The Observer

MCR meets

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

November 24, 2009


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The Montgomery County Region of the Maryland Association of Student Councils, (MCR) held its monthly meeting on Oct. 29 with the primary focus being on reducing energy costs and increasing recycling efforts. According to sophomore Hal Zeitlin who is the MCR rep for the Class of 2012, students and...

Senior crowned Miss Maryland Teen

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

November 24, 2009


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Senior Kamie Crawford won the Miss Maryland Teen Pageant on Nov 1. She also won the award for Most Photogenic. This was Kamie’s first pageant, and she decided to enter on the suggestion of a friend. The national competition pitting the winners from all 50 states will be airing on TV sometime in...

NHRP recognizes students

October 28, 2009


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Congratulations to the following students who have been recognized as 2008-2009 finalists in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP), which identifies nearly 5,000 outstanding Hispanic/Latino students each year based on their PSAT/NMSQT/PAA test scores and GPAs. Laura Ardila Julian Curiel Cesar...

Hsing leads MCYO

By Maddie Bernstein, staff writer

October 28, 2009


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Congratulations to Julianna Hsing for being selected as the concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra at the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO). She performed with Jonathan Carney, Concertmaster of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, at the Concertmaster Class on Oct. 1. Hsing and Carney will be performing...

Club Corner

By Anu Jain, News Production Editor

October 28, 2009


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The Biology club, unlike most CHS clubs, prepares for a specific competition every year. “The main competition is a national qualifying test, [the] Biology Olympiad,” president Crystal Chiang said. “It takes place every February as a 45-minute multiple choice exam.” In 2008, two MCPS students,...

‘Observer’ wins awards

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

October 28, 2009


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The National Scholastic Press Association awarded the Observer with a First Class award with Three Marks of Distinction for Coverage and Content, Writing and Editing, and Layout and Design. The Maryland high school awards recognized Josh Fanaroff (’09) and senior Ben Gloger with a third place award...

It’s Academic team earns victory

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

October 28, 2009


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Congratulations to the It’s Academic Team and its victory over Stonewall Jackson High School of Manassas and Washington-Lee High School of Arlington. The team is comprised of senior captain Geoffrey Wang and seniors Peggy Li and Jack Shu. Paul Kang and Douglas Szafran are the faculty coaches. The...

CHS athletes commit

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

October 28, 2009


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Congratulations to Pam Vranis for accepting an offer to play soccer at Johns Hopkins University of the Centennial Conference. Pam has been on varsity for four years playing forword and midfield. Good luck to Pam on becoming a Blue Jay. Congratulations to Harris Fanarroff for accepting an offer...

Homecoming Corners

By Andrea Mirviss News Editor, Andrea Mirviss News Editor, and Andrea Mirviss News Editor

October 8, 2009


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CHS students of all grades gathered in the gymnausium Oct. 1 to build their grade's respective  Homecoming Corners.  The junior class won the annual competition with its Alice in Wonderland theme, the Freshman class came in second with their Dr. Seuss theme, follwed by the Harry Potter themed...

Tuckerman passes available in October

By Eshe Hill, Features Editor and Claudia Shannon, Staff Writer

September 30, 2009


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New Tuckerman Lane parking passes will not be sold to students until Oct. 1 because the county is undergoing construction on the road.   Due to the construction, many students have had to find alternative places to park or to travel in order to get to school.   The road’s improvements also affect the...

Join the Walk for Hope

By Andrea Mirviss, News Editor

September 30, 2009


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The ninth annual Walk for Hope, a breast cancer research fundraising walk, will take place Oct. 11 at Cabin John Regional Park and is expected to boast 1,500 participants of all ages.  All proceeds for the walk go directly to City of Hope, a breast cancer research facility.    The event is adver...

Page’s Run returns to CHS October 4

By Maddie Bernstein, Staff Writer

September 30, 2009


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Ever since Kimberly Page Whetsell lost her life to cystic fibrosis on June  2005, her friends and family have gathered every fall to commemorate her life by running or walking 5k. This run benefits the Page’s Memorial Foundation which donates the proceeds from Page’s Run to the Cystic Fibrosis F...

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