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Kids helping kids — Food drive through the month of October

Kids helping kids — Food drive through the month of October

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, News

Did you know that one in nine Marylanders is food insecure? That is over 680,000 people in our state who experience hunger day to day. Throughout the month of October the Maryland State Food Bank is hosting the "Kids Helping Kids" challenge throughout all schools in Maryland. Character Counts! coordinator Dawn Aburto ...

Drake’s PREP class wins tolerance poster contest

Drake’s PREP class wins tolerance poster contest

by Alexis Fowler and Grace Corbitt

October 9, 2017


Filed under News

On September 27th,  Principal Nancy Doll and assistant principals Michelle Gilmore and Chris Bittner  judged tolerance posters the PREP classes displayed on the door to each room. Mrs. Sharon Drake's PREP class won. On 9/11, each PREP class watched a video starring John Cena. The famous wrestle...

Building a show: Tech rehearsals begin for the Giver

Building a show: Tech rehearsals begin for the Giver

by Jacob Blue, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, News

Preparation for this year's fall play have begun. Actors started rehearsals October 25, and the technical crew began working on October 29. The many jobs outnumber the actors: builders, run crew, painters, set designers, makeup crew, and more. Even though you might not be seeing them on the stage,...

44th annual community show celebrates agricultural heritage

44th annual community show celebrates agricultural heritage

by Lauren Hall, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The 44th Annual Community Show, in the auxiliary gym, from October 1st-3rd, celebrated the community's arts, food, produce, and crafts. The Linganore-New Market Community Show "unites the communities and districts surrounding Linganore High School to present a show of their talents and agricultural produce." The submission categories include: Canned Foods, "Jellies, Preserves, and Pickles," Cakes, Baked Product...

Suicide hotline on back of student ID cards raises awareness

Suicide hotline on back of student ID cards raises awareness

by Emily Reed, Co-editor-in-chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

From year to year, the process of taking underclassmen pictures stays mostly the same. Students walk down to the auditorium at their assigned time, take a picture, and wait a minute for their student ID to pop out of the machine. However, this year students were greeted with a surprise on the back of ...

Lily’s hope — and incredible strength

Lily’s hope — and incredible strength

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions and Layout Design Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Disney character Hercules once said, "A true hero isn't measured by [her] strength, but by the strength of [her] heart." These words, describe Lily Weaver, a 16 year old who is battling cancer for the second time. In 2016, The Truth 365 asked Lily to be a national spokesperson for their non-p...

Community debates how to solve the headdress issue

Community debates how to solve the headdress issue

by Devin Barge, Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, News, Showcase

The school administration is mailing a letter to all households stating that the PTSA will be forming a Heritage Committee that will partner with the Boosters, Alumni Association, administration and community. The purpose of this committee is to explore ways that will honor the traditions of Linganore...

Watson, Hornbeck honored with Golden Lance Awards at 2017 graduation ceremony

Watson, Hornbeck honored with Golden Lance Awards at 2017 graduation ceremony

by Lily Weaver, Editor

June 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Spring 2017

Three hundred and sixty five Class of 2017 members graduated on May 31.  The ceremony was held at the PNC Arena at Mt. St. Mary's. Although there were many tears throughout the night, overall it was very special. Throughout the ceremony, there were speakers, including, Class of 2017 President,...

Pat Carson, beloved educator at LHS, wins FCPS Substitute of the Year

Pat Carson, beloved educator at LHS, wins FCPS Substitute of the Year

by Emily Reed and Ethan Hart

May 24, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Spring 2017

 One of the most requested substitute teachers at Linganore, Pat Carson’s show of professionalism and kindness brings education to a whole new level in the classroom. But Carson is not just a substitute teacher; she is “the” FCPS Substitute Teacher of the Year 2017. On May 24, Carson wa...

Students propose life changing topics to English 101 classes

Students propose life changing topics to English 101 classes

by Brandon Cooper, Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Dual enrollment students in English 101 class completed their last projects, an extended research project. Their task is to propose an idea that will improve the world. The students must write a 5-7 page essay on their proposal and give a presentation to their class to persuade them to act on their p...

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