School Notes: B-CC Student Recognized for Volunteer Service

School Notes: B-CC Student Recognized for Volunteer Service

Plus: Daly Elementary receives national award; Career readiness camp registration open

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Andrew Cha

Edgar Artiga for Bethesda Magazine

Chevy Chase student recognized for volunteer service

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (B-CC) senior Andrew Cha was recognized Thursday for raising nearly $10,000 over three years to help families in Flint, Michigan receive clean water.

Cha raised the money by recruiting fellow tennis players to solicit pledges of 50 cents or $1 for every hour of practice and competition they completed, and on Thursday was named a finalist for Maryland in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The awards highlight middle and high school students’ community service efforts from across the country. Two honorees and several finalists are selected from each state, based on criteria such as personal initiative, effort and impact on personal growth.

During Thursday’s ceremony for Cha, fellow B-CC senior Hannah Frankel was presented a President’s Volunteer Service Award from the organization.

Cha received an Extraordinary Teen Award from Bethesda Magazine earlier this year.

Germantown elementary school receives national environment award

Capt. James E. Daly Elementary School was selected as one of 35 schools across the country to receive a U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award, the state Department of Education announced this week.

The Green Ribbon Schools Award program, established in 2011, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and recognizes schools for their innovative efforts to save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement.

Daly students and staff focus on energy conservation, reusing and recycling, water conservation, according to the school system. Daly was first certified a Maryland Green School in 2012 and recertified in 2016. The school now is working on its second recertification, due in 2020.

“This recognition speaks to our commitment to developing environmentally and socially conscious students by providing opportunities for them to make positive impacts on the local and global community,” Superintendent Jack Smith said in a statement.

Bethesda Magazine published a profile of Daly Elementary School in 2017.

Summer career readiness camps registration open

Eighth-grade students across Montgomery County are encouraged to register for career readiness camps schedule for this summer at Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Wheaton.

The camps, held daily from July 15 through August 2, will expose students to explore career opportunities and match their interests with specialty programs offered within the school system.

The camps will offer six programs of study for students to test ranging from architecture and automotive trades to cybersecurity, spa services and construction.

The cost of the camp is $100, but families can apply for a fee waiver.

Snacks will be provided, but transportation to and from the event will not.

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