Richard Montgomery High School

September 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

231 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has 231 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition this year from 16 of the county’s high schools. The semifinalists will compete nationally for scholarships that will be announced in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The semifinalists attend 16 high schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, […]

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August 30, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Kicks Off School Year; Nearly 160,000 Students Return to In-Person Learning

Monday marked the first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Nearly 160,000 students returned to classrooms, while about 3,000 remained on the virtual learning platform. MCPS officials say there are several precautions to ensure the safety of all students and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, […]

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August 9, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Latina Makes History as First Woman Principal at Richard Montgomery HS

Alicia Deeny becomes the first woman principal at Richard Montgomery High School and the first Latina to take on this role at a high school level in MCPS, according to the school system. MyMCM spoke with Principal Deeny about her new position and the goals she wants to accomplish at Richard Montgomery HS.

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July 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

County Board of Education Appoints Four New Principals

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved several administrators during a July 15 meeting including the appointments of four new principals: Scott E. Smith as principal of Northwest High School John W. Taylor as principal of Winston Churchill High School Jennifer A. Seidel as principal of Greenwood Elementary School Alicia M. Deeny as principal of Richard Montgomery […]

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July 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

19 County Students Awarded College-Sponsored Scholarships

19 Montgomery County students have received college- and university-sponsored scholarships in the final round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Monday. The winners were selected by the sponsoring college or univresity from amound the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Progarm who will attend their instituion. These awards provide between $500 and […]

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June 14, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

MCPS Sophomores Win First Prize In National Documentary Competition

Two Montgomery County high school students won first prize in C-SPAN’s annual national documentary competition, pocketing the $3,000 prize. Ida Chen, a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School, and Evelyn Shue, a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School, won first prize for their documentary “High Stakes.” The documentary analyzed the recent history of standardized testing […]

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June 2, 2021 | Staff Writer

Graduation Caps thrown in sky photo

26 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

26 Montgomery County students have earned college and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees are selected by each sponsoring college or university from a group of finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The awards provide recipients between $500 to $2,000 annually for […]

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May 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces High School Graduation Dates, Speakers

More than 11,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year. The high school commencement season is set to begin Wednesday, June 2, and will end Thursday, June 17. Last year, MCPS held virtual graduation ceremonies, but this year each school’s commencement ceremony will be in person and […]

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April 30, 2021 | Molly Castle Work

Nick Asante at school board meeting

Asante Reflects on Tenure as Student Member of the Board During Pandemic

Nick Asante, 18, is a long-time fan of singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Although he joked that his friends make fun of him for it, he’s a proud “Swiftie” — so much so that he took to Reddit to pen an elaborate fan theory about Swift’s 2020 album “Folklore.” Asante, or tswiftconspiracist13 as he’s known on Reddit, […]

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April 26, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Nine MCPS Students Awarded Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Nine Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) seniors from five high schools have been awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships in the first round of the annual National Merit Scholarships. These scholarships, which range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year, are financed by corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. The scholarships may either be renewable for four years […]

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