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WCHS forensics teacher and his dog, Keen, have been volunteering at Western Maryland K9 Search and Rescue for about five years.

Mr. Rogers leaves paw-sitive impact as K-9 volounteer

By Isar Uslu, Assistant News Editor November 13, 2023

When most WCHS students think of volunteering, they might picture tedious and mundane tasks students do to fulfill their graduation requirements. However, for WCHS forensics teacher Gary Rogers, volunteering...

The bin for students to turn in their SSL forms is located in the counseling office. All students must submit the form to get credit and reach the 75 hour requirement.

Should SSL hours be required to graduate?

By Nataly Behnia, Social Media Manager October 26, 2023

Student Service Learning, or SSL, is a valuable way for students to give back to their communities and learn important life skills. MCPS required 75 SSL hours for each student in order to graduate. The...

WCHS Interact Club members Rosa Saavedra, Angelica Hu, and Lindsey Zamudio (left to right) get ready to enter the main hall at the 2023 RYLA conference. Over Presidents Day weekend, the juniors are super excited to participate in fun activities and learn about how to develop leadership skills and build connections.

Interact Club works to develop a culture of service at WCHS

By Gabi Shewchuk, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

“Giving back” means different things to different people. To some, it could mean donating five dollars to a charity stand as they walk by, while to others it means volunteering in soup kitchens. For...

Marthas Table provides food and other services to those in need. They also provide warm clothing in the early winter months

Show gratitude and gratefulness: how to volunteer

By Paige Tasin, Social Media Manager December 9, 2022

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the perfect time to give back to the community… and get some SSL hours too. However, many students struggle with finding the best way to give back. Below...

Members of the WCHS club, Jack’s Wildcats tutor on Seven Locks Elementary School every Tuesday and Thursday after school. They tutor kindergarten through fifth grade.

Have fun and help others – Jack’s Wildcats provides a great opportunity at WCHS

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor March 2, 2022

A student’s progression through their education journey takes them from playing house in kindergarten, to learning algebra in middle school to taking AP exams in high school. High school can be a stressful...

Lily Kriendler and her friends made cookies for the nonprofit organization Small Things Matter through their Kokua Foods Program.

Spread the holiday joy by helping the community

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor January 5, 2022

The holidays are a time to celebrate, relax, get together with family and friends, and most importantly, to give back to the community. Volunteering and making donations can largely impact the lives of...

Junior Bridget Kelly (right) walks into the Potomac Community Center on Oct. 28 for her assignment as a poll worker. Kellys shift runs from 6 am until 11 pm and consists of setting up the precinct, checking voters in and helping them vote.

Student volunteers gear up for 2020 presidential election

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor November 1, 2020

As Nov. 3 gets closer, it's not a surprise that this year has provided more challenges than past presidential election years. Election workers, a key but often undervalued group on Election Day, has also...

Carolina Noguera (far right) with her cousins Elena and Sonia Hupmann all wearing Solidarity Masks. For more information, go to their Instagram @solidarity.masks.

WCHS teens give back with student-run organizations

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor June 25, 2020

Toke Ibraheem, a rising junior and Black Lives Matter activist, is one of many WCHS students who, during this time of quarantine and social distancing, have taken it upon themselves to start helping the...

RMHS sophomore Christina DeFiore (left) is joined by other RMHS students, helping the DMV community by volunteering with the Covid Cadets. The Covid Cadets collect donations from doorsteps and front porches, taking them to So What Else, an organization that donates toys, games, clothes and many more to low-income families in the area.

Covid Cadets volunteer to help those in need

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager May 29, 2020

Everyone is asking about Covid-19. Where did it start? What can I do to stay safe? What will happen to my business and family? How can I help? There is an answer to the last question: students from around...

WCHS junior Cat Gilligan irons fabric that she will later sew to make face masks for those who need them during the pandemic. With the help of WCHS students and families, Gilligan has been able to craft and donate many masks to patients at local hospitals that are unable to get them on their own.

WCHS students help communties affected by pandemic

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager May 29, 2020

Since the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, WCHS communities have been instructed by Gov. Larry Hogan to stay home and self-quarantine as the virus continues to spread. While the quarantine has...

Democratic candidate provides volunteer opportunities for teens

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor May 24, 2018

Opportunities like volunteering for a political campaign are rarely available for high school students, but candidate Jordan Cooper provides the chance of experiencing a political environment through his...

Volunteer guard keeps students safe

Volunteer guard keeps students safe

By Spenser Easterbrook, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2012

From 6:30 in the morning when the first high school buses arrive, to after 4 in the afternoon when the last activity buses have dropped off students, Jane Houston is busy keeping local kids safe. Houston,...

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