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October 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Investigate Graffiti in Several Locations Including Walter Johnson High School

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating graffiti at five locations near Old Georgetown Road as a “biased incident,” Police Spokesperson Casandra Tressler told MyMCM Tuesday. The locations include Walter Johnson High School, the Georgetown Square Shopping Center, two churches and a museum, Tressler said. Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage and trying to find […]

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October 2, 2021 | Travis Chase

Northwest Hammers Walter Johnson 74-0 to Remain Undefeated

The Northwest Jaguars were not very hospitable hosts Friday night crushing Walter Johnson 74-0. The Jaguars led 33-0 at the end of the first quarter and 61-0 at the half. They dominated all phases of the game scoring multiple touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams: five rushing touchdowns three interception returns for touchdowns two punt […]

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September 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

231 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has 231 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition this year from 16 of the county’s high schools. The semifinalists will compete nationally for scholarships that will be announced in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The semifinalists attend 16 high schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, […]

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July 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

19 County Students Awarded College-Sponsored Scholarships

19 Montgomery County students have received college- and university-sponsored scholarships in the final round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Monday. The winners were selected by the sponsoring college or univresity from amound the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Progarm who will attend their instituion. These awards provide between $500 and […]

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June 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Two Walter Johnson Seniors Killed, Two Others Injured One Week after Graduation

Two Walter Johnson students who had just graduated were killed and two others were injured in a one-car accident in West Virginia on June 9. According to Hardy County, West Virginia, Deputy Sheriff W.A. Parker, the accident took place at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday on westbound U.S. 48. The car left the road and went through […]

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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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May 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Walter Johnson Student Wins Raskin’s 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Yun Ji Choi of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda took first place in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District’s 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Her digital art piece, titled “Promise to Keep You Safe,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. “Congratulations to Yun Ji Choi on winning this year’s art competition for 8th District […]

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March 12, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

MCPS: Here are the 2021–2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced three finalists designated by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund for the 2021-2022 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award. The finalists include Sara Kopf from New Hampshire Estates Elementary School, Joseph Bostic from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, and Patricia Richards from Walter Johnson High School.  The fund […]

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January 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Posse Foundation Awards 18 MCPS Students with Full-Tuition Scholarships

Eighteen Montgomery County Public School Students (MCPS) are recipients of full-tuition, four-year scholarships awarded by the Posse Foundation. The students were honored at a virtual ceremony on Jan. 13, according to an announcement from MCPS. The Posse program identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may have been overlooked by […]

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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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