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March 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UMD Says Student Crisis Fund Has Almost Run Out, Asks for Donations

The University of Maryland (UMD) is asking for donations to its Student Crisis Fund.  The fund helps students who are hit with emergency financial needs, according to its page. The crisis fund usually gets a few requests for assistance per week, but recently has gotten at least 50 per day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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February 21, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

School Board Committee Proposes No Academic Requirements for MCPS Athletes Freshman Year

In a Policy Management Committee meeting on Feb. 18, the Montgomery County school board committee proposed that high school freshmen should be eligible for sports and extracurricular activities regardless of their grades. The discussion initiated when reviewing the student policy that requires student-athletes to maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no more than one failing […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Responders Honored for Response to Armed Clarksburg Student, Silver Spring Fire

Montgomery County first responders were honored for acts of bravery at the 45th Annual Public Safety Award Luncheon. MCM’s Deirdre Byrne spoke with Montgomery County Police Officer Troy Melott and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Capt. Chase Fabrizio about being honored: Melott was honored for peacefully responding to an armed Clarksburg High School student; […]

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February 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Clarksburg Student Arrested After Bringing Gun to School

Update 10:20 p.m.: An 18-year-old from Germantown has been charged with bringing a loaded 9mm handgun to Clarksburg High School, a Montgomery County police statement released Thursday night said. Alwin Chen of the 11700 block of Gunners Drive in Germantown has been charged with possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm by a person under […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Announces Four Appointments to Maryland State Board of Education

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced his picks to fill four vacancies on the Maryland State Board of Education. Hogan’s appointees are David Steiner, Dr. Justin Hartings, Michael Phillips and Kyle Smith. “These talented individuals represent our administration’s continued commitment to ensuring that our already strong education system continues to improve while providing a world-class […]

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June 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Timothy Zhou Receives EPIC Youth in Media Award (VIDEO)

Timothy Zhou was awarded the EPIC Youth in Media award at The Fillmore on June 8th for his work on Explorer Post 1921 and Explorer Club 995. MCPS teacher Nancy Shay presented Zhou with the award. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: PREVIOUS POSTS Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Receives EPIC Award for […]

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April 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Meet Matt Post: Student Member of the Board of Education Elect (VIDEO)

Matthew Post, a junior at Sherwood High School, was elected this week as the 40th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2017-18 school year. Post is the first SMOB elected from Sherwood High School. In what he describes as a competitive race,  Post beat Alex Abrosimov, a junior at Richard Montgomery […]

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April 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Defense Attorney Waives Preliminary Hearing for 18-Year-Old Defendant Charged with Rape at Rockville High School (VIDEO)

In a Rockville District courtroom today, defense attorney David Hollenberg waived a preliminary hearing for Henry Sanchez, the 18-year-old defendant accused of raping a student at Rockville High School on March 16. Outside the courthouse, Hollenberg explained that the defense team is waiting for more discovery from prosecutors. “We understand the state’s attorney’s office will […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Says Students’ Safety is Top Priority (VIDEO)

It remains unclear how a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was allegedly raped by two male students during school hours. School officials notified the Montgomery County Police Department on Mar. 16 that an unidentified female student was sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom, according to a police statement. Two students were charged by police […]

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December 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Increase Patrols After Report of Attempted Kidnapping of Student Near Cider Mill Apartments

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the report of an attempted kidnapping of a Watkins Mill High School student that occurred on Monday morning near the Cider Mill Apartments pool in the Gaithersburg area. Police said a student told detectives that she was walking to her bus stop on Monday morning when a man approached […]

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