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Mr. Dennis McGinley

Winston Churchill once said, “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” One of the reasons our AACPS volunteers are able to positively impact the lives of the students we serve is because they understand how fundamentally true this is. Our volunteers are priceless; the work they do demonstrates a level of commitment that is so crucial to developing and sustaining the school communities we hold most dear.

This is certainly true of the volunteer we’re here to celebrate today. Mr. Dennis McGinley, the Board of Education is proud to honor you as our May 2022 Volunteer of the Month.

As the parent of three alumni and one current sophomore, Mr. Dennis McGinley has been an active member of the Broadneck High School community for many years. In recent years, however, Mr. McGinley has substantially stepped up his efforts and has been serving the Bruin family as the unofficial Broadneck High School Athletics Photographer.

According to Principal Rachel Kennelly, “Mr. McGinley is as recognizable on the Bruin sidelines as our mascot, he donates his time, night after night, to capture our student-athletes in action. Mr. McGinley visits every sport, ensuring all our athletes are well-represented. He is present at regular season games, senior nights, playoffs, and championships. His love of Broadneck Athletics is evident in the pictures he takes, in his excitement on the sidelines, and in his dedication to our school community.  Mr. McGinley shares his photos with students, parents, and the school – so that everyone has treasured memories of their time as a Bruin. Mr. McGinley is a valuable asset to our school community whose contributions will always be a part of Broadneck history.”

Head boys’ varsity basketball coach John Williams shared, “Mr. McGinley has set the precedent with regard to volunteer work at Broadneck High, he has always been extremely giving with his time and efforts but what makes him exceptional is the amount of care he puts into his work. He continues to create memories for all our student athletes regardless of the weather, the type of contest or the travel involved.  As a result, he is one of the many reasons why Broadneck High School continues to be such a special place.”

Athletic Director, Kevin Necessary echoed this sentiment, “Mr. McGinley volunteers countless hours, traveling all over the county to capture as many high school memories as he possibly can for our student-athletes.  He attends as many games as possible, all sport’s senior nights, as well as many other athletic banquets and events to take thousands of pictures. We feel so very fortunate to have someone like Dennis McGinley supporting our entire Bruin Athletic Community!

It’s clear that Mr. McGinley understands that through his actions he is not making his living, he is making his life.  His dedication and commitment to Broadneck High school is inspiring and it seems obvious that he feels as enriched by the members of this community, as they do by him. 

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