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It took all of 30 seconds for the nominations for ally of the year to be emailed to The Frederick Center’s chair.

Kris Fair was sitting at the airport waiting for his sister to arrive when he put out the call for ally of the year nominations. At a ceremony Thursday to recognize the honorees, he remembered that moment because a flood of nominations came in quickly.

They were all for Jenny Ryan, a teacher at West Frederick Middle School.