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Why Kids Love to ‘Excel Beyond the Bell’ After School

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October 20, 2012 was named Lights on After School Day by Montgomery County School Superintendent Joshua Starr to highlight the County’s dedication to quality after-school programming. You can read more about Excel Beyond the Bell in the November RECord.

In its second year, the free program serves more than 800 students in five middle schools: Argyle, Roberto Clemente, Forest Oak, A. Mario Loiederman, and Neelsville. Students receive homework support, participate in activities, receive a free hot meal and transportation home.

We had the opportunity to ask some students what they enjoy doing and what they have learned in the time they spend after school.  Here’s what they said: