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October 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Amy Tan Receives Award at F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Amy Tan won the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival at Glenview Mansion in Rockville on Saturday. Tan is the 24th to be honored at the festival. During the festival, Tan was interviewed by her friend and fellow writer, Mark Childress. Childress told MyMCMedia that […]

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August 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s a Look at Freshmen Orientations at MCPS High Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools welcomed thousands of new freshmen students to its many high schools Thursday. Here’s a look at the many freshmen orientations across MCPS high schools. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Freshmen getting to know one another—expanding their circles of friendship..working together..building connections—phenomenal @BCCLinkCrew pic.twitter.com/zgMUZo2oDx — Donna Redmond Jones (@BCCprin) August 29, 2019 Tons […]

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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 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Three Montgomery County Students Selected to Attend NAACP Image Awards

Three Montgomery County Public School high school students are headed to the NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood this March. Only twenty students in the country are selected for this honor. The students — Gabrielle Cramer of Northwood, Fredrica Deegbe of Northwest, and Patrick Kirwin of Albert Einstein — are all seniors involved in NAACP’s Montgomery County […]

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February 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Northwest Students Create Pedestrian Safety PSA

Northwest High School students teamed up with Montgomery County Police, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital to produce a public service announcement about pedestrian safety. The video, which was directed by students Rishabh Karanth and Logan Loewenstien, features a student walking to school. As she’s walking through Germantown, she receives a […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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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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July 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Trial Date Set for Three Defendants in Homicide Case

Judge John DeBelius set a trial date of Jan. 2, 2018, for the three defendants indicted in the case of two Northwest High School students who were shot to death on the eve of their high school graduation in Montgomery Village. A grand jury indicted Edgar Garcia Gaona, Roger Garcia and Jose Canales-Yanez on murder […]

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June 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Germantown Man Killed in Howard County Crash

A Germantown man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle collision in Howard County, police said. According to a Howard County Police Department news release, the collision occurred before 4 a.m. in Woodbine on Route 94 just south of Brittle Branch Way. Police said the vehicle, a 2000 Saturn SLS, was traveling southbound on […]

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August 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Graduation Caps thrown in sky photo

MCPS Students Graduate at Regional High School Summer Ceremony (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) recently held its 2016 regional high school summer school graduation at Richard Montgomery High School. MCPS-TV reports that 100 students crossed the stage to receive their diplomas at the ceremony.

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