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Collage of Catherine Bowers playing soccer on her various teams. An assortment of photos taken by Victoria Garofolo and Michell Bowers.

Lancer Spotlight: Bowers juggles several soccer teams and academics

by Brayden Gregory and Marissa DePalma March 26, 2021

Junior Catherine Bowers has a reputation--a reputation for excellence.  Her passion for soccer has grown into a multi-club experience, and she balances academics with seemingly little difficulty. Bowers...

Mr. Mike Bowles speaking to Mrs. Rebetsky's journalism class.

Lancer spotlight: Custodian Bowles leads team of pandemic superheroes

Does anyone every wonder how and why everyone is able to go back to the school building during a world pandemic? Custodial staff make it happen.
by Brynne McKinney, Reporter March 24, 2021

Mr. Mike Bowles, lead custodian, and his team have been hard at work every day keeping the school as clean as possible for the return of students and teachers. Their main goal this year, and for future...

Emma Davis directs the cast of Little Women during their after-school practice.

Lancer Spotlight: The show must go on–Emma Davis student director for Little Women

by Sarah Webb, Reporter March 22, 2021

“Let’s get this show on the road!” Emma Davis, the student director of the spring musical, Little Women, has had to adapt to the strict Covid limitations that have impacted the production process....

A picture of Mr. Hornbeck teaching his class on 9/11 at Linganore High School.

Lancer Spotlight: Hornbeck makes history fun despite virtual learning challenges

How Mr. Hornbeck maintains interactive and interesting history classes during a hybrid school year
by Audrey Kilgore, Reporter March 22, 2021

During one of Mr. Darren Hornbeck’s first virtual Modern World History classes Semester 2, he held a scavenger hunt competition despite the challenging learning conditions. The student who could find...

Lancer Spotlight: Miller & Heister ‘post’ a better year for the Class of 2021

Lancer Spotlight: Miller & Heister ‘post’ a better year for the Class of 2021

"Follow you arrow."
by Maya Apau and Madeline Williamson March 22, 2021

No senior year, no prom, a limited graduation. The pandemic is putting a damper on the Class of 2021’s plan but Senior Counsel members, Morgan Miller (President) and Carolina Heister still are finding...

Shahmeer Chaudhry hopes to become a pilot. He has learned most of his skills from a flight simulator where he trains in realistic conditions, including the cockpit/flight deck, the plane type and current weather conditions.

Lancer Spotlight: Chaudhry practices flight simulation to prepare for pilot future

by Liam Sterling, Reporter February 4, 2021

Freshman Shameer Chaudhry dreams of becoming a commercial airline pilot--specifically, he plans to work one day for Southwest Airlines. Unlike many teens, he is determined--and he practices every day. ...

Habig after his check ride examiner told him he passed.

Lancer Spotlight: Math teacher plans USAF career

by Abbey Sovero, Reporter January 26, 2021

Have you ever dreamed of flying planes? For first year math teacher Collin Habig that dream is becoming a reality. Habig earned his private pilot license in August 2019, after working toward it for...

Mrs. Kirkland’s Backpacking Adventure to the Himalayas: An escape from stress and time with friends

Mrs. Kirkland’s Backpacking Adventure to the Himalayas: An escape from stress and time with friends

A once in a lifetime adventure with beautiful mountains and the company of friends, monkeys, cows, sheeps, and donkeys
by Ashlyn Martin, Reporter January 25, 2021

Imagine going to the Himalayas for 8 days with your best friend and seeing monkeys, cows, sheeps, llamas, and donkeys. Crazy right?  Linganore High School English teacher, Mrs. Kirkland was able to...

Senior Josh Todd showing off a Postmate letter.

Lancer Spotlight: Josh Todd works for Postmates during pandemic

by Matt Nyandjo, Reporter January 23, 2021

Who doesn’t appreciate the ease of ordering online and having it delivered to the door?  In this pandemic, home delivery has exploded with new customers. Postmates is a service that allows a driver...

Angela Smithhisler works hard on the Weekly Announcements.

Lancer Spotlight: Angela Smithhisler wears many hats in the virtual teaching era

Angela Smithhisler makes the most of virtual school.
by Joshua Todd and Erica Blockinger January 23, 2021

During this school year, Angela Smithhisler has accepted the challenge of teaching AS2 for the social studies department, and Intro to Theatre for the VPA department in the fall. In the spring, she...

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