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Student Art Spotlight: Bella Estes

Junior Bella Estes is graduating a year early to dance for the University of South Carolina.

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

June 5, 2017

Junior Bella Estes has literally been “dancing through life.” As a dancer for 14 years, she is now taking the opportunity to graduate early so that she can pursue her passion full-time. On Nov. 26, 2016, she signed a letter of intent to dance at the University of South Carolina and thus committed...

PTA Reflections Winner

Alexandra Ballance preforms

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

May 15, 2016

Junior Alexandra Ballance’s dance piece "No Limits," placed second and received the Award of Excellence in the high school state division of the dance choreography category of the 2016 Let Your Imagination Fly-themed PTA Reflections contest. Ballance was awarded a certificate, a ribbon and $50 for her acc...

CHS Alumni Continue in their Arts Exploration

Alumna Kristina Hann works on her music in a recording studio. Hann is currently studying Music at Belmont University.

By Sarah O’Brien, Arts Editor

April 29, 2016

All students take some form of art class at CHS, yet most do not continue once they graduate. The Observer has contacted a few recent graduates who have continued their passions in art after their life at CHS. Adam Settlage Adam Settlage graduated in 2014 and was a member of the show cho...

Umttr to Host Dance

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2016

Although the senior class is the last class to have been at CHS during the tragic 2013 loss of then sophomore Evan Rosenstock, the effects of his death are still present in the CHS community, especially through the Umttr (pronounced "You matter") organization. According to the Umttr website, it was founde...

Roles are reversed as Sadie Hawkins comes to CHS

The Sadie Hawkins dance comes back to CHS after a 4 year delay.

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

A high school dance that takes a twist with girls asking guys has been approved to come back to CHS in Feb. “The Sadie Hawkins dance is a very important event for Churchill because it is one of the few dances that students get to attend throughout the year,” senior Austin Yang said. Anxious...

The Churchill Observer’s guide to homecoming week

The Churchill Observer's guide to homecoming week

By Thomas Atkinson and Madison Hurr, Public Relations/Social Media Manager and Arts Editor

October 24, 2014

As homecoming week quickly approaches, the Observer presents all you need to know about homecoming week. Week of Oct. 20: Money Wars Previously called coin wars, this year class officers will be accepting coins as well as bills as large as $20 in the competition to raise the most amount of money...

CHS students have mixed feelings about date of homecoming dance

CHS students have mixed feelings about date of homecoming dance

By Katherine Michael, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

CHS students anticipate the exciting tradition of the annual homecoming dance Nov. 1, despite its late date. Concerns about the timing of the dance, however, have been voiced. “With homecoming being later than usual, the weather is going to be colder which I’m not looking forward to because...

Award of excellence in dance choreography winner

By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor

March 2, 2011

Congratulations to junior Samara Green for winning the Award of Excellence in Dance Choreography. Green choreographed her own dance for the “Together We Can” theme and will advance to states. Green has been dancing for six years with the Maryland Youth Ballet and currently dances at City Dance...

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