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Actor gives commencement speech at Magruder graduation

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Jason Kravits speaks the Colonel Zodak Magruder High School GraduationCharacter actor and Magruder alum Jason Kravits encourages the high school’s 2018 graduating class not to plan too far ahead and “focus on the task at hand.” COURTESY PHOTO BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLSIt’s okay to fail. Don’t plan ahead too much, nor carve your future in stone. Say yes to new experiences, and don’t be afraid to start over.

That was some of the wisdom imparted by actor Jason Kravits to the 2018 graduating class of Colonel Zadok Magruder High School at its June 1st graduation at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

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PTSA members question superintendent

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BETHESDA – Executive members of a local parent teacher student association voted unanimously to request clarification of school board policy for Montgomery County Public Schools and to support the school principal’s upholding of a school rule about behavior at the prom.

Members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Parent Teacher and Student Association said they were concerned about student safety and about what they perceived to be inconsistent responses to rules of individual high schools after MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers overruled Principal Donna Redmond Jones’ recent decision to forbid six students from attending graduation.

“Please clarify your policy and how it is implemented, in order to uphold the authority of Principals and ensure impartiality and consistency throughout all schools in the County,” members said in the petition to Bowers.

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