Education

September 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Ending Tenure by Helping Students

In just a few weeks, residents in Montgomery County will head to the polls to vote for a new county executive. After serving 12 years as county executive, Isiah Leggett announced that he would not seek re-election for a fourth term. As he prepares to leave office, Leggett is marking tasks off his to-do list, […]

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September 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Trainers Called Ambulance 1 Hour After McNair Showed Heatstroke Symptoms

Jordan McNair, the 19-year-old University of Maryland football player who died from heatstroke this summer, exhibited symptoms for more than an hour before athletic trainers called 911 for help, according to news reports. The University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents released the 74-page report Friday, from Walters Inc., after almost three months of investigation, according to […]

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September 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

School District Releases Statement on Death of 10-Year-Old Student

Montgomery County Public School officials released a statement Monday expressing condolences to the family of a Westover Elementary School student who died Monday morning. Andy Kim,10, suffered from gunshot wounds in an alleged murder-suicide. A statement from the school’s principal, Audra Wilson, reads: “It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Andy Kim, […]

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September 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

UMD Students Call Safe Space Group for White Students ‘Insensitive’

Following backlash from the community over the naming of an all white discussion group on race, the Division of Student Affairs Counseling Center at the University of Maryland has changed the name. The “Anti-Racism and Ally Building Group,” previously known as “White Awake,” was renamed to better reflect the group’s intention and values, according to […]

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September 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s Friday Night Football Game of the Week for Sept. 21 is Paint Branch at Blair

Also, Whitman at Churchill and Poolesville at Blake Continuing this Friday, MCM will bring you coverage of Montgomery County high school football. Undefeated Paint Branch Panthers are on the road, coming off a win against Whitman, to take on Montgomery Blair Blazers (2-1) Friday, Sept. 21. In their first three games, the Panthers defense has not allowed a single […]

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September 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

151 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

151 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are National Merit semifinalists in the 2019 competition. The semifinalists will go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be awarded in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The schools with the most finalists are Montgomery Blair (42), Richard Montgomery (36), […]

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September 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Students Awarded Thousands in Scholarships During Maryland Hispanic Gala

Dozens of students were awarded $2,000 in scholarship money during the Sixth Annual Maryland Hispanic Gala held at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. The Maryland Hispanic Gala Kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month observed from September 15 until October 15. Hear more in the video below:

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September 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maryland Hispanic Gala to Award More than $100,000 in Scholarships

More than 55 students across the state of Maryland will be awarded at least $2,000 in scholarships during the annual Maryland Hispanic Gala. The event, which will take place at the Fillmore in Silver Spring tonight, brings together community organizations that are committed to helping youth achieve a high level of education. Now in its sixth […]

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September 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s Friday Night Football Game of the Week for Sept. 14 is Churchill at Gaithersburg

MCM’s Friday Night Football Game of the Week for Sept. 14 is Churchill at Gaithersburg. Continuing this Friday, MCM will bring you coverage of Montgomery County high school football. Gaithersburg Trojans coming off a 19-14 win against Seneca Valley will host Churchill Bulldogs (2-0). Kickoff for the game is 6:30 p.m. MCM’s football coverage will […]

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September 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Weather Has Created ‘Hexa-headers’, Says MCPS Athletic Director

Officials from Montgomery County Public Schools said “Friday night strikes” have caused a great deal of change for student athletes. For the last two weekends, football games, cross-country meets, and soccer matches were either delayed or canceled due to thunderstorms and lightning. And with Hurricane Florence plummeting the East Coast and mid-Atlantic regions, school athletic […]

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