winners of the essay contest and received gift cards.