The Observer

Students Compete in E-Sports

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

April 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Students

Given the recent increase in popularity of video game franchises like League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. and Fortnite, it is not surprising that many gaming fans have found a way to add a competitive atmosphere to these otherwise light-hearted games. Competitive video games, often referred to colloquially...

Robotics Team competition

By Sammi Silber, Observations Editor

January 7, 2014


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to the Zero Robotics Team who placed third in the semi-finals of the Robotics competition.  Out of 108 teams, the CHS Robotics Team is one of nine teams going to the MIT finals.  Their codes will be run by astronauts in the International Space Station on Jan. 17.  Congratulations t...

Poms places 2nd in county

By Nicole Malament, Observations Editor

February 28, 2013


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to the poms team for earning second place overall and first place in choreography at the Northwest Poms Invitational Jan. 5, and for coming in sixth place at the Montgomery County Division I competition Feb. 2.

Math stars advance in competition

By Dana Youngentob Public Relations and Dana Youngentob Public Relations

March 22, 2011


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to seniors Garrett Bourg, James Lee and Kayo Teramoto and juniors Chris Hazard and Bohr Hew for advancing to the next round in the American Mathematics Competition, which was held March 17 at CHS. This 60-year-old competition is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.

Award in Excellence in Literature Winner

By Luke Frentsos Photo Editor

March 2, 2011


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to junior Brian Bontempo for winning an Award of Excellence in Literature. Bontempo has been writing short stories and poems since the third grade. He pulled his idea from a poem that he wrote a year earlier about how snowflakes relate to human's uniqueness and powerlessness. The poem...

Award of Excellence in Photography Winner

By Emma Crutchfield and Dana Youngentob Staff Writers and Dana Youngentob Public Relations

March 2, 2011


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to junior Santiago Noguera and freshman Cameron Heger for winning an Award of Excellence in Photography. Congratulations also to senior Hillary Tilles for winning honorable mention in the same challenge.All three contestants are now in the state contest for photography.

Foulon places third in equine championship

By Jessica Hirsch Online Observations Editor

November 23, 2010


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to junior Jennifer Foulon for winning the Third Level Junior Championship of the 28th Annual Col. Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championship Oct. 24 in Lexington, VA. Foulon has been horseback riding for eight years. “[I] got started when we moved to Potomac and bought a horse,”...

Math competition winner

By By Amna Farooqi News Editor and By Amna Farooqi News Editor

May 28, 2010


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to freshman Colin Kincaid for winning the American Math Competition 10 (AMC) and the University of Maryland (UMD) Math competition. The annual AMC is a math competition for underclassmen who wish to asses their math skills by taking a nationwide test. Kincaid competed against about...

Reback reaches finals

By Emma Crutchfield, Staff Writer

March 22, 2010


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to senior Josh Reback for being named a Forensics semi-finalist for the county competition in the category of persuasive and informative speaking; he will compete in the Forensics finals later this year. In addition to participating in the Forensics team, Josh is also involved with...

Mock Trial seeks success in playoffs

By Anu Jain, News Production Editor

March 1, 2010


Filed under Observations

The Mock Trial team began competing against other schools on Feb. 16 at the Rockville Courthouse. So far, they have a 1-1 record and must receive two more wins to participate in the playoffs. "We prepare for the Maryland State Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition," team captain...

Club Corner

By Anu Jain, News Production Editor

October 28, 2009


Filed under Observations

The Biology club, unlike most CHS clubs, prepares for a specific competition every year. “The main competition is a national qualifying test, [the] Biology Olympiad,” president Crystal Chiang said. “It takes place every February as a 45-minute multiple choice exam.” In 2008, two MCPS students,...

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