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Tables, platforms, and backdrops–Techies work skillfully to make the set of Newsies: Photo of the Day 2/13/20

Students work together to cut a piece of wood that will be used to make a table.

by Grace Blundin, Reporter

February 13, 2020

So much more goes on behind the scenes of musicals and plays than one might anticipate. The set of Newsies, which takes place in New York City during the height of the second Industrial Revolution, needs to be as realistic as it can be and put the audience in the environment. The set must feel large, ...

Extra! Extra! Newsies auditions in full swing: Photo of the Day 12/8/19

Thays Sena, Natalie Rhodes, Lydia Knotts, Natalie Roth, and Cara Bond finish strong on their dance audition.

by Emily Webb, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2019

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  Auditions for the spring musical, Newsies, have just wrapped up. Forty-eight potential cast members came together to show off the best of their acting, singing, and dancing skills.  Two weeks prior to auditions, interested students received an audition preparation packet. I...

Donating blood and saving lives at the bi-annual blood drive: Photo of the Day 11/1/19

Angela Smithhisler stands proud after donating blood.

by Gabby North, Reporter

November 1, 2019

On October 30, the Student Government Association ran the bi-annual blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross from 7:30-12:00. Roughly community members, staff and about 20 students volunteered to donate blood, collecting 25 units of blood. One unit of blood will help roughly three people, so ...

Model UN club attempts to change the world at Hood College

Students and advisors prepare for opening remarks.

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

January 8, 2019

On January 5, students part of the Model United Nations club participated in the 14th Annual Frederick County Model U.N. Conference at Hood College. Three LHS students won awards for their performance. Elizabeth Gilmore won Best Position Paper for General Assembly 1 which dealt with violence against...

National Honor Society inducts 70 new members: Photo of the Day 11/14/2018

NHS officers wait to speak. From the left: Caroline Etherton, Kaley Henyon, Shelby Tkacik, Savannah Sitler, Emily Wolfe, and Jane Quackenbush.

by Haley Enders, Reporter

November 14, 2018

The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place on November 13. The hallway was crowded with inductees at around 6:30 p.m., lined up and ready to get their pictures taken on the main staircase. The ceremony began with an opening message from Mrs. Durann Ecalono, co-adviser for NHS. The NHS o...

National English Honor Society inducts 71 new members: Photo of the Day 11/07/18

The National English Honor Society inducts new members.

by Emily Webb, Editor

November 8, 2018

On November 7, 2018, the National English Honor Society held their annual evening induction. An unusually large group, 71 new members, were inducted.  The ceremony began with opening remarks from the advisor, Natalie Rebetsky. Then, officers were confirmed in their positions and given time to talk about...

French students celebrate All Saints Day

Students in the Learning Commons look at tombstones created by Blonder's French students.

by Cara Bond, Reporter

November 2, 2018

Advanced French students celebrated All Saints Day.

After school tech theater meeting starts off fall season: Photo of the Day 9/22/18

Members of the tech crew for the fall play

by Cara Bond, Reporter

September 22, 2018

On September 14, members of the stage crew for the fall play Almost, Maine met with actors in D101 for an informational meeting. At 2:30, Mrs. Angela Smithhisler, the director of the fall play, addressed the cast and crew as a whole. Smithhisler reviewed the expectations of a theater company with the s...

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