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MCPS administrator lives in Georgia

Plus: Rockville woman wins $1.4M lottery prize; Wootton senior advocates for students with disabilities after fire drill

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MCPS administrator lives in Georgia

One of the highest paid employees in Montgomery County Public Schools moved to Georgia last summer, according to real estate records.

In February 2020, Superintendent Jack Smith announced that Kimberly Statham was given a “special assignment,” traveling coast to coast to recruit teachers focusing specifically on diversity hiring. [Fox 5]

Rockville woman wins $1.4M lottery prize

A 20-year-old Rockville woman won a $1.4 million Maryland Lottery prize on a Multi-Match quick-pick ticket.

She purchased the ticket at the Giant grocery store at 625 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. [Maryland Lottery]

Wootton senior advocates for students with disabilities after fire drill

A Thomas S. Wootton High School senior became an advocate for students with disabilities after a fire drill a year-and-a-half ago.

Catherine Contreras said some students with disabilities were scared and had trouble evacuating and getting to a meetup point outside. [NBC 4]

Novavax initiates COVID-19 vaccine trials for adolescents

Vaccine development company Novavax, headquartered in Gaithersburg, has expanded Phase 3 clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to include adolescents.

The trials will include up to 3,000 youths ages 12 to 17 at up to 75 sites in the U.S., the company said in a press release. [Montgomery Community Media]

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