youth

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 25, 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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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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November 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Update: Wheaton Teenager, Baby Found Safe

Update, Nov. 13: Montgomery County police have reported that Wendy Hernandez and her son, Jason Hernandez, have been found safe and unharmed. Detectives from Montgomery County Police Department are asking for assistance in locating Wendy Orvelina Hernandez, 15, of Wheaton, and her two-month-old baby boy, Jason Hernandez. According to a police report, the two were […]

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June 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Backyard Theater for Children at Strathmore Returns in July

Backyard Theater for Children at Strathmore returns on Thursdays now through July 31 with two performances at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Don’t miss Serendib Dance in Rhythm of Lanka this Thursday, July 31.

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May 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Students will Speak Out at Youth Summit Thursday

Students ages 11 to 19 will speak to county representatives during a Youth Summit Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Silver Spring. This is the fourth year Montgomery Recreation is hosting the event, which was county executive Isaiah Leggett’s brainchild. “This is their opportunity to bring up issues that are important to them,” said Carmen Berrios, spokesperson for Montgomery Recreation. During previous youth summits, students have discussed issues […]

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April 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

DuFief Elementary’s Fourth-Grader Named Gaithersburg Jr. Mayor

Zayd Salahuddin of DuFief Elementary School has been selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor. His first appearance is scheduled to be at the State of the City Address on April 26, where the gavel will be passed by current Junior Mayor Purani Kannan of Diamond Elementary School. Zayd will be officially introduced to the public […]

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