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

A WCHS senior is taken by surprise when he is chosen randomly to take a lie detector test on April 1, 2024. His identity is kept anonymous for his own safety.

Seniors sweat over pre-graduation lie dectector test

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, "Artisti" April 23, 2024

Hold onto your caps and gowns seniors, because WCHS is about to turn the dial on graduation stress. The administration is putting seniors through lie-detector tests to confirm that everyone has truthfully...

Faceoff: It’s time for a change: let’s go back to DAR

By Ananya Pandit, Arts Editor October 23, 2023

Tearful glances and hushed murmurs radiate through the hall. Tassels swing from caps as students’ heads swivel to spot a familiar face in the crowd. The air is hung with nostalgia and the somber sense...

The football field is an expansive and gorgeous space for all types of events and gatherings, including graduation. It has been the source of long-lasting memories and camaraderie amongst students.

Faceoff: Stick with what works: the grass field

By George Chang, Features Editor October 18, 2023

As a joyous occasion with caps in the air and heartwarming commencement speeches, the thought of graduation is on the back burner for many WCHS seniors, whose priorities currently lie in finishing their...

The Ben & Jerrys ice cream container features Jimmy Kimmel. The ice cream is made of caramel and chocolate ice creams with chocolate cookie swirls, and chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough and peanut butter cookie dough.

Tonight Dough discusses loving each moment at WCHS

By Caitlin Murphy, The Tonight Dough June 6, 2023

Much like every other article I have written for The Observer over the past three years, I am writing this one, in typical Caitlin fashion, the night before it is due. I think the reason I procrastinate...

Election features Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick as an overachiever willing to do whatever it takes, with only one person willing to stand in her way being her history teacher played by Matthew Broderick. This is an iconic high school movie that all seniors should watch before graduation.

Top 10 movies to watch before graduation

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

WCHS seniors' graduation is next week, marking a departure from the community that they have been a part of for the past four years to embark on a new adventure -- college. The high school experience has...

This May, the senior class SGA will be hosting WCHS first ever drive-in movie. The purpose of this is to both celebrate seniors and give them the opportunity to safely reconnect before graduation.

Drive-in movies fill the void left behind by with the absence of senior events

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager April 26, 2021

No longer do seniors have roaring crowds at Friday night football games sending them off in the fall. Nor do they get to dress up, dine and dance with their friends on a Saturday night in spring. Senior...

Graduation - 2020

Graduation – 2020

By Cherri Tung, Arts Editor May 14, 2020

The only thing I knew about high school was from the movies.  Coming into high school, I was lost and scared. This was nothing like “High School Musical” had made it out to be. The school was so...

WCHS Principal Brandice Heckert addressing the WCHS Class of 2019 during their .graduation ceremony.

WCHS graduation festivities begin for the Class of 2019

By Cherri Tung, Arts Editor June 4, 2019

It’s the time of year. seniors are finally ready to graduate and head into summer before embarking on their next chapter. But before they go, WCHS had planned many events for the seniors such as the...

As the number of students in cohort increase per school year, graduation rates decline. The correlation between the two exist as the number of students per school year include students of potential language barriers and homelessness.

High school graduation rates decline rapidly

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor June 4, 2019

For the past 3 years, graduation rates among Montgomery County Public Schools have experienced a gradual decline. The statistics in the 2017-2018 school year have decreased to 88.4%, the lowest in graduation...

The Class of 2016 SGA Officers during graduation. In the past, boys have worn blue and girl have worn white. This year, everyone will be wearing blue.

Class Moves to Change Robe Color

By Thomas Atkinson and News Editor November 3, 2016

As the new school year settles in, monumental changes have arisen, for our school, our county and even society as a whole. But how do students feel about these changes? The Class of 2017 voted on to change...

Alum, U.S. Rep as graduation speakers

By Pablo Roa, Production Editor May 30, 2014

Congressman Chris Van Hollen and alumnus Ashwani Jain will speak at the Class of 2014's graduation ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall May 27. Van Hollen, Congressman for Maryland's eighth district, has...

Congratulations, Seniors!

Congratulations, Seniors!

By Sammi SIlber, Observations editor May 30, 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 2013 seniors for their hardwork over the past four years to get where they are today.  They will be graduating from CHS on May 28 at 2:30 p.m. at DAR Constitution Hall.

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