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CHS Students Show Appreciation for their Teachers

CHS Students Show Appreciation for their Teachers

By Hannah Yasharoff, Senior Writer

May 5, 2015

Since 1985, schools across the United States have celebrated National teacher Appreciation Week during the first week of May and National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 5 to honor everyone’s favorite teachers. In an effort to show gratitude toward CHS teachers this week, the Sources of Strength progr...

Future Terps eager for next basketball season

Junior Jake Layman (right) and freshman Melo Trimble (left) are returning for the 2015-2016 season.

By Hannah Yasharoff, Senior Writer

April 28, 2015

It’s only April, but anticipation for the upcoming 2015-2016 season of the University of Maryland Men’s Basketball team is at an all-time high. With the newly-announced returns of freshman guard Melo Trimble and junior forward Jake Layman, along with the addition of five-star center recruit Diamond...

Senior skates toward win

Senior WeiAnne Reidy and teammates celebrate after winning their first national championship title at the 2015 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championship

By Hannah Yasharoff, PR and Social Media Editor

March 20, 2015

When senior WeiAnne Reidy was 4 years old, she fashioned pretend ice skates out of cardboard, a medal out of dental floss and duct tape, and pretended to win a national gold medal for figure skating, just like her idol, Michelle Kwan. Thirteen years later, she won one herself. Reidy won a national...

CHS Bulldogs? That has to mean boys… right?

CHS Bulldogs? That has to mean boys... right?

By Hannah Yasharoff, PR and Social Media Editor

March 20, 2015

“Come out to the basketball game tonight to support your Gentlemen Bulldogs!” Doesn’t that sound ridiculous? No one would ever feel the need to refer to a boys team as “gentlemen.” Why then, do we still use the term “lady” to let our peers know we’re talking about a girls team? According...

CHS students attend national campaign on mental health

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about mental health at the Newseum March 5.

By Danielle Kiefer and Hannah Yasharoff

March 11, 2015

Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization that helps provide veterans and their families with volunteer mental health professionals, launched their Campaign to Change Direction at the Newseum March 5 to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Several CHS students attended the event through UMTTR,...

Athlete Commits: Victoria Humphries

Athlete Commits: Victoria Humphries

By Hanna Yasharoff, Public Relations Manager

February 24, 2015

Congratulations to senior Victoria Humphries who recently committed to play soccer at Frostburg State University next year. Humphries has been playing soccer for 10 years, including four on the CHS varsity team. “On the field I think the CHS team helped me develop as a player because it made...

County changes school start times with input from community rally

A MCPS student participates in the “Save our Sleep” protest outside of the Carver Educational Services Center Feb. 9.

By Hannah Yasharoff, Public Relations and Social Media Editor

February 10, 2015

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted Feb. 10 to push back MCPS starting times, effective next school year. High school and middle schools will begin 20 minutes later and elementary schools will begin 10 minutes later. According to a press release from Board President Patricia O’Neill,...

Athlete of the Month: Kali Becker

After breaking high school records, Becker heads to UNC in the fall.

By Hannah Yasharoff, Social Media Editor

December 22, 2014

Winning states. For most high school athletes, it’s the ultimate goal for senior year, a culmination of four years of hard work and dedication. Senior Kali Becker is no stranger to such success. As a freshman, Becker won both the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Diving Championship (Metros)...

Scotland community recreation center reopens

The newly renovated recreation center offers Scotland residents a variety of activities including a community room, a computer room and a full-size basketball court.

By Katie Gauch and Hannah Yasharoff

November 21, 2014

Three years void of a recreational area, the Scotland community will re-open its community center, now dedicated as the Bette Carol Thompson Neighborhood Recreation Center, to the public this month. "The first-class renovation project completed by our Department of General Services greatly improves...

Athletes Commit

Senior Kali Becker is one of the many CHS athletes to commit this fall.

By Michael Fox, Julia McDermott, and Hannah Yasharoff

November 21, 2014

Senior Louis Dubick Senior Louis Dubick verbally committed to the University of Maryland at College Park as a sophomore after the 2011-2012 spring season, but Dubick officially signed as a Terrapin for the 2016 season Nov. 12. Dubick shined in his four years as a Bulldog, scoring 189 goals and ha...

CHS tennis star turned football kicker

Senior tennis player Elliot Thaker has become the football team's starting kicker.

By Hannah Yasharoff, Public Relations Editor

November 20, 2014

It is not uncommon to see high school athletes participate in more than one sport during the school year— plenty of athletes use the same skill sets to play football and basketball, or football and wrestling, but football and tennis? It’s almost unheard of, but that didn’t stop senior tennis player...

CHS represents at Lax World Championships

CHS represents at Lax World Championships

By Hannah Yasharoff, Production Editor

September 29, 2014

Many high school athletes aspire to make it to the pros one day, but for a couple of CHS lacrosse players, that dream became reality much sooner than expected. Senior attackers Danny DiBono and Louis Dubick both played for professional teams in the World Lacrosse Championship held this summer in Denver,...

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