Quince Orchard art on display this week

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Quince Orchard High School art students in the Creative Self Expression national art competition have their work on display through Tuesday at The Great Frame Up, 810 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg.
The public is invited to vote for their favorite work before the official judging Tuesday. The winner will be entered in the national contest, vying for one of two $2,000 scholarships. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Call 301-208-1050.
Students honored for Clean Air posters
Four middle school students at Montgomery County Public Schools were among the winners of The Air We Share: Working Together For Clean Air Poster Contest.
Receiving second place honors were sixth-graders Shraeya Madhu, Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown and Isis Betancourt, Argyle Magnet Middle School in Bel Pre.
Honorable mention went to Delia Chen of Roberto Clemente and Jaiwen Hsu of Pyle Middle School in Bethesda.
Students submitted posters highlighting solutions to air pollution and climate change, and inspiring people to take action to improve air quality.
Submissions were judged based on overall impact, creativity and innovation on the topics of air quality and climate change.
The winners will be honored for their outstanding posters at the Clean Air Partners Annual Meeting on May 18.
African-American scholars receive recognition
The Montgomery County Alliance of Black School Educators honored 25 high school seniors for outstanding academic achievement, commitment to service and involvement in school and community activities at an awards program April 13 at Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville.
For the first time, the alliance bestowed a community service award in addition to the distinguished scholars, said Edward Owusu, principal of Shady Grove Middle School and scholarship chairman for the alliance.
Thirty-three students will receive those awards at graduation but, because of her outstanding number of community service hours, Josline Ali-Napo, from John F. Kennedy High School in Glenmont, was honored along with the scholars. Josline has 961 hours of service working with children, the sick and the elderly, Owusu said.
Students each received a medal and scholarship money ranging from awards of $200 to $1,000.
“We wanted to do something for African-American students, to recognize the kids for their hard work and to acknowledge that stuff is going on in the community with African-American students doing the right thing,” Owusu said.
Recipients and their schools are: Anton Spencer, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School; Delilah Gates, James Hubert Blake High School; Jonae Lloyd, Winston Churchill High School; Sydney Montgomery,Clarksburg High School; Hubert Gumbs, Damascus High School; Ahsante Bean, Albert Einstein High School; Michael Toomer Jr., Gaithersburg High School; Barbara Aggrey, John F. Kennedy High School; Daberechi Ukwuani, Colonel Zadok Magruder High School; Omowunmi Oluwo, Montgomery Blair High School; Veronica Rwetsiba, Northwest High School; Larry Noutcha, Northwood High School; Gifty Dominah, Paint Branch High School; Aminata Keita, Poolesville High School; Samara Nehemiah, Quince Orchard High School; Raissa Horimbere, Richard Montgomery High School; Dede (Ida) Etey-Benissan, Rockville High School; Timothy Alston, Seneca Valley High School, Chukwuemeka Opara, Sherwood High School; Brandi Rosser, Springbrook High School; Qaren Quartey, Watkins Mill High School; Priscilla Agyapong, Wheaton High School, Danielle Newsham, Walt Whitman High School; Raymond Wright, Walter Johnson High School and Mofetoluwa Obadina, Thomas S. Wootton High School.
Celebration and auction at The Diener School
The Diener School Spring Auction will be held at 6:15 p.m. May 4 at the school, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, dessert, a silent auction and a special presentation. Tickets are $75. Call 301-299-4602 or email janellewright1@hotmail.com.
SAT boot camp scheduled
The Wootton High School PTSA and Post Prom Committee is running an SAT bootcamp from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the school, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville.
Boot camp is open to all high school students. Cost is $165 per student and includes study materials, vocabulary guides and sample essays. To enroll visit Catalystprep.com or call 800-235-0056.
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