Israel Solomon, a fifth grade student at Chevy Chase Elementary School, won first prize in the Montgomery County Fair Housing poster contest. His artwork will appear on county Ride On buses. The theme for the poster is Fair Housing: Share It. Protect It. Respect It. County Executive Marc Elrich presented a $250 check to Israel and his parents. Israel’s winning poster was unveiled at a surprise ceremony, which included the school’s fifth grade class.
The winning poster was selected by the Interagency Fair Housing Coordinating Group as the best illustration of the true intent of the county fair housing law from entries created by participants of the Office of Human Rights (OHR) Diversity Camp. Along with being featured on Ride On buses, the poster will be used in other OHR materials to promote the importance of fair housing.
MCPS Students Sweep Junior Achievement Awards for State of Maryland
Anna Cappellina, a junior at Albert Einstein High School, won first place in the state of Maryland for the Junior Achievement Essay Competition. Lydia Wei, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, won second place; and Emma Feigen, a senior at Winston Churchill High School, won third place. Richard Montgomery won the school award for submitting the greatest number of eligible applications. The students each received $10,000 scholarships, and Richard Montgomery received a $6,000 award.
Last fall, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington and David M. Rubenstein invited local high school students to compete for $110,000 in scholarships by writing an essay on the topic: “What would make your high school experience more relevant to your future?”
Elementary Students Hold Media Festival
More than 200 students from North Chevy Chase, College Gardens, Oakland Terrace and Chevy Chase elementary schools participated in the 4th annual Media Makers Media Festival on May 22 at Chevy Chase Elementary. Third through fifth graders submitted projects in the categories of Live Action Video, Sequential Stills, Animation and Photography (color and black-and-white). Students could choose to work alone or in groups.
The event was a collaboration between media specialists Eileen Kirklen of Chevy Chase Elementary and Sharon Mosley-Ramsey of North Chevy Chase Elementary.
During the event, students viewed winning projects, and received trophies and prizes.
Rock Creek Forest Wins First Place in Stock Market Game
Rock Creek Forest Elementary School won first place in the Fall Stock Market Game for the state of Maryland during a competition at Towson University.
The team, which consisted of members Gabriella Carias, Chloe Cardenas, Alina Rodriguez, Chelsea Gregonis and Daniella Lacorte-Serrano, started with an imaginary $100,000 and over a 10-week period invested in corporations on the New York, American and NASDAQ markets in an attempt to increase the size of their portfolio. The team competed against 45 elementary schools in Maryland.
The Stock Market Game requires student teams to formulate daily or weekly decisions about the direction of the markets, make choices about buying or selling corporate stocks, and enter them on the Internet. The excitement builds during the competition when students receive their team’s portfolio statement, which shows how their team ranks compared to all of the other teams in Maryland and within MCPS, as well as the current value of their stocks.
The Maryland Council on Economic Education offers the Stock Market Game to students and teachers throughout Maryland each fall and spring. The Stock Market Game is an educational simulation that teaches about investing, the stock markets, the American economic system and the global economy. Participants develop skills in math, language arts, research and critical thinking, while building and maintaining a stock portfolio.