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Bethesda native makes splash qualifying for Olympics

Plus: Sarah Cooper addresses Magruder class of 2021; Judge from Silver Spring confirmed to U.S. District Court

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Bethesda native makes splash qualifying for Olympics

Andrew Wilson, a Bethesda native and Emory University graduate, became the first Division III swimmer to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team on Monday night.

Wilson, 27, finished second in the final of the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. He also qualified in the 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday. [Montgomery Community Media][NBC Sports]

Sarah Cooper addresses Magruder class of 2021

Comedian Sarah Cooper was the commencement speaker at Magruder High School’s graduation ceremony on Thursday.

The focus of her speech was telling students to realize their own importance. [Montgomery Community Media]

Judge from Silver Spring confirmed to U.S. District Court

The U.S. Senate voted 59-39 Wednesday to confirm Maryland judicial nominee Lydia Griggsby of Silver Spring, making her the first woman of color to serve as a federal judge in the state.

Griggsby has been a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims since 2014. [Baltimore Sun]

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