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Top Teens

Meet the winners of Bethesda Magazine's 2018 Extraordinary Teen Awards

Finding Their Strength

Three years ago, a private jet crashed into Ken Gemmell's home in Gaithersburg, killing his wife and sons. Gemmell decided he wasn't going to let the tragedy destroy him or his daughter.

A Crowning Moment

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's gender-neutral homecoming court made history

Political Journalist Jonathan Allen Releases New Book About Hillary

The Bethesda native now looks forward to some family time

Family Portrait: Meet the Redmonds

From tennis and basketball to running and soccer, the Bethesda family knows how to stay active

Meet the Thomases

Bethesda couple first kept relationship secret over parents' friendship

Family Portrait: Meet the Ateeks

College sweethearts live in Silver Spring with their son and daughter

Becoming a Foster Parent

When Karla and Jake Azachi signed up to be foster parents they didn't know two of the newborns they cared for would change their lives forever

Living in Your Childhood Home

Five Bethesda residents discuss moving back to the house where they grew up

Babies By the Numbers

The number of babies born in Montgomery County, the most popular names, average age of birth mothers and much more

Trial Pets

Borrowing an animal is a low-commitment stepping stone to owning one

The Mother-Daughter Book Club

What started as a way to spend more time with their daughters became a 10-year-long tradition

The Art of Teaching Special Needs Students

At Gaithersburg High School, a simple approach brought unexpected results

Fostering Her Spirit

When Sabrea Woodberry said she wanted to take part in a beauty pageant, her case workers did everything they could to make it happen

Beloved Teachers

How six educators are making their classrooms -- and their students -- better

Are Montgomery County Public Schools Still the Best?

Overcrowding and competing priorities pose serious challenges for school system

A Year in the Life of a High School Principal

We shadowed Whitman's Alan Goodwin for a year to find out what it's like to head one of the nation's top public schools

Sending a Kid Off to College

Our children's last year living at home before they head off to college is an emotional time for both them and us

Family Portrait: Meet the Conleys

Family of five lives in Kensington with two pygmy goats, two ducks and five chickens

When Your Child's Pet Dies

How do you help a kindergartner understand that she's going to lose the dog she's loved her whole life?

An Evening With an Overnight Newborn Care Specialist

Nighttime with a newborn is exhausting- unless a pro is there to help

Teaching Kids to Care

How do we teach kids to be kind, compassionate and generous?

Picky Eaters

Getting young kids to eat well

How Concussions Affect Students Academically

When student-athletes sustain a concussion, strict rules govern their return to play, but not their return to school.

Family Portrait: Meet the Krooths

Bethesda family moved here from New York City

The Mystery of PANDAS

Psychological disorder, associated with strep infections, turns children's lives upside down

Bring in the Parenting Experts

More and more people are turning to coaches and classes to learn how to be better parents

A Preschool Teacher With a Broad View

Davinia James teaches her students to be global citizens

Going to the Right College

Research shows that what really matters is not what college you attend, but what you do once you get there

A Special College Essay

A teen's college essay helps him heal after the death of his mother

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