Youth

August 20, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Davidson Institute Awards Two Montgomery County Teens College Scholarships

Two Potomac Teens Named Davidson Fellows Two Potomac teens, David Wu and Garyk Brixi, are among 20 students recognized nationally as Davidson Fellows for 2018. The Davidson Institute for Talent Development annually awards students, 18 or younger, with $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships. Students enter a completed project that has the potential to benefit […]

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August 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

School Board President Discusses Priorities for Upcoming Academic Year

The 2018-2019 School Year will kick off in less than two-weeks for children attending schools within Montgomery County Public Schools system. In the video below, Montgomery County Board of Education President, Michael Durso, discusses the School Board’s priorities for the upcoming school year:      

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August 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Melania Trump Visits Rockville to Speak Out Against Cyberbullying

First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, was joined by Google, Facebook and Twitter executives in Rockville early Monday to speak out against cyberbullying. “In today’s global society, social media is a part of our children’s daily lives,” she said. “It can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and […]

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August 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

photo Poolesville HS

Report: Montgomery County Has Top High Schools in Maryland

A new report by Niche revealed that the top public high schools for 2019 throughout the state of Maryland are in Montgomery County. Out of the more than 200 schools evaluated, Poolesville High School is ranked as the best in the state. Winston Churchill High School came in second, Walt Whitman High School ranked third,  and […]

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August 9, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Coming Friday

The countdown has begun to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! From Aug. 10 through Aug. 18, Gaithersburg will be full of the festive sounds and smells of good food, farm animals, games, carnival rides, shows and contests. Make sure to come with an empty belly to have room for turkey legs, pupusas, fried mac ‘n’ […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

To Fight STDs, Condoms to Be Offered in Some High Schools

Health centers in Montgomery County high schools will be offering condoms to counteract the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases seen in a decade, the county Health Department announced Monday morning. The condoms are part of a prevention, education and treatment strategy, said Mary Anderson, a department spokeswoman. Chlamydia cases rose by 17.5 percent from […]

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August 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Donation Drive for School Supplies Will Benefit Rockville Youth

The start of school year is approaching and the city of Rockville is working to make sure students are prepared. To ensure that every child has a backpack full of necessary school supplies, city leaders are asking the community to donate school materials. School supplies will be accepted at donation sites the week of Aug. 15-22. […]

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August 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Wheelchair Athletes Welcome at Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center

People of all ages from children to seniors take tennis classes, enroll in summer camps and reserve court time for games at the Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center. But the facility owned and operated by Montgomery Parks is not just for the able-bodied. The facility’s manager says  Montgomery Parks’ Program Access Office makes sure that wheelchair […]

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August 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Recreation Receives Eight NACo Awards

Montgomery County Recreation received eight awards for its programs. The awards, presented by the National Association of Counties (NACo), recognizes the efforts by local jurisdictions that promote responsible, responsive and effective county government, according to a news release. “Montgomery County Recreation is honored to receive eight NACo awards in the parks and recreation category—more than any […]

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July 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Expands Due to Overcrowding

There are 34 more classrooms at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School following a renovation project to ease overcrowding. Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year was 500 over capacity. “With 2,100 students last year we had eight portable classroom units outside,” said Donna Jones, the school’s principal. “With this expansion, the building will have a capacity of 2,400.” […]

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