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Teacher of the month: Katelyn Blanken

Blanken poses for a picture with her award. Blanken, an AP Psychology teacher, has been at WCHS for 13 years.

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Empathetic, passionate and energetic- these words perfectly describe WCHS AP Psychology and Physical Education teacher Katelyn Blanken. This year Blanken is teaching three classes of AP Psychology and two classes of Physical Education.  Blanken was first inspired to become a teacher when she was a hi...

CHS Athletics Receives Fall Sportsmanship Awards

CHS won a record nine sportsmanship awards this past season.

By Will Hyland, Production Editor

January 27, 2017

Fall CHS sports teams found success on the field, while also playing fairly this past season. A record nine CHS teams: girls soccer, boys soccer, football, field hockey, girls volleyball, team handball, cross country, girls tennis and golf, were awarded Fall Sportsmanship awards for their fair pl...

PTA Reflections Winner

Alexandra Ballance preforms

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

May 15, 2016

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...

Student wins art award

Student wins art award

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015

Senior Marisa Lu won the National Award of Excellence in the Visual Arts Category for her artwork in the PTSA Reflections contest. The theme of the contest was “The world would be a better place if.” Contestants must submit their art in one of the six categories to be evaluated at the county,...

‘Observer’ wins awards

By Jordan Janis, Features Editr

November 26, 2013

The Observer has received multiple awards in recognition of its 2012-2013 publications.  The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) recently awarded the Observer the All-American honor rating, NSPA’s highest achievement, with Marks of Distinction for Coverage/Content, Writing/Editing, Photos/...

‘Observer’ Wins Media Awards

By Aileen Choi, Online Observations Editor

October 3, 2013

Congratulations to the Observer for winning several Baltimore Student Media's High School Media awards. The Observer was named Best Overall Publication and placed in multiple catogories, including Best Overall Website, Best News Story, Best Arts/Feature Story and Best Sports Story. Baltimore Studen...

Seniors receive awards

Seniors receive awards

By Erica Spaeth, General Photo editor

May 30, 2013

Congratulations to two students for receiving awards from the Black Educators Association of Montgomery County Schools.  Senior Adrien Bossogo-Eguom won a scholarship and senior Tina Brownlee won a community leader certificate. Congratulations to both students.

NSPA recognizes ‘Observer’

NSPA recognizes 'Observer'

By Luke Frentsos, Sports Photo Editor

November 23, 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 pub- lication. To receive this ranking, the Observer needed to earn a total of 3,200 points...

Observer Wins Awards

September 27, 2011

Kelly Knarr – Advisor American Scholastic Press Association Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist Maryland-District of Columbia Scholastic Press Association National Scholastic Press Association Quill and Scroll Society International First Place Award for Superior...

Students win science awards

By Bhaavya Srivastava News Production Editor

May 13, 2011

Sophomore Stephen Lee, juniors Raymond Li, Christopher Hazard ,and Russell McQueeney and senior Sharon Ong won awards at the 2011 Montgomery County Science Fair held March 18-20 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Lee won awards from the Office of Naval Research and the Naval Research Lab. Hazard...

Student Awards

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor, and Brett Mead, Sports Editor

January 4, 2010

Congratulations to junior Kenneth Liao who won second prize in the Johansen-Friday Morning Music Club High School String Competition. Kenneth is also in the CHS orchestra and is first chair Violin. Congratulations to Jimmy Pham for winning a Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP) award. The award is given to stu...

‘Observer’ wins awards

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

October 28, 2009

The National Scholastic Press Association awarded the Observer with a First Class award with Three Marks of Distinction for Coverage and Content, Writing and Editing, and Layout and Design. The Maryland high school awards recognized Josh Fanaroff (’09) and senior Ben Gloger with a third place award...

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