At its annual awards banquet, the Montgomery County Civic Federation currently
bestows three awards on individuals and/or groups that have provided outstanding
public service to the people of the county: The Star Cup; the Sentinel Award; and the
Wayne Goldstein Award.
In addition, in 2008 the Civic Federation presented a Special Youth Civic Achievement
Award to Sarah Boltuck, then a senior at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, "in
honor of her outstanding contribution to the civic life of Montgomery County and
Maryland." She led a successful effort to secure the right of 17-year-old Maryland
residents to register and vote in a primary election if they will turn 18 before the general
To see a list of past and current award recipients, click on the award names below.
The Star Cup
The Star Cup is awarded to the Federation delegate or committee performing
the most outstanding public service on behalf of Montgomery County.
The Sentinel Award is given to an individual or group, typically outside of
government, for a significant contribution to "good government" at the local
Wayne Goldstein Award
This Wayne Goldstein Award (formerly known as the Gazette Award and the
Journal Cup) recognizes outstanding public service contributions by an
individual or group in Montgomery County.
MCCF Annual Awards