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Juniors and sophomores learn about dual enrollment classes

Juniors and sophomores learn about dual enrollment classes

by Hannah Haught, Co-Editor-In-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On January 10 all students interested in taking a dual enrollment class were called in for an informational meeting during PREP. Students were given instructions for testing and registration for dual enrollment. At the meeting students learned about the enrollment process at Frederick Community College, including how to ...

Holiday decorations and U.S. law: keep church out of state

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor in chief

December 20, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion

In December, it's easy to take in the lights and trees with wide, child-like eyes. It's easy to overlook the flood of Christmas-themed decorations in our area. So when Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD, placed a light string on their fence to spell out "Merry Christmas," it's just another pretty decoration,...

FCPS holds first annual Youth Apprenticeship summit

FCPS holds first annual Youth Apprenticeship summit

by Bailey Davis, Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, News, Showcase

On December 14, 125 students from 10 high schools in Frederick County were selected to attend the First Annual Youth Apprenticeship Summit at Frederick Community College. FCPS is one of two counties in Maryland that pilots the Youth Apprenticeship program. This program allows students to work in ...

Madison Reeley presents about internships at National Cancer Institute

Madison Reeley presents about internships at National Cancer Institute

by Alexis Fowler, Reporter

December 19, 2017


Filed under News

On December 12, Class of 2018 member, Madison Reeley who is interning at the National Cancer Institute, talked to several classes about the opportunity for internships with NCI. To be eligible, a student must be at least 16, a junior in high school, and have an overall unweighted grade point averag...

Performing arts department hosts their annual holiday concert

Performing arts department hosts their annual holiday concert

by Yesenia Montenegro and Lauren Hall

December 18, 2017


Filed under News

On December 7, the performing arts department had their annual holiday concert. The concert was conducted by Damon Dye and Kevin Lloyd. The 2017 Holiday Concert included six ensemble groups: the string quartet, the guitar ensemble, Merry TubaChristmas, the percussion ensemble, the concert choir, and t...

All rise for 2017 mock trial

All rise for 2017 mock trial

by Jacob Blue, Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, News

This year's case is about distracted driving. The imaginary trial involves A.C. Slater (plaintiff) and Kelly Kapowski (defendant). The two got into a car accident which resulted in both of the people being injured. Due to these injuries, they had to pay significant expenses for medical bills. The...

Rango the K9 police dog visits pre-vet class

Rango the K9 police dog visits pre-vet class

by Lauren Hall, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under News

From the Frederick County Police Department, Corporal Atkins and Rango, Atkins' K9, visited Mrs. Beachy's Pre-Veterinarian class. "I invited Corporal Atkins to visit with Rango during pre-vet's dog unit. I contacted him through Deputy Jones," said Mrs. Beachy. Corporal Atkins demonstrated an article...

Four 2017 Distinguished Graduate honorees celebrated at assembly and luncheon

Four 2017 Distinguished Graduate honorees celebrated at assembly and luncheon

by Alexis Fowler, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On November 21, the Distinguished Graduate Organization honored  four graduates at the 16th annual ceremony at an assembly for the Class of 2021. Laura Allnutt MacIvor is the Academic Honoree.  She graduated in 1985 and is now a science teacher at South Carroll High School in Carroll County.  Bu...

Vandalism sparks restrictive bathroom procedures

Vandalism sparks restrictive bathroom procedures

by Jacob Bolger, Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Vandalism in the boys' restrooms have caused headaches for all, including students, especially those who have no involvement with this vandalism. Concern over this problem has grown increasingly high after reports from students and custodians alike, and the administration has begun taking more preventative...

Freezing weather didn’t stop the warmth for Lily Weaver at 5K walk/run

Freezing weather didn’t stop the warmth for Lily Weaver at 5K walk/run

by Bridget Murphy, Grace Corbitt, and Tommy Moyer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, News, Showcase

On November 12, the entire community ran and walked through the West Winds neighborhood, home to the Weaver family whose daughter, Lily, is now on a homeschooling hospital program because she has Ewing's Sarcoma. Weaver was cancer free for five years before relapsing July 2017. Lily's Hope i...

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