Montessori Celebration

Henson Valley Montessori School in Temple Hills will hold its annual Friends and Family Day celebration from 9:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the school.

Visitors can observe students in their classrooms, attend a performance by the school chorus and buy educational books and CDs.

Henson Valley is the oldest Montessori school in the county.

For more information, call Valaida Wise, principal, or Margaret Jackson-Hill, operations manager, at 301-449-4442.

ROTC Leaders Honored

Four Air Force Junior ROTC instructors, all students in county public schools, were recently cited for outstanding service during this school year.

Lt. Col. Curtis E. Spencer, Chief Master Sgt. Franklin Killebrew and Tech. Sgt. Jorge E. Parris, all from Oxon Hill High School, and Master Sgt. Joshua C. Sermons, from Eleanor Roosevelt High School, received the award.

Lineup Change in Big Game

The Prince George's County Black Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will replace Grambling State University with Alcorn State University in the Prince George's Classic Black College Football inaugural game. Contractual issues caused the change, officials said.

Howard University's football team will host Alcorn State on Sept. 18 at FedEx Field in Landover. Organizers also announced that former Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams will remain as the ambassador to the classic. Ticket sales will begin in June.

Groundbreaking for School

Groundbreaking was held Friday at the site of the new Regional High School, at 12650 Brooke Lane in Upper Marlboro. Construction is to begin this summer on the project, valued at about $92 million. The 432,579-square-foot school building will be for students in grades 9 through12.

The building will house 54 classrooms, a two-story media center, a television and production studio, two lecture halls, a 1,000-seat auditorium, a food-court-style dining area and 21 science and technology labs. The school, designed by Grimm & Parker Architects of McLean, will also have a gymnasium and a 3,500-seat stadium.

-- Compiled by WILLIE PUGH

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