The Observer

WCHS English teacher wins MCCPTA Teacher of the Year

WCHS 9th grade english teacher, Grant Goodman, was the first teacher to get the MCCPTA Teacher of the Year Award.

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor

May 29, 2020

Need Grant Goodman in a nutshell? Read his last name: good man. WCHS’s very own Grant Goodman became the first teacher to get the Montgomery County Council Of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) Teacher of the Year Award.  According to Daria Daniel, the MCCPTA Awards Committee Chair, MCPS teachers and ...

Student Art Spotlight: Dylan Fan

Junior Dylan Fan’s award winning photo, taken in NYC.

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

January 9, 2018

Some students find exhilaration in playing a championship sports game. Others enjoy writing stories or poems to express their thoughts and feelings. For junior Dylan Fan, photography is his way of expressing himself and finding entertainment at the same time. Aside from photographing for his own enjoyment,...

CHS Security Guard ‘Stu’ Wins Service Award

Security guard Craig Stewart was selected as this year's SEIU 2016 Supporting Services Employee of the Year.

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

February 25, 2016

CHS security guard Craig Stewart, best known as “Stu,” has been chosen as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 2016 Supporting Services Employee of the Year. The SEIU and the Montgomery Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE) established the award to select the employee who best...

CHS Wins SERT Energy Award

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-In-Chief

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to CHS for winning a SERT Third Quarter Energy Performance Award for its consumption last year. SERT is an MCPS program, which stands for School Energy and Recycling Team and promotes efficient and responsible energy use in schools. According to School Business Administrator Lisa Welleck,...

Junior wins award for anti-bullying video

Junior wins award for anti-bullying video

By Nicole Malament, Observations Editor

January 2, 2013

Congratulations to junior Danny Welch, who won second place and a $500 cash prize in the national "Energize Students’ Anti-Bullying" video contest. Welch began creating mini-films recreationally in eighth grade and has since developed a passion for filmmaking. "It was a lot of fun making the vide...

Senior earns prestigious Eagle Scout ranking

Senior earns prestigious Eagle Scout ranking

By Maddy Flax, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

Michael Fusco is an outdoorsman, to say the least. The senior has backpacked 50 miles through the mountains of New Mexico, sailed through the Florida Keys and canoed 100 miles through lakes along the Canadian border, camping on a new island each night of his journey. Since Fusco joined the Boy Scouts...

NSPA recognizes ‘Observer’

NSPA recognizes ‘Observer’

By Luke Frentos Sports Photo Editor and Luke Frentos Sports Photo Editor

November 22, 2011

  The Churchill Observer received an All-American ranking from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) for last year’s publications.   The All American is the highest rating that the NSPA gives to a publication. To receive this ranking, the Observer needed to earn a total of ...


April 29, 2011

Here are this year's Senior Superlatives! 1. Best Smile: Mariah Healy and Evan Tassis 2. Best Personality: Jeanette Perthel and Marcus Brown 3. Most Stylish: Arleigh Banner and Alex Zohore 4. Best Class Project Partner: Jasmine Siudzinski and Julian Debenedetti 5. Class Clown: Jeanette Perthel...

Student receives scholastic award

By Yasmin Akbari Observations Editor

April 13, 2011

Congratulations to Senior Alex Zohore for winning the 2011 National Scholastic Awards Silver Medal in photography. His work, titled “Poor Coco,” received the silver medal as it “demonstrated high honors on the national level." The 88-year-old Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program recognizes...

Sophomore recognized

By Danny Weiss Online Sports Editor and Danny Weiss Online Sports Editor

April 13, 2011

Sophomore Olivia Stanhope has been recognized with the Congressional Award for excellence in community service. This congressional program is open to applicants aged 14-23 and each participant has the opportunity to earn different certificates and medals depending on how many hours of service they...

Award of excellence in dance choreography winner

By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor

March 2, 2011

Congratulations to junior Samara Green for winning the Award of Excellence in Dance Choreography. Green choreographed her own dance for the “Together We Can” theme and will advance to states. Green has been dancing for six years with the Maryland Youth Ballet and currently dances at City Dance...

Seniors receive Potomac Youth of the Year Award

By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor

November 24, 2010

Congratulations to seniors Danielle Collins and Ben Kramer for being named Potomac Co-Youth of the Year by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce. Kramer, who is a founding member of the CHS Key Club chapter, was nominated by Principal Joan Benz. “[Being named Youth of the year] is a confirmation that...

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