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Teens volunteer as ‘vaccine hunters’ to help older residents

Plus: Man is one of nearly 100,000 people waiting for kidney transplant; Asian Pacific American group hosts poster contest

Teens volunteer as ‘vaccine hunters’ to help older residents

Montgomery County students have joined their teachers in an effort to ensure that residents most at-risk during the coronavirus pandemic can secure vaccinations.

Sherwood High School 11th-grade students Kashmira Heaton-Vakharia, 16, and Fernando Johnson, 17, began volunteering as “vaccine hunters” about a month ago. [WTOP]

Man is one of nearly 100,000 people waiting for kidney transplant

The Rev. Dr. Lyle Pointer, a Silver Spring native, has been on a kidney transplant list since 2010.

He previously had a transplant, but it didn’t hold up. [WJZ]

Asian Pacific American group hosts poster contest

The Asian Pacific American Student Achievement Action Group is hosting a poster contest for Montgomery County Public Schools students.

Students are asked to demonstrate the courage of the AAPI community through artwork and may include notable historical or current events and stories around them. [Montgomery Community Media]

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