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ROCKVILLE – Nearly four months have passed, and Montgomery County Police (MCP) have arrested no suspects in the killing of 18-year-old Germantown man.   The victim was resident Tray Dawkins, a graduate of Northwest High School, who was shot on April 16. MCP announced in two different ways during the past few weeks that the investigation […]

U.S Agency for International Development (USAID). (Courtesy Photo)

PHOENIX Ar.—Two Montgomery County teens won awards through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Phoenix on May 17. Sanjit Thangarasu of Clarksburg and Garyk Brixi of Potomac won first and second place respectively in USAID’s Digital for Development category. USAID is an […]

Chief Thomas Manger COURTESY PHOTOThe County Police Chief on Monday received recognition from the Anti-Defamation League for his years of distinguished public service, with the ADL William and Naomi Gorowitz Institute Service Award.

“Chief [J. Thomas] Manger’s commitment to the highest ethical standards, to transparency, and accountability, and to building a department that reflects the diversity of the community it serves has fostered trust throughout the country,” said Adam Gerry, who presented Manger with the award.  “He is nationally recognized for his work building bridges with the Muslim and immigrant communities.”

The Sentinel Staff with owner Lynn Kapiloff, seated. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER   ANNAPOLIS – The Montgomery County Sentinel Newspapers was awarded the Maryland Delaware, District of Columbia Press Association “News Organization of the Year” award for the second time in as many years in a ceremony here Friday.

“It is an honor to be awarded this distinction for the second time in as many years and the third time in the last five years,” said Sentinel owner Lynn Kapiloff. “It is vital for independent publications to remain vibrant – especially at this time in our history.”

The Sentinel won 35 awards out of a possible 48 categories, picking up first and second place in categories such as Investigative Reporting, State Government Reporting, and Multimedia Storytelling (news).

Montgomery College men’s basketball head coach Keith Byrd received recognition at the CKA Awards ceremony June 1 in Silver Spring. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER

SILVER SPRING – DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, was the keynote speaker during the 2016 CKA Save Project Awards Night ceremony.

The second annual event was held June 1 at the Hampton Inn in downtown Silver Spring.

“This event is the highlight of our year as we honor the best in academic and athletic excellence,” said Keith Adams, President of the CKA Save Project.

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The staff of the Montgomery County Sentinel. First row, left to right, Lynn Kapiloff, CEO, Brian Karem, Executive Editor. Back row from left to right: Mark Robinson, Paul Schwartz, Nadia Palacios, Brandy Simms, Andrew Kostka, Mark Poetker, David Wolfe, Danica Roem, Neal Earley, Holden Wilen, Rebecca Guterman, Kathleen Stubbs, Wyatt Karem, Jacqui South. PHOTO BY SUZANNE POLLAK

BALTIMORE – For the second time in four years The Maryland Delaware, District of Columbia Press Association awarded the Montgomery County Sentinel Newspapers with its prestigious “News Organization of the Year” Award in ceremonies here last week.

“This is a tribute to our staff and to the goals set out by my husband Dr. Bernard Kapiloff,” said Sentinel CEO Lynn Kapiloff upon receiving the award. “Since we’ve owned the papers we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing the best community newspaper coverage possible.”

The Sentinel won 11 first place awards, eight second place awards and one “Best in Show Award” – beating out much larger publications including the Baltimore Sun for its video blog entry.

Andrew Kostka, a former high school intern for the newspaper was also named the 2016 Michael S. Powell Student Journalist of the Year.

SILVER SPRING – Montgomery County’s best dancers, musicians, actors, writers and artists of all kinds gathered to recognize eight of their best and brightest at the 13th annual County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities on Oct. 20.