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CHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

CHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

With the weather finally signaling the start of fall, many students are looking for ways to go out and enjoy the autumn air. While pumpkin patches are a must, many students have been travelling a little farther away to a land of princes, princesses, elves and fairies.   The Renaissance Festival ...

Potomac Day delivers yet again

Potomac Day delivers yet again

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

October 30, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

There’s one day out out of the entire year where the streets of Potomac are closed off and the whole community comes together to celebrate: Potomac Day.   The 35th annual Potomac Day was Oct. 21. Located around the Potomac Village, a huge parade, incorporating the entire community, kicks off ...

CHS Band receives high honors at annual festival

CHS Band receives high honors at annual festival

By Katie Gauch, Senior Writer

May 6, 2015


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives, Uncategorized

The CHS middle band received straight ones, the highest ranking possible, during its annual festival April 28. “Overall, our performance really displayed our hard work and dedication throughout these past couple months,” senior Jillian Goss-Holmes said.  “I can say on behalf of our band, we...

Memorial Day Festival Is a Must-Go

Memorial Day Festival Is a Must-Go

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

May 23, 2014


Filed under Online Exclusives

  Artists are displaying their work in tents, restaurants are giving out free samples of food, live music is playing and Rockville is a buzz with activity. This year, the annual Hometown Holidays festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26 in Rockville Town Center. “My family...

Maryland Renaissance Festival returns this fall

Maryland Renaissance Festival returns this fall

By Catherine Goohs, Archive Manager

October 1, 2012


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Autumn not only brings colorful foliage, but also jousting, fortune telling, face painting and merriment, for the Maryland Renaissance Festival is back in town. This year marks the 36th anniversary of the Renaissance Festival.  Located in Crownsville MD, the festival is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. e...

Art festival showcases students’ talents

By Luke Frentsos Photo Editor

May 13, 2011


Filed under Observations

Each year, CHS invites performers and artists of various genres to showcase their best work in the Festival of the Arts, this year held April 11 - 14. According to art department resource teacher Paul Dermont, the festival consisted of many different events including the choral concert, theatre presentations,...

MCPS student film fest

By Dana Youngentob Public Relations

March 2, 2011


Filed under Observations

The Movies at Montgomery Mall will host the MCPS Student Film Festival March 31, coordinated by senior Laura Butvinik and junior Nina Katz. The festival will show videos that high school students submitted to Butvinik and Katz. The festival costs $5 for the whole day, and, during the festival, which...

Student Awards

By By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor

May 28, 2010


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to senior Josh Simon for submitting the ten-minute play he wrote, Skin Tight, to Centerstage’s 2010 Young Playwrights Festival and being awarded Honorable Mention. Josh wrote the play for his theatre class and then decided to submit the play to the festival. He was given Honorable Mention...

Student Awards

By By Luke Frentsos Sports Photo Editor

May 28, 2010


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to junior Laura Butvinik for winning an award for Best Documentary at the Toronto Student Film Festival. Butvinik placed first out of 26 finalists, and her film was screened in Toronto on April 24. She is currently looking for a college in which she can double major in film production...

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