The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The WCHS golf team poses for a picture after their regional match. They went on to get fourth place in states.

Hole in one! WCHS golf team swings into a bright future

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

When was the last time you went to a golf match? Odds are most people have never been to one, let alone a match with high schoolers. High school golfers often are the first to feel the effects of a shrinking...

WCHS senior Rory Brookhart during a soccer game, with the Colgate logo showing his commitment.

Athlete of the Month: Rory Brookhart

By Vaughn Malamut, Online Editor December 2, 2022

Soccer has played a significant role in WCHS senior Rory Brookhart’s life. Brookhart has played for the WCHS boys’ soccer team for the past four years. He has led the team to great success and has...

The WCHS varsity cheer team ends their successful performance at Counties on Oct. 28, at Montgomery Blair High School.

Cheer team roars as competition season is in full swing

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor December 2, 2022

From royal takeover to rockstar redemption, the WCHS varsity cheer team has performed it all. After bringing home the gold at invitationals, counties and regionals as well as qualifying for states last...

After losing the 2022 State Championship, the WCHS basketball team poses with the runner-up trophy with grim looks on their faces.

State Champion runner-ups return for vengence

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

As the final buzzer sounds at the University of Maryland’s Xfinity Center, tears rush down the faces of fans and players alike. On one half of the court, the Eleanor Roosevelt HS basketball team celebrates...

WCHS graduate Irene Haramis confirms her commitment to Dickinson College in the WCHS gym with support from her coach, Pete McMahon.

Alumni adapt to new experience at the next level

By Isabella Ngwana, Internal Communications Manager October 20, 2022

Collecting their diplomas and saying goodbye to their high school memories, the WCHS Class of 2022 completed their walk across the stage set in the beloved football stadium. But what truly happens after...

Senior field hockey captain Jordan Lapidus corrals a wild pass in the corner of the field while attacking the goal in a game against Blair during the season opener.

Athlete of The Month: Jordan Lapidus

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor October 20, 2022

Jordan Lapidus does not like to brag about herself. Fans and teammates on the other hand, cannot stop. It is hard not to marvel when she bursts down the sideline to recover a wild drive or blasts a shot...

In the season opener against WJ on Sept. 3, the Dawg Pound showed out for an away game as they packed the WJ visiting bleachers.

“We’ve got spirit yes we do”? Fan attendance dwindles as season progresses

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor October 11, 2022

“We can’t hear you!” chants the WCHS football team’s student section. At a few games throughout the year, this chant can be heard by opposing spectators, but at others, the WCHS crowd is nowhere...

MCPS suspended football operations temporarily at Northwest and Gaithersburg high schools after a fight broke out on the field between players and coaches.

New guidelines for athletic events affect all schools following fight

By Collin Chen, Online Editor October 10, 2022

On Wednesday, September 21st, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced new safety guidelines for athletic events following a brawl during a football game between Northwest and Gaithersburg high...

Athlete of The Month: Mariam Coulibaly

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2022

Holding an eight pound metal ball close to her neck, WCHS senior Mariam Coulibaly takes her stance in the throwing pit, facing away from her target and lifting one leg in the air. Gaining momentum, she...

Gatorade spotlighted each winner with an official press release.

Top state baseball award given to WCHS player Chris Hacopian

By Ryan Weiner, Editor-in-chief June 13, 2022

Although his dominant season came to an unfortunate end when WCHS lost in the state semifinals to Sherwood High School, junior Chris Hacopian still wasn’t finished. Hacopian, who put up a ridiculous...

Eliot Dubick lifts up the plaque as the whole team runs to cheer around him.

Family mentality leads boys lacrosse to a state title

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 11, 2022

For the first time in Montgomery County history, undefeated throughout the spring season, a Montgomery County boys lacrosse team won the state championship title. WCHS was the school to do it, emerging...

WCHS senior, Justin Carney, has a big kill on his senior night, giving the team an even better advantage at beating Blake.

Athlete of the Month: Justin Carney

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 9, 2022

Smashing the ball over the net, WCHS Senior Justin Carney watches the scoreboard click, increasing his team’s lead in the game. This happens again. And again.  Since his freshman year, Carney has...

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