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Students Read Over 7,000 Books in Mayor's Reading Competition

Students Read Over 7,000 Books in Mayor's Reading Competition

Throughout March and April, Gaithersburg third graders read over 7,000 books between five different schools as they participated in the Mayor’s 3rd Annual Book Club Reading Competition.

The reading competition, which is held in conjunction with the Gaithersburg Book Festival, an all-day celebration of literary excellence, is a program Mayor Katz started to support literacy, and learning among elementary-level students as well as encouraging students to make reading a daily activity.

Out of the five elementary schools that participated, Fields Road Elementary School won the competition having 85 students read 4,664 books. 

The other area schools that took part in the competition included Summit Hall, Strawberry Knoll, Washington Grove, and Diamond Elementary Schools.

Mayor Katz will recognize each student from the winning class with a gold-star membership card and a certificate at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 19.

“On the Right Road to STEM CAREERS” Science • Technology • Engineering • Math - May 4th & 5th

“On the Right Road to STEM CAREERS” Science • Technology • Engineering • Math - May 4th & 5th

 Patriots 15th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

“On the Right Road to STEM CAREERS”

Science • Technology • Engineering • Math

Bowie State University

14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715

This year Patriots 15th Annual Youth Summit is a two day event May 4th & 5th 2012.  The purpose of the Summit is to get students excited about the possibility of college, study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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9 Days to Go. Patriots 15th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

9 Days to Go.   Patriots 15th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

Bowie State University

14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715

This year Patriots 15th Annual Youth Summit is a two day event May 4th & 5th 2012.  The Youth Summit on Technology is the Patriots signature event and is now attended by over 700 students and parents from the 5th grade through 12th grade. 

            You don't want to miss out on this!!!

NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION!!!

GW Hosts Screening of "Living for 32" Documentary in Remembrance of The Virginia Tech Tragedy

GW Hosts Screening of "Living for 32" Documentary in Remembrance of The Virginia Tech Tragedy

April 16th marks the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre which took place in Blacksburg, Va in 2007. 

32 lives were lost that day in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history as well as the lone gunman who later killed himself.

We all remember where we were when news of a gunman on Tech's campus was announced. I was walking to one of my many journalism classes at my university, which was 2.5 hours from Tech.  I recall looking down at my phone to a mass number of missed calls and text messages from college friends asking if I had heard the news. At that time, some of my best friends from high school went to Tech and I was very worried about them. Thank goodness they were okay, but that day changed campus life forever at Virginia Tech and across the country.

5 Snacks That Will Help Your Health and Take On Obesity

5 Snacks That Will Help Your Health and Take On Obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is a major issue facing the people of America today. In fact, they report that around a third of all adults and 17 percent of all children are considered to be obese. One thing that most people have in common is that we snack throughout the day and, without our realizing it, those snack choices can do a lot to help or hinder our weight loss and wellness efforts. In fact, it’s important to keep in mind that not all snacks are created equal, and it’s crucial that people opt for healthy ones.

“Research shows that snacking makes up around 27 percent of a child’s daily calories,” explains Dan Negroni, the chief executive officer and president of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “This means that it is crucial that we teach children to opt for healthy snacks. And that starts by us adults modeling healthy snacking behavior.”