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About 52 students in the restaurant management and culinary arts program at Thomas Edison High School of Technology held their annual holiday bake sale prior to Thanksgiving break. The students baked, packaged and distributed assorted goodies for their sale, including 113 apple and pumpkin pies, 135 pumpkin and New York cheesecakes, 120 dozen oatmeal cookies, 100 dozen coconut macaroons, 90 pounds of peppermint bark, along with 80 pints of cranberry sauce.

Proceeds from the sale are invested back into the program. See photos of the bake sale preparation and distribution.

Seneca Valley Senior Sits In as Councilmember for a Day

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Folashade Epebinu, a senior at Seneca Valley High School, won this year’s Councilmember for a Day competition, hosted by Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando. Epebinu won the chance to join the county council for a session when her video submission about the need for affordable childcare was chosen as the winner from dozens of submissions. She joined the county council on Nov. 28 and was honored with a proclamation and luncheon. She was allowed to ceremonially vote along with the 11-member council.

Epebinu is dually enrolled at Seneca Valley and at Montgomery College, studying general engineering. She also serves as secretary for the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.

See her winning video submission.

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Stephen Knolls School, which provides services for students with mild to severe disabilities, held its first ever Thanksgiving parade on Nov. 17. Students were decked out in festive outfits and their equipment was spruced up with colorful posters. Teachers and staff dressed up as well, including Principal Abby Brandt, who donned a blow-up turkey costume. Check out the photo gallery.

The school also distributed 20 Thanksgiving baskets to families in need. With help from its Parent Staff Association and community partners, including Wegmans, Giant and Safeway, Stephen Knolls provided frozen turkeys and all the fixings for a full holiday meal.

Celebrating Two More State Championships

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The Richard Montgomery High School girls’ volleyball program won the 4A state championship, a first in program history.

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The Walt Whitman High School girls’ soccer program won its third consecutive 4A state championship.

Blair Wins State Sportsmanship Award

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The Montgomery Blair High School girls’ soccer program won the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s Steve Malone Sportsmanship Award during postseason play.

In other athletics news, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) is recruiting officials for regular and postseason high school athletic contests. For more information on becoming a sports official, check out the MPSSAA Become a Sports Official webpage.

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