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Springbrook High School wrestler overcomes language barrier, becomes regional champion

He looks the part and performs it admirably as a seasoned young wrestler. Pierre Jean's rise up the rankings of wrestling's best in the state of Maryland is a testament to his patience and commitment.

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Brothers With Books’ Delivers on Efforts to Promote Reading in Montgomery Co.

Brothers With Books’ Delivers on Efforts to Promote Reading in Montgomery Co.

They’ve collected books and raised money for a scholarship. Now, the two Montgomery County men who created “Brothers With Books” are awarding their first $250 scholarship to a student at Julius West Middle School in Rockville, Maryland. Isaac Cudjoe, one half of Brothers with Books, explains that the goal is to give young readers books that reflect their own experiences.

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MCPS hosts Mental Health Fair

Montgomery County Public Schools held a Mental Health Fair at Gaithersburg High School on Saturday. Students, families and community members came out to learn more about how they can take care of their mental health.

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Choking Child Saved By Arcola Elementary School Staff Members

Two staff members at Arcola Elementary School are being credited with saving a choking student’s life. Special education paraeducator Yanette Bravo said she heard students calling for help on Tuesday as a 9-year-old boy choked on his lunch. Bravo, a seven-year employee at Arcola, rushed to the table and immediately began the Heimlich maneuver.

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Countywide Student Magazine Set To Publish in Spring

With funding secured and writers ready to pitch ideas, a new student-run magazine in Montgomery County is poised to publish its first issue this year. The Amplifier will be a news outlet that covers schools across the county and includes feature stories, student profiles, opinion pieces and school news.

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MCPS Students Show Off STEM Skills

Montgomery County Public Schools invited students, families and locals to its STEM Festival Showcase. The showcase featured student-lead projects in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Montgomery County Opens New Early Childhood Center for Students Ages 0-5

MCPS recently opened a new Upcounty Early Childhood Center at Emory Grove. Studies show 90 percent of brain development happens from birth to 3 years old. Officials aim to target children at an early age for better educational outcomes. Montgomery County announced a $7 million plan to invest in the future education of these young students.

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Cheerleaders Take Center Stage at Annual Competition

Cheerleaders Take Center Stage at Annual Competition

Teams from all 25 MCPS high schools tumbled, jumped and danced through the 32nd annual cheerleading competition on October 26, held at Montgomery Blair High School. The competition showcased the talent of the squads, and gave fans an opportunity to cheer on and support the teams.

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Roberto Clemente’s Son Visits School Named for His Father

Roberto Clemente’s Son Visits School Named for His Father

Students at Roberto Clemente Middle School got a visit from Luis Clemente, the son of the school’s namesake, on Oct. 24. Clemente was in town to present the Roberto Clemente Humanitarian Award to the Major League Baseball winner during a World Series game at Nationals Park. He spoke to students about the importance of helping others.

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Buzzing about the Blues at Strathmore

Buzzing about the Blues at Strathmore

More than 12,000 fifth graders throughout the county attended blues concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore from Oct. 22-25. These annual performances are now in their 15th year.

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