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
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
at MIT and a Distinguished Advisor to FIRST®), can be viewed at https://youtu.be/qCNjlwaYGu8.
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!
Point of View Collection
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.
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 –
Title: Evolution of Humanity
Montgomery High School
Asante (9), Dev Desai (9), Nicholas Olano (10), Matthew Wong (9) and Tony Wu
Second Place – Visual Arts –
Title: The Great Equalizer
Montgomery High School
X. Cruz (9), Hung Lai (10), Martino Ruggeri (9), Jasson Villanueva Castro (9)
and Daniel Williams (10)
Third Place – Visual Arts –
Title: Coming Together
Montgomery High School
Blucker (9), Julia Craig (9), Caia Gelli (9), Maximilian Leder (9) and Joy Ware
#1 Maryland DECA Succeeds at DECA ICDC 2018
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
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!
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.
Maryland SkillsUSA State Championship Bronze Winner
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
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
Albert's winning piece
Lanchi Nguyen's exhibiting piece
Beatty Competition Winner
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
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.
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. http://www.mix1073.com/choir/. The 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: https://www.facebook.com/Mix1073DC/videos/1605412232814826/.
Student Published in LA Times Insider
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: http://highschool.latimes.com/richard-montgomery-high-school/confessions-of-a-privileged-black-female/