class of 2020

May 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

Husband, Wife Teacher Tandem at Northwest High School Make Creative Music Video for Graduates

A husband and wife team – both English teachers at Northwest High School – have come up with a very creative way to congratulate high school graduates. Charles and Lynn Hodgson – with help from their baby – made an uplifting commencement song for the Northwest High School class of 2020. A message from the […]

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May 22, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Montgomery County High Schools Honor Their Seniors

COVID-19 caused a disruption in many festivities, including the senior year of high school students. Surely, 2020 vision did not see this coming. To make up for the disappointment, Montgomery County High Schools have found different ways to honor their 2020 graduates. “Sherwood High School will be recognizing our Seniors during the week of May […]

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May 21, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Montgomery County Native Scott Van Pelt Shares Special Message for 2020 Graduating Seniors

ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt has always worn his Maryland roots on his sleeve. Born in Brookeville, Van Pelt attended Flower Valley Elementary School in Rockville and graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring. He started his television career as an intern at FOX5 while a student at the University of Maryland. He worked […]

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May 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

24 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

24 Montgomery County students have earned National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees were selected from more than 15,000 students nationwide and were among 50 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. The winners and their […]

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May 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Monday, May 11. 1. Graduation Goes Virtual:  The Class of 2020 will celebrate graduation with a virtual ceremony in early June, MCPS announced Sunday. 2. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 10:45 a.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda. 3. Municipal […]

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May 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Announces Virtual Graduation for Class of 2020

Montgomery County Public Schools will host a universal virtual graduation for the entire Class of 2020 in early June, it announced Sunday. MCPS also plans to hold in-person graduation celebrations once large groups are permitted to gather. Meanwhile, starting on May 14 and continuing through May 22, MCPS’ social media posts will be filed with […]

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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic 2019-2020 school year. Online learning will continue and students will not return to campuses because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon. Salmon said, “After extensive discussions with […]

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