Richard Montgomery High School

June 14, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

MCPS Sophomores Win First Prize In National Documentary Competition

Two Montgomery County high school students won first prize in C-SPAN’s annual national documentary competition, pocketing the $3,000 prize. Ida Chen, a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School, and Evelyn Shue, a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School, won first prize for their documentary “High Stakes.” The documentary analyzed the recent history of standardized testing […]

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June 2, 2021 | Staff Writer

Graduation Caps thrown in sky photo

26 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

26 Montgomery County 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 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The awards provide recipients between $500 to $2,000 annually for […]

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May 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces High School Graduation Dates, Speakers

More than 11,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year. The high school commencement season is set to begin Wednesday, June 2, and will end Thursday, June 17. Last year, MCPS held virtual graduation ceremonies, but this year each school’s commencement ceremony will be in person and […]

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April 30, 2021 | Molly Castle Work

Nick Asante at school board meeting

Asante Reflects on Tenure as Student Member of the Board During Pandemic

Nick Asante, 18, is a long-time fan of singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Although he joked that his friends make fun of him for it, he’s a proud “Swiftie” — so much so that he took to Reddit to pen an elaborate fan theory about Swift’s 2020 album “Folklore.” Asante, or tswiftconspiracist13 as he’s known on Reddit, […]

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April 26, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Nine MCPS Students Awarded Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Nine Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) seniors from five high schools have been awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships in the first round of the annual National Merit Scholarships. These scholarships, which range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year, are financed by corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. The scholarships may either be renewable for four years […]

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March 26, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Councilmember Glass Advocates for Transportation Accessibility to Future Vaccine Sites

Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass sent a memorandum on Thursday regarding transit accessibility to future vaccination sites to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security. In the memo, Glass wrote that he wants to ensure “vaccination sites operated by the county are easily accessible to those dependent on riding transit,” citing a […]

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March 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Grandson Vaccinates Grandmother He Hasn’t Seen Since Pandemic Began

It has been hard for Montgomery County Career Firefighter and Paramedic Mike Rechen, who hasn’t seen his 90-year-old grandmother in at least year due to the pandemic. But that all changed March 9 as he joyfully administered her dose of COVID-19 at Richard Montgomery High School. Rechen, 28, grew up frequently seeing his grandmother, Shirley […]

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March 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Dr. Gayles Tells ’60 Minutes’ He’s ‘Extremely Frustrated’ With Lack of COVID Vaccine Doses

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles was interviewed on the latest “60 Minutes” episode that aired Sunday on CBS. While at Richard Montgomery High School’s vaccine clinic, Gayles told correspondent Bill Whitaker and a a national audience he was “extremely frustrated and exhausted,” because Montgomery County is receiving so few doses of the COVID-19 […]

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February 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Two Richard Montgomery Juniors are Finalists for Student Member of the Board

It appears that Richard Montgomery High School is the hot bed of student activism among Montgomery County Public Schools. The current Student Member of the Board of Education is a Richard Montgomery student as are the two finalists competing for his job. When Nick Assante ends his term, he will be replaced by either Henry […]

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February 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Addresses Chaotic Vaccine Lines at Richard Montgomery, Quince Orchard

The coronavirus vaccination lines at Richard Montgomery and Quince Orchard High Schools were chaotic on Thursday because people with appointments were sharing their confirmation links to people who did not have an appointment. County Executive Marc Elrich addressed the problem in a statement Friday: “It is extremely important that residents do not share the vaccination […]

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