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Around Town: 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards


Nominate an outstanding student for the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Spirit-Prudential-300x173 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students can apply for the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which honors middle and high school student volunteers. The annual program recognizes students for exemplary acts of volunteer service in their communities. The awards are given to students for serving their communities through volunteer activities, such as helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety or protecting the environment.

Students in grades five through 12 are eligible to apply and must have participated in a volunteer activity that occurred in the past 12 months.

Read more at Southern Maryland News

Around Town: Henderson and Sharp Are Regional Champs


Congratulation to two Cougar Grapplers, David Henderson and Ryan Sharp.

Henderson and Sharp are heading onto States after taking first in their weight classes in the Regional Championships. David Henderson took the top spot in the HWT class, while Sharp gained first in the 195 lb.

David Henderson
Ryan Sharp

Also joining his fellow Cougars at States will be Isiah Williams who made it to the State Championships for his first time. Congratulations!

Around Town: 1000 Point Club


Congratulations to the newest members of the 1,000 Point Club!

From SoMDNews.com,

Four players from the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference hit the 1,000 career point milestone during their regular season basketball finales on Thursday and Friday night respectively.

Seniors Jordan Oakley (La Plata), Jordan Wood (Lackey) and Brendan Hempstead (Calvert) all reached the 1,000-point plateau in the same night Thursday.

Then Friday, senior Briana Hardee of the Westlake girls basketball team also accomplished the 1,000-point feat.

Read more here.

Congratulations to these four outstanding players!

Around Town: Board recognizes outstanding students


The Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, Feb. 10 for excellence in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Haakon Berglund, fifth grade, Berry Elementary School; Kailyn Pratta, fifth grade, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School; Cheyenne Toma, fifth grade, Eva Turner Elementary School; Camdin Edge, eighth grade, Piccowaxen Middle School; and Jessica Foster, senior, LaPlata High School.

Congratulations to these exemplary students!


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Congratulations to Jordan White from Grace Christian Academy. In their recent game against King’s Christian Academy from St. Mary’s County, the 6-foot-5 junior guard scored his 1,000th career point.

The 1,000-point mark became reality when White caught an alley-oop pass from teammate Erik Perry with 4 minutes 59 seconds remaining in the second quarter and dunked the basketball to give his team a 19-12 lead.

See more at SoMdNews.com.

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Keep up to date on all the exciting SMAC games for the week with SMAC’s Conference Calendar.

SMACYou can see all the scheduled games for all the sports for the week, you can focus on just one school, you can see scores and standings, and you can subscribe to RSS to get automatic updates. It’s a very good site.

See the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Calendar here…

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Let us celebrate and highlight two outstanding Southern Maryland athletes.

First up is Trey Lee (@Trey_Lee2). Lee is a senior at Thomas Stone and was a force of nature on the football field. He played quarterback and safety and led his Cougars to a very successful season. Lee is morphing from a Cougar to a Tiger as he just committed to play football at Towson University.


Shawn Lemon (@SLemonator) graduated from Westlake in 2005. While at Westlake, broke the single-season Southern Maryland Athletic Conference record with 21 sacks. He also competed in basketball and track and field and was an honor-roll student. He played football at The University of Akron and then went on to play with the Calgary Stampeders (CFL).

Lemon, a DE, just signed to play for my favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/nfl-pittsburgh-steelers-news/2015/1/21/7863191/steelers-sign-shawn-lemon-contract-cfl

Congratulations, gentlemen.