Education, Sci-Tech

Hereford High School team named one of 60 national winners of 3rd annual NASA TechRise Student Challenge

HEREFORD, MD—A team of five budding scientists and engineers from Hereford High School has been named one of 60 teams nationwide to win the third annual NASA TechRise Student Challenge. The honor means that the team’s winning entry – called “Ferrofluid Fiesta – Investigating the Issue of Atmospheric Microplastic (MP) Pollution” – will fly on one of two NASA-sponsored suborbital …


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Maryland fifth graders invited to submit Arbor Day posters for 2024

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards are inviting all Maryland fifth graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme for 2024 is: “Trees Are Terrific…in All Shapes and Sizes!” to celebrate the importance of diversity of tree species within a community. All entries must be …


Freedom Federal Credit Union, Harford Community College announce #MyFightingOwlsFreedom contest winners

BEL AIR, MD—Freedom Federal Credit Union, in collaboration with Harford Community College, on Monday announced the winners of the #MyFightingOwlsFreedom social media contest. The contest encouraged participants to share their stories of freedom and personal growth at Harford Community College. The #MyFightingOwlsFreedom contest ended with a five-day public voting period, in which the community voted through Facebook and Instagram for …

Freedom Federal Credit Union announces #SummerofFreedomFCU winner

BEL AIR, MD—Freedom Federal Credit Union recently concluded their fourth #SummerofFreedomFCU photo contest. Diane May, a science teacher at Patterson Mill Midde School in Harford County, won the grand prize of $1,000. May was on a roll, having just recently been awarded a Golden Apple Educator Award grant by Freedom for use in her science classroom. After the Golden Apple …

Freedom Federal Credit Union, Harford Community College announce #MyFightingOwlsFreedom social media contest

BEL AIR, MD—Freedom Federal Credit Union, in partnership with Harford Community College, has announced the launch of a new contest open to anyone connected to Harford Community College as a student, alumnus, employee, or parent. The #MyFightingOwlsFreedom contest invites participants to post a photo with a caption explaining how the college has helped them find freedom in their lives along …

Baltimore County Public Library announces 2023 Tales of the Dead short horror story contest

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Library and Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library this week announced the seventh annual Tales of the Dead Short Horror Story Contest. The contest runs August 1 through September 22, 2023. Winners will be announced on October 2. The theme this year is “Petrifying Poe.” Each story should contain an element, appearance, or mention of Edgar …

Virtual Learning Program, Parkville High School students win BCPS Film Expo Poster Contest [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Mercy Nwachukwu, a Grade 12 student at Parkville High School, and Stella Sanft, a Grade 7 student in the Virtual Learning Program, have been named the winners of the 2023 Baltimore County Public Schools Film Expo Poster Contest. Printed versions of their posters will be displayed in middle schools and high schools across the county. The deadline for student …

Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2023 photo contest now open

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers, novice or professional, are encouraged to enter for the chance to win cash, park passes, calendars, and other great prizes. Entries may include images from anywhere in Maryland featuring birds, insects, flora, recreation, scenic landscapes, weather, and wildlife. Photographers may submit three entries …