Richard Montgomery High School

October 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Ballot Drop Boxes Available in Montgomery County for 2020 General Election

Montgomery County is offering several ways to drop off mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. For those who request a mail-in-ballot, one option for returning the ballot is by placing it in one of the county’s secure ballot drop boxes. Montgomery County Board of Elections says, “Ballot drop off boxes are monitored and secured by […]

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October 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

157 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the semifinalists in the 2021 competition Wednesday, Sept. 9. 157 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 Montgomery Blair (39), Richard […]

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July 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Eight MCPS Students Awarded College-Sponsored Scholarships

Eight Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have received college- and university-sponsored scholarships in the final round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each sponsoring college or university selected scholarship winners from among finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four […]

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June 18, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Richard Montgomery Students Petition to Change School Name

Some Richard Montgomery High School students are petitioning to replace the school’s name, the latest initiative amid an ongoing debate over county school names which began in 2019. In a change.org petition created Wednesday, members of the school’s Super Political Activism Club called on the MCPS Board of Education to replace the school’s namesake with […]

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June 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

33 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

33 students have earned college- and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees are selected by each sponsoring college or university from a group of finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. The awards provide recipients between $500 to $2,000 annually for up to […]

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June 2, 2020 | Emma Shuster

MCPS Announces Virtual Graduation Ceremonies (See Full List Here)

COVID-19 has caused a disruption in many festivities, including graduation ceremonies. To honor their graduates, Montgomery County Public Schools will hold a virtual universal graduation on June 7 at 6 p.m. This ceremony can be viewed on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36, RCN 89) and on NBC COZI TV (Broadcast Digital 4-2 and on Cable). […]

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May 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

SMOB-Elect Nick Asante Will Focus on Inequality

As the newly-elected Student Member of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education, Nicholas Asante wants every student who needs one to receive a Chromebook at the start of the new school year. More than 65,000 students got Chromebooks this summer when the schools closed due to the global pandemic. To Asante, that demonstrates […]

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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 3, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Legendary Montgomery County Football Coach Roy Lester Dies

Legendary former Montgomery County football coach Roy Lester – known for a wicked sense of humor, chewing tobacco and winning lots of football games – died Sunday morning in Rockville at the age of 96. As the head coach of Richard Montgomery High School from 1959-68, Lester led the Rockets to an 86-10-1 record including […]

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April 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cinco Escuelas Secundarias de Montgomery entre las Mejores de Maryland

Según un informe publicado el lunes, cinco escuelas secundarias del condado de Montgomery están clasificadas entre las 10 mejores escuelas públicas del estado. U.S.News and World Report clasificó a Poolesville High School como la mejor escuela de Maryland y la 90a mejor escuela del país. Walt Whitman en Bethesda sigue a Poolesville como el segundo […]

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