DAMASCUS, Maryland— Montgomery County high school lacrosse stand-out Peighton Stone has been playing the game since she was four. College coaches started reaching out to her when she was in the 8th grade. But her future dimmed and the contact with those coaches all but disappeared when she started to get sharp pains up and down her shins and her toes went numb making it impossible to play. Things started to turn around after she connected with a Wyoming doctor who provided an experimental treatment for her rare disease. Throughout, one college stayed in touch. And now, recovered, Peighton is ready to begin her college career on Division One Elon University’s lacrosse team.
Montgomery County Public Schools are seeing growth both inside the classroom and outside of it, according to new data released by the county.