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Students Awarded Four-Year College Scholarships

Academics Equates to Dollars for Friendship Collegiate Academy Youth

Friendship's Dimani Jones is among six students from the D.C. region to receive an OSSE scholarship, an award that's provided to high-achieving, academically-motivated students who exhibit financial need for attendance in selective summer college programs.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Ariel Wright, Science Fair Winner

Ariel Wright, a 7th-grader at St. Columba Catholic School in Oxon Hill, received her fourth first-place award as a participant in area science fairs.

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'Ancestors' Book Recognized by Noted Lit Critic

"Our Ancestors, Our Stories," a robust collection of ancestral research, was recognized among noted film and literary critic Kam Williams' top Black books of 2014.

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D.C. Honors MLK with Annual Parade, Peace Walk

Hundreds of District area residents participated Monday in the 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk and Parade in commemoration of the slain civil rights leader.

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‘Light Girls’ Debuts on OWN

“Light Girls,” the sequel to the 2011 documentary “Dark Girls” airs at 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19 on OWN.

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D.C. Elementary School Teacher Surprised with Award, $25K Check

Amid cheers and applause from her students, co-workers and other school officials, second-grade teacher Michelle Johnson got the shock of her life Thursday when received a $25,000 cash award from the Milken Family Foundation.

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: Residents 'Deserve' Statehood, Democracy

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, making her first national appearance Sunday since being inaugurated two days earlier, told NBC's Chuck Todd the city has come a long way in improving schools, reducing crime and keeping atop its budget.

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Gray Signs Jobs, Health Bills as Term Winds Down

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed two bills Monday aimed at promoting job growth and the delivery of mental health services for minors.

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New Aquatic Center in Ward 8 Honors Marion Barry

Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined members of his administration, community leaders and residents to celebrate the opening of the new Barry Farm indoor aquatic center in Ward 8. The official ribbon cutting, held Saturday, Dec. 13, drew dozens of area residents who have long-awaited the amenity to their Barry Farm neighborhood.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Scholar of the Week

Devyn Johnson, a senior at Bowie High School, has been named a “Scholar of the Week.”

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