Antoinette Bradley, a senior at Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Md., has a 3.62 grade point average.

Academically, she listed as the most improved student at the end of her freshman year in high school, and with a commitment to excellence, Antoinette has enrolled in several Honors courses that include English, U.S. history, world history, Algebra 2, Biology and Chemistry.

The future Olympian who plans to run track at a Division I school, is captain of Friendly High School’s Track and Field Team where she holds record time in the 500- and 800-meter race. The state champion in the 500-meter is a qualifier in the 2016 and 2017 Junior Olympics, has also won several regional competitions.

A member of the JROTC Athletic Team, Antoinette is also talented singer and community volunteer with hopes becoming a film and television producer.

She has pending applications at the University of Maryland, University of South Carolina, Penn State, University of Pittsburgh and American University.

French Immersion Students Visit France

Last fall, Central High School French Immersion families hosted a group of French students, and this time PGCPS students got to spend two weeks in France representing the United States through the Young Ambassadors Program.

The students’ first week was spent in Paris learning about French History, culture, society and institutions.

During the second week they participated in Immersion programs in various regions throughout France and attended local high schools.

Two-Year Career Academies

The deadline to apply for PGCPS’ Two-Year Career Academies is March 12.

Current 10th-grade students can apply for the academies, which are available out-of-boundary. Students applying for a two-year academy must have at least a 2.0 GPA and a grade of a “C” or higher in algebra and/or biology.

If the number of applicants who meet the requirements is greater than the number of seats available, seats are assigned by lottery.

Career, Technical Education Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in a PGCPS Career and Technical Education completer program:

Trade Scholarship
Technical Scholarship
Culinary Arts Scholarship

Completed applications and any related documents must be submitted to the Professional School Counselor by Friday, March 16.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

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Dorothy Rowley – Washington Informer Staff Writer

I knew I had to become a writer when at age nine I scribbled a note to my younger brother’s teacher saying I thought she was being too hard on him in class. Well, the teacher immediately contacted my mother, and with tears in her eyes, profusely apologized. Of course, my embarrassed mother dealt with me – but that didn’t stop me from pursuing my passion for words and writing. Nowadays, as a “semi-retiree,” I continue to work for the Washington Informer as a staff writer. Aside from that, I keep busy creating quirky videos for YouTube, participating in an actor’s guild and being part of my church’s praise dance team and adult choir. I’m a regular fixture at the gym, and I like to take long road trips that have included fun-filled treks to Miami, Florida and Jackson, Mississippi. I’m poised to take to the road again in early 2017, headed for New Orleans, Louisiana. This proud grandmother of two – who absolutely adores interior decorating – did her undergraduate studies at Virginia Union University and graduate work at Virginia State University.

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