Thursday, May 9, 2013
Students come from Covenant Life School; Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard, Richard Montgomery and Watkins Mill high schools.
Gaithersburg awarded a record 10 students with a total of $9,000 in scholarship funds through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program, the city announced Wednesday. The program rewards city students who embody the Six Pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS! - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. A record number of 10 scholarships were awarded to the following students: Covenant Life School Gaithersburg High School Quince Orchard High School Richard Montgomery High School Watkins Mill High School Since they were first awarded in 1998, 73 high school seniors have received more than $139,000 in CHARACTER COUNTS! scholarships to help with their college tuition. Excerpts from the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Maryland State Poetry Out Loud Champion Blessed Sheriff, a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School and resident of Gaithersburg, finished second.
A Gaithersburg student claimed a $10,000 prize for being runner-up in the Poetry Out Loud National Finals. Blessed Sheriff, a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School and a resident of Gaithersburg, was the Maryland State Poetry Out Loud Champion, according to an announcement. Sheriff was one of nine finalists, selected from a pool of 53 students representing every state, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands at the national finals. Hosted at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night, Sherriff fell just short of the $20,000 grand prize for the poetry recitation contest. The event matches matches skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry from Shakespeare to Brenda Cárdenas, according to the…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
By Julia Maldonado, Capital News Service
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 23
ANNAPOLIS—Part-time school employees in Maryland have been able to engage in sexual relationships with students as young as 16 and avoid prosecution due to a loophole in state law. Delegates from Montgomery and Allegany counties proposed two bills Tuesday that would prohibit school employees 21 and over—including full-time, part-time, contractors and coaches—from having sexual contact with minor students. The current law was passed in 2006 and only prohibits full-time employees from sexual contact with students who are of legal age to consent, which is 16 in Maryland. During their testimonies, delegates Sam Arora (D-Dist. 19) of Silver Spring and Luiz R. S. Simmons (D-Dist. 17) of Rockville, cited the recent case involving Scott Spear, a…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Tavares D. Harris, 18, was convicted on assault and handgun charges, according to reports.
An 18-year-old Rockville man was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree assault and use of a handgun in a violent crime for the shooting at the Rockville Metro station in May. Tavares D. Harris, of the 700 block of Fallsgrove Drive, was facing a number of charges in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville, but the jury remained undecided on attempted first- and second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, The Gazette reported, after a third day of delibrations. Click here for coverage of the shooting by Rockville Patch. Prosecutors argued that Harris “aided and abetted” Kevin Q. Nguyen by providing the gun that Nguyen, 17, of the 300 block of North Van Buren Street in Rockville, used to open fire at the station on May 18. …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Two Richard Montgomery High School students are charged as adults.
An 18-year-old from Rockville “aided and abetted” a fellow Richard Montgomery High School student who opened fire at the Rockville Metro station and wounded two people in May, prosecutors said during opening statements in the trial of Tavares D. Harris on Monday in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville, The Gazette reported. Harris, of the 700 block of Fallsgrove Drive, is accused of helping to plot the shooting and providing the gun used by Kevin Q. Nguyen, 17, of the 300 block of North Van Buren Street. Police said Nguyen shot a then 16-year-old boy at the station's east entrance. Nguyen and the victim had fought shortly after school let out and the 16-year-old had told Nguyen he was going to rob him, police said, The Washington …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Forum gives community members a chance to weigh in on the MCPS budget and strategic plan.
Community members have a chance to help shape the future of Montgomery County Public Schools as the county school board holds a “Community Conversation” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. Attendees will engage in small group discussions about the values they think should guide the board as it updates the MCPS strategic plan and begins preparing its operating budget request for the 2013-2014 school year. Click here to register or call 301-279-3617. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The strategic plan, known as Our Call to Action: Pursuit of Excellence, is the guiding document for the school system. “The strategic plan provides an accountability structure for measuring academic performance and operational …