Inspire Award Winners

Ishaan Oberoi, Raashi Dewan, Lena Franklin, and incoming freshman Rohan Dewan are part of the FTC Team 9794, Wizards.exe, which won the Inspire Award at the FIRST Championship in Detroit. The Inspire Award is the top award for teams at the Championship. They spent last week competing with their robot and presenting to judges with a culmination of the award presented at Ford Field in Detroit. 


A video of the award presentation by Dr. Woody Flowers (Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and a Distinguished Advisor to FIRST®), can be viewed at


This week they were honored with some more accolades. They have been invited to represent the USA in the FIRST Global Challenge in Mexico City. The event will take place from August 15-18 in Mexico City with one team representing each country. This is truly one of the highest honors a team can get in the robotics community. Way to go!

Wizard EXE  Wizard EXE 1 Wizard EXE 2

Point of View Collection

Congratulations to Gabby Ceniza, grade 10, and Logan Turner-Mannix, grade 10, whose works of art were displayed in the Point of View collection. This is a collection of works of art created by 294 adults and students from 73 classrooms. Prior to and during the American Revolution, those who favored emancipation from England were considered either traitors or patriots. To King George, those individuals were traitors. There were also a number of people in the American Colonies who supported the King and shared his opinion.  On the other hand, there was a growing group of those in the Colonies who were firmly convinced that revolution and freedom from English rule was in their best interest. Those people called themselves patriots.  Therefore, whether you were a traitor or patriot depended on your point of view. 

Point of View  Point of View 2

United We Learn Arts Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following students who were selected as winners in this year’s United We Learn Arts Contest.


First Place – Visual Arts – High:

Title:              Evolution of Humanity

School:           Richard Montgomery High School

Students:       Nicholas Asante (9), Dev Desai (9), Nicholas Olano (10), Matthew Wong (9) and Tony Wu (9)


Second Place – Visual Arts – High

Title:              The Great Equalizer

School:           Richard Montgomery High School

Students:       Jonathan X. Cruz (9), Hung Lai (10), Martino Ruggeri (9), Jasson Villanueva Castro (9) and Daniel Williams (10)


Third Place – Visual Arts – High

Title:              Coming Together

School:           Richard Montgomery High School

Students:       Olivia Blucker (9), Julia Craig (9), Caia Gelli (9), Maximilian Leder (9) and Joy Ware (9)

#1 Maryland DECA Succeeds at DECA ICDC 2018

Maryland DECA traveled to Atlanta, GA with 125 students and advisors to participate and compete at ICDC 2018.  This was our largest representation in Maryland's history in attending ICDC.  This year, Maryland had several students recognized and receive medallions in at least one category of their event. In addition, MD DECA had a SECOND PLACE WINNER!  Please congratulate the students below when you see them.


Laura Yao and Katie Zhang (Richard Montgomery HS) - Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research - Blue Ribbon Medallion and Overall FINALIST.


Reyna Choi won a Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation travel scholarship.


Addele Hargenrader won a $1,000 scholarship from National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)

Mock Trial Places 2nd in the State

Congrats to the Mock Trial team who made it all the way to the State Championship at the Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis, Maryland. They were edged out by one point by Annapolis High School. What a great accomplishment to make it to the State championship! 

Mock Trial   Mock Trial 1 Mock Trial 2  Mock Trial 3

Elegance in Decay - An IB/AP Art Show

Student artwork is displayed in the annual IB/AP art show. This year the show was titled, Elegance in Decay. Student work was displayed in the art gallery and on Main Street for a few weeks. Parents, staff, and visitors were able to peruse the artwork during an evening event on Sunday, March 18.

Show Pic 1 Show pic 2 Show pic 4 Show pic 5 Show pic 6 Show pic 7

Maryland SkillsUSA State Championship Bronze Winner

Congratulations to junior Kendall Reeves, who received a bronze medal in customer service at the Maryland SkillsUSA State Championship. 87 Edison students participated in 27 different competitions at the Maryland SkillsUSA State Championships.  It is like the Olympics of career and technical education. It is the largest student organization in the United States. Edison brought home 17 medals. 21 students earned medals because 2 of the competitions were team competitions. We are super proud of our students and, since we share students, of your students as well. Way to go Kendall!

Jamie Raskin’s 8th District 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to Albert Zhang, who won 2nd place at Jamie Raskin’s 8th District 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Lanchi Nguyen, junior, also had artwork displayed in the exhibition. Almost 200 people attended the exhibition and reception held Saturday, March 17, 2018 to honor the students, families, teachers and schools who participated.  


Albert's winning piece

Albert Zhang


Lanchi Nguyen's exhibiting piece 

Lanchi Nguyen

Beatty Competition Winner

Julia Seibert

Congratulations to Julia Seibert, grade 12, who won the composer’s prize as well as third prize in the senior division at the Beatty Competition for Classical Guitar. 

DECA State Champs

RM DECA is the #1 Chapter in the state of Maryland for the third year in a row! 77 students qualified to go to Atlanta this spring to compete in the International Career Development Conference and Competition on April 21-25, 2018! Way to go Rockets! 

Young Writer's Conference Finalist

Congratulations to Emily Tian, grade 11, who was selected to attend the 2018 New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf in the genre of POETRY. This is a highly competitive program for which she has been selected to attend. Way to go Emily! 

Debate Team Wins County Championship

The RM Debate Team won the county championship on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Blair High School. Sophomores Danny Espejo and Nam Lam took first place in the finals, debating the capital gains tax.

Debate Team

Choral Program Wins 1st Place & $5,000

The RM Choral Program won Mix107.3’s High School Holiday Choir Competition and $5,000 for our program! This was possible because of YOU…every single student, staff member, parent, and RM friend that took the time to vote online so that we could get more votes than the 39 other schools that participated. The spirit and generosity of the RM community is overwhelming. Here is a link to a recording of the morning show that features our win, interview, and performance of our song. students will travel to the studio Friday, December 15 to be interviewed and make a professional recording of the song, and will perform a set of music at the Shops at Wisconsin Place Saturday, December 16 from 2-4 PM where we will accept the prize money. Congratulations! 


Watch their December 15 live performance on the Jack Diamond Morning Show here:

Madrigals  RM Madrigals

 Mix 107.3 Madrigals on 107.3


Student Published in LA Times Insider

Junior Crystal Foretia has published an opinion piece with the LA Times Insider, a program that publishes work from student journalists around the country. Crystal also writes for RM’s student newspaper, The Tide. Congratulations, Crystal!

You can read the piece here:

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