The Observer

Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book

By Sai Sreenivasan, Circulation Manager

February 18, 2016


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day the Media Center has continued with the tradition of “blind-date books.” The display features wrapped up books with only a cryptic label to attract a reader. Each book comes with a “rate your date” bookmark, which if completed and turned in, acts as a ticket...

Winter Band Concert

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

December 22, 2015


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The CHS Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony held their winter concert Dec. 8. The Concert Band performed two songs while the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony both performed three songs. Songs performed included “The Cave you Fear” by Michael Markowski, played by the...

Hakopian Coach of the Year

Hakopian Coach of the Year

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

December 22, 2015


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Girls Soccer coach Haroot Hakopian won the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) State Coach of the Year and Regional Coach of the Year awards. The winners for each of those 11 regions in the country for each of those are being considered for the National Coach of the Year honors...

Winter Choral Concert

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

December 22, 2015


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The choral groups Voices of a Generation, Jazz, Simply irresistible and Showstoppers held their annual winter concert Dec. 14. Songs performed included “Nutcrackers Jingles” performed by Voices of a Generation, “A World For Christmas” performed by Jazz, “Flip Flop Fly” performed by Simply...

Orchestra Winter Concert

Orchestra Winter Concert

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

December 22, 2015


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The CHS Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble Symphony held its winter concert Dec. 10. The Symphonic Orchestra performed three pieces while the Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble Symphony both performed four songs each. Songs performed included “Gabriel’s Oboe” by...

Annual Jazz Coffeehouse

Annual Jazz Coffeehouse

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

December 22, 2015


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The CHS Jazz Ensemble held its annual winter coffeehouse Dec. 11. The band room was transformed, with lights strung all over the room and winter related decorations such as snowflakes hung from the walls and on the tables. Admission and food were free, and all food was provided by parents and volunteers....

Anatomy Grip Strength Test Winners

Anatomy Grip Strength Test Winners

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

December 15, 2015


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

The Churchill Observer would like to congratulate this years’ winners of the annual anatomy grip strength test. Every year Anatomy teacher James Fishman holds a competition in which students can measure the pounds of force that their grip exerts. This year the winner for boys was senior Colin...

Student holds Talk

Student holds Talk

By Sai Sreenivasan, Circulation Manager

December 15, 2015


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives, Uncategorized

Teen author Joddie Zeng shared her tips on writing and self-publishing a novel Dec. 11. Zeng began writing her book at the end of 2013 and took 17 months to make it the best possible product. She would come home from school and write for 4 hours before starting her homework. Her book The Popularity...

Art Teacher Wins Award

Art Teacher Wins Award

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

December 8, 2015


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

Ceramics and Art Department Resource Teacher Brendan Roddy was selected as Montgomery County Public School’s Secondary Art Teacher of the Year. MCPS Fine Arts Curriculum Specialist, Linda Adams, nominated Roddy for the honor, and Principal Joan Benz affirmed the nomination. “I am very thankful...

EHS Induction Ceremony

By Becky Wolfson, Production Editor

November 24, 2015


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Congrats to the new members of the Engineering Honor Society. Cameron Amini Govind Anand Maya Arnold Raymond Bao Karen Briones Ginger Burrows Bethany Chen Jennifer Chen William Chen Julia Chien Ig-Sun Cho Alexander Chung Rebecca Clem Juliana Comer Autumn Cook Alisha Desai Jessica Ding Grant...

SHS Induction Ceremony

SHS Induction Ceremony

By Peter Durand, PR & Social Media Editor

November 24, 2015


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Congratulations to the newly inducted members of the Spanish Honors Society. Hanan Badak Anand Chandrasekhar Vinicius Correa Corey Eisenberger Allison Frommer Elanore Fuller Sheila Gaur Nina Gautam Owen Hall Nina Hazra Amreen Kanwal Semira Kehnemouyi Jocelyn Kelley Allan Lee Carli Needle Laudan...

CHS to Host Festival

CHS to Host Festival

By Peter Durand, PR & Social Media Editor

November 24, 2015


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CHS is hosting the MCPS Jazz and Show Choir Festival featuring all show and jazz choirs throughout the county Dec. 11. The groups Showstoppers, Simply Irresistible and Jazz Ambassadors will be representing CHS. “It gives the students a capstone performance to prepare for,” Chorus Director Matthew...

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