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CHS Students Receive Medals for Russian Olympiada

CHS Students Receive Medals for Russian Olympiada

By Thomas Atkinson, News Editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

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 10. The competition included four parts for the students to do: conversations about themselves, cultural knowledge, being able...

Junior Recognized for DNA Essay

Junior Recognized for DNA Essay

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

May 26, 2016


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  Junior Sarah Sachar recently received an honorable mention in the American Society of Human Genetics’ (ASHG) 11th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest for her paper encouraging the postponement of adolescent testing for myotonic dystrophy. The theme of the contest was to choose an adult onset...

Go-Baby-Go Workshop

Go-Baby-Go Workshop

By Becky Wolfson, Online Arts Editor

May 26, 2016


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Senior Nathan LeBauer, junior Alison Li and sophomore Maria Shapiro attended the Go Baby Go workshop May 7, representing CHS. Along with other high schoolers who attended the workshop, these CHS students modified six toy cars to aid specific children with special needs. The modifications included...

Nat’l Honors Society Induction

Nat’l Honors Society Induction

By Maya Rosenberg, Opinions Editor

May 26, 2016


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Eighteen juniors were inducted into the National Honors Society (NHS) May 10. Congratulations to the newly inducted members of the NHS. "This year had another small class of inductees, but those who were admitted [to NHS] were still held to the highest standards of academics," NHS sponsor Jamie Frank sa...

Choral Music Awards

Choral Music Awards

By Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor

May 26, 2016


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Seniors Natalie Hwang, Anna Votaw and Valerie Weitz received theater excellence awards to recognize their commitment to theater through their high school career. Drama teacher Naomi Ratz nominated these three seniors to honor their active participation and starring roles in past productions. Each...

Junior Helps Host CPR Training

Junior Helps Host CPR Training

By Sarah O'Brien, Arts Editor

May 20, 2016


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On May 18 and 19, junior Noah Pereles brought a sergeant to CHS to teach fellow students how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). According to Pereles, the purpose of this event was to give anyone who wanted to know CPR an outlet to learn it through. CPR training will be a graduation r...

Second Annual TEDX

Second Annual TEDX

By Rebekah Sklute, News and Observations Online Editor

May 15, 2016


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The Think Big club organized a TEDx event April 16 in which seven speakers discussed the theme of "Pathways". This event featured speakers such as entrepreneur and businessman Mark Bucher, science journalist and serial social entrepreneur Al Hammond, investigative reporter Tisha Thompson, 17-year-old ...

Photo Contest Winners

Photo Contest Winners

By Lauren Roseman, News Editor

May 15, 2016


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Photography students sophomore Aleta Kibler and senior Athena Lewis recently placed second and third at the county level in the "Woman’s Club Youth Art Competition and Exhibition" hosted by the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. Cash prizes were awarded, and Kibler received a prize of $100 and Lewis $75. "I ...

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...

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