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

Many girls at WCHS have seen either seen flag football on TV or heard of others who play it and are excited to join the growing movement of expanding girls flag football while showing off their athleticism.

Girls flag football to be added to WCHS as a new fall sport

By Lily Chadwick, Observations Editor June 10, 2024

MCPS students scored a touchdown when the county announced that girls flag football was being added to the list of sports for the fall 2024 season. The fast-paced, high-scoring and exciting games will...

WCHS senior and boys volleyball player Alexandre Tchokokam blocks the ball from being hit over the net during an intense game of volleyball.

Athlete of the month: Alexandre Tchokokam

By Isabella Ngwana, Online Managing Editor June 6, 2024

While boys volleyball is a sport that piques the interests of a few, it always brings in a very diverse group of players. Those drawn to it know the thrill of being on the court and how it feels to spike...

Many WCHS spring sports teams had a great record during the 2024 spring sport season, boys tennis had a clean sweep of 12-0.

2024 Spring Sports in review

By Leah Kreisler, Editor in Chief June 6, 2024

Varsity Boys Volleyball (12-0) The Boys’ Varsity Volleyball team, led by Coach Rajesh Rathnam and captained by senior setter JP Chin and sophomore outside hitter Cian Tenney, had an undefeated regular...

WCHS senior Layton Johnson is captured running from opponents with the ball. He has committed to continue his football career in college and is one out of many WCHS athletes who are currently in the transition phase between high school and college athletics.

Behind the scenes: The realities of transitioning from high school to college sports

By Ella Carnathan, Subscriptions, Promotions, and Communications Manager June 4, 2024

For some, the end of high school means the end of playing their favorite sport. However, for others it opens a new chapter for college sports. Shifting from playing for a high school team to a college...

Four athletes stand to greet the media following their freestyle wrestling performances at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were actually played in 2021. They each wear a different color medal depending on how they placed in the contest.

Countdown begins: Upcoming Olympics promise thrilling competitions

By Ryan Shenker, Assistant Sports Editor May 30, 2024

Let the games begin! The International Olympic Games are headed to Paris this summer, but not without controversy. While some view the Olympics as an opportunity for the world to come together, others...

WCHS senior Kira Bernstein skates along to Never Enough by Loren Allred, at the Fall Classic competition in Anaheim, California.

Athlete of the month: Kira Bernstein

By George Chang, Features Editor May 1, 2024

When WCHS senior Kira Bernstein is on the ice, it looks like she is flying. Whether it’s a grueling practice at the rink or under the spotlight in France, with each swerve and glide, Bernstein manages...

WCHS sailing team members Jack Brinsfeild and Erez Engler get ready to set sail as they push the boat into the water.

WCHS sailing team navigates to success on the waves

By Olga Engler, Arts Editor May 1, 2024

When thinking of sailing, one might imagine the wind's breeze on their skin, facing the vast ocean or lounging on a large deck with a drink in hand. However, sailing is far from a glamorous and easy sport....

WCHS Girls Tennis Varsity Captain Sasha Stupak, left, and Ingrid Yang, right, smile after a win against Walter Johnson High School.

Spring into action: Why the spring sports season is racing by faster than ever

By Amari Suissa, Sports Editor April 30, 2024

Sports are extremely competitive and a huge part in MCPS, especially at WCHS. Every school year, fall sports are given around 18 weeks for the regular season and winter sports 20 weeks. In stark contrast,...

WCHS varsity basketball player Mena Hemphill blocks a shot from the opposing team. She sites Caitlin Clark as a big influence on and off the court. Screenshot

Caitlin Clark: Shining on and off the court to inspire the next generation of female athletes

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager April 30, 2024

Interest in women's sports has exploded in the last couple of years. Only a few years ago, women basketball legends such as Candice Parker and Sue Bird were only known to a very small fan base. Today,...

WCHS junior Aydan Lee (on the left) makes his opponent fall short from lunging. Lunging is one of the most commonly used form of attack in fencing. Only skilled fencers will know how to properly be defensive and make their opponent fall short.

Athlete of the month: Aydan Lee

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor March 1, 2024

Every WCHS student has experienced the frustration of being stuck between two answer choices on a test, both seemingly correct, but only one can be rewarded a point. Similarly, fencers like WCHS junior...

In the front left of the photo, WCHS teacher, coach and alumnus, Ikechukwu Amadi-Davis, stands in the front left corner and played varsity football on the ‘Friday Night Lights’ field 10 years ago. Around him, the crowd is dressed up in blackout outfits to fit the game theme.

Slam dunking into the evolution of high school sports

By Sydney Stern, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

Flashback to 15 years ago when high school sports were much more quaint: smaller bleachers, less media buzz and less spectatorship. Today, the sports have remained the same while the conditions are the...

Rania Ahmed stands proud as she wears the official WCHS JV Cheer uniform for the team pictures. This uniform represents a great accomplishment for Ahmed because she can be a part of the JV Cheer team, undeterred by the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in her left leg.

Cheers! Sophmore’s spirit outweighs adversity

By Ava Van Vuren, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

Smiling faces greet her as she walks through the doors. She instantly recognizes the coach whom she met with earlier that week. The blue and green pom poms glimmer as they rest on the floor. It took WCHS...

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