The Observer

Student Art Spotlight: Avi Grant

One of Grant's favorite subjects to photograph is nature. When he's not taking pictures of nature, he enjoys documenting protests and the lives of his fellow WCHS students.

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

November 20, 2018

Whether you see him in the hallways giving out high fives or hear him cracking jokes in his classes with his quirky sense of humor, just about everyone at WCHS knows who senior Avi Grant is. However, what some may not be aware of is Grant’s love for photography, and how it has shaped who he is tod...

Student Art Spotlight: Dylan Fan

Junior Dylan Fan’s award winning photo, taken in NYC.

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

January 9, 2018

Some students find exhilaration in playing a championship sports game. Others enjoy writing stories or poems to express their thoughts and feelings. For junior Dylan Fan, photography is his way of expressing himself and finding entertainment at the same time. Aside from photographing for his own enjoyment,...

Student Art Spotlight: Alex Zarynow

Alex Zarynow poses with Congressman John Delaney at the Congressional Art Competition. Zarynow has achieved much success through his photography.

By Sarah O'Brien and Balbina Yang

May 28, 2016

For some people, it’s all about the music, the dance moves or the food. However, for senior Alex Zarynow, it’s all about the pictures. Although he is in Photography 1, Zarynow is self-taught and began taking photos during his junior year at CHS. Ever since, he has won awards, such as in the Congressional...

New equipment lets Photo students work like pros

New equipment lets Photo students work like pros

By Pablo Roa, Production Editor

September 24, 2014

After years of relying on the same old, outdated equipment, the photography program at CHS has added a wealth of new photography materials for the 2014-15 school year. The class modernized in everything from a new pencil sharpener to new cameras, creating an exciting new environment for those in the...

Club Corner: Photography Club

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By Jessica Hirsch, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

A place for artistic students to express their interests, the CHS Photography Club provides an outlet for students looking to learn about or expand their knowledge of photography. The club went on a field trip to Brookside Gardens earlier this year and plans to participate in several upcoming events, includi...

Student receives scholastic award

By Yasmin Akbari Observations Editor

April 13, 2011

Congratulations to Senior Alex Zohore for winning the 2011 National Scholastic Awards Silver Medal in photography. His work, titled “Poor Coco,” received the silver medal as it “demonstrated high honors on the national level." The 88-year-old Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program recognizes...

Students find their niche behind the camera lens

By Maddy Jacobs Online Features Editor

March 21, 2011

The phrase “picture this” has never been more appropriate. Amid the star athletes, honor society members and future Broadway stars that swarm CHS, quietly lie those whose aesthetic visual ability practically leaks from their camera lenses. The phrase “picture this” has never been more appropriate....

Award of Excellence in Photography Winner

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

March 2, 2011

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.

Talented art students hone their skills in class

By Katherine Lindblad, Staff Writer

June 3, 2010

With so much focus on sports and academics, the arts often go unrecognized as a prestigious talent in many high schools. However, many CHS students pursue their talent in the arts by taking the many art courses CHS offers. The following students have been selected by their teachers for their remarkable...

Students win scholastic Gold Key awards

By Jessica Hirsch Online Observations Editor

May 28, 2010

Congratulations to senior Elizabeth Michaels for receiving the Gold Key Award from the Alliance For Young Artists, a prestigious recognition program for teenage artists and writers. Michaels’ work was judged for its originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal vision or voice. A Gold...

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