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The Youth Summit on Technology is Patriots’ original and signature event and we are excited to have Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker as our Chairman for this year’s annual event.  Last year, this event was attended by over 500 students from 5th-12th grades and a growing number of parents.  The purpose of the Summit is to get students excited about the possibility of college, study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Date:    Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:    7:30am-4pm

Where:  CharlesH.FlowersHigh School

             10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

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Teens and Parents Invited To Dating Conference Scheduled For April 9

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Montgomery County’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) will host the second annual Choose Respect Montgomery teen dating conference on Saturday, April 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park campus.

Unsung Heroes Of Local Brush Fires

Unsung Heroes Of Local Brush Fires
GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA) -- Local officials are still assessing the staggering damage caused by the devastating brush fires that swept through parts of Maryland and Virginia. In Montgomery County, more than 400 acres burned, but firefighters were able to save more than 40 homes.

Montgomery County has faced almost every natural disaster this year--an earthquake, blizzards and now brush fires. Firefighters did an extraordinary job containing the fire, but the unsung heroes may be the people who live here who pitched in to help.

"It was absolutely crazy. Just smoke everywhere. Hot flames. It was crazy," said Nina Lopez, who shot photographs with her cell phone camera.

"I was really nervous and scared. I didn't know what was on fire at first. We thought somebody was just burning brush. But then it was so extensive, the smoke was just going everywhere," said Brenda Hungerford, who witnessed the chaos.

Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board to Hold February Meeting;Council President Ervin is Guest Speaker

Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board to Hold February Meeting;Council President Ervin is Guest Speaker

Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board to Hold February Meeting;Council President Ervin is Guest Speaker

Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.