Gaithersburg native and University of Maryland alum (’02) Dominique Dawes was honored Friday night at A Celebration of Terps: Featuring The Maryland awards. Dawes is a gold medal winning gymnast and the CEO of the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics & Ninja Academy which opened in Clarksburg during the pandemic.
Fellow Maryland alum Jeff Kinney (’93), author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, was also honored at the ceremony held at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center in College Park. Kinney was born and raised in Fort Washington, Md and graduated from Bishop McNamara High School.
Two @UofMaryland alums: Olympic gold medalist and CEO of the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics & Ninja Academy @dominiquedawes (Class of ‘02) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney (‘93) honored at the Maryland Awards 2022. @wimpykid @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/EDzkwY2wUf
— Joe Yasharoff (@JYash) April 30, 2022
(Photos courtesy: Jeff Thompson)