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Robotics Team Wins Award

Robotics Team Wins Award

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager

March 22, 2016


Filed under Observations, Uncategorized

The first-year Robotics team made up of four male and four female MCPS students, including CHS’ freshman Medha Tumkur, recently won a “Control Award.” Other awards won include the Finalist Alliance Captain and the Winning Alliance Second Pick. “[The ‘Control Award’] is an award given...

Journalism Convention

Journalism Convention

By Camila Camp, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Observations

Newspaper and Yearbook students went to Columbia University in New York City from March 16-18 for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) 92nd Annual Spring Scholastic Convention. At the convention, students attended journalism sessions and consulted with other student journalists from around...

Lee Wins Silver, Bronze

Lee Wins Silver, Bronze

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Observations

Sophomore Lucy Lee won the Congressional Bronze and Silver Medals for completing the Congressional Award program. These awards are part of the Congressional Awards, which are voluntary and non-competitive awards given to young Americans by Congress. Lee qualified for the awards by completing the...

Students Vote For Counselor of the Year Award

By Balbina Yang, Features Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Observations

Counselors deal with schedules, write recommendations and support students in times of need. The Counselor of the Year Award is an award that recognizes such counselors and commends the work that they do for the MCPS community. According to MCPS Student Services, counselors...

Photograph Win Awards

Photograph Win Awards

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-In-Chief

February 29, 2016


Filed under Observations

The artwork of CHS seniors Emma Siritzky and Hannah Hansen were both displayed in the Montgomery County High School Photography Show at the Washington ArtWorks and Washington School of Photography Gallery, with the opening reception on Feb. 5 and the exhibition lasting until Feb. 26. Siritzky placed...

Sophomore Makes TV News

Sophomore Makes TV News

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to sophomore Sean Nguyen, who was featured on ABC 7 news for his accomplishments on the CHS Swim and Dive Team. News reporter Scott Abraham interviewed Sean Nguyen, Nguyen’s father, Sony Nguyen, and Head Swim and Dive Coach Chris Tappis at Eleanor Shriver Aquatic Center about Nguyen’s...

SGA to Host Sadie Hawkins Dance

SGA to Host Sadie Hawkins Dance

By Anna Baranko, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Observations

CHS is hosting a Sadie Hawkins dance Saturday, March 5 in hopes of boosting school spirit. For Sadie Hawkins, girls ask guys to attend the dance. There was a lot of debate about whether the dance would actually happen. The SGA created an online petition in favor of the dance and administration approved...

Music Department Disney Trip

Music Department Disney Trip

By Adam Gruner, Staff writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Observations

The chorus, band and orchestra went on a joint trip to Disney World from Jan. 21- 24, where they performed Disney songs and explored Disney World. The different ensembles worked with professional musicians to play and record Disney soundtracks. The full orchestra recorded a Frozen medley and Tangled...

Students Win Art Awards

By Lauren Roseman, Business Manager

February 29, 2016


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to junior Sara Miller, senior Carly Rosenfeld, and sophomore Rebecca Wolfson for being recognized in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards seeks to recognize some of the most creative and talented teens in America.  Artists like...

Alum Earns Perfect AP Score

Alum Earns Perfect AP Score

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Observations, Uncategorized

CHS alumnus Neil Luo, who graduated in 2015, was one of 54 students worldwide to achieve a perfect score on the 2015 AP Microeconomics exam. Luo, who now attends Duke University, received the maximum score possible on both the multiple choice and free response sections of the exam. “I was...

Satin in Hall Of Fame

Satin in Hall Of Fame

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Observations

Senior hockey player Philip Satin was inducted into the Maryland Hockey Hall of Fame for his achievements over his high school career. Satin qualified for this honor by scoring his 100th career point during his junior year. According to Satin, the honor means a lot to him because the “Hall...

CHS Annual Mulch Sale

By Lauren Roseman, Business Manager

February 27, 2016


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives, Uncategorized

The annual CHS Mulch Sale fundraiser is currently underway to benefit the junior and senior classes. The mulch costs $5.75 per bag and is being sold online from Feb. 15 to Mar. 24 (www.pay4schoolstuff.com), and sold in person from Mar. 14 to 23. The mulch will be delivered on Apr. 9 and 10, and driveway...

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