Keeping Up With the Kids

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media. A mom of four busy kids, Krista has her foot in high school, middle school and elementary school as well as on the soccer field, baseball diamond, track and volleyball court. Inside her blog Keeping up with the Kids celebrates youth in Montgomery County, their contributions to the community and things that affects their lives. If you know of a young person that is making a difference or a topic that is important to the lives of youth feel free to email me at

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Damascus Student Accrues More than 2,000 Volunteer Hours

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Damascus High Junior Brianna Nelson likes to donate her time…lots of it-  2,227 hours to be exact and climbing. As of April, she has the most Student Service Learning hours of all current Montgomery County Public High School students. The number even surprised her. “I knew I had a lot and it wasn’t a specific […]

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Reeling in the Big Fish in Poolesville

PHOTO: Courtesy Town of Poolesville

There are always more fish in the sea but in Poolesville Austin Smith caught the biggest one at the town’s fishing tournament on Saturday. The Richard S. McKernon Youth Fishing Tournament was held May 2 at Stevens Park Pond off of Seneca Chase Park Road. It was open to youth between the ages of 6 and […]

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2015 Michael S. Powell HS Journalist of the Year: Rockville High School’s Greta Anderson

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Rockville High School senior Greta Anderson was named the 2015 Michael S. Powell High School Journalist by the MDDC Press Association. Greta is currently the editor-in-chief of Rockville High School’s newspaper, The Rampage. She will be honored at the MDDC Editorial Awards program today. A panel of MDDC editors and reporters, including Angie Price of […]

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Eagle Scout Candidate Showcases Talent for Food Donations


One Eagle Scout candidate is hoping Rockville “Can” Show Its Talent. Chad Griffiths of Life Scout Troop 447 is organizing a talent show with 20-25 acts at the American Legion Post 86 Building in Rockville on May 2 and the price of admission is a can of food. That food is to be donated to […]

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Twenty Ticks on the Clock


Twenty minutes. About two smacks of the snooze bar. That’s the net gain from an effort to start school for upper grade students in Montgomery County later in the morning. Hardly the answer to getting students experts say the additional sleep they need to function well at school. In all, it was much to-do about nothing. […]

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Chevy Chase Tennis Teen Earns National Distinction (VIDEO)

Patrick  Cha celebrates his being a Wendy'a High School Heisman National finalist in New York.
PHOTO | Victor Cha

Patrick Cha of Chevy Chase played football, basketball and baseball in middle school, but never tennis. But, a brain bleed when he was 12 left him with a loss of his peripheral vision and unable to play contact sports. So Cha, found his way to tennis and never looked back. This weekend, Cha was honored […]

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QO's Girls Soccer Coach Shares Her Thoughts on the Sport

QO vs Sherwood in Boys Soccer

As high school soccer teams head to the playoffs, MyMCMedia caught up with Peg Keiller, coach of the Quince Orchard High School girls soccer team. She talks about advice for younger players, preparing for physical play and role of parents. Here’s our discussion- 1- How long have you been coaching? I have been coaching soccer […]

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Portable is Here to Stay

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Everything is portable these days. You can bring your favorite TV show along with you via your Iphone, you can monitor how well you sleep via a special bracelet, heck, there’s even squeezable apple sauce in case you needed that to be portable too. But, in Montgomery County what seems to be a mainstay are […]

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So...What Was in Those Backpacks the Last Day of School?

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Confession…. I have backpacks hanging in a mudroom in my house that have not been touched since they slid off my children’s backs the final day of school in June. They are still zipped up and eyeing me as a passed them by all summer. Yes, I thought about opening them often, but just never […]

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August's Challenge: The 18-Pack of Crayons


If you are at any of the major retailers in August you might bump into a frantic parent with a school supply list in hand racing to find the 18-count box of crayons  specified on the list. Oh, you can easily find the 24-pack or the 12-pack but the supply list will specifically say an […]

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