The Observer

Four WCHS winter sports teams win division champions title

The WCHS Varsity Poms team took first place at their county competition on Feb. 1, 2020 at Blair High School.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

March 1, 2020

The winter of 2019-2020 was a historic season for WCHS sports. The season featured a total of four division championships and was a great representation of all of the hard work all the athletes put in throughout the year. Division Championships were won by boys swim and dive, poms, girls varsity baske...

Five-peat team glides into another successful season

Senior Nick Carline drives against Landon School in one of their toughest games of the season. The game was played at Rockville Ice Arena on Dec. 4, 2019.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

January 30, 2020

WCHS ice hockey has had a longstanding tradition of success, shown by the five straight state championships the team has won. The program has won eight state championships total, earning them the title of the most dominant MCPS hockey team. “The history of WCHS ice hockey motivates us to win,” senior...

Team captains play an important role in sports

Varsity cheerleading captains Kathy Hu, Cat Gilligan, Danielle Probert, Ally Salzberg and Peyton Kanstoroom help run practices and promote teamwork throughout the seaon.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

January 3, 2020

Many high schools have vastly different sports but one thing these sports all have in common is the role of the captains on these teams.  Although every sport varies in the number of captains on the team, ranging anywhere from one to five, the impact the captain(s) have on the team is similar thr...

Girls basketball prepares to rock another season

Senior Katie Stanish shoots a lay-up in a game against Wheaton. This is her fourth year on varisty basketball and she is excited for the 2019-2020 season.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

December 17, 2019

The WCHS varsity girls basketball season is in full force. After a tough loss to BCC in the playoffs last season, the team has come back stronger than ever with the addition of four talented new freshmen.  “Even though it was a lot to take in at first, everyone was very welcoming and the transit...

Field hockey closes out the season with a regional win

The 2019-202 WCHS field hockey team poses for a team photo on their home field.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

November 20, 2019

Yet another undefeated season for WCHS field hockey has passed as they head into the 2019 playoffs. Over the past 4 years, the regular-season record for the varsity field hockey team has been an astounding 47-1. Heading into the 2019-2020 season off of a 14-2 season after just coming up short in th...

Homecoming planning stresses WCHS students


The WCHS Senior class of 2019 works hard on their homecoming mural with their “back to the past” theme.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

October 11, 2019

Homecoming is an event that garnishes a lot of attention every year; the flashy skits and the colorful murals hung up around the halls of WCHS help get students in the homecoming spirit. While this is a time of excitement and celebration, to many members of SGA, homecoming is the most stressful time of t...

Do AP exams mark the end of your AP class?

AP tests take place in late may and many students spend the weeks leading up to their exams studying.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

June 6, 2019

AP exams are widely accepted as the culminating final exam to test how well you know the material from an AP course. But to many students, AP exams signal the end of the class.   All classes are scheduled to last until the end of the school year, but as AP classes are widely regarded as “test p...

Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community

Over 100 people came together to the new scoreboard dedication to help commemorate the
legacy of Andy Erlich.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

May 15, 2019

The Andy Ehrlich Memorial Scoreboard Dedication took place on May 6th at 5pm at Chuck Stevens Field. The varsity baseball team was scheduled to play their last regular season game following the ceremony against Clarksburg High School, however it was cancelled due to unplayable field conditions. Andy Ehrl...

Marie Kondo innovates cleaning techniques

Marie Kondo’s popularity has been rapidly increasing because of her useful organizational tips, and more and more people have been watching her videos of tips to declutter your home.

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

March 11, 2019

Marie Kondo is seen by many as the ‘Queen of Organization,’ after the popularity of her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” blew up and she was awarded her own Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” The series shows how she declutters and organizes peoples’ homes. She ha...

Poms continues training to remain within division two

Poms continues training to remain within division two

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

December 17, 2018

Poms often does not get the credit they deserve, as they are one of only two teams at WCHS whose season lasts through both the fall and winter seasons. Their fall season consists of performing at halftime during football games, while their winter season consists of competing against other poms teams...

WCHS students do not hear concerns about earbud usage

A student is listening to music, which could be distracting them from their learning.

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

December 7, 2018

Many students walk down the halls of WCHS plugged into earbuds or airpods and completely tune out from their surroundings. Even in the classroom, several students listen to music during lectures. However, this culture among students has not always existed. A couple of years ago, smartphones and earbuds...

Contest boosts spirit

The Media Center chose the 1970's as their door decoration theme.

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

November 21, 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird and “Toy Story” are two examples of the many intriguing themes teachers have used in past WCHS door decorating contests. Every year, along with many other WCHS homecoming festivities such as floats and skits, teachers from each department compete in a door decorating con...

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