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Teen takes his love of trampoline to higher levels

Tomás Minc and teammate Ryan MacCagnan won the world title for the 13- to 14-year-old age group in synchronized trampoline last November in St. Petersburg, Russia. That is an event where two athletes perform tricks on side-by-side trampolines. Tomás, who is an eighth grader at Westland Middle School in Bethesda, also finished third in the double mini-trampoline competition.

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Two Being Honored as Rising Star Teachers of the Year

Two Being Honored as Rising Star Teachers of the Year

Two teachers have been named Rising Star Teachers of the Year by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund. This award honors teachers with less than five years of experience whose creativity and enthusiasm encourages students to stretch themselves and achieve more. This year’s recipients are Brendan Kelly, an instrumental music teacher at Albert Einstein High School, and Virginia Pantella, a STEM teacher at Gaithersburg Middle School.

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Read About Our Great Students

Students at Eastern Middle School, Roberto Clemente Middle School, Montgomery Blair High School and Poolesville High School won awards from C-SPAN for documentary films submitted to its 2019 StudentCam competition. In addition, three MCPS students from the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics achievement program were selected to attend the NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood. And, more than 40 Students are headed to the SkillsUSA State Competition.

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Fairland Special Educator Wins Honor from State Council

Teri Stetson, special education resource teacher at Fairland Elementary School, has been named Special Education Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

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Clarksburg High, Eastern Middle Schools Awarded $15K in Local Competition

Three area schools are preparing to make some purchases using funds they didn’t know they would have a few weeks ago. These schools are the winners of this year’s “Click for Kids” sweepstakes, sponsored by WTOP and Huntington Learning Center. The grand prize winner is Clarksburg High School. For getting the most votes, the school will have an extra $10,000 to use this year. Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring came in second place, winning $5,000.

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Robert Frost Principal Wins Middle School Principal of the Year

Robert Frost Principal Wins Middle School Principal of the Year

Dr. Joey Jones, principal at Robert Frost Middle School, has been named the Middle School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). “He clearly exemplifies what excellent leadership at the middle school level is," said MASSP executive director Scott Pfeifer.

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South Lake Elementary Principal Wins Shirley Award

South Lake Elementary Principal Wins Shirley Award

Celeste King, principal at South Lake Elementary School since 2011, is the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision. King began her career in education in 1974, as a teacher in New York City Public Schools. She joined MCPS in 1989 as a teacher at Summit Hall Elementary School, and became an administrator in 2006.

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Student Leaders at Richard Montgomery Meet Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Student Leaders at Richard Montgomery Meet Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Students involved in Richard Montgomery High School’s Jaguar Scholars Leadership Program see John Lewis as a rockstar. Because of history teacher Jerome Price, 25 freshmen leaders met with Rep. Lewis for about an hour and a half this week.

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Students Compete in SkillsUSA

Students Compete in SkillsUSA

The 2019 SkillsUSA Regional Competition was held at Thomas Edison High School of Technology on Feb. 28. About 150 students showcased career and technical skills in 31 categories, including cosmetology, medical math, architectural drafting, nail care, culinary arts, automotive service technology, plumbing, residential wiring and information technology services.

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King Middle School Riding for Focus

King Middle School Riding for Focus

The Specialized Foundation has deployed 80 Riding for Focus school programs across the USA. Schools are using cycling to help their students achieve academic, health and social success.

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THREE MONTGOMERY COUNTY STUDENTS SELECTED TO ATTEND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

THREE MONTGOMERY COUNTY STUDENTS SELECTED TO ATTEND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

Three Montgomery County Public School high school students are headed to the NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood this March. Only twenty students in the country are selected for this honor.

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High School Students

High School Students' Suicide Prevention PSAs Will Air in Local Movie Theaters

Beginning in early March, local theaters will air BTheOne contest winners public service announcements videos highlighting suicide prevention efforts. The winning PSAs will air at Regal and AMC theaters in Montgomery County throughout the month April as well. The two winning PSAs were submitted by Northwood High School students Sophie Geiger, Rowan Arnold and Jay Hutchins.

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Students Shine in Annual Dance Showcase

Students Shine in Annual Dance Showcase

Student dancers from 11 MCPS schools showed off their moves during the 5th annual Dance Showcase Feb. 22 at Northwood High School.

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Wheaton HS Composition Assistant Named Supporting Services Employee of the Year

Wheaton HS Composition Assistant Named Supporting Services Employee of the Year

High school students spend a lot of time reading and writing. At any given time, they could be reading and trying to understand 20 or more texts at once. Leslie Atkin came up with two innovative solutions that have changed the game for Wheaton students. These are among the reasons why she has been named this year’s Supporting Services Employee of the Year.

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Potomac Student Wins Calendar Art Competition

Kelly Ren, a sixth grade student at Potomac’s Cabin John Middle School, was chosen from among 1,500 students across the state as the winner of the Maryland Council on Economic Education’s “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” contest.

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Montgomery Co. students refurbish used cars to raise money

Students at Damascus High School are getting hands on with a program that allows them to explore new skills. The Montgomery County Automotive Trades Foundation guides students through the process of purchasing used vehicles and refurbishing them before they are put on display in the school parking lot, which was transformed into a sales floor.

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Springbrook Student Is Finalist for State School Board

A Montgomery County high school junior has made the short list for the student seat on the state Board of Education.

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Bethesda teen brings home gold from fencing Junior Olympics

A teenager from Bethesda, Maryland, didn’t expect to win the gold medal, but now is the national champion for his age group in fencing. Hundreds of hopefuls from around the nation competed in the cadet, under 17 age group at the USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships in Denver, Colorado, over the weekend.

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