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Round 3 at the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee

 Round 3 at the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Things are heating up at The National Harbor as 275 students; ages 8-15 compete against each other at the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort. Virginia, DC, and Maryland are represented as we advance to the last group in Round 3.  

Round 2 went quite swiftly except for when 14-year-old Marcus Tecarro of Loves Park, Ill., was stumped by the word “ineluctable,” an adjective that means something that’s not to be avoided or escaped. Marcus spelled the word correctly, but was not as lucky in Round 3 when he misspelled the widely used prescription drug, Penicillin. 

Potomac, Maryland's 13-year-old, Susana Yau, has represented her state very well today spelling noun's "pierrot" and "bombardier" correctly. Additionally, Howard University Middle School's Donovan Jordan has spelled both "schadenfreude" and "decorticate" accurately to keep D.C. in the game.

Prince George's County Public Schools Reward Students

Prince George's County Public Schools will reward 20 honor roll students with an awards program on Wednesday, June 1st at The Mall at Prince Georges. The Scholar Dollar Program was created in 2006 through a joint effort of Prince George’s County Government Office of the County Executive and Prince George’s County Public Schools to reward students for academic excellence.

Throughout every school year, the program provides awards and special discounts and incentives to students who earn a 3.0 GPA, Honor Roll, or other significant achievement status at each report card period. To date, almost 900,000 PGCPS students have been rewarded through the Scholar Dollar program. At the end of each school year a number of students are honored with gift cards and airline tickets during an awards ceremony.

Bethesda Preschool students raised more than $5,000 for LLS

Early this morning more than 250 preschool students gathered at Bethesda Country Day School in Bethesda, Md., to be recognized by a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their efforts in raising more than $5,000 for the Pennies for Patients campaign.

One of more than 400 participating schools in the Washington D.C. area, Bethesda Country Day School placed in the top 20 for the amount of money raised and greatly surpassed their original goal of $2,500.

“Pennies for Patients” is a nationwide fundraiser that raises money to help cure leukemia and other blood-relation cancers. Students of all ages collect pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters throughout the program.

Thirteen Montgomery County Public School Seniors Receive Scholarships Totaling $250,000

Thirteen Montgomery County high school seniors have been awarded Broad Prize college scholarships worth a total of $250,000. The scholarships, given by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, recognize graduating seniors with financial need whose grades have improved substantially over the course of their high school career.

Thirteen MCPS Seniors Receive Broad Scholarships Totaling $250,000

Thirteen Montgomery County  high school seniors have been awarded Broad Prize college scholarships worth a total of $250,000. The scholarships, given by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, recognize graduating seniors with financial need whose grades have improved substantially over the course of their high school career.

Dr. Joshua P. Starr is the next Superintendent of MCPS

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