Takoma Park Middle School eighth graders Derek Mu and Jonathan Fan won second prize in StudentCam, C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Their video, “The Price of Life,” looks at health care policy in the U.S. More on their work is available here.
Gaithersburg Book Festival Announces High School Poetry Contest Finalists
The Gaithersburg Book Festival has selected the finalists for its second annual poetry contest for high school students. The first-, second-, and third-place poetry contest winners and the fan favorite will be announced Wednesday, May 20, in an online video that features poetry critic Elizabeth Lund.
MCPS finalists are: Gabriellla Allen, Quince Orchard High School; Solange Campos, Darshini Babu Ganesh and Sarah Patch, Poolesville High School; Kiran Krishnan, Winston Churchill High School, and Sabrina Mei and Lucy Shen, Richard Montgomery High School.
The 10 finalist poems have been posted to the Gaithersburg Book Festival website so visitors can read the entries and vote for their favorite. Fan favorite voting will close at 11 p.m. on Friday, May 8. Winners will be announced May 20.
Some elements of the 2020 Gaithersburg Book Festival programming may move to a virtual platform. Planning is still in process. Details will be posted on the Festival website here.
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