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The Golden Ticket to Summertime Fun Recent Arts Barn week-long summer camps—“Drawing Portraits, Places and Things,” “Exploring Color and Abstract Art” and “Magical Musical Theatre”—concluded July 11 with a performance, art exhibit and reception. It is fitting that the Magical…

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Consideration for Changing Bell Times Continues At a June 17 Montgomery County Board of Education meeting, the board received an update and held a discussion on Superintendent Starr’s recommendation that MCPS not move forward with proposed changes to school starting…

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LPMS Colorguard Forming The Lakelands Park PTSA is starting a middle school colorguard for the 2014 school year. Rising sixth, seventh and eigth graders at Lakelands Park Middle School (LPMS) are invited to attend a summer skills clinic, and no…

Graduating Seniors Soar Into Adulthood

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Quince Orchard High School seniors gathered at Kentlands Mansion for photos on May 23 before departing for the prom held at the Bethesda Hyatt.

High school graduation, and all of its accompanying events, finds seniors on the precipice of their adult lives. With one flip of a tassel, graduates step into the unknown, whether this is heading to college, a job or the military.…

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Reyes Awarded CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship Renzo Reyes of Quince Orchard High School was one of four students to receive a total of $7,300 in scholarship funds through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program. In addition to…

Three QO Alums Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts

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NFL free agent pick Zach Kerr  is a QO alum. He is pictured here on Nov. 23, 2007, when the Cougars took on Sherwood in the state playoffs at Quince Orchard High School. QO won the 4A Maryland State Championship that year.

Three former Quince Orchard football standouts signed free agent professional football contracts last weekend, giving them a chance—perhaps a longshot, but still a chance—to play someday in the National Football League. Zach Kerr, a 6-foot-1-inch, 326-pound defensive lineman from the…

NW Victorious in State Playoff Against QO

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Northwest’s Brian Rourke was the winning pitcher in the state playoff game against Quince Orchard on May 9.

After an up and down season marked by inconsistency on defense and spotty pitching, the QO Cougars found themselves in a highly unusual position on Friday, May 9. Consistently challenging for the state title, the Cougars’ season instead ended at…

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Northwest Responds to Threats In less than a week, Northwest High School responded to two threats. On April 29 at 9:32 a.m., an anonymous call to the school made bomb and shooting threats; a similar call had been placed to…