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October 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Amy Tan Receives Award at F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Amy Tan won the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival at Glenview Mansion in Rockville on Saturday. Tan is the 24th to be honored at the festival. During the festival, Tan was interviewed by her friend and fellow writer, Mark Childress. Childress told MyMCMedia that […]

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September 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

138 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the semifnalists in the 2020 competition Tuesday. 138 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are National Merit semifinalists. The semifinalists will now go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be awarded in the spring. The schools with the most finalists are Richard Montgomery (39), Montgomery Blair (36), […]

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May 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Richard Montgomery, Churchill Students Named Presidential Scholars

Two Montgomery County Public Schools seniors were recognized among 161 students as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Both Garyk Brixi of Winston Churchill High School and Addele Hargenrader of Richard Montgomery High School were selected by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars for their successes based on academics, the arts, transcripts, community service, leadership, essays, leadership, […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Churchill Student Hospitalized After Vaping THC

A student at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was hospitalized Tuesday after ingesting “THC through a vaping device,” according to a letter emailed home from Principal Brandice Heckert. The National Institute of Drug Abuse says that “[t]he main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not ‘Desensitized’ to Hate

Jack Smith, the superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, addressed the recent acts of hate that have occurred in the high schools. Since December, there have been four known instances of hate at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, and Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Richard Montgomery’s principal confirmed that in January, the school […]

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August 20, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Davidson Institute Awards Two Montgomery County Teens College Scholarships

Two Potomac Teens Named Davidson Fellows Two Potomac teens, David Wu and Garyk Brixi, are among 20 students recognized nationally as Davidson Fellows for 2018. The Davidson Institute for Talent Development annually awards students, 18 or younger, with $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships. Students enter a completed project that has the potential to benefit […]

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February 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Vandalism at Churchill and Walter Johnson High Schools (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help to find the vandals responsible for defacing two Montgomery County high schools. According to police, graffiti was discovered at Winston Churchill High School and Walter Johnson High School between Jan. 27 and Jan. 31, and police believe the vandalism is related to a sports rivalry between […]

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January 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Watch Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Live on Montgomery Channel 21

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) is broadcasting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute at The Music Center at Strathmore on Jan. 18 live on Montgomery Channel 21. The program, which begins at 3:30 p.m., will also be live streamed on the MyMCMedia website. The theme of the 2016 program is “Renewing the Dream: Hope in Today’s […]

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May 12, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda

14 MCPS Schools on the U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List

Fourteen Montgomery County Public High Schools made it on the 2015 Best High Schools list, published by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday. Eleven MCPS high schools received a gold medal for being among the top 500 schools in the nation and three received a silver medal for being among the top 2,527, according to […]

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March 4, 2015 | Krista Brick

Mental Health Summit Includes First Lady Michelle Obama and MoCo Nonprofit (VIDEO)

First Lady Michelle Obama is at the Newseum in D.C. this morning at the official launch of the Change Direction Initiative-a mental health summit and local advocacy group UMTTR is participating in the discussion. The Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to create […]

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