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Mustangs invite you to join their Stampede [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 9 a.m., the Marriotts Ridge Boosters will hold the annual Mustang 5K Stampede & 1 Mile Pony Trot. Bring the family out for a morning of fun, exercise and school spirit.

There are many raffle prizes, including a Pandora Bracelet, gift cards to restaurants, running stores and much more. The first 250 runners receive a T-shirt and there are special top finisher prizes.

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There will be trophies for the top two finishers in the following age groups: Age 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. There will also be prizes for the fastest teacher, student and parent, plus many post-race door prizes!

To participate in the race, go to mrhs-boosters.com/stampede. If you would like to volunteer (students can get service hours), email race director Rusty Allwein at MRHSMustang5k@gmail.com. All proceeds from the race are used to benefit student athletics, fine arts, clubs and school-wide activities.

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, about 90 percent of sophomores from Marriotts Ridge High School had the opportunity to visit a Maryland College. The trip was an opportunity for students to learn about college life, especially academic requirements, but also the many activities that are available on campus.

The students were able to select their top three choices from the following Maryland colleges: Hood College, Johns Hopkins University, McDaniel College, Morgan State University, Stevenson University, Towson University, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and University of Maryland, College Park.

Not only did students tour the college campus viewing classes and dorms, they also had the opportunity to eat at the dining hall for a "true" college experience. Oct. 1 was chosen for this trip in hopes of inspiring sophomores to do well on the upcoming PSATs.

This was the first year for this trip, but Marriotts Ridge does hope this will become a tradition for future students. It was the hope that this trip would support the daily goal to excite and ignite the bright minds of students. After all, it is only three short years that college life will begin for these sophomores. As a parent of one of these students, those few years are going to fly by way too fast!

The Band Musicians for the Month of October from West Friendship Elementary are as follows: Samantha Perry (Flute), Hope Hettinger (Clarinet), Jack Remmel (Trombone), Jayden Spitulnik (Trombone), DJ Lindahl (Trumpet), Neha Dave (Trumpet), Michael Yencha (Trumpet), Tyler Gladstone (Tuba), Dhruv Garg (Alto Sax), Sydney Cone (Clarinet), Rachel Parkent (Clarinet), Ben Cizek (Trombone), Luke Whalen (Trumpet) and Daniel Tardie (Trumpet). Congratulations and keep up the great work!

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