High school seniors who are residents of the City of Gaithersburg are encouraged to apply for a W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship. Since the program’s inception in 1998, 59 high school seniors have received more than $125,000 t
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
More than 1000 students participated.
As part of Gaithersburg's CHARACTER COUNTS week, more than 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students participated in this year's poster and essay contests. They were asked to create written and graphic works celebrating the six pillars of character: Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. And the winners of the poster contest are: Shaher Bano, 8th Grade - Gaithersburg Middle School Vinny Denzel, 3rd Grade - DuFief Elementary School Dulce Fernandez, 8th Grade - Gaithersburg Middle School Prince Galley-Etse, 5th Grade - Gaithersburg Elementary School Woayorm Kumazah, 8th Grade - Gaithersburg Middle School Maria Kutishcheva, 4th Grade - Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Anouk Pillai, 2nd Grade…
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The essays describe how the winners would continue Martin Luther King Jr's legacy.
Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz presented the winners of the city's 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Literary Arts Contest their awards at Tuesday night's mayor and council meeting. Skyler Thiessen and Sofia Vallone, both 5th graders at Gaithersburg Elementary School, and Quince Orchard High School sophomore Thriyambek Ramachandran read their winning essays at the meeting. The winners were selected out of 76 Gaithersburg students. The theme of this year's contest was "How will you serve?", and encouraged students to think about how they would work to continue King's legacy. Vallone, for example, said she wanted to be school president and work to encourage racial equality in school, while Ramachandran said he is pursuing a career in …