The Observer

Debate team advances under new sponsorship

Sophomore Emily Tong and senior Janneke Kovoor practice their speaking points and plan their arguement at the Dec. 12 debate tournament at Blair High School.

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

December 17, 2018

This school year, the WCHS debate team gained three new sponsors: Scott Rivinius, Kevin Doherty and Evan Rosenthal. Previously, the team has gone through two faculty sponsors over the past two years. These three social studies teachers decided to step up and sponsor the team after a conversation during...

Jacket: $60, banquet $20, team acceptance: priceless?

Jacket: $60, banquet $20, team acceptance: priceless?

By Fiona Asbury, Advertising Manager

November 26, 2013

The list is up. You move your trembling finger down the alphabetically ordered names until, finally, it reaches your own. Congratulations! You are a member of a 2013-2014 CHS varsity athletic team. If making the team is not a shock for you, perhaps what comes next is. Making the team required hard work ...

Lacrosse team starts season with high expectations against The Heights

Lacrosse team starts season with high expectations against The Heights

By By Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News Editor

March 23, 2012

  With the help of younger players and senior leadership, boys lacrosse is looking forward to a successful season.   "Last year we lost four senior starters," junior Matt Leonard said. "This won’t affect the team too much as we have new kids stepping up to fill their roles with just as...

Crew team rows in its first regatta on Potomac

By Justine Stayman - Staff Writer

May 24, 2011

  The crew team participated in its first regatta May 7 after six months of training and practicing three times a week at Bladensburg Waterfront Park on the Anacostia River. The girls team faced neighboring high schools Blair, B-CC, Holton Arms, Whitman, Bishop Ireton, Saint John’s Academy and W...

It’s Academic gets the grade

By Jamie Lescht Public Relations

May 13, 2011

The CHS It’s Academic team reached the state semi-finals by advancing in a match against TC Williams High School and Georgetown Day. “It felt good that all the hard work was paying off,” senior team captain Sam Gross said. In that match CHS got nearly every question correct and ended up winning...

Equestrian team places at show

By Luke Frentsos Sports Photo Editor

April 13, 2011

The Equestrian’s varsity team won seventh place, and its JV team won fifth place at the interschool horse show series Feb. 20. Senior Lauren Cortellessa, junior Genny Johnson and sophomores Emma Johnson, Catherine Conway, and Katie Lunceford all qualified for the finals this year in their division....

Crew club prepares for inaugural season

By Ariana Etessami - Staff Writer

April 11, 2011

Since being introduced in November 2010, the crew club has recruited more than 60 students who have escalated their skill level from novice to row-worthy. As the spring season approaches, rowers prepare to compete with several schools in the area including Wootton, Whitman, Blair, Walter Johnson and...

Sports leagues donate losing teams’ apparel

By By Natalie Geisler Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2010

The buzzer sounds.  Duke has just won its fourth national championship.  Elated players and coaches storm the court in celebration of their feat, and within seconds, each player on Duke’s roster has quickly donned a brand-new t-shirt and hat, both of which seem to have appeared out of thin air. If...

It’s Academic team earns spot in semifinals

By Dana Youngentob, Staff Writer

March 22, 2010

What is the smallest of seven consecutive odd integers that add up to 105? Most people would probably take a few minutes to figure out the answer, but for the CHS It’s Academic team only needs a few seconds. When a team member figures out the answer to the question, that person presses the buzzer...

Mock Trial seeks success in playoffs

By Anu Jain, News Production Editor

March 1, 2010

The Mock Trial team began competing against other schools on Feb. 16 at the Rockville Courthouse. So far, they have a 1-1 record and must receive two more wins to participate in the playoffs. "We prepare for the Maryland State Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition," team captain...

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