Youth

June 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Libraries Summer Reading Program Kicks-off Saturday

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) invites students to participate in this year’s Summer Reading program, which will run June 10 to September 10. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” Participants can sign up for the program and keep track of the books they read or have read to them throughout the summer. Registration is […]

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June 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery Blair’s Commencement at Xfinity Center (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Blair High School’s 2017 graduating class is one of the largest in Montgomery County and new this year, family and friends gathered in the Xfinity Center in College Park for its commencement ceremonies. In a letter addressed to parents, Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson, thanked the parents who worked on planning the graduation […]

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June 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Teen Hosts Forum to Promote Positive Police Interaction With Youth

Fostering a positive relationship between youth in the community and law enforcement officials is why Montgomery Blair High School student Alix Swann hosted a panel discussion Monday evening at the People’s Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring. “My goal of this event is for youth to step up and be the change of the world,” […]

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June 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bridge Dedicated to Principal Who Died Unexpectedly (VIDEO)

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran, who was the principal at Wootton High School for 12 years, gathered Thursday to dedicate a bridge in his name. Doran died unexpectedly in 2015. Those who knew Doran described him as an inspiration. “It’s hard to find a principal that both the staff and students love, […]

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June 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watkins Mill High School to Host Rock the Block on June 3

Students and staff from Watkins Mill High School are inviting parents and members of the community to attend their “Rock the Block” event on June 3 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to a news release. Rock the Block is a free event for members of the Montgomery Village community where participants can enjoy […]

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May 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Program That Gives Teens Second Chances Celebrates 20 Years (VIDEO)

Teen Court, a program aimed at giving teens second chances in the judicial system, is celebrating 20 years of service in the community. The program was created in March of 1997  for first or second time juvenile offenders who have pleaded guilty to committing misdemeanor offenses. As a result of the guilty plea, respondents appear […]

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May 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Memorial Day Weekend Marks the Start of the Summer Swim Season

It’s been a busy week at area pools as operators prepare to open their gates on May 27th for the official start of the summer swim season. In addition to Montgomery County’s four indoor aquatic centers, seven outdoor pools will open at noon on Saturday. Here’s a list of the seven outdoor pools in Montgomery […]

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May 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival Sets a Record for Attendance (VIDEO)

It’s official. The Gaithersburg Book Festival has set a new record for attendance. City officials estimate that 22,000 people attended the literary event this year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Denise Kayser, division chief of arts and events for the city of Gaithersburg, said attendance in 2017 was almost twice the size of the 2016 turnout. […]

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May 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MoCo’s Got Talent Winners Announced (PHOTOS)

After two rounds of auditions over the last several weeks, winners of the fourth annual MoCo’s Got Talent contest were selected during the final round on Sunday evening at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. The contest, coordinated by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation’s Youth Development team, is a way to keep youth healthy, productive […]

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May 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Recognized for Their Recycling Efforts (VIDEO)

It’s Recycling Awareness Week here in Montgomery County and some private schools across the county were chosen to help Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection Division of Solid Waste Services kickoff their campaign. Because of their recycling efforts during the school year, St. John’s Episcopal School was one out of dozens of schools chosen by […]

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