Youth

June 4, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Clarksburg Teacher Drops Final Rap Video to Students

Since March 24, Michael Doggett has been connecting with students through rap and hip hop videos filmed from the comfort of his home. Yesterday marked the final installment of the sixth-grade teacher’s popular rap videos titled “Hey Students,” posted weekly to his YouTube channel and other social media platforms in an effort to motivate and […]

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June 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

33 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

33 students have earned college- and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees are selected by each sponsoring college or university from a group of finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. The awards provide recipients between $500 to $2,000 annually for up to […]

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June 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Expresses Support for Protesters and Their Message

The climate throughout the United States is very tense right now. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other deadly incidents have shined the light on racial inequality and sparked protests demanding justice all across the nation, including here in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Police say the people who are protesting here have a […]

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June 2, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Actualización: Hallan a Joven Hispana de Takoma Park

Actualización, Junio 2: El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery anunció que Sarela Nely Lanza fue ubicada sana y salva. Nota Previa La policía del condado de Montgomery está pidiendo la ayuda del público para encontrar a un adolescente desaparecida de Takoma Park. Sarela Nely Lanza, de 15 años, de Garland Avenue fue reportada […]

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June 2, 2020 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Takoma Park Teen Found Safe, Unharmed

Update (May 31):  Montgomery County Police Department say Sarela Nely Lanza was located safe and unharmed. Original Post (May 29): Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding a missing Takoma Park teenager. Sarela Nely Lanza, 15, of Garland Avenue was recently reported as missing by her family to police. Lanza is described as […]

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June 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Donation Helps Gaithersburg Kid’s COVID-19 Community Efforts

The current climate between police and communities nationwide has been on edge lately, but locally MCPD is working to bridge the gap. The Montgomery County Police Department recently donated much needed items to 7-year-old youth activist Cavanagh Bell of Gaithersburg. The young nonprofit founder and his organization, Cool & Dope, were honored by MCPD for […]

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May 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Need Help Locating Missing Olney Teen

Montgomery County police are asking the public for help in finding a missing Olney teenager. Deon-Dren Zanders, 15, of Golden Spring Court was recently reported as missing to police. Police say she was last seen 7 p.m. May 26 at her residence. Zanders is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 125 […]

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May 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Grad Mobile Giving Students Graduation Experience During COVID-19

The Grad Mobile is giving high school and college seniors an actual graduation experience during the coronavirus pandemic. Grad Mobile creator Michael Rosman of Baltimore has made his rounds to neighborhoods throughout the state, including right here in Montgomery County. The experience comes with a decorated stage, a sound system, a podium, balloons, and much […]

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May 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes Joins Councilmember Jawando’s Virtual Storytime

Montgomery County councilmember Will Jawando had a special guest during his Virtual Storytime on Thursday morning. Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Dawes and owner of the Dominique Dawes Gymnastic Academy in Clarksburg joined Jawando in reading uplifting books to viewers. Dawes is a Silver Spring native. Jawando committed to doing the virtual storytime for the community since […]

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May 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dominique Dawes to Join Councilmember Jawando for Thursday Virtual Storytime

Dominique Dawes, the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast from Silver Spring, will join Councilmember Will Jawando for his daily virtual story time Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The stories will be read live on Jawando’s Facebook page. Jawando has been reading stories virtually to children since schools moved online because of the coronavirus. He’s been joined for […]

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