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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center to hold special event commemorating Black History Month

ROSEDALE, MD—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will celebrate Black History Month throughout February by honoring the contributions of six extraordinary African Americans to U.S. history, and welcoming Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), to speak on March 1, 2020. The free community event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the …


Politics

Governor Hogan celebrates installation of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman statues in Maryland State House [PHOTOS]

ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan this week joined Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson to unveil new statues of iconic Marylanders Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the Maryland State House. The governor, along with descendants of both Douglass and Tubman, attended a special joint session of the Maryland …


BCPS to host Black Saga regionals and countywide finals

TOWSON, MD—The public is invited to attend the regionals and finals of the annual Baltimore County Public Schools Black Saga Competition. Teams from elementary and middle schools from across the county will compete in a demonstration of their knowledge of African American history and culture. The keynote speaker for the regionals will be Douglas Handy, director of the Office of …

Parkville High student wins first place in BCPS ‘Champions of Courage’ essay contest

PARKVILLE, MD—A Parkville High School student has taken top honors in this year’s Baltimore County Public Schools “Champions of Courage” essay contest. Trisha Orogo took first place at an awards ceremony held on Saturday, February 1, at Martin’s West. Four BCPS students were named finalists in the 32nd annual Black History Month essay competition, presented by M&T Bank. The four …

Parkville High School student among ‘Champions of Courage’ essay competition finalists

TOWSON, MD—Four Baltimore County Public Schools students have been named finalists in the 32nd Annual “Champions of Courage” Black History Month Essay Competition presented by M&T Bank. They will appear this winter, along with 16 other Baltimore-area student finalists, on FOX45, The CW Baltimore, and MyTV Baltimore saluting their personal heroes. The finalists from BCPS are: Sharcorya Jones, Milford Mill …

Students from Honeygo Elementary, Perry Hall High named winners of Black History Month writing contest

TOWSON, MD – The winners of Baltimore County Public Schools annual Black History Month Writing Contest have been announced. More than 100 students entered the contest, which was cosponsored by the BCPS Offices of English Language Arts and Social Studies. Entries were received from 21 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, and three high schools. The honored students are: K – …

Pine Grove Middle, Eastern Tech students win big in Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group Competition

In late February, several Baltimore County Public Schools students will be recognized as winners in the 5th Annual Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group Essay and Video Competition – including the three BCPS students who earned first place honors. Brooke Strauss of Pine Grove Middle School won first place in the middle school letter competition, while Isabella Holcombe, an Eastern Technical High …