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Montgomery College, Women’s Bar Foundation to Host Seminar for High School Students on “Preparing for Success,” Nov. 21

Montgomery College and the Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation are hosting the eighth annual “Preparing for Success” seminar for local high school girls on Saturday, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.

The all-day program is designed for high school girls who plan to attend college or enter the workforce. Workshops are offered on topics such as getting a job and keeping it; budgets, checkbooks and credit cards; college admissions process; and an annual favorite, street law and safety issues. An event tradition, The Right Look fashion will conclude the day’s activities with a host of raffle prizes distributed.

The program is free of charge and open to high school students in public, private, and alternative schools, as well as girls in independent living programs. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Free bus service to the event will be provided from several local high schools. Pick-up at Watkins Mill High School is at 9 a.m. Service from Montgomery Blair, Gaithersburg and Paint Branch High Schools is at 9:15 a.m. Buses will also pick up students at Quince Orchard, Einstein, and Seneca Valley and Blake High Schools at 9:30 a.m.

Additional “Preparing for Success” sponsors are Montgomery County, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County Commission for Women, the J. Franklyn Bourne Association, and the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association.

In-person registration will be held in the Theatre Arts Arena prior to the start of the event. Students can register online in advance at or by contacting Louise H. Preble Schwartz, Esq. at 301-654-4345 and by e-mail at

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