The Observer

PTA Reflections Winner

PTA Reflections Winner

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

May 15, 2016


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Junior Alexandra Ballance’s dance piece "No Limits," placed second and received the Award of Excellence in the high school state division of the dance choreography category of the 2016 Let Your Imagination Fly-themed PTA Reflections contest. Ballance was awarded a certificate, a ribbon and $50 for her acc...

Sophomore Wins Service Award

Sophomore Wins Service Award

By Max Kandel, Advertising Manager

May 15, 2016


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Sophomore William Zhenzhou Chai received the President’s Volunteer Service Award March 21 for his volunteer service throughout this year. The award was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community, which honors students for their outstanding volunteer service on behalf of President Barack Obama...

Students Place in UMD Engineering

Students Place in UMD Engineering

By Lauren Roseman, News Editor

May 15, 2016


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Congratulations to seniors Brandon Lieuw, Ben Eisner, Dorothy Hu and junior Joseph Primmer for placing fifth out of over 30 teams in the 2016 UMD High School Programming competition. In addition to placing in the competition, they won $400. According to Hu, after a practice round, the teams were give...

Science Honor Society Takes Field Trip

By Arielle Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2016


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Twenty-three Science National Honor Society (SNHS) students took a field trip April 8 to the David Taylor Model Basin, a ship design facility operated by the Naval Surface Warfare Center. The students took a tour guided by two engineers who work at the Model Basin. The students asked the engineers que...

Senior Gymnast Places

Senior Gymnast Places

By Max Kandel

May 15, 2016


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Senior Cameron Jones and her gymnastics squad from Xtreme Acro won fourth place at the 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Putian, China March 27-30. The squad was selected to represent the U.S. National Team and then went on to world trials to see if they would qualify for the world co...

Mu Alpha Theta Celebrates Pi Day

Mu Alpha Theta Celebrates Pi Day

By Peter Durand, Senior Writer

April 4, 2016


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

Mu Alpha Theta held its annual pi day celebration Monday, March 14 in room 126. Aside from eating pie, the students watched educational videos and played math related games. “This is something I remember doing when I originally joined Mu Alpha Theta as a sophomore,” said President Kevin Wang....

Tedx Comes to CHS

Tedx Comes to CHS

By Peter Durand, Senior Writer

April 4, 2016


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The Think Big club is planning to host the second annual TEDxChurchillHighSchool April 16. There are already seven speakers invited ranging from entrepreneurs to television reporters. “It is a great opportunity for our students to join a global conversation with leading figures about innovation...

Students Meet Members of Parliament

Students Meet Members of Parliament

By Dani Miller, Production Editor

March 23, 2016


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Members of the U.K. Parliament met with 93 A.P Comparative Government students to discuss their political experience, how their government system works and the relationship between the U.S and the U.K. According to A.P Comparative Government teacher Jamie Kimbrough-Groves, her class profiled six...

Sophomore Releases Album

Sophomore Releases Album

By Will Hyland, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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Sophomore Michael “MC Big Mike” Daniels released his first album, “I Am Black” Feb. 13. Daniels and sophomore producer Jared Green started the record label Redd Records in November and have been successful thus far. According to Green, they used Spotify, Soundcloud and iTunes to promote...

Class of 2017 Silent Auction

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

March 22, 2016


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The Class of 2017 held its largest fundraiser of the year, a silent auction, for the second year in a row March 10, and raised over $4,283 toward senior year events, compared to last year’s earning of $3,000. According to junior treasurer Sheila Gaur, the silent auction is an effective method of...

Harlem Wizards Events

By Bryan Fletcher, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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The Winston Churchill High School Education Foundation (WCHSEF) is holding a fundraiser in the main CHS gym Sunday, April 17, featuring the Harlem Wizards, a popular entertainment basketball team, as special guests. The main goal of the fundraiser is to raise awareness for the foundation and its goal...

Students Compete in Russian

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor

March 22, 2016


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On Thursday March 10, CHS students took part in the Maryland Olympiada of Spoken Russian under the guidance of Russian Language teacher Charles Feinson. The competition took place at Goucher College and 11 CHS students received medals for their proficiency in the Russian Language. “I liked the...

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