2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars

Congratulations to Laura Yao and Katie Kolodner for being named 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars, the nation's most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.  Congratulations also go to their teachers, Mr. Goetz and Mr. Davis who were recognized as outstanding science teachers.

National History Day Honorees 

Aidan Goldenberg-Hart and Eli Protas were honored at the Maryland State House in Annapolis last month for their accomplishments at the 2019 National History Day competition.

World Language Student Honored

Rockets in World Languages!

Youth Ambassadors Program

Joseph Jasperse was selected to participate on the 2019 US Youth Ambassadors Program to Argentina and Chile.  He is one of 120 US participants to be part of this very prestigious program.  The program’s objectives is to improve understanding of democracy, enhance world languages skills and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. The Bureau of Educational Affairs, US Department of State, sponsors this program and financially supported by the US Government. Well done, Peter!

Congratulations to the following French and Spanish students who earned national recognition for their performance on Le Grand Concours and the National Spanish Exam this year.

Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational background for prizes. This year, 70,142 students participated in the Concours.

The Spanish National Exam (information from https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/about-us/what-is-nse)

“The mission of the National Spanish Examinations (NSE) is to recognize achievement and to promote language proficiency in the study of the Spanish. The National Spanish Examinations are the most widely used tests of Spanish in the United States. In the spring of 2019”

Here are the students from Richard Montgomery who earned medals and honorable mentions in Le Grand Concours

Le Grand Concours

French Level 5

Gold  Medal

 Lydia Wei  and Mathew Ruane

Silver  Medal

Alexandra Ratkowski-Howe


Geneviève Grenier

Mention  d'honneur:

Luisa Checcucci

French Level 4

Silver Medal

Chloé Gonzalez, Erin Mullens,  Clara Bonzi, Samantha Brown and Josh Coster

Bronze Medal

Tejas Nazare

Mention  d'honneur:

Linsen Liu and  Carola Rojas

French Level 3

Mention  d'honneur:

Lulu August, Myka Fromm, Athira Nair

Here are the students from Richard Montgomery who earned medals and honorable mentions in the Spanish National Exam

Spanish Level 6

Honorable Mention

Christine Zhu 

Spanish Level 5

Gold Medal

Amy Zhai  and Christine Zhou  

Silver Medal

Francis Durso, Ayesha Khawaja ,  Helena Yang ,Eric Yi Katherine Zhao, 

Amanda Rodriguez‐Michel Outside  Experience Category

Bronce  Medal

Ashly Lopez  Bilingual Category

Honorable mention

Nyawa Allieu ,Abhinav Karthikeyan ,Elizabeth Mao and Sirapob Sathiennukul

Level 4

Gold Medal

Helena Aytenfisu

Mónica Escalante‐Escobar, Outside Experience  Category 

Silver  Medal

Saanika Mahashetty , Natalie Kent and  Guy Felix

Bronce Medal  

Elena Berman and Sarah Moghaddam

Honorable Mention

Rediet Ghebrehiwet  ,Kelly Garretson,

Jeremy Liberman  Outside Experience Category

DECA Team #1 Chapter of the State

Congratulations to the students who made their way to Orlando for the DECA International Career Development Conference (and Competition). They won not only for themselves but for the school too, making Richard Montgomery the #1 Chapter of the State for the 4th consecutive year!

Our Recognized Students Include:  

  • Samarth Nayak - 2019/2020 Maryland DECA President Elect
  • Michael Gan - 2019/2020 Maryland DECA Vice President Elect
  • Aaron Ge - Accounting Applications Series - 1st Place
  • Samarth Nayak - Business Finance Series - 3rd Place
  • Carina Guo and Jennifer Lin - Business Law and Ethics Team Decision - 1st Place
  • Katie Kolodner and Alyssa Cong - Business Services Operations Research Project - 3rd Place
  • Sadhana Dasari and Julie Yeo - Business Services Operations Research Project  - 1st Place
  • Addele Hargenrader and Kevin Liu - Buying & Merchandising Team Decision Making - 1st Place
  • Jianah Belfon-Valentine and Molly Stamets - Buying & Merchandising Team Decision Making - 2nd Place
  • Nandita Gallacher and Michelle Ma - Buying and Merchandising Operations Research - 1st Place
  • Abby Adigun, Melody Cheung, and Kathleen Li -  Community Service Project - 1st Place
  • Jonathan Mortman and Camber Vincent - Creative Marketing Project - 1st Place
  • Jennifer Li, Helen Qian, and Cathy Yung - Creative Marketing Project - 3rd Place
  • Dev Desai - Entrepreneurship Promotion Project - 1st Place
  • Dev Bhardwaj and Shishir Velma - Finance Operations Research - 2nd Place
  • Sareet Nayak and Angela Mu - Finance Operations Research - 3rd Place
  • Joy Anyanwu - Food Marketing Series - 3rd Place
  • Nick Asante, Jason Hu, and Edward Sorenson - Franchise Business Plan - 3rd Place
  • Laura Yao and Katie Zhang - Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research - 1st Place
  • Reyna Choi and Ben Solomich - Hospitality Services Team Decision Making - 1st Place
  • Emily Zhao - Hotel and Lodging Management - 1st Place
  • Shane Querubin - Human Resource Management - 3rd Place
  • Justin Song, Derek Yao, and Joshua Yu - Independent Business Plan - 2nd Place
  • Rohan Dewan, Carolyn Lee, Amanda Wu - Independent Business Plan - 3rd Place
  • Helena Yang - Innovation Plan - 3rd Place
  • Tracie Kwon, Michelle Ling, and Alize Zhu - Integrated Marketing Campaign (Campaign)  - 2nd Place
  • Dina Garmroudi, Deeksha Sesha, and Anagha Shastry - Integrated Marketing Campaign (Product) - 1st Place
  • Emmanuel Corporal and Jeffrey Tran - Integrated Marketing Campaign - 2nd Place
  • Manasi Yedavalli and Justin Zhang - International Business Plan - 1st Place
  • Alexander Makori and Gideon Wikina - Learn and Earn Project - 1st Place
  • Allen Liu and Aries Wang - Marketing Communications Team Decision - 3rd Place

