Celebrating Our Great Students!
More than 260 students were honored in a dual enrollment recognition ceremony on May 17 at the Universities at Shady Grove. These are students who have dually enrolled in MCPS and in Montgomery College, taking college courses while in high school. They are enrolled in the Jumpstart to College Pathway, Early College and Middle College programs, which include the Pathways to Network and Information Technology (P-TECH) program at Clarksburg High School. The majority of these students will receive associate degrees from Montgomery College. See the full list of students who were recognized.
Two Seniors Named Presidential Scholars
Two MCPS graduating seniors have been recognized this week as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Dhruv Bhandarkar Pai of Montgomery Blair High School and Sarah Rachel Thomas of Clarksburg High School are the only winners from the state of Maryland.
They were chosen by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars based on academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as community service, leadership and commitment to high ideals.
The honored students were asked to select their most influential teacher.
Pai chose David O. Stein, statistics teacher at Montgomery Blair, while Thomas selected Christopher A. Lee, Advanced Placement English literature and composition teacher at Clarksburg.
Along with Pai and Thomas, MCPS had five semifinalists in the competition. They are:
- Matthew Casertano, Montgomery Blair High School
- Lynna Deng, Richard Montgomery High School
- Nicolas A. Depalma, Thomas S. Wootton High School
- Frank L. Horrigan, Poolesville High School
- Jack Sherling, Walt Whitman High School
Einstein Student Wins Congressional Art Contest
Isabel Acuna Marin of Albert Einstein High School won this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Maryland’s 8th District. MCPS also had several runners-up. More than 130 high schoolers from 29 schools participated in this year’s competition.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. See all the artwork and runners up.
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