Youth

April 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Meet Matt Post: Student Member of the Board of Education Elect (VIDEO)

Matthew Post, a junior at Sherwood High School, was elected this week as the 40th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2017-18 school year. Post is the first SMOB elected from Sherwood High School. In what he describes as a competitive race,  Post beat Alex Abrosimov, a junior at Richard Montgomery […]

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April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Will Focus on Engaging Children

Montgomery County’s third annual GreenFest will take place on May 6 at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. This year’s event, according to a news release, will focus on children learning about the role they play in protecting the environment all while having fun. “Our goal with hosting the Montgomery County GreenFest is to show families, especially […]

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April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Nancy Shay Named MCPS Teacher of the Year

An English resource teacher from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, has been named the 2017-2018 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year funded by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, according to MCPS Spokesperson, Melissa Rivera. Nancy Shay, who has worked for MCPS for 29 years, was awarded teacher of the year during the 15th annual […]

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April 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Are Learning the Science of Bread Baking to Help Those in Need (VIDEO)

Fourth grade students from across Montgomery County are learning the science of bread baking to help those in need. Hundreds of students gathered at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus early Monday for King Arthur Flour’s “Bake for Good: Kids Bake Learn Share” program. A demonstrator with the program shows students how to use math […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

World Champion Brother-Sister Ice Dance Team Recognized by County Council (VIDEO)

Rockville residents Rachel (19) and Michael (21) Parsons are the first brother-sister duo to win the ice dancing gold medal at the International World Junior Figure Skating Competition. On Tuesday, the siblings were honored for their accomplishments by the Montgomery County Council. Watch the ceremony in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: “It was great because […]

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April 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Grant Helps Youth in Low Income Areas Play Sports

For many parents in Montgomery County, allowing their children to play sports is a cost they are unable to afford. In an effort to help bridge what they call an opportunity gap, staff at IMPACT Silver Spring are helping families with that costs thanks to grants and contributions from the community. IMPACT was recently awarded […]

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April 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Teen Safety Issues Will Be Discussed During Town Hall on April 22

The Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation will hosts its annual “Preparing for Success” program for students on April 22 at Montgomery College Germantown Campus. With a theme of “Navigating Life, the Streets and Social Media,” this town hall meeting is aimed to teach participants about safety issues that teens and parents face daily. The program […]

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April 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students at Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences Win Arbor Day Video Contest (VIDEO)

Students at the Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences are the winners of Montgomery Park’s 2017 Arbor Day Video Contest. In a short video, students had to answer why they loved trees in Montgomery County. Science teacher Erin Farrah’s fifth grade class collaborated with Zorianna Harabatch’s fourth grade science class to sing about the importance […]

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April 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Study Shows Rates of New Diagnosed Cases of Diabetes Increasing in Youth

The rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are on a rise among youth, according to a news release. The report titled, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012, found that the rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes in youth increased by […]

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April 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Easter Bunny to Visit Clarksburg Premium Outlets on April 15

The Clarksburg Premium Outlets is hopping with spring activities this Easter weekend. On April 15, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt from 1 – 3 p.m. Children can collect eggs filled with candies from select retailers. Participating retailers will have a sign displayed in the storefront window. In addition, the Easter Bunny will be […]

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