Six schools were named Maryland Blue Ribbon schools Tuesday, including Eastern Technology High in Baltimore County and Ellicott Mills Middle in Howard County. Each of the schools will be nominated to become national Blue Ribbon schools. In the past, most schools that have earned the state designation also have received the federal honor. The other four schools receiving the designation are New Market Elementary in Frederick County, Northern Middle School in Calvert County, Northwestern Elementary in Wicomico County and Snow Hill Middle School in Worcester County.
- Liz Bowie and Arin Gencer