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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...

‘Rines Minority Scholars Program members host county-wide retreat

Hezekiah Likekele and Nana Osei Tutu

April 11, 2018


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On March 17, Watkins Mill hosted the 7th Annual Intra-County Minority Scholars Program. The Minority Scholars Program is a countywide, student-led and student-based program where minority students come together and find ways to close the achievement gap. The day started early for the Wolverine MSP ...

Active-shooter drill between classes helps prepare students for emergencies

Active-shooter drill between classes helps prepare students for emergencies

Briana Pasion, Nana Osei Tutu, and Hezekiah Likekele

April 6, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School conducted an active-shooter drill on Thursday during the five-minute transition time between classes with an announcement for all students to go into the nearest classroom and into a lockdown. “I do feel [active-shooter drills are] necessary even though some kids may not ta...

Water bottle filling stations to be installed after Watkins Mill wins energy saving award

Water bottle filling stations to be installed after Watkins Mill wins energy saving award

Vicki Wong

March 22, 2018


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Water bottle filling stations will be placed around the school after Watkins Mill won a quarterly energy award from the School Energy & Recycling Team program, which gives $2,000 to the winners. The award was given based on data that shows Watkins Mill reduced its energy use during the first q...

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives hold workshop with Watkins Mill students

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives hold workshop with Watkins Mill students

Jessica Cruz

April 3, 2018


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The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) held a presentation, informing Watkins Mill students about law enforcement and community policing. The goal was to increase knowledge on basic federal, state, and local laws. NOBLE is an organization with 3,000 members worldwide including ...

Students plan to participate in National School Walkout tomorrow

Students plan to participate in National School Walkout tomorrow

Sarah Elbeshbishi

March 13, 2018


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Exactly one month after the Parkland school shooting, Watkins Mill High School will be participating in the National School Walkout day tomorrow, March 14. At 10 am, Watkins Mill students will meet at the flagpoles in front of the building, where students will have a moment of silence for the vic...

Senior selected as one of Bethesda Magazine’s ‘Most Extraordinary Teens’

Senior selected as one of Bethesda Magazine’s ‘Most Extraordinary Teens’

Jamie Carmichael

March 15, 2018


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For the first time ever, Bethesda Magazine selected a Watkins Mill High School student as one of its “Extraordinary Teens.” Senior Sarah Elbeshbishi won this honor for her achievements in and around the school community. Every year, Bethesda Magazine chooses a few select students to showcase thei...

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