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Posse winner selected as Gates scholarship semi-finalist

Posse winner selected as Gates scholarship semi-finalist

Arthur Siqueira

January 17, 2019


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Posse Scholarship winner, senior Andre Tulloch is now a semi-finalist in the prestigious Gates Scholarship. Winning would award him a full ride to a school's undergraduate program of his choice. The Gates Scholarship is a foundation that selects 300 candidates every year from hundreds of thousands...

Baltimore Ravens strength coach speaks to student athletes about staying motivated

Baltimore Ravens strength coach speaks to student athletes about staying motivated

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2019


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All athletes are motivated by different things whether it be becoming a professional athlete or something as simple as trying to keep in shape. On Friday January 4, Baltimore Ravens strength and conditioning coach Robert Osborne came to Watkins Mill High School to speak to all fall and winter athle...

Senior awarded full scholarship to university of his choice through Posse program

Senior awarded full scholarship to university of his choice through Posse program

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

January 8, 2019


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Senior Andre Tulloch was awarded a full ride scholarship to a prestigious partner university of his choice by the Posse Foundation this November after a three step election process. Tulloch started his application process with a nomination from school during the summer for the internationally-acc...

Real Rap healthy relationship workshop helps students identify dating violence

Real Rap healthy relationship workshop helps students identify dating violence

Bianca Johnson, Associate Editor

January 2, 2019


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On December 13, manager of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Smita Varia, came to Watkins Mill High School to talk to the Real Rap club about dating violence. Real Rap is an upperclassmen, co-ed group that meets every Thursday in the media center during STEP. "I want to make as much positive pers...

Seal of Biliteracy provides certification to students who speak multiple languages

Seal of Biliteracy provides certification to students who speak multiple languages

Charisse Warfield and Nadaja Burnett Pierre

December 17, 2018


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Last school year, Watkins Mill High School began offering the Seal of Biliteracy for bilingual students, made available by foreign language resource teacher Magdalena Yanes. The Seal of Biliteracy is an official certification that students will receive along with their diploma. This certifies that st...

Young women learn how to set goals, plan for careers in ‘Dream It, Be It’ event

Young women learn how to set goals, plan for careers in ‘Dream It, Be It’ event

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

December 19, 2018


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Female students from Watkins Mill High School attended a "Dream It, Be It" conference on December 11 and learned that they have an amazing support system to rely on for all aspects of their life, including their personal life and career. The "Dream It, Be It" program’s main goal is to help women u...

Watkins Mill scores 3 out of 5 stars on MSDE report card

Watkins Mill scores 3 out of 5 stars on MSDE report card

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

December 18, 2018


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On December 4, the Maryland State Department of Education released a "report card" for every school in Maryland. This report uses a variety of standards to rate each school on a point system, which translates to a five-star rating system per school. Watkins Mill High School scored three out of five stars with a total point value of 43.5/90. The highest scoring category was based on wh...

Credit recovery class provides in-school time to help students graduate on time

Credit recovery class provides in-school time to help students graduate on time

Jade Pinkowitz

December 9, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School is taking a new approach to try and help students graduate on time. While Watkins Mill has a variety of programs to help students make up credits like summer school and High School Plus, the newest option builds that time into their schedule and uses an online certified program...

MCPS votes to restore 10 day spring break for 2019-2020 school year

MCPS votes to restore 10 day spring break for 2019-2020 school year

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

December 12, 2018


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After a shortened spring break for the 2018-2019 school year, the Montgomery County Board of Education will bring back a longer spring break with ten days for the next school year. The Board of Education made this decision after many complaints from students and parents in the MCPS community. MCPS ...

Mill Madness brings spirit into start of winter sports season

Mill Madness brings spirit into start of winter sports season

Sana Khan and Jade Pinkowitz

December 3, 2018


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Orange Nation hosted its third annual Mill Madness pep rally on Thursday, combining a pep rally with a dance party to start the winter sports season with spirit. The night was complete with relay races, scavenger hunts, basketball competitions, performances from the drum line and k-pop dance group NO...

Medical Careers students witness open-heart surgery on field trip

Medical Careers students witness open-heart surgery on field trip

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

December 5, 2018


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Students in the medical careers program at Watkins Mill got the opportunity to experience a day in the observational room of Inova, a teaching hospital in Virginia, on November 26 and 27. The first group of students went on Monday and the second on Tuesday. Five parent and teacher chaperones voluntee...

1Million Project provides free tablets, internet to students who need them

1Million Project provides free tablets, internet to students who need them

Vicki Wong, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018


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Students took a survey in English classes to potentially qualify for a free tablet with internet access as part of the 1Million Project, starting on Friday, November 16. The survey was available to all students. Sprint launched the 1Million Project in October 2017. They aim to give mobile devices...