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June 21, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Ride On, Metro Announce Free Rides for Kids 18 and Under Beginning July 1

Starting July 1, students under the age of 18 will have free access to Ride On and Metrobuses. Currently, the kids ride free program allows students under the age of 18 to ride the Metrobus and Ride on for free, but it is only available Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m while […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year. The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents. MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling […]

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May 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Contest Challenges Students to be a ‘Councilmember for a Day’

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice’s office is accepting entries in the 2019 Councilmember for a Day Challenge from now through June 14. This is the fourth year Rice will host the winner of the contest as an honorary Councilmember for a Day. Rice, who serves as the chair of the Council’s Education Committee, is asking […]

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May 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Fifteen MCPS Students Awarded Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Fifteen Montgomery County Public Schools seniors from seven high schools have been awarded corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. These scholarships, which range from $500 to $10,000 per year, are financed by corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. The students are among more than 1,000 seniors nationwide to be selected as part of the 64th annual […]

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April 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Hosts Take Your Child to Work Day Event

Several county employees participated in National Take Your Child to Work Day at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. Officials say about 300 children took part in more than 30 interactive activities and booths. They also got a glimpse of what their parents do on a daily basis.

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April 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

The Universities at Shady Grove April 6 Expo Targets Potential Undergraduates

Expo Includes Campus Tours, Scholarship and Financial Aid Advice The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) will hold a Undergraduate Expo Saturday, Apr. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. USG is part of the University System of Maryland and offers approximately 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine different state universities on the Rockville campus. […]

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March 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

Adventure Theatre’s Michael Bobbitt Shares Departing Reflections

After 12 years as the artistic director of Adventure Theatre MTC, Michael Bobbitt is moving on. He will leave Adventure Theatre on July 1, 2019, and start as the artistic director of the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, Mass., on August 1. Bobbitt, an award-winning director, choreographer, playwright, and a fireball personality, recently joined MyMCMedia […]

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March 26, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Students Awarded First Place in National C-Span Competition

Thirty-nine teams of Montgomery County students were honored in a national documentary competition sponsored by C-SPAN, the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, which encourages youth to produce short documentaries on issues of national importance. Participants, grades 6th through 12th, created five to seven minute-long video documentaries to answer the question, “what does it mean to be […]

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March 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Choose Respect Conference Focuses on Healthy Teen Dating

One in three teens will experience some form of dating abuse, according to the Department of Education. Reducing this statistic is the focus of the tenth annual “Choose Respect Montgomery Healthy Teen Dating Conference” on April 7 at Richard Montgomery High School from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The event will feature an opening session hosted […]

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January 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Recreation Summer Camp Fair Set For Jan. 26

Registration for Montgomery County Recreation’s summer camps and programs opens on Tuesday, Jan. 22. To help families choose summer camps that would best suit their children, the Montgomery County Recreation Department is hosting a summer camp fair on Saturday, Jan. 26, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center, […]

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