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French Honor Society celebrates Mardi Gras: Photo of the Day 3/15/19

Members Anna Arrington, Micah Brown, Valerie McNeil, Sammie Hoefs, Rachel Morin, Justin Filigenzi, and Sierra Rossman participate in festive Mardi Gras game.

by Sierra Rossman, Reporter

March 17, 2019

On March 4, the French Honor Society celebrated Mardi Gras, a tradition of parties, galas, parades, and feasting, that dates back thousands of years. It was established in the United States in the 1700’s and takes place on the day before Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent. In its Christia...

French Honor Society begins celebration of French Week: Photo of the Day 11/2/18

Sophomore Valerie McNeill applies a French flag temporary tattoo to celebrate French Week.

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

November 2, 2018

November 1 is the first day of French Week, the national, week-long celebration of French language and culture in America. French Week was established in 2013 by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). According to French teacher Madame Blonder, the purpose of French Week is “to promote th...

Seniors seal the deal with the Seal of Biliteracy award: Photo of the Day 6/14/18

Sofia Schuller poses for a picture after receiving the Seal of Biliteracy award.

by Sammie Hoefs, Reporter

June 14, 2018

The Maryland Seal of Biliteracy is a state award for high school students to recognize their achievement in their high level of proficiency in listening, writing, reading, and speaking in one or more languages other than English. More information about this topic and the requirements can be found...

The Seal of Biliteracy: Frederick County plans to recognize language proficiency on diplomas

The Seal of Biliteracy: Frederick County plans to recognize language proficiency on diplomas

by Yesenia Montenegro, Reporter

October 27, 2017

Adopted by Maryland in April 2016, the Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school district for students who have studied and are competent in two or more languages. The recognition encourages students to continue studying higher levels of a language  and makes graduates more employable, since em...

PREP assemblies introduce electives and Chromebooks: Photo of the Day 1/25/17

Matthew Chaney, Class of 2017, holds the bunny displayed at the January 25th assembly.

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor

January 25, 2017

On January 25th, the Class of 2019 filed into the auditorium for an assembly discussing Chromebooks, scheduling, and registration for classes for junior and senior years.  This was part of the series of registration assemblies on January 24, 25, and 26, one for each grade level. One purpose of the...

Annual Lancer Candy Lane: Fun for young and old

Annual Lancer Candy Lane: Fun for young and old

by Cassie Harris, Reporter

December 14, 2016

Every December, Linganore hosts Lancer Candy Lane, a holiday event where kids from the community can come to make holiday-inspired crafts. Tables line the cafeteria, and they are covered in school glue, glitter, and red and green paper. This year's event was Saturday, December 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student...

French students make video, win cash

by Jessica Steves, Reporter

February 7, 2014

Five Linganore students—seniors Bridget Dolan, Jack Garabedian, Tyler Graham, and Jessica Long, as well as sophomore Rhiannon Wiland—won third place in the National French Week Video/Animation Contest with a video titled “French in New Markets”. The contest was hosted by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)....

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