Photographers, volunteers and schoolchildren among 56 honorees.
- Ben Gross
Saturday, December 15, 2012
At the Dec. 4 26th annual “Keep Montgomery County Beautiful” community beautification award ceremony, organizers handed out 56 awards for municipal street plantings, community plantings, community landscape projects, outdoor projects at commercial and retail locations, outdoor projects at schools/government buildings/hospitals/churches, under-19 age groups, sustained maintenance, photographs of Montgomery County landmarks, adopt-a-road participants and forestry stewardship. The fifty-six award winners represent a number of areas in Montgomery County. Silver Spring/Colesville/ Wheaton/Takoma Park-area winners CITYSCAPE for municipal street plantings in median strips, near traffic ramps and next to sidewalks: Award of Excellence: Wheaton …
Rachel Carson Elementary School in Kentlands wins the coveted Maryland Blue Ribbon School title for 2012, and now qualifies to run for the National Blue Ribbon award.
Rachel Carson Elementary School was named a Blue Ribbon School by the Maryland State Department of Education for 2012, one of six in the state to be awarded the coveted title this year. The title is given to schools that have shown high performance or significant improvement in student achievement, and the schools must demonstrate high achievement over a five-year period. The latest Blue Ribbon recipient school, which is in the Kentlands development of Gaithersburg, is one of the largest elementary schools in Montgomery County with nearly 900 students from pre-K to fifth grade. Rachel Carson students come from the Kentlands and Lakelands communities as well as the Orchards, Orchard Knolls, Potomac Valley, and Governor’s Square Apartment…