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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.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor

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 community in its time of need. From selling baked goods and delivering groceries, to making masks and ...

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.

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

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 MCPS have stepped in to help their community, through a volunteer program called the Covid Cadets...

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.

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager

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 kept people separated, it has also brought them together in many new ways.  As a way to help oth...

Democratic candidate provides volunteer opportunities for teens

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

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 campaign. Jordan Cooper is currently a Democratic candidate running for delegate in District 1...

Volunteer guard keeps students safe

Volunteer guard keeps students safe

By Spenser Easterbrook, Editor-in-Chief

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, who moved to the area in 1972 and began working as a volunteer crossing guard more than 20 years...

Junior wins volunteer award

By By Justine Stayman Staff Resources Manager and Justine Stayman Staff Resources Manager

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 and physicians, in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of the VAMC for eight weeks over the summer. “Volunteering...

Young life club makes a comeback

By Joe Nolan, Jon Sosner

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 to CHS once again. According to its website, Young Life is a nonprofit organization active...

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