County Schools Roundup: Graduation Honors, Speakers and Highlights

School news from across Montgomery County Patches.


With nearly 200 public schools and scores of private schools in Montgomery County, there's bound to be plenty of news. Here some education related news you may have missed from around the county:

PHOTOS: Walter Johnson, Whitman Classes of 2012

BETHESDA—Walter Johnson High School and Walt Whitman High School seniors walked across the stage at DAR Constitution Hall to receive their diplomas last week. Check out photos from the WJ ceremony and the Whitman ceremony on Bethesda Patch.

CHEVY CHASE—The 453 graduating seniors of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School were urged by David Simon—writer of "The Wire" and a fellow B-CC alum—to constantly ask themselves if they are changing the world for the better. .

ROCKVILLE—The parking lots at the Shady Grove Metro station could become home to an 8,000-seat sports arena that could host sports, concerts and graduations under a plan once again being pushed by a county-backed investor group. .

COLESVILLE—With nearly 90 percent graduation rate, Montgomery County Public Schools has the highest graduation rate among large school districts in the United States for the fourth year in a row. .

GERMANTOWN—Great Seneca Creek Elementary School is finalizing a memorial walkway in honor of a slain alumnus, William McQuain, and his mother, the late Jane McQuain. .

POTOMAC—A seventeen-year-old Potomac native was recently awarded a $1,000 “Busboys and Poets Scholarship” for the top senior portfolio in the Greater Washington region. .

TAKOMA PARK—University of Maryland's top graduation honor was given to Jenny Wang, a former Montgomery Blair High School graduate. .

WHEATON—Wheaton's class of 2012 graduated Wednesday at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., overcoming many obstacles along the way. .

NORTH POTOMAC—Quince Orchard High School held its commencement ceremony for the class of 2012 last week at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. .

GAITHERSBURG—Gaithersburg's Christopher Yue, a fourth grade student at , was selected as a semifinalist in the Maryland Municipal League's "If I were Mayor..." essay contest. .

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE—In year-ending tradition, Watkins Mill's sophomore girls best the freshmen but fall to the Class of 2013 in Powder Puff Football. .


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