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

WCHS strives to include all of its diverse student body and faculty. The culture and equity forums are an important step towards this goal.

WCHS places an emphasis on culture and equity

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager January 31, 2023

In a school as multicultural as WCHS, the administration strives to bring together and hear the varied voices of students and staff in order to create a more inclusive environment. On Jan. 18, students...

When chooses their courses for Clara Young the 2023 to 2024 school year, students can choose from the classes listed on the course catalog. WCHS provides students with a variety of selections from which they can explore their interests.

WCHS students select new classes based on rigor and interests

By Clara Young, Assisant News Editor January 24, 2023

As the 2022-2023 school year progresses, students now are making their class selections for the upcoming year. Throughout their years, WCHS students choose rigorous courses to challenge themselves as they...

The WCHS golf team poses for a picture after their regional match. They went on to get fourth place in states.

Hole in one! WCHS golf team swings into a bright future

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

When was the last time you went to a golf match? Odds are most people have never been to one, let alone a match with high schoolers. High school golfers often are the first to feel the effects of a shrinking...

WCHS senior Rory Brookhart during a soccer game, with the Colgate logo showing his commitment.

Athlete of the Month: Rory Brookhart

By Vaughn Malamut, Online Editor December 2, 2022

Soccer has played a significant role in WCHS senior Rory Brookhart’s life. Brookhart has played for the WCHS boys’ soccer team for the past four years. He has led the team to great success and has...

The WCHS varsity cheer team ends their successful performance at Counties on Oct. 28, at Montgomery Blair High School.

Cheer team roars as competition season is in full swing

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor December 2, 2022

From royal takeover to rockstar redemption, the WCHS varsity cheer team has performed it all. After bringing home the gold at invitationals, counties and regionals as well as qualifying for states last...

Mr. Miller Redden, a substitute teacher at WCHS, can recently be seen working on a law issue outside of his teaching at other high schools. He has been a substitute for WCHS for a while now and is always willing to help the students who come to him.

Behind the substitute: who are the people that come in to guest teach?

By Kendyl Groisser, Assistant online editor November 15, 2022

Substitute teachers are often the most underappreciated types of teachers in schools today. Most students will brush them off and ignore them, and not many will take the time to introduce themselves and...

Most WCHS classrooms have predominantly right-handed desks which do not accommodate left-handed students.

WCHS is anti-lefties

By Julia Levi, Assistant Observations Editor November 9, 2022

Using spiral notebooks, cutting with scissors and dealing with ink smudges while writing are just a few of the struggles that left-handers have to deal with. Navigating a world with man-made objects primarily...

Composting programs are low-effort but high-yield. MCPS schools, including WCHS, need to take bigger steps to establish their own.

Waste not, want not: composting offers green solutions

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor May 23, 2022

Composting, food waste and the environment: three buzzwords that are always linked together in vague speeches trying to convince everyone to compost. But what is composting really, and why should schools...

Zoe Augusts song, Our Story is the epitome of indie-pop, with her beautful harmonies adding a special touch. Check out the Our Story music video on YouTube, and the rest of Zoes discography on Spotify, iTunes, or Apple Music.

Student Art Spotlight: Zoe August

By Ananya Pandit, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

Bright lights, big crowds and blasphemous amounts of money. To many, this comes to mind after hearing the word “musician.” To others, it signifies immersion in long-lost childhood fantasy. To Zoe August,...

On March 26, sophomore Maddie Xu smiles behind the piano after her successful performance at the Arc Montgomery Piano Fundraiser at Piano Craft Gaithersburg.

Maddi Xu hits all the right notes for a worthy cause

By Kalena Yee, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

Something as simple as a sweet melody can express emotions, tell a story and touch a person’s heart in a way that words can not. WCHS sophomore Maddie Xu hoped to do this by combining her love for music...

The WCHS field hockey team plays on their very on grass field which has grass that is very well manicured.

Stick with what works, keep the good old reliable grass field

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

WCHS has made attempts multiple times to switch to a synthetic turf field in the stadium but for various reasons has never come through with the idea. Now, at least for the foreseeable future, it is looking...

Practicing his elite pitching Gomes, unusually large leg kick gives him a strange advantage over opposing hitters.

New sports transfer to boost WCHS athletics next fall

By Liam Klein, The OG JI April 11, 2022

Churchill Athletics have seen quite the comeback after the 2020-2021 school year, which saw almost little to no real competition outside of the extremely shortened spring season. Starting off the year...

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