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Dufresne earns black belt and teaches Tae Kwon Do to children

Dufresne earns black belt and teaches Tae Kwon Do to children

by Alicia Nasto, Editor-In-Chief
May 26, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Earning a black belt in Tae Kwon Do is rigorous for anyone at any age. Hanna Dufresne earned her black belt at age 10 and has been training at Sykesville Tae Kwon Do since she was five years old. To reach black belt status, Dufresne had to pass three separate tests: a physical, written, and performance. Sh...

Rozmia Fattah leads from behind the scenes

Rozmia Fattah leads from behind the scenes

by Hannah Haught, Managing Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Rozmia Fattah is a seventeen year old junior who is capable of doing anything she sets her mind to. Fattah is a stellar student, a strong leader, a kind friend, and overall an amazing person. One of the most impressive things about Fattah is her academic accomplishments. She holds a 4.0 unweighted GPA...

Bremer earns Lastova’s PLTW Engineer of the Year Award

Bremer earns Lastova’s PLTW Engineer of the Year Award

by Bailey Davis, Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Claudia Bremer may one day be the pediatric neurosurgeon operating on your child's brain or the engineer designing a prosthetic leg for a wounded soldier. She is a member of the Class of 2019 and has earned recognition in all of her classes. "I think the school should know that Claudia absolutely...

Sophie Kirschner, the super-artist

Sophie Kirschner, the super-artist

by Nicole Muller and Savannah Sitler
May 5, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

From superheros, beautiful portraits, and even mermaids, Sophie Kirschner, Class of 2018, has conquered it all. She has had a taste of nearly all of the art classes offered and has explored many different types of crafts.  As long as Kirschner can remember, she has been fascinated by illustrator...

Presley Dougherty earns Gold Award and Lazzie

Presley Dougherty earns Gold Award and Lazzie

by Tory Spruill, Photo Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Class of 2019 member Presley Dougherty has not only carried on her family tradition in music, but expanded her horizons in the community. Dougherty takes part in indoor color guard, marching band, concert band percussion, academic team, and Girl Scouts. Dougherty’s mother, Patty Dougherty, is a d...

Sean Butehorn performs acrobatic stunts for Worlds

Sean Butehorn performs acrobatic stunts for Worlds

by Summer Etzler, Reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Sean Butehorn may just seem like your average sophomore. He gets good grades, has many friends, and does “normal” teenage activities. Many describe him as outgoing and fun to be around.  “Sean is a whirlwind. He is constantly busy when at home. Frequently, we will be talking to him, turn aro...

Eaves sisters show their way into the future with FFA

Eaves sisters show their way into the future with FFA

by Emily Sherwood, Reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Spring 2017

Farming is not just a hobby. It is a way of life. Being born into a family of farmers means that you are naturally going to have an appreciation for the one thing that makes the world "grow" around -- agriculture. FFA members, sisters and fifth generation farmers, Rayann and Rachel Eaves, show their love...

At 15, Barbagallo aims for pilot’s license

At 15, Barbagallo aims for pilot’s license

by Jacob Bolger, Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase, Spring 2017

He flies planes through the air as a hobby, but is well grounded in his education, Student Government, and soccer. Dominic Barbagallo is a member of the Linganore High School Class of 2019. One of the things that set Barbagallo apart from other Linganore students is his passion for aviation. In order...

Flutist Katsumoto, more than a melody

Flutist Katsumoto, more than a melody

by Emily Reed, Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase, Spring 2017

Since fourth grade, Erika Katsumoto has been playing the flute. Six years later, she is still pursuing her passion. She is a part of Linganore's concert band and second semester symphonic band. Outside of school, she is involved in the woodwind ensemble at Hood College, Frederick Youth Flute Choir, and All-County band. "She has earned first chair in All-County Band as a fresh...

Kelly Stouffer dances to her own beat

Kelly Stouffer dances to her own beat

by Beau Cameron, Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase, Spring 2017

Not everyone has what it takes to make it in the competitive arts community. However, at only 15, sophomore Kelly Stouffer is modeling, dancing, and planning her future career in electronics. Stouffer has been dancing for almost 11 years with the Cheryl O’Hara Dance Elite, specializing in ballet,...

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