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Maryland teacher Arentz headed to All-Star Game

WASHINGTON -- Thomas Arentz, an English and Latin teacher from Baltimore, is one of 30 teachers who will get to take the trip of a lifetime. Major League Baseball, Target and People announced 30 All-Star Teachers on Tuesday who will travel to Minneapolis for the 2014 All-Star Game, and Arentz will be the Orioles' representative.

Arentz, who has taught for 16 years, currently works at Sparrows Point High School in Edgemere, Md., and has sponsored several extracurricular activities including Student Council and Future Educators of America.

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Arentz also teaches evening classes at the Community College of Baltimore and is studying educational leadership at Towson University with the hopes of becoming an administrator.

Arentz and the winners representing MLB's other 29 clubs will be recognized during a pregame ceremony before the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field. Ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. Dave Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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