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Jaylin Whye and Aurora Ramirez, members of the Kent County High School Class of 2023, greet visitors to the school's media center Friday, Dec. 2 for mock job interviews organized by the Next Generation Scholars Program.

Program boosts students' college readiness

It's been five years since the launch of the Next Generation Scholars program boosting students' college and career readiness and the numbers show it is clearly paying off.
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Kent County Public Schools 2023 Annual Awards promo

KCPS awards nominations are now open

Colleagues, students, parents, administrators, community leaders and others are encouraged to submit the names of quality educators for Kent County Public Schools' annual awards.
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Kent County Middle School English teacher Kaitlyn Wright, center, receives the Golden Anchor Award at a Board of Education meeting Jan. 9. Presenting the award are Kent County Public Schools Supervisor of Human Resources Dan Hushion and Superintendent Dr.

English teacher receives Golden Anchor Award

Kaitlyn Wright received the Golden Anchor Award at a Kent County Board of Education meeting held Monday, Jan. 9. 
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The Kent County Board of Education honored departing members Vice President Nivek Johnson and Dr. Wendy Costa at their final meeting Monday, Dec. 12. From left are student member Brayden Wallace, Johnson, President Joe Goetz, Dr. Costa and members Trish M

Board recognizes departing members

The Kent County Board of Education showed its support and appreciation for two departing members at this month's meeting.
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ChriShyra Blackson, center, an instructional assistant at Galena Elementary School, was the recipient of Kent County Public Schools' Golden Anchor Award last month. She is seen here with Galena Elementary School Principal Becky Yoder, left, and language s

Blackson honored with Golden Anchor

ChriShyra Blackson was announced as the Golden Anchor Award honoree at a Kent County Board of Education meeting held Monday, Dec. 12.
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Kent County Public Schools commemorated the Emma L. Grason Miller Media Center at H.H. Garnet Elementary School Saturday, Dec. 10. From left are the Rev. Robert Brown, Principal Brenda Rose, Garnet Alumni Association President Peggy brown, Carolyn Brooks

Media center at Garnet dedicated

A ceremony was held in H.H. Garnet Elementary School Dec. 10 commemorating the legacy of Emma L. Grason Miller. The school's media center was named in her honor.
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Kent County High School FFA students spoke to the Board of Education Tuesday, Nov. 29 about their trip to the FFA National Convention in October. From left are KCHS agriculture teacher Jennifer Kuhl-Depp, Emma Morris, Will Goetz, Delaney Jewell, Stephanie

Students share highlights of FFA trip

Members of the Kent County High School FFA chapter had an amazing experience on their trip this fall to Indianapolis, Ind. for the youth agricultural organization's national convention.
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Lauren Spaulding of the Thalea String Quartet shows her viola to students during a performance at H.H. Garnet Elementary School.

Classical string trio performs at Garnet

On Monday, Nov. 28, Kumiko Sakamoto, Lauren Spaulding and Christopher Whitley of the Thalea String Quartet performed for fourth and fifth graders at H.H. Garnet Elementary School.
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The Kent County High School chapter of the Sociedad Honoria Hispánica inducted five new members Wednesday, Oct. 26 in a ceremony held in the media center. From left are, back row, Madison Messick, Amaya Barrett, Diane Ardon, Jordyn Grove, Thomas Stecklair

Spanish Honor Society inducts new members

Kent County High School's Spanish Honor Society added five new members this fall. The induction ceremony for the Capitulo Los Troyanos Sociedad Honoria Hispánica was held in the high school's media center Wednesday evening, Oct. 26.
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From left, Principal Kris Hemstetter, Capt. Brian Wharton and retired Col. Joe Sanders recite the Pledge of Allegiance Friday, Nov. 11 during a Veterans Day assembly at Kent County High School. Wharton and Sanders spoke to students about the importance of

Schools salute our veterans

Students in Kent County Public Schools commemorated Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11 with talks and assemblies during which they learned about the importance of service.
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Community School Specialist Jory Mitzel, left, and Principal Gillian Spero are seen here with the nearly 1,100 pairs of socks donated by Rock Hall Elementary School families and the community during the Sock-tober drive.

Community shows support with socks

Throughout October, Rock Hall Elementary, a designated Community School under the state's Blueprint for Maryland's Future, sought the sock donations. Families and community members responded by donating nearly 1,100 pairs to the Sock-tober drive to help those in need.
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Kent County High School carpentry students have been helping renovate a camper trailer that will be used by a local support organization for transitional housing to assist a community member in need.

KCHS carpentry students help homeless

Kent County High School carpentry students have been helping renovate a camper trailer that will be used by a local support organization for transitional housing to assist a community member in need.

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Mayor John Carroll cuts the ribbon on a new walking trail at Galena Elementary School. Joining him are town, county and Kent County Public Schools officials, including Dr. Karen Couch, superintendent, and Board of Education members Joe Goetz, Trish McGee

KCPS, town cut ribbon on Galena trail

Town, county and school officials joined together at Galena Elementary School to cut the ribbon on a new walking trail Friday, Oct. 14. The students and staff of Galena Elementary School participated in the celebration, joining in on a walk of the entire trail.
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Nearly 20 eighth graders at Kent County Middle School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society Thursday evening, Sept. 29. From left are Robert Phillips, Amelia Plummer, Karmen Wiggins, Dyron Nava, Raelynn Wagner, Kate Zottarelli, Eliza Loller

KCMS students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Kent County Middle School inducted 19 students into the National Junior Honor Society this fall. A ceremony marking the achievement of these students was held at the school Thursday evening, Sept. 29.
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"Rock Hall Elementary Rocks" was created by artist Kayti Didriksen and local students thanks to support from the Kent Cultural Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Hedgelawn Foundation.

RHES, community celebrate artist's work

Dressed in a ballgown she fashioned out of brightly colored plastic bags, artist Kayti Didriksen had a big moment in the spotlight Friday afternoon, Sept. 23 when a mural she created with local students was unveiled at Rock Hall Elementary School.
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