Three MCPS students have been named Carson Scholars, earning $1,000 college scholarships.
Carson Scholars are students who excel academically and donate their time and talents to others. students in grades 4 –11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities.
MCPS students who are first-time scholarship recipients are:
- Taian Chen, Northwest High School
- Claire Kirner, Odessa Shannon Middle School
- Allison Xu, Walter Johnson High School
Six additional MCPS students also reaffirmed their status as Carson Scholars for maintaining a 3.75 grade point average, and continuing to do volunteer work. They are:
- Monifeoluwa Kuti, Winston Churchill High School
- Daniel Mathew, Poolesville High School
- Hannah Mathew, Damascus High School
- Evan Medina, Clarksburg High School
- Kiera Norris, Northwood High School
- Muhammad Rahman, Watkins Mill High School
Montgomery County scholars will be honored during a state banquet on April 30.
Clarksburg Athletic Director Wins State Honor
Ed Dalton, athletics specialist/athletic director at Clarksburg High School, has been named the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association’s (MSADA’s) 2023 District 2B Athletic Director of the Year. He was selected by all 25 MCPS athletics specialists for the recognition. Congratulations also go out to Heather Podosek, athletics specialist/athletic director at Paint Branch High School, who was selected the 2023 MSADA Co-Athletic Director of the Year. They will receive their awards at the state conference banquet on Saturday, April 29.
Did You Know?
Winter athletic teams won a total of 65 championships, including six state championships, four state finalists, 16 district or regional championships, 37 division or county championships and two state sportsmanship awards. Bocce state champions include Thomas S. Wootton High School (Blue Division); Winston Churchill High School (Red Division) and Northwood High School (Green Division). Walt Whitman High School won the 4A/3A boys’ state swimming championship; Walter Johnson High School won the 4A/3A girls’ state swimming championship; Rockville High School won the 3A/2A/1A boys’ state swimming championship; and Damascus and Richard Montgomery high schools won state sportsmanship awards in 3A/2A/1A state swimming and diving and 3A/4A state swimming and diving, respectively.