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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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February 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Weeks After Government Re-Opens, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Blair High School to Offer Hip-Hop History Class

A new hip-hop history and culture course will be introduced to students at Montgomery Blair High School in the fall of 2019. This class is reported to be the “first of its kind” at Montgomery Blair and was created by social studies teacher Kenneth Smith. In this new course, Smith hopes to teach students about […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown. The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and […]

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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS High School Rankings Based on Maryland School Report Card Scores

Maryland’s Department of Education unveiled its new “accountability system” earlier this week: Maryland School Report Cards. Although Maryland schools have received “report cards” for the past two decades, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon believes the new system is more comprehensive. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance […]

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May 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Twenty-One MCPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

Twenty-one Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have been awarded National Merit $2,500 Scholarships financed by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The students are among 51 high school seniors in Maryland to be selected in the latest group of National Merit Scholarship Program recipients. The scholars were selected from a pool of more than 15,000 […]

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April 19, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery Blair High School Students to Compete in National Academic WorldQuest Championship (PHOTO)

A team of Montgomery Blair High School students will soon compete on the national stage in the Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) championships in Washington, D.C. on April 23. The international competition tests students on critical global issues, international affairs and current events. Vivian Tarbert, Lalise Beyene, Vivian Bauer and Ben Hardin are members of the Blair […]

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May 28, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Fourteen MCPS Students in New Round of National Merit Scholarships

Fourteen Montgomery County Public Schools students have earned college- and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each sponsoring college or university selected scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up […]

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