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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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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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Senior Destinations 2017

Senior Destinations 2017

June 9, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

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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Help the Homeless Week recap

Help the Homeless Week recap

By Eric Neugeboren
June 1, 2017
Filed under Media, News, School, Showcase, Videos

The SGA ran the first Help the Homeless Week May 13-20 to benefit local homeless shelters and other organizations. Highlighted by the “Give Us Your Stuff” yard sale and 5k Color Rush, the week generated more than $6,000 for the charities.

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Whitman Drama banquet sets scene for next year’s season

Whitman Drama banquet sets scene for next year’s season

By Jeremy Wenick
May 31, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase, Whitman

Whitman Drama participants gathered to celebrate the department's accomplishments over the past year and announce plans for the upcoming year May 20 at the Jane. E. Lawton Community Recreation Center.

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Student body elects new SGA executive board

Student body elects new SGA executive board

By Lily Friedman
May 30, 2017
Filed under Media, News, School, Showcase, Videos

Students elected junior Pablo Rothschild as SGA president, junior Elliot Kelly as vice president, sophomore Celia Shapiro and junior Emma Forde as secretaries and sophomore Alex Herrera as treasurer for the 2017-2018 school year. Voting took place on Google Forms April 26 after students watched candidate speeches April 25.

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Administrators push for AP NSL students to take the Government HSA

Administrators push for AP NSL students to take the Government HSA

By Jessica Buxbaum
May 30, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

Administrators required all U.S. Government students to take the Government High School Assessment May 22. In previous years, administrators expected only honors and on-level Government (NSL) students to take the HSA the same year they took the course, while AP students who scored below a three on the AP exam took the HSA the following year.

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Students selected to address audience at graduation

By Lily Jacobson
May 25, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

This year’s graduation ceremony will not feature a keynote speaker, but seniors Andres Garcia, Anna McGuire, Alex Parsky and Mason Robinson will be delivering speeches during graduation at DAR Constitution Hall June 5.

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Arts Council poet teaches workshops for April poetry month

Arts Council poet teaches workshops for April poetry month

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

Elizabeth Rees, Maryland State Arts Council Poet-in-Residence, visited freshman English classes and the creative writing class May 8-12 to teach students how to write, analyze and enjoy poetry.

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Chromebook removal for testing creates access issues in the classroom

Chromebook removal for testing creates access issues in the classroom

By Zoe Kaufmann
May 16, 2017
Filed under News, School

Students won't have access to classroom Chromebook carts May 8-25 so that Whitman IT specialists can prepare and inventory them for upcoming PARCC and HSA testing.

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