Articles by Mitti Hicks

March 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

What to Expect During Kensington’s Day of the Book Festival on April 23

What started out as a side walk display with only 11 authors in 2005 has turned into a celebration of the arts, literature and music for the community. More than 100 authors are expected to join the community and other artists for Kensington’s 12th Annual Day of the Book Festival on April 23. “It gives […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

WalletHub Ranks Maryland Second Most Innovative State

In a new study by WalletHub, Maryland is ranked second most innovative state. WalletHub’s analysts compared all 50 states across two key factors including human capital and the innovation environment. “Innovation is a huge driver of the state’s economy,” Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst said. “Innovative states are economically successful states.” Maryland also ranked third in highest share of […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Raskin to Host Health Care Town Hall Meeting on Mar. 25

As the questions surrounding the fate of the Affordable Care Act remain, Rep. Jamie Raskin (Md-8) will host a health care town on Mar. 25. Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation repeal and replace the ACA. Raskin said this event is to inform the public on how residents could be impacted if the measure passes through […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Eastern Middle School Students Honored for Documentaries on Social Issues (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

More than 30 students at Eastern Middle School were recognized on Wednesday for winning C-SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition titled, “StudentCam.” “We’ve had a lot of winners from Eastern which is why we’re here to recognize them in front of their families, friends and peers,” Doug Hemmig, spokesperson for C-SPAN said. C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Superintendent Discusses Immigration Status of Suspect in Alleged Rape of Student (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is speaking out for the first time following the alleged rape of a 14-year old Rockville High School student by two male students. During a news conference on Tuesday evening, Smith stated how some people are turning this incident into a political issue following reports that one […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Says Students’ Safety is Top Priority (VIDEO)

It remains unclear how a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was allegedly raped by two male students during school hours. School officials notified the Montgomery County Police Department on Mar. 16 that an unidentified female student was sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom, according to a police statement. Two students were charged by police […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Chipotle Restaurants to Give Half Its Proceeds to Support YMCA on Mar. 23

Chipotle restaurants across the D.C. area, including here in Montgomery County, are supporting local YMCA’s by offering 50 percent of its proceeds to the organization. The fundraiser will be held on Mar. 23. “The fundraiser is a part of ‘Caring for the Community,’ which helps sustain and continue our programs,” Carson Henry, executive director of […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Give Free Birthday Cakes to Residents in Need (VIDEO)

Cake decorating and community service started out as two separate hobbies for Churhill High School student Allison Wachen. In an effort to help those in need, she decided to combine her passions to bake a difference. “I was making a lot of cakes but didn’t know what to do with them,” Wachen said. “I read […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Congressman Delaney Holds Rally in Gaithersburg to Save Affordable Care Act

It’s the first time Gaithersburg resident Steve Higgins can remember, since casting his vote for Jimmy Carter in 1976, that he went out to protest a president. He joined more than 200 residents and elected-officials at Gaithersburg High School on Monday evening in an effort to save the Affordable Health Care Act. “When [President] Trump […]

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March 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board to Ask State Athletic Officials to Change Head Covering Rules

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously on Friday to submit a letter to the  Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations to change a rule that prevented a Watkins Mill High School student from playing in a regional basketball game because of her Muslim head […]

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