The Observer

Annual Jazz Coffeehouse

Annual Jazz Coffeehouse

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

December 22, 2015

The CHS Jazz Ensemble held its annual winter coffeehouse Dec. 11. The band room was transformed, with lights strung all over the room and winter related decorations such as snowflakes hung from the walls and on the tables. Admission and food were free, and all food was provided by parents and volunteers....

Art Teacher Wins Award

Art Teacher Wins Award

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

December 8, 2015

Ceramics and Art Department Resource Teacher Brendan Roddy was selected as Montgomery County Public School’s Secondary Art Teacher of the Year. MCPS Fine Arts Curriculum Specialist, Linda Adams, nominated Roddy for the honor, and Principal Joan Benz affirmed the nomination. “I am very thankful...

Student Publishes Book

Student Publishes Book

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

November 24, 2015

Sophomore Joddie Zeng recently published her novel The Popularity Project, which she began writing in December 2013. The Popularity Project is a contemporary Young Adult romance novel following 17-year-old Ariella Winters as she goes through a social experiment at a completely new school. Her goal...

Signature Arts Academy Changes

Signature Arts Academy Changes

By Lauren Roseman, Production Editor

October 28, 2015

This year, the Creative and Performing Arts Signature Program is undergoing changes to help improve the program by making it easier to keep track of program requirements. The changes include the creation of a Google Classroom account for the Academy, the addition of a point-system, a yearly portfolio...

Key Club Fundraiser

Key Club Fundraiser

By Sarah O'Brien, Production Editor

October 28, 2015

Montgomery County Key Club hosted an event Oct. 18 for Project Eliminate, which vaccinates mothers and their newborn babies from neonatal and maternal tetanus in developing countries. They raised $1,200, in the form of donations and raffles, compared to the $700 last year. It costs $1.80 to vaccinate...

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,...

National Merit Scholars

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to CHS students selected out of a national pool of 1.5 million candidates. Only 34,000 total students in the country were selected for this honor. Students who qualified as National Merit Commended Students: Daniel F. Aivazov Fiona A. Asbury Kristina Atanasoff Hrishikesh Balaji...

New ASLHS Inductees

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to newly elected officers and newly inducted members of the American Sign Language Honor Society Members: Christine Cho (President) Madeline Jacobson (Vice president) Valerie Weitz (Treasurer) Jenny Langerman (Historian) The list of all new inductees can be found at thechurchillobserver.com Members: Sam...

New NCHS Inductees

By Lauren Roseman, Production Editor

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to all of the students inducted into the National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS). Emilie Butchko Ryan Gold Kyle Barclay Lorraine Chow Allen Ding Jennifer Duan Claire Frommer Michael Hung Enoch Li Victoria Markin Sarah Morgan Ally Porter Joseph Primmer Jacob Wagner Cyrus...

New NHHS Inductees

New NHHS Inductees

By Sai Sreenivasan, Circulation Manager

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to all new members inducted into the National History Honor Society: Chung, Alexander Alpert, Daniel Ashe, Hannah Atkinson, Thomas Avellan, Domenica Babu, Harini Ballman, Madison Bandak, Hanan Baten, Jasmine Margolis, Bayle Bomfim, Sarah Bretscher, Nathan Burrows, Samantha Franceski,...

New EHS Inductees

New EHS Inductees

By Michael Fox, Editor-In-Chief

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to all of the newly inducted members of the English Honor Society: Govind Anand Gwenyth Asbury Hannah Ashe Tiffany Cao Emiliana Cardinale Jennifer Chen Ig-Jun Cho Loraine Chow Rebecca Clem Autumn Cook Donna Dadkhoo Abhiksha Desai Grant Dong John Dorsey Jennifer Duan Brighid...

CHS Choral Concert Connects Poetry to Music Lyrics

CHS Choral Concert Connects Poetry to Music Lyrics

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2015

The CHS Choral Music Department had its first concert, entitled “More Than Words.” Oct. 12. The title was meant to signify the connection between poetry and music lyrics, which was reflected in the pieces that each group performed. Different ensembles sang pieces of poetry, such as works by Edgar...

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