Walt Whitman High School

September 18, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Board of Education Candidate Talks With High School Students About Virtual Learning

Montgomery County Board of Education candidate Sunil Dasgupta talked with students from local high schools Thursday night about their experiences with virtual learning and what they think could be done better. “I want to come out of this [pandemic] stronger. I want to come out of this not with the old normal. I want to […]

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August 6, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Along Dangerous Bethesda Roadway, Safety Improvement Project Begins

Work has begun on the long anticipated roadway improvement project along River Road in Bethesda. The $1.9 million project, which aims to improve safety between Braeburn Parkway and Pyle Road, is expected to be completed by spring 2021. For years, residents and councilmembers alike have voiced concerns about the deadly intersection, which in 2016 was […]

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June 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Whitman Students Demand Expulsion of Students Charged in Racist Incident

Walt Whitman High School SGA members signed a Racism Accountability Letter demanding that the students involved with spray painting a noose and a racial slur on a utility shed near the school be expelled.  “We are calling on school administration to punish perpetrators of this crime and expel the two students who still attend Walt […]

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June 24, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

More Black High School Students, Alumni Using Instagram to Describe Racial Experiences

Two new Instagram accounts – detailing experiences with racism – recently started among black students and alumni at Walter Johnson High School and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.  The new Instagram accounts, “BlackAtWJ” and “BlackAtBCC,” started after black students and alumni at Walt Whitman High School first created their page on June 14 in an […]

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June 19, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Whitman’s Black Students, Alumni Sharing Experiences With Racism on Instagram

Black students and alumni of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda are sharing their experiences with racism while attending the school through the recently created Instagram account, “Black At Whitman.” While the account’s creator remains anonymous, its first post was on June 14, just after racist graffiti was found on the school’s grounds and following […]

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June 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Victims’ Rights Foundation Responds to Racial Vandalism at Walt Whitman High School

Three teens are facing charges for racially-themed vandalism at Walter Whitman High School. Montgomery County Police say a 17-year-old male has been charged as a juvenile for two counts of destruction of property. The second 17-year-old male has been charged as a juvenile with conspiracy to commit destruction of property, while the third, 18-year-old Jake Foster […]

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June 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Racist Graffiti at Whitman High Being Investigated

Racist graffiti was found Saturday morning on the grounds of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. According to school principal Robert Dodd, the n-word and a drawing of a noose were found spray painted on the campus. Police are investigating. This is not the first occurrence of racist graffiti at the Bethesda school. A similar occurrence […]

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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 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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