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  • Golf Coach Honored as All-Met Coach of the Year

    Golf Coach Honored as All-Met Coach of the Year

    Rebekah Sklute, Online News Editor

    June 5, 2016

    Golf coach and LAD Resource teacher Aaron Vactor was named the All-Met Coach of the Year, an award recognizing him as the best coach in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C area. This is Vactor’s fourth year coaching golf, and his first year as the head coach at CHS. Last year, he was an assistant coach, and the previous two years he coached golf at Einstein.  “I was All-Met in football and basketball in high school, so to make it as a coach is pretty awesome,... READ MORE »»

    Vactor led the CHS golf team to its second straight state title this past year and was honored as the All-Mets Coach of the Year in recognition of his coaching abilities.

    Photo Courtesy of MPSSAA

  • Assistant Track Coach to Compete in Olympics

    Assistant Track Coach to Compete in Olympics

    Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

    May 31, 2016

    CHS long jump and triple jump coach Muhammad Halim qualified to compete for the U.S. Virgin Islands at the 2016 Rio Olympics after competing at the Morgan State Legacy meet in April. Born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Halim moved to New York when he was 7 years old and began his jumping career in eighth grade. Since then, he hasn’t looked back, winning the 2008 NCAA triple jump championship for Cornell University, and in the same year setting... READ MORE »»

    CHS long and triple jump coach Muhammad Halim will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Olympics in Rio this summer.

    Photo Courtesy of Muhammad Halim

  • ‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

    ‘Observer’ Sits Down with Actor Ben Feldman

    Thomas Atkinson and Sarah O'Brien

    May 26, 2016

    CHS alumnus Ben Feldman is a television and film actor in such shows as Mad Men, Silicon Valley and Cloverfield. Though he has done endless interviews, the Observer had the privilege of interviewing Feldman recently. Feldman jogged to CHS from his father’s house in the Inverness neighborhood of Potomac for the interview. His bubbly attitude exuded and as a result, the interview felt as though we were talking to an old friend rather than an actor... READ MORE »»

    Feldman in the CHS auditorium during the interview.

    Photo By Thomas Atkinson

  • Eric Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

    Eric Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

    Jake Certner, Senior Writer

    May 2, 2016

    Eric Guerci of B-CC was re-elected as the MCPS Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) April 27. Every student attending a secondary school in MCPS was eligible to vote and 84.1 percent of them cast ballots. Guerci won a tight race over Alexander Abrosimov of Richard Montgomery 54 percent to 46 percent. He will begin his term as the 39th SMOB on July 1. “I am humbled by the unwavering support that my peers and students have placed... READ MORE »»

    Eric Guerci attends a board meeting during his first term as SMOB this past year.

    Photo Courtesy of Eric Guerci

  • U-Nite: A night to remember

    U-Nite: A night to remember

    Maya Rosenberg, Opinions Editor

    April 25, 2016

    The sophomore class held U-nite, an event meant to unify the CHS community after the passing of Alex Baumann and Maya Castillo in Hadley’s Park April 24. U-nite was held on a perfect evening, with clear skies and a beautiful sunset matching the peaceful and content mood of those in attendance. There was a sense of camaraderie and healing in the air. “I think this event was a long time in the making,” sophomore Class President Hana Mangat said. “... READ MORE »»

    Sophomore students ignite candles and friendships at U-Nite 2016.

    Photo Courtesy of Coqui Rodriguez

  • New App Makes Online Shopping Simple for CHS Students

    New App Makes Online Shopping Simple for CHS Students

    Michael Fox, Senior Writer

    April 22, 2016

    Aurdr is a recently released app on the app store that allows CHS students to both buy and sell high demand products at discounted prices. This unique app was founded by juniors Ramsey Hatoum, Govind Anand, Tim Manik, Sam Eticha, Sid Komaragiri, Luka Jeremic and Mina Jeremic. “Aurdr (pronounced ‘order’) is an online shopping platform that is currently only available to Churchill students,” Hatoum said. “It can be thought of as a... READ MORE »»

    'Aurdr' Co-Founders Tim Manik, Ramsey Hatoum and Luka Jeremic promote their app

    Photo Courtesy of Ramsey Hatoum

Golf Coach Honored as All-Met Coach of the Year

Rebekah Sklute, Online News Editor

Golf coach and LAD Resource teacher Aaron Vactor was named the All-Met Coach of the Year, an award recognizing him as the best coach in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C area...  Read More »

June 5, 2016 • 0 comments

Eugenia Cardinale and Emiliana Cardinale

As the 2015-2016 school year is drawing to a close, many leadership changes are coming to the groups at CHS. Class of 2019 Honors Matter and Energy teacher Jonathan...  Read More »

May 26, 2016 • 0 comments

Golf Coach Honored as All-Met Coach of the Year

Golf Coach Honored as All-Met Coach of the Year

Rebekah Sklute, Online News Editor

Golf coach and LAD Resource teacher Aaron Vactor was named the All-Met Coach of the Year, an award recognizing him as the best coach in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C area...  Read More »

June 5, 2016 • 0 comments

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High Competition at CHS Is Detrimental to Student Growth

You go out for dinner with friends but finds it difficult to enjoy yourself. You spend the whole time nibbling at your food and trying to stay active in conversation,but your...  Read More »

May 31, 2016 • 0 comments

Becca’s Closet PROMises A Memorable Night

Julia Lescht, Public Relations Editor

It’s finally the end of the year—the seniors are nearly gone by the way of senioritis and are gearing up to leave CHS for good, all symbolized by the ultimate high school cli...  Read More »

May 27, 2016 • 0 comments

Student Art Spotlight: Alex Zarynow

Sarah O'Brien and Balbina Yang

For some people, it’s all about the music, the dance moves or the food. However, for senior Alex Zarynow, it’s all about the pictures. Although he is in Photography 1,...  Read More »

May 28, 2016 • 0 comments

CHS Students Receive Medals for Russian Olympiada

Thomas Atkinson, News Editor

Bronze and silver medals were awarded to 10 CHS students, May 24 for their participation in the Maryland Olympiada of Spoken Russian competition at Goucher College on May...  Read More »

May 27, 2016 • 0 comments

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