The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

WCHS graduate Irene Haramis confirms her commitment to Dickinson College in the WCHS gym with support from her coach, Pete McMahon.

Alumni adapt to new experience at the next level

By Isabella Ngwana, Internal Communications Manager October 20, 2022

Collecting their diplomas and saying goodbye to their high school memories, the WCHS Class of 2022 completed their walk across the stage set in the beloved football stadium. But what truly happens after...

Senior field hockey captain Jordan Lapidus corrals a wild pass in the corner of the field while attacking the goal in a game against Blair during the season opener.

Athlete of The Month: Jordan Lapidus

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor October 20, 2022

Jordan Lapidus does not like to brag about herself. Fans and teammates on the other hand, cannot stop. It is hard not to marvel when she bursts down the sideline to recover a wild drive or blasts a shot...

In the season opener against WJ on Sept. 3, the Dawg Pound showed out for an away game as they packed the WJ visiting bleachers.

“We’ve got spirit yes we do”? Fan attendance dwindles as season progresses

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor October 11, 2022

“We can’t hear you!” chants the WCHS football team’s student section. At a few games throughout the year, this chant can be heard by opposing spectators, but at others, the WCHS crowd is nowhere...

MCPS suspended football operations temporarily at Northwest and Gaithersburg high schools after a fight broke out on the field between players and coaches.

New guidelines for athletic events affect all schools following fight

By Collin Chen, Online Editor October 10, 2022

On Wednesday, September 21st, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced new safety guidelines for athletic events following a brawl during a football game between Northwest and Gaithersburg high...

Athlete of The Month: Mariam Coulibaly

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2022

Holding an eight pound metal ball close to her neck, WCHS senior Mariam Coulibaly takes her stance in the throwing pit, facing away from her target and lifting one leg in the air. Gaining momentum, she...

Gatorade spotlighted each winner with an official press release.

Top state baseball award given to WCHS player Chris Hacopian

By Ryan Weiner, Editor-in-chief June 13, 2022

Although his dominant season came to an unfortunate end when WCHS lost in the state semifinals to Sherwood High School, junior Chris Hacopian still wasn’t finished. Hacopian, who put up a ridiculous...

Eliot Dubick lifts up the plaque as the whole team runs to cheer around him.

Family mentality leads boys lacrosse to a state title

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 11, 2022

For the first time in Montgomery County history, undefeated throughout the spring season, a Montgomery County boys lacrosse team won the state championship title. WCHS was the school to do it, emerging...

WCHS senior, Justin Carney, has a big kill on his senior night, giving the team an even better advantage at beating Blake.

Athlete of the Month: Justin Carney

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 9, 2022

Smashing the ball over the net, WCHS Senior Justin Carney watches the scoreboard click, increasing his team’s lead in the game. This happens again. And again.  Since his freshman year, Carney has...

Members of the Bulldogs jump in celebration after a well-earned 4-3 win over Urbana on May 4. This victory showed the Bulldogs can compete with formidable teams in Maryland and pushed them to 14-0

WCHS baseball goes the distance, has a home run season

By Isaac Horn, Staff Writer June 9, 2022

Who could’ve seen this run coming? Churchill Varsity Baseball has gone from unranked last season to number one in The Washington Post’s Baseball Top 10 high school baseball rankings in the DC Metro...

The WCHS Varsity Hockey team poses with their trophy after winning their 10th state championship title

GOAT! WCHS sports celebrate a phenomenal year

By Sneha David, Assitant Online Editor June 9, 2022

While Churchill prides itself on its successful students and strong academics, many of WCHS’ sports teams excelled this year. Because of the hard work athletes put in, many of WCHS’ sports teams went...

Smiling with her Skyliners synchronized skating team, senior Samantha Handrigan poses for a picture after winning the silver medal at the Junior Synchronized Skating World Championships

Senior ices out competition to win silver medal

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor June 9, 2022

While most high school athletes can be found throwing a football down the field for a touchdown or sliding into home plate, senior Samantha Handrigan can be found gliding across the ice with her synchronized...

The WCHS varsity softball team poses with the regional championship plaque after defeating Walt Whitman high school.

WCHS softball team wins regional title 28 years after their first

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

A short line drive was caught at second base marking the third out of the seventh inning. Gloves were thrown up into the air, players came running out of the dugout and the field erupted with hugs and...

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