The National Society of High School Scholars announced in June that St. Charles High School rising junior Tyler Z. Smith of Waldorf has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and comm…

The Charles County 4-H Shooting Sports Groups received a grant totaling $7,597 at the Southern Maryland Friends of NRA Banquet, according to a 4-H news release. The funds from the grant will supply equipment needed for the 2019 shooting sports programs. The FNRA had 40 grant requests; 28 gra…

The Fort Washington National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Harmony Hall Chapter, recently presented their donation towards the redesigned permaculture garden at the Accokeek Foundation. Work will begin this year to transform the museum garden into an exhibit space for indigen…

The La Plata Lions pediatric vision screening team had another successful year during the 2018-2019 club year, according to a news release from the organization.

On Monday, June 24, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced the Southern Maryland recipients of his 2019 Public Service Award. The Van Hollen Public Service Award is designed to commend a high school senior who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to community or public servic…

The Margaret Brent High School Alumni Association has announced the recipients of its 2019 scholarship awards. Each recipient, the descendant of a former Margaret Brent student, received a $1,500 scholarship towards their college tuition and expenses.

Christ Church of La Plata held its first “HeartSongs” open mic night on July 10 with 10 performers ranging in age from their 20s to 80s offering their gifts in music, comedy and spoken word.

On Friday, June 21, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) announced the names of 14 Fifth District students appointed to the United States service academies in a news release. ‘The students, nominated by Hoyer, have accepted offers to the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, and…

At their annual dinner, held on May 22, the Charles Soil Conservation District recognized James Elmer “Junior” Hill Jr. as the Charles Soil Conservation District 2018 Cooperator of the Year, according to a news release from the district. Hill was recognized for his lifetime commitment to con…

Charles County Public Schools held the second annual Be the Difference Awards program June 10 to honor volunteers who contribute their time, talents and resources to students, staff and schools, according to a school system news release.