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Students Receive $2 Million in Scholarships at HBCU Fair

Admissions staff from several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) hosted an admissions fair at Richard Montgomery High School on Feb. 17. More than 1,000 students and their families attended the fair. MCPS seniors applied for on-the-spot admissions and scholarships. This year, more than 300 students received acceptances and 60 received scholarships totaling $2 million.

HBCU High School Fair

Students Learn About NASA’s “Hidden Figures” at the Movies

Eighth grade students at Argyle Middle School were given an opportunity to attend a free screening of the film “Hidden Figures.” The film tells the story of a team of African American women mathematicians who played a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. After the film, students returned to the school to discuss the film and reflect on the dedication and accomplishments of the women.

Hidden Figures

Nominations Open for Annual Distinguished Service Awards

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals, including students, groups and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County. Up to three awards will be given in each of the following categories: Community Individual, Community Group, Business, MCPS Staff, School Service Volunteer and Individual Pioneer. Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3.

DSA Awards

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