CMIT North celebrates first class, 100 percent college acceptance

CMITNorth 01LAUREL – When the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation proposed the charter for Chesapeake Math and IT (CMIT) North, it set the goal of having a 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate.

Now, with the school’s first-ever graduating class, that goal has already been met.


Board of Ed discusses contract with Milestone Communications

PGCPS logoUPPER MARLBORO – Just weeks after residents in Greenbelt and Accokeek raised loud opposition to Milestone Communications possibly constructing cell phone towers in their communities, the Prince George’s County Board of Education met with the company for updates on its contract.


Steny Hoyer talks FBI, federal budget woes

Hoyer2CAPITOL HILL – Federal decisions from the budget to the FBI headquarters relocation have a big impact on Prince George’s County, and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.-5) says he is working to ensure beneficial outcomes.

Hoyer met with The Sentinel in his office last Wednesday to talk about his priorities as they relate to the county. The consolidation of FBI headquarters, and its relocation to one of three short-list sites, including two in Prince George’s County, is near the top of his list.


Cancer survivor graduates high school in three years with a degree

AHSStudent 02LARGO – Alyiah Ellsworth has a determination to never give up that even cancer could not defeat.

When blood started running down the back of her throat during a presentation her freshman year, cancer did not even cross her mind. Despite vomiting blood, Ellsworth thought it was allergies, or another symptom of the sinusitis she had been diagnosed with several times over the past month.


Prince George’s County student government elections give voice to student concerns

SMOBElectionTEMPLE HILLS – As each busload of students entered into Crossland High School’s auditorium Monday morning, they were swarmed by dozens of peers soliciting votes.