Quince Orchard

January 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Need Help Locating Missing Gaithersburg Teen

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Gaithersburg teenager. Roni Diggs, 13, was last seen Jan. 7 when she left her home on Quince Orchard Boulevard on foot. Diggs is described as 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 140 […]

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January 3, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

NFL Playoffs Feature Several MoCo Alums

The NFL playoffs begin this weekend. Three of the four wild card games played on Saturday and Sunday will feature players and coaches from Montgomery County. Here’s the list: Stefon Diggs (Minnesota Vikings wide receiver): Played at Good Counsel High School and was Washington Post All-Met Defensive Player of the Year as a cornerback in […]

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December 12, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Alabama Head Coach Saban Visits Quince Orchard High School

Nick Saban, Alabama’s head football coach, paid a visit to Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg this week to check in on two players he is recruiting. The six-time national championship coach (five at Alabama) met with junior linebacker Demeioun Robinson (6’4″, 220 lbs) and junior defensive tackle Marcus Bradley (6’3″, 265 lbs). Neither player […]

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November 28, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Ready for Clash with Northwest, Chance at Perfect Season

If you’re a football fan and you live in Montgomery County, there’s only one place to be Friday night — the Cougar Dome in Gaithersburg — where Quince Orchard (12-0) hosts Northwest (11-1) at 7 p.m. for the right to play in the state 4A championship game. The state semi-final game promises to be the […]

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November 15, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Continues Pursuit of Perfection in Playoffs

The second week of Montgomery County’s football regional playoffs present several great match-ups Friday night. Undefeated Quince Orchard attempts to extend their perfect season with a home game against upstart Walter Johnson. MyMCMedia will provide pictures and score updates on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the Q.O. game plus two other featured games (*). 4A […]

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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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May 31, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 31 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, May 31 and here is a rundown of five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Commencements: Four schools hold graduation ceremonies today. Damascus High School will hold its ceremony at 9 a.m. at the school. Magruder High School will graduate the Class of 2019 at 10 a.m. at DAR Constitution Hall. […]

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May 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Quince Orchard Teacher on Leave for Attending Party With Underage Students

A Quince Orchard teacher attended a graduation party, where underage students drank alcohol. Principal Elizabeth Thomas sent a letter home to families, saying the incident occurred on  Thursday, May 16. “[A] Quince Orchard High School staff member attended a private graduation party where QOHS students openly consumed alcohol and participated in alcohol-related games,” Thomas said. […]

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May 2, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Check Out Thermal Imaging Cameras With Your Books at County Libraries

You can now check out thermal imaging cameras to monitor energy use in your home. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP) made the cameras available to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) cardholders. The cameras are easy to use and create visual heat maps to show hot and cold spots where users may be […]

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