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Bullying Has Run Rampant for Prince George’s County Schools

This year has been a particularly tough year for Prince George’s County Public Schools when it comes to bullying.  There have been stories upon stories about the struggle combating this problem.  Most recently, there was a story of a boy, Darrell Forrest, at Friendly High School, who was physically, verbally and emotionally abused by a group of students at his school.  Since the incident, his mother has taken him out of school and is looking for a solution after several attempts to get the school’s administration to handle it.  Last year, there was also a well publicized incident at Bowie High School, where the bullies’ attack on one student actually became a Facebook video, and resulted in the parents also removing their child from the school.

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14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology.  Look for more information soon. 

And the Winner of the Maryland Regional Middle School Science Bowl Competition is ….

And the Winner of the Maryland Regional Middle School Science Bowl Competition is ….

Patriots Technology Training Center in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy was proud to host the 6th Annual Maryland Regional Middle School Science Bowl - a math and science competition for middle school students.  With the nation’s focus on energy independence and sustainability, it’s important to promote the benefits of science and math among middle school youth.

The Patriots 4th Annual visit to the Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day

The Patriots 4th Annual visit to the Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day

Friday, February 25, 2011, was a fun-filled day for the Patriots members that joined Rodney Beverly and Danna Jennings at the 20th Annual Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day.  Mr. Beverly is also a Member of the Patriots Board of Directors.  

During a Mix and Mingle breakfast our members enjoyed the opportunity to network with Microsoft representatives who encouraged them to learn about the opportunities that the field of technology can bring.  Overall, the objective of Microsoft's Minority Student Day was to provide a mechanism for students to learn about emerging technologies that Microsoft is developing for the present and near future, plus their ability to one day possibly be the creator of that technology. 

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

The U.S. Department of the NAVY hosted and invited our members to attend the Stars & Strips reception held during the Black Engineers Awards Conference on February 18, 2011.  The NAVY (Flag Officers) had round-table discussions with the students based on their interest in a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).  

On Saturday, February 19th, the Patriots attended the conference where hundreds of organizations were available to help our youth focus on the importance of STEM related fields in an effort to develop the necessary leadership skills to be successful in their future career goals.

Bowie State University and Total Lifestyle Change Co-Host Teen Summit

Bowie State University and Total Lifestyle Change Co-Host Teen Summit

A Proposed Approach to Addressing the Issues that Impact Students High School Experience

(Bowie, MD)- Bowie State University and Total Lifestyle Change (TLC) have partnered to host a Teen Summit: A Proposed Approach to Addressing the Issues that Impact Students High School Experience. The summit will be held Saturday March 5, 2011 at Bowie State University.

The one-day summit will focus on providing knowledge and problem solving strategies which address the escalating crisis that impacts the academic and social economic achievement of teens today. Through the summit parents and youth can begin to address the issues that prevent them from completing their high school education and preparing for entering higher education and the workforce.

Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.