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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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September 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

138 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the semifnalists in the 2020 competition Tuesday. 138 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are National Merit semifinalists. The semifinalists will now go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be awarded in the spring. The schools with the most finalists are Richard Montgomery (39), Montgomery Blair (36), […]

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August 12, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Northwest High’s DiCello Wins U.S. Junior Women’s Gymnastics Championship

Northwest High School rising sophomore Kayla DiCello won the all-around title at the U.S. junior women’s gymnastics championship in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday. DiCello, 15, who clinched the title with a stellar performance in the floor exercise, earned a spot on the 2019-20 Junior National Team. Germantown’s Anya Pilgrim, a 14 year-old rising freshman […]

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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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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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May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for May 15 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, May 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Green Jobs Apprentice Program: The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on creating and funding a green jobs apprentice program at its regular scheduled session today. Here’s the agenda 2. The Washington Capitals: The Capitals will battle the Tampa Bay […]

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May 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Wootton Girls Lacrosse Advances in Playoffs

The Wootton High School girls lacrosse program is moving on to the next round of the Class 4a Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association playoffs. The girls varsity team ousted Northwest Friday night with a 8-4 win. The team moves on to face Quince Orchard High School on Monday in the next round. Here’s a look […]

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May 11, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Friday, May 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland State Police Fallen Heroes: Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen will be honored during this annual ceremony in Pikesville. Cohen was killed while assisting a motorist on I-270 last year. 2. Mother’s Day Restaurant Picks: Here’s 10 restaurants to celebrate Mother’s […]

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January 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Jaguars Over Cougars, 70-67, in Hoops Action (PHOTOS)

The Northwest (NW) Jaguars are celebrating a close one after they defeated the Quince Orchard Cougars, 70-67, at home Friday night. Northwest took the lead, 9-7, early in the game. At the end of the first quarter, the score was Northwest 23 and Quince Orchard 16. Northwest’s senior, #25 Adrian Thomas, scored 3 from 60 […]

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August 29, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

Friday Night Lights Football 2017 Season Lineup

It is that time of year when local attention in Montgomery County turns to the start of the new school year. High school student athletes are now getting ready for the array of sports activities in the fall semester. Add to this a new dimension of the rising profile of Maryland high school sports, which […]

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