5 Things to Know Today, April 29, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 29 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. MCPS Teacher of the Year Winner: Joseph Bostic, Jr., a math content specialist at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, has been named the 2021-2022 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year!

2. Second Vaccine Dose: Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says about 6.3% of local residents are skipping their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Although that’s lower than what’s been reported nationally, local leaders are still encouraging residents to get fully vaccinated.

3. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at five testing sites today. 

4. Nature on Wheels: A new mobile nature center and field station for Montgomery Parks Nature Centers will hit the road tomorrow. Join the City Nature Challenge April 30 -May 3 with Montgomery Parks to support science worldwide. Click here to see when the new Nature On Wheels mobile field station will be visiting local parks.

5. Climate Change Art Contest Winners: Montgomery County recently announced the 13 winners of its Climate Change Art Contest. The contest encouraged community members of all ages to use artistic forms of expression to show the connections between climate change and our daily lives. Click here to learn about the contest winners.

And One More Thing:  Montgomery Community Media and the County Council discuss microaggressions in a special presentation titled #SeeMeMontgomery: Microaggressions. A microaggression is defined as: “A statement, action or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle or unintentional.” Watch the conversation here:

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Jordan Lindsay is a Reporter for My MC Media. Let her help tell your story by emailing jlindsay@mymcmedia.org

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