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Student volunteers gear up for 2020 presidential election

Junior Bridget Kelly (right) walks into the Potomac Community Center on Oct. 28 for her assignment as a poll worker. Kelly's shift runs from 6 am until 11 pm and consists of setting up the precinct, checking voters in and helping them vote.
November 1, 2020

As Nov. 3 gets closer, it's not a surprise that this year has provided more challenges than past presidential election years. Election workers, a key but often undervalued group on Election Day, has also...

WCHS teens give back with student-run organizations

Carolina Noguera (far right) with her cousins Elena and Sonia Hupmann all wearing Solidarity Masks. For more information, go to their Instagram @solidarity.masks.
June 25, 2020

Toke Ibraheem, a rising junior and Black Lives Matter activist, is one of many WCHS students who, during this time of quarantine and social distancing, have taken it upon themselves to start helping the...

Covid Cadets volunteer to help those in need

RMHS sophomore Christina DeFiore (left) is joined by other RMHS students, helping the DMV community by volunteering with the Covid Cadets. The Covid Cadets collect donations from doorsteps and front porches, taking them to So What Else, an organization that donates toys, games, clothes and many more to low-income families in the area.
May 29, 2020

Everyone is asking about Covid-19. Where did it start? What can I do to stay safe? What will happen to my business and family? How can I help? There is an answer to the last question: students from around...

WCHS students help communties affected by pandemic

WCHS junior Cat Gilligan irons fabric that she will later sew to make face masks for those who need them during the pandemic. With the help of WCHS students and families, Gilligan has been able to craft and donate many masks to patients at local hospitals that are unable to get them on their own.
May 29, 2020

Since the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, WCHS communities have been instructed by Gov. Larry Hogan to stay home and self-quarantine as the virus continues to spread. While the quarantine has...

Democratic candidate provides volunteer opportunities for teens

May 24, 2018

Opportunities like volunteering for a political campaign are rarely available for high school students, but candidate Jordan Cooper provides the chance of experiencing a political environment through his...

Volunteer guard keeps students safe

Volunteer guard keeps students safe
December 21, 2012

From 6:30 in the morning when the first high school buses arrive, to after 4 in the afternoon when the last activity buses have dropped off students, Jane Houston is busy keeping local kids safe. Houston,...

Junior wins volunteer award

September 30, 2010

Congratulations to junior Abhishek Desai for being named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Desai assisted office administrators, as well as surgeons...

Young life club makes a comeback

September 2, 2010

The Young Life club will be coming to CHS this fall. In the past the Christian organization  left CHS and then came back because of inconsistent volunteering. But with two new volunteers, it has returned...

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