Walt Whitman High School

March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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January 12, 2019 | Daryl Schultz

Whitman Girls Stun Undefeated Churchill With Last Shot to Win 40-39

Potomac, Maryland Winston Churchill High School, January 11, 2019 The game between the undefeated Bulldogs of Churchill and the Whitman Vikings girls team ended with a Whitman three-point shot with three seconds remaining to give the Vikings a 40-39 victory.  The time out called by Churchill gave them a three-second chance to go the length […]

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January 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Walt Whitman Outscores Churchill, 40-39

It was a close basketball game Friday night but when time ran out, it was the Walt Whitman Vikings outscoring the Winston Churchill Bulldogs, 40-39. Photographer Daryl Schultz captured the hoops action, below: ⁦@mymcmedia⁩ ⁦@Photoloaf⁩ ⁦@ChurchillPrin⁩ ⁦@WWHSAthletics⁩ ⁦@DawgsSports⁩ ⁦@cszscores⁩ the Final in a stunning last three second shot Whitman defeats Churchill 40-39 pic.twitter.com/frgebnplOQ — BayCountryPhoto (@SurfFishOBX) […]

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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS High School Rankings Based on Maryland School Report Card Scores

Maryland’s Department of Education unveiled its new “accountability system” earlier this week: Maryland School Report Cards. Although Maryland schools have received “report cards” for the past two decades, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon believes the new system is more comprehensive. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance […]

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August 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

photo Poolesville HS

Report: Montgomery County Has Top High Schools in Maryland

A new report by Niche revealed that the top public high schools for 2019 throughout the state of Maryland are in Montgomery County. Out of the more than 200 schools evaluated, Poolesville High School is ranked as the best in the state. Winston Churchill High School came in second, Walt Whitman High School ranked third,  and […]

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June 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 8 in Montgomery County

Congratulations to the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup Thursday night against the Vegas Golden Knights. #ALLCAPS! Here are five more things to know for Friday, June 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Education Award: Councilmember Craig Rice will be recognized with the Cornerstone Award for Education and Leadership at the Annual Black and […]

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May 28, 2018 | Marisa Fried

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 29

Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, bestselling author Nora Roberts, and Kathryn Sullivan, who was the first woman to walk in space, are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2018 this year. Washington Post journalist Dana Milbank, Congressman Jamie Raskin, award-winning TV producer Andrew Och, and ESPN sportscaster Bram Weinstein will also […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 MCPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

Recipients are judged to have the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for success in college 21 students from Montgomery County Public Schools have been awarded National Merit Scholarships, according to a news release. Of the more than 15,000 students who applied, these students are among 48 high school seniors in the state of […]

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May 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Graduation Caps thrown in sky photo

Twenty-one MCPS Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

Twenty-one Montgomery County Public Schools 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 nation wide and were among 48 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. On […]

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March 29, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 29 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Thursday, March 29 in Montgomery County: 1. River Road intersection: The State Highway Administration hosts an open house tonight at Walt Whitman High School to share proposed upgrades to an intersection near the school. 2. Sister Cities Annual meeting: The Montgomery Sister Cities board presents a panel discussion […]

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