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Whitman student helps ice cream truck owner organize backpack drive

Whitman student helps ice cream truck owner organize backpack drive

By Sydney Miller
June 17, 2017
Filed under News, School

Senior Sarah Bruegmann and ice cream truck owner AJ Jalloh have collected backpacks to donate to schoolchildren in Koidu Town, Sierra Leone, Jalloh’s hometown, since May 18. The team will collect backpacks until the last week of school.

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Students show pride, attend LGBTQ+ parade and march

Students show pride, attend LGBTQ+ parade and march

By Mira Dwyer
June 16, 2017
Filed under National, News, Showcase

A sea of rainbow flooded the streets of D.C. as thousands attended the Capital Pride Parade June 10 and the Equality March for Unity and Pride June 11 in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Umttr hosts annual basketball tournament

Umttr hosts annual basketball tournament

By Naren Roy
June 16, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Umttr, a locally-based nonprofit that works to prevent teen suicide, hosted its 4th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser at Whitman June 11. Aside from the competition, attendees placed bids at a silent auction fundraiser, listened to workshop presenters and met celebrities like professional basketball player Michael Sweetney.

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Whitman student and parent interviewed about fundraiser for Ryan Seacrest Show

Whitman student and parent interviewed about fundraiser for Ryan Seacrest Show

By Matt Proestel
June 15, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Representatives of reality personality Ryan Seacrest invited junior Clara Ryan and her mother, Rana Sawaya Ryan, onto Seacrest’s show to discuss their art exhibit fundraiser for scoliosis patients, which lasted from April 22 to July 8.

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Amid wave of car theft, key tips to prevent these crimes

Amid wave of car theft, key tips to prevent these crimes

By Naren Roy
June 14, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Unknown thieves have stolen cash and personal items from parked cars in the Whitman community over the last several weeks, coinciding with a 39 percent increase in the number of stolen vehicles in Montgomery County since last year, according to a May 19 article in Bethesda Magazine.

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New photo magazine showcases senior life

New photo magazine showcases senior life

By Mira Dwyer
June 12, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

Senior Tomás Castro self-produced a senior photo magazine to reflect on the class of 2017’s final year, which he distributed free of charge at graduation rehearsal May 26.

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Weekly news roundup: June 4-11

Weekly news roundup: June 4-11

By Julie Rosenstein
June 12, 2017
Filed under National, News

1. Two Northwest High School seniors were shot dead June 5, the day before their school’s graduation. Read more here.  2. A Bethesda was man stabbed after getting into a car that he thought was an Uber. Read more here.  3. Senior lunch passes are now available to rising seniors! Seniors who...

Senior Destinations 2017

Senior Destinations 2017

June 9, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

Sophomore performs in MoCo talent competition

Sophomore performs in MoCo talent competition

By Jessica Buxbaum
June 7, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The f35’s, a rock band led by sophomore Matei Fawzy, competed in the annual Moco’s Got Talent competition at The Fillmore Silver Spring May 21.

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Supreme Court same-sex marriage lawyer visits Whitman

Supreme Court same-sex marriage lawyer visits Whitman

By Eva Liles
June 7, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

Whitman parent Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, a lawyer who argued in favor of same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, visited Whitman to speak about his experiences May 19.

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Photo of the day: class of 2017 graduates

Photo of the day: class of 2017 graduates

June 6, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase, Uncategorized

The class of 2017 graduated at Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall June 5. An estimated 517 students graduated, according the Whitman front office.

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Students elect new class presidents, officers

Students elect new class presidents, officers

By Jeremy Wenick
June 4, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students voted May 31 for class presidents and officers for the 2017-2018 school year in English classes. Student body president-elect Pablo Rothschild shared the results on the announcements at the end of the school day.

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