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Prince George's County Community College Goes Mobile

Prince George's County Community College Goes Mobile

Students, employees, alumni and the Prince George's County community can now find information at their fingertips. 

Prince George’s Community College located in Largo, Maryland, introduced a new fully integrated mobile application powered by MOX.

The application puts the higher education experience and technology in the palm of the user's hand. It provides easy access to important information about the college including a directory of contact information for key offices, an interactive Google map and a news and events feed.

MOX is currently available to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android users. Visit the App Store, BlackBerry App World, or Android Market to download MOX. Choose Prince George’s Community College from the list of colleges and universities.

Visit these websites to access the application:

 

Prince George's County Student Receives $2,000 Dollars

 

In August of 2010, WUSA 9 and HighSchoolSports.net teamed up to bring Washington, DC the best high school coverage in the area by selecting local students to report on their high school sport’s teams and become Campus Correspondents.

All students selected are given a free HD FlipCam to film highlights of varsity sports at their school, and invited to preseason and postseason luncheons at the WUSA 9 studios.

Additionally, they have the chance to meet and speak with media professionals including the WUSA9's sports team and the HighSchoolSports.net team. The best contributors at the end of the season are given a prize.

This year we caught up with Ashley Jones-Quaidoo, an aspiring journalist and ninth-grader at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Prince George’s County, Md. Ashley was awarded $2,000 dollars this Monday, June 6th for her outstanding coverage and overall performance in the program.

New Student Member of the Board Elected to Prince George's County Board of Education

 

This story comes to us from the PGCPS Office of Communications:

Scripps National Spelling B-E-E

Prior to The E.W. Scripps Spelling Bee Wednesday, June 1st at the National Harbor, 275 contestants took a written test that counted toward each speller's preliminary score. There were 138 boys and 137 girls who ranged in age from 8 to 15 from all over the world.

 

“This year at the Scripps National Spelling Bee we have 275 students competing and they come from all over the world. It’s not just a United States event but we draw spellers from Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea,” said  E.W. Scripps Communication’s Manager Lee Rose

 

Round 3 at the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee

 Round 3 at the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Things are heating up at The National Harbor as 275 students; ages 8-15 compete against each other at the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort. Virginia, DC, and Maryland are represented as we advance to the last group in Round 3.  

Round 2 went quite swiftly except for when 14-year-old Marcus Tecarro of Loves Park, Ill., was stumped by the word “ineluctable,” an adjective that means something that’s not to be avoided or escaped. Marcus spelled the word correctly, but was not as lucky in Round 3 when he misspelled the widely used prescription drug, Penicillin. 

Potomac, Maryland's 13-year-old, Susana Yau, has represented her state very well today spelling noun's "pierrot" and "bombardier" correctly. Additionally, Howard University Middle School's Donovan Jordan has spelled both "schadenfreude" and "decorticate" accurately to keep D.C. in the game.

Prince George's County Public Schools Reward Students

Prince George's County Public Schools will reward 20 honor roll students with an awards program on Wednesday, June 1st at The Mall at Prince Georges. The Scholar Dollar Program was created in 2006 through a joint effort of Prince George’s County Government Office of the County Executive and Prince George’s County Public Schools to reward students for academic excellence.

Throughout every school year, the program provides awards and special discounts and incentives to students who earn a 3.0 GPA, Honor Roll, or other significant achievement status at each report card period. To date, almost 900,000 PGCPS students have been rewarded through the Scholar Dollar program. At the end of each school year a number of students are honored with gift cards and airline tickets during an awards ceremony.

Board of Education Honors Student and Staff Achievement

 

This event comes to us from the PGCPS Office of Communications:

Tonight, May 17, at 6:30 p.m., the Prince George's County Board of Education will host their Board Awards Program event at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School Auditorium in Upper Marlboro.

More than 150 students and staff from Prince George's County Public Schools will be honored at the last Board Awards Program for the 2010-2011 school year. Each recipient will receive a certificate of recognition for his or her outstanding achievements.

Among the recipients who will be recognized will include the Class of 2011 Valedictorians and Salutatorians; 2011 National Achievement Scholarship Winners; 2011 Prince George's County Teacher of the Year; 2011 Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award Winner; and many more.