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Photo gallery: Seniors celebrate final day with prank, barbecue

Photo gallery: Seniors celebrate final day with prank, barbecue

Arthur Siqueira

May 25, 2018


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The seniors of the Class of 2018 celebrated their very last days with water gun fights, music, barbecue and some animal companions. Following their senior prank, which included the classics such as plastic wraps in doorways, cups on the floor, balloons and banners, the seniors set up in the parking l...

Photo gallery: Gatsby prom provides great memories

Photo gallery: Gatsby prom provides great memories

May 21, 2018


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Watkins Mill's annual junior/senior prom was held on Friday, May 18 at Glen Echo Park.  Students enjoyed an evening of dancing in the pavilion, despite the rain.  Seniors Selom Kalin and Megan Dakwa were crowned prom king and queen.

Records reveal 3 MCPS high schools named after slave owners

Records reveal 3 MCPS high schools named after slave owners

Sarah Elbeshbishi and Kevin Finn

May 4, 2018


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There are 25 public high schools in Montgomery County. Ten of those schools are named for people. One of those people was black. But three of those people owned slaves. Colonel Zadok Magruder, Thomas Sprigg Wootton and Richard Montgomery all owned slaves according to a combination of census records, wills and books on the subject. “Slavery was pre...

Johnson recognized with BOE Distinguished Service Award

Johnson recognized with BOE Distinguished Service Award

Brennan Guilds

May 16, 2018


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Science teacher Matthew Johnson received the 21st annual Board of Education Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, May 3 in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments at Watkins Mill High School. First awarded in fall of 1997, the award aims to recognize and appreciate individuals, groups...

Senior Vijay Vanathayan asks president of everything at Watkins Mill Sarah Elbeshbishi to prom with only 8 days left

Senior Vijay Vanathayan asks president of everything at Watkins Mill Sarah Elbeshbishi to prom with only 8 days left

Vijay Vanathayan

May 10, 2018


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Hey Saraaaah. How ya doin? I heard you weren’t going to go to prom, and I couldn’t let that happen.  It's your senior year and if anyone deserves to go and have a great time, it's you!  I know it’s super late to ask, but I figured why not? I’m sure we’ll have fun, and I already have a p...

‘Be Free of It’ assembly outlines dangers of opiod crisis

Vicki Wong

May 8, 2018


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On Tuesday, May 1, the Be Free of It assembly was where Lea Edgecomb and her mother talked about their family’s experience with opiate overdose in front of juniors and seniors. In 2009, a depressed 15-year-old Edgecomb had been living in Montgomery County and overdosed on one dose of heroin. Emergency...

Seniors set to strut their stuff in annual Mr. Watkins Mill competition

Seniors set to strut their stuff in annual Mr. Watkins Mill competition

Cameron Moore

April 27, 2018


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The annual Mr. Watkins Mill event is coming up Tuesday, May 1 at 7 pm in the auditorium. Doors will be open at 6:30 pm, so show up early. Tickets will be on sale Monday and Tuesday for $5 in the mixing bowl at STEP. The theme will be “Throwing it back to 1989,” which is the year the school first...

Students say yes to the prom dress at Discovery Communications event

Students say yes to the prom dress at Discovery Communications event

Jessica Cruz

April 19, 2018


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Selected Watkins Mill High School seniors attended Discovery Communications' “Say Yes To The Dress” event where they picked out dresses and tuxes for prom. This is the second consecutive year Watkins Mill students attended. Watkins Mill was the only school in Montgomery County chosen by Discovery to p...

Imagination Stage presents Oyeme! the beautiful for ESOL students

Imagination Stage presents Oyeme! the beautiful for ESOL students

Cinthya Salas

April 25, 2018


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Actors from Imagination Stage presented ¡Óyeme! the beautiful on Thursday, April 19 at Watkins Mill High School, where unique personal stories of immigrant students who made their way to the United States through struggle and hardship were highlighted. ESOL theatre and ESOL 3 teacher Sharon Fabe...

Selom Kalin crowned Mr. Watkins Mill in 30th annual competition

Selom Kalin crowned Mr. Watkins Mill in 30th annual competition

Jessica Cruz and Bianca Johnson

May 3, 2018


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Senior Selom Kalin won the thirtieth annual Mr. Watkins Mill pageant on Tuesday, May 1. The night was filled with cheers and laughter as eight seniors competed for the chance to be the next Mr. Watkins Mill. To kick off the show, the boys were introduced by the hosts, seniors Natalie Rodriguez and S...

‘Signs of Suicide’ program helps students spot troubling signs

‘Signs of Suicide’ program helps students spot troubling signs

Nana Osei Tutu and Hezekiah Likekele

April 18, 2018


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All Watkins Mill High School students watched a suicide awareness video during their math classes today then took part in a guided discussion as part of Montgomery County Public Schools' "Signs of Suicide" program. Students will watch a video entitled “Friends for Life." MCPS is taking initiative...

WM Elites provides role models, relationships for young men

WM Elites provides role models, relationships for young men

Charisse Warfield, Aisha Sowe, and Nadaja Burnett Pierre

April 17, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School Elites is a club for young men that provides positive male role models and helps students form strong relationships to become better men. Males from any grade are welcome to join. “We like to do a lot of team building activities,” English teacher and sponsor Richard Co...

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