Potomac resident Irma Goff lost her husband and three daughters in one of the most horrific murder cases in Montgomery County history. After all the media coverage ended, she and her son, Scott, had to do something many people couldn't fathom: go on with their lives.
Every school day, thousands of Montgomery County students depend on
Montgomery County Public Schools for their nutrition. It's an enormous undertaking. Here's a look at the MCPS food and nutrition program by the numbers.
Remember when stadium seating was a big deal, popcorn with extra butter was a treat, and dinner and a movie meant a bite at a restaurant before or after the show? A new wave of luxury theaters is transforming Saturday night at the movies.
Whitney Ellenby's life took an unexpected turn when her son was diagnosed with autism. When conventional therapy didn't work for him, she took things into her own hands-and found a cause that changed her life.
As vice president of Darcars Automotive Group, Tammy Darvish is a busy, successful businesswoman who could show her support of local nonprofits by
writing checks and chairing fancy galas. She does that and much more.
Traditional teaching methods aren't doing enough to engage kids and prepare them for the 21st-century workplace. At Wheaton High School, teachers and students are exploring
a hands-on approach to learning.
Sixteen-year-old Evan Rosenstock loved sports and had a big, easy smile. When he took his own life last year, the Churchill community was devastated. How could this have happened? And who or what was to blame?
Each year we write about local teachers whose dedication has earned them accolades from students, parents and colleagues. This year we selected six educators who've been recognized even beyond the classroom.
There's only so much parents can do to shape their children's lives. Sandra Swenson learned that the
hard way, when one of her two sons followed the straight and narrow-while the other spiraled into addiction.
Nearly 30 years ago, they were the extraordinary teens of their generation-the class leaders, the valedictorians, the captains of the football teams, the royalty of the high school halls who seemed to have all the gifts to go far. So how far did they get?
They instill a love of learning, offer encouragement in facing a new challenge and even push us toward a particular path in life. The following six teachers will be remembered long after their students have left their classrooms.