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Poms team compete in their first competition of the year: Photo of the day 2/24/20

Poms team waits for results at their first competition.

by Gabby Shifflett, Reporter

February 24, 2020

On February 15th, the Poms competed at their first competition of the year. It was held at Archbishop Spalding High School through MAPDA, Mid Atlantic Poms and Dance Association. All the girls were pumped for this competition. The team placed second overall. They competed with three different types of ...

Rho Kappa members decorate t-shirts: Photo of the Day 02/04/20

Maddy Spisso and Rachel  Hall design their own Rho Kappa t-shirts.

by Yesenia Montenegro, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2020

Rosie the Riveter is boldly emblazoned on Lauren's t-shirt. On January 30, members of Rho Kappa met after school to decorate t-shirts. Instead of ordering official Rho Kappa t-shirts, the honor society decided to make their own this year. They were able to draw history or Rho Kappa related designs o...

NEHS members shop for baskets of books for needy elementary school families

NEHS members pose at the Scholastic Book Fair

by Grace Gaydosh, Editor-In-Chief

December 19, 2019

The holiday season is all about spreading holiday cheer and giving back to the community, especially to people who are less fortunate than others. In honor of the holiday season, National English Honor Society members Maddy Spisso, Grace Gaydosh, Angelique Fink, Alaina Burger, Tabitha Moses, Maya...

Pom and Dance team twirls in excitement for upcoming competition season: Photo of the Day 11/11/19

Ashley Nash and Taylor Mitcham are judged on their turns by captains Lizzie Hall, Maddy Spisso, and Avé James.

by Leah Bolger, Editor

November 11, 2019

As football season comes to a close, the Pom and Dance team is just getting started.  On Thursday November 7, the members of the team participated in tryouts for their  competition season.  The tryout consisted of three portions: a technique section where girls could show off their special tr...

Poms senior night celebrates years of dedication to dance: Photo of the Day 10/14/19

The poms team spelling out 2020 with their poms.

by Rachel McCoy, Editor

October 14, 2019

On October 11, the Poms and Dance team seniors danced one of their last performances on the football field. During half-time, the Poms team danced a 2.5-minute routine. The dance included many moves like ripples, Russians, a kick line and the spelling of 2020 at the end. The 2020 seniors this year...

NEHS members shop for families at the Scholastic Book Fair: Photo of the Day 12/6/18

NEHS members pose at the Scholastic Book Fair in Frederick

by Grace Gaydosh, Managing Editor

December 6, 2018

On December 5, National English Honor Society members Beau Cameron, Alex Ismael, Shelby Tkacik, Kaley Henyon, Grace Gaydosh, Maddy Spisso, Kat Taylor, and Hannah Ratchford went to the Frederick Fairgrounds for the 2018 Holiday Warehouse Sale. They bought books for two local families and will be decorating baskets for the books. NEHS members will be delivering the baskets to the families on...

Gaver Farm: Fall is not complete without apple cider donuts

Apple Cider Donuts are fresh and ready for customers.

by Ashley Nash, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Gaver Farm is now open for the fall season. At Gaver Farm, visitors can pick their own pumpkins and apples; they also have a corn maze, slides, bakery, animals, and a giant pillow to bounce on. During the fall, they begin selling the world’s best apple cider donuts. These have been sold at Gaver F...

Poms prepare dance for Pep Rally: Photo of the Day 9/28/18

Avé Boghossian-James and the pom team practice for pep rally.

by Ashley Nash, Reporter

September 28, 2018

The Pom and Dance team gets ready for the school’s pep rally in one week. They are very excited to perform. Although pep rally is very fun, it can also be very stressful on the team and the coach. The team had one performance on September 21. Even though half-time performances are important, the mos...

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