DECA Team Finalist

Congratulations to the finalist team in the second qualifying round of the 2018-2019 Virtual Business Challenge.

These students finished in the top two places in their region in one of the Virtual Business Challenge tracks. With approval from their chartered association, each team has earned an opportunity to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference. Provided by Knowledge Matters, the DECA Virtual Business Challenge tasks students with operating a web-based business simulation in the career areas of accounting, fashion, hotel management, personal finance, restaurant management, retail management or sports marketing.

Congratulations to the following DECA members:

VBC Accounting

North Atlantic Region

MD – Richard Montgomery High School – Reyna Choi, Benjamin Solomich, Justin Schwager

Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program Graduation

YALP Graduation  Dr. Alexander YALP Grad

Big thanks to Ms. Kiera Butler, Mr. Damon Monteleone, Dr. Tiffany Awkard (Wootton principal intern) and Dr. Michelle Alexander for participating in the Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program "Winter YALP 2019" Class Graduation Ceremony! YALP is the high school version of the internationally renowned Dale Carnegie Course and teaches life skills in communication, interpersonal skills, public speaking, stress management, and self-confidence.


MLK Student Art Work Display

The image below shows student artwork placed on display from RMHS students who asked to participate in the Women of the Dream MLK exhibition. These works of art were previously displayed at Strathmore and are now displayed at the Board of Education.

MLK Art Display

The following students exhibited:

Anna Cheng

Arabella Einsmann

Gabriella Hester

Mary Ma

Sabrina Mei

Isabella Santos

Annabelle Sargent

Helena Yang

CURIOSITY Art Show Winners

Congratulations to the six Richard Montgomery student's whose work will be displayed at John’s Hopkins University, Montgomery Campus. 236 canvases representing students from 17 of the county’s high schools were submitted to the jurors. Below is a list of Richard Montgomery students who have juried into the CURIOSITY show. Way to go!

Eric Kim – She's Right There, Go Ask Her

Valerie Wang – Childhood Imagination

Grace Ahn – What If…

DeLi Chen – The lost boy and the hungry wolf

Wenyu Chen – Don’t pull me away

Helen Qian – Our Great Unknowns

If you would like to view the works of art, check out this flyer for information on the dates and times of the show. 

New York Time's Annual Student Review Contest Winners

Recently, a number of students in journalism and contributors to The Tide entered The New York Times' Fourth Annual Student Review Contest. Six RM students earned recognition out of nearly 2,000 entries. Of the 10 finalists whose work is now published on The New York Times' website, three are RM students. Please congratulate the following students for their stellar work: 

Finalist: Crystal Foretia, “Counting Descent: A Post-Mortem on Black America”

Finalist: Isabella Levine, “Dazed and Confused: Millennial Fetishization of Flower Power Forgets the Meaning of Freedom”

Finalist: Emily Tian, “China Canteen: A Humble Shrine to the Sichuan Kitchen”

Runner-up: Tesia Shi, “The Dark Side of Innocence: A Two-Sided Childhood”

Honorable Mention: Emily Chen, “To Learn and to Laugh” 

Honorable Mention: Mary Ma, “Bright Dead Things: A Book With a Heartbeat”  

Washington University Leaders Program

Andres De Leon, senior, was selected to participate in the Economic History for Leaders program being conducted at Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri, from July 23 - 29, 2018. Andres is one of 30 students from around the country who is honored by being accepted into the Foundation for Teaching Economics' Economic History for Leaders program in St. Louis (University of Washington). All of the students have been selected because they have demonstrated excellent leadership potential.

During the weeklong Economic History for Leaders program, students attain an understanding of economic reasoning principles and the economic forces that affected key events in American history, and how to employ these concepts for successful and effective leadership. Additionally, participants achieve a heightened awareness of the impact their decisions have on others and the responsibility that awareness imposes. Economic History for Leaders is an unparalleled learning and growing opportunity. Students who have attended Economic History for Leaders programs in prior years have called it "the experience of a lifetime."