Category: Schools

Eastern Middle Students Win First Prize in C-SPAN Competition

Two Eastern Middle School students will take home the national first prize and $3,000 in the middle school division of C-SPAN’s 2019 StudentCam documentary competition, the company announced. Ida Chen and Han Lee, eighth-graders at the school at 300 University Blvd. East, created a six-minute piece titled “Mc’America: America Runs on Fast Food.” The piece looks at the consumption of fast food in this country, its effects on public health such as obesity and healthcare costs, fast-food marketing, and other issues. The theme for this year’s competition was “What does it mean to be American?” Students in middle and...

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School Board to Consider Recommendation for Northwood Expansion

CORRECTION: We mistook the date on the .pdf for the date of action. The board is scheduled to consider this recommendation from the superintendent at tonight’s meeting. The March 14 document (linked to below) was the final report to the board. The Montgomery County School Board has approved a recommendation to proceed with a two-year expansion project at Northwood High School on University Boulevard West. The board also approved using what would become a reopened Charles W. Woodward High School as a holding school for Northwood students in the 2023-24 school year. The Woodward location at 11211 Old Georgetown...

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Northwood Students’ Suicide Prevention PSAs to Air in Local Theaters

Two suicide prevention public service announcements produced by three Northwood High School students were selected to air in local theaters beginning this month. The top two PSAs were “Get Help,” submitted by Sophie Geiger and “See How You Can Help,” submitted by Rowan Arnold and Jay Hutchins, according to a release from the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. The PSAs were chosen from among those entered in a contest aimed at preventing teen suicide that was co-sponsored by Gandhi Brigade Youth Media and the county’s Leading Adaptive Change for Suicide Intervention workgroup. The winners will air in...

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Three Blair Students Named Finalists in National Competition

Three Montgomery Blair High School students are among the forty finalists named in a national science and math competition for high school seniors. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Society for Science & the Public sponsor the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The competition, known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search from 1942-1997 and the Intel Science Talent Search from 1998-2016, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious such competition. The Blair students selected, along with a summary of their projects, are: Grace Cai, who studied the algorithms guiding swarming robots, each of which must perform individually, yet together, in ways that are similar to the...

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County DHHS, Gandhi Brigade Sponsoring Video PSA Contest

The county’s Department of Health and Human Services and Gandhi Brigade Youth Media are sponsoring a contest for middle and high school students who create a video public service announcement. The purpose of the video is to support the campaign by BTheOne.org to raise awareness about teen suicide prevention. The contest, open to county students only, asks students to produce a 30-second PSA based on the themes and information found on the BTheOne website. Some of the themes student can consider include, among others: Why suicide is a public health concern Warning signs of suicidal thoughts or mental health problems...

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