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The National Cherry Blossom Festival (NCBF) selected Whitman as one of five local educational institutions to participate in its Neighborhood Tree Planting Program.

Photo of the Day, Wednesday, Nov. 16: students and staff welcome Japanese embassy representatives for cherry tree planting ceremony

By Alessia Pedrazzini November 16, 2022

One hundred and twelve years after the Japanese government gifted the United States two thousand cherry trees as a symbol of friendship between the two nations, representatives from the Japanese embassy...

Social worker Jacklyn Amankwa plays music on Whitmans loudspeaker between fourth and fifth periods on Thursday.

Photo of Yesterday, Nov. 4: music fills the halls between class periods

By Ines Foscarini November 4, 2022

Whitman’s school-based mental health professionals played music between class periods on Thursday and Friday to reduce stress and motivate students and staff at the end of the first marking period.  Social...

The presentation contained information on Maryland gun possession laws, gun violence statistics and violence-free conflict resolution.

Photo of the Day, Oct. 19: Local prosecutors speak at Gun Education Assembly

By Aidan Donnan October 19, 2022

Prosecutors from the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office held a school-wide gun education assembly during third period today. The presentation contained information on Maryland gun possession...

Kemelhor and his classmates placed the plaque near the stadium, overlooking the original location where 35,800 sq. feet Dome once stood.

Photo of the Day, September 30: Class of 1970 unveils plaque commemorating Whitman’s Dome

By Sonya Rashkovan September 30, 2022

Whitman alumni gathered this afternoon in the main gym to unveil a plaque commemorating the school’s Dome that was demolished in 1992. At the time of its construction in 1962, the structure attracted...

Prospective Fomz — also known as “Fake Poms” — dancers spread out across the space and followed Whitman Poms dancers in a warm-up to the rhythm of upbeat music. 

Photo of Yesterday, September 28: Whitman Fomz tryouts

By Meredith Lee September 29, 2022

More than 20 seniors attended tryouts for Whitman’s Fomz team in the cafeteria yesterday night.  Prospective Fomz — or “Fake Poms” — dancers spread out across the space and followed Whitman...

The PTSA’s Student Clubs Committee organized the event, which provided students with the opportunity to sign up for more than 130 of this year’s club offerings.

Photo of the Day, Sept. 20: Whitman Clubs Night

By Aidan Donnan September 20, 2022

Hundreds of students gathered in the bus loop for Whitman’s annual Clubs Night this evening. The PTSA’s Student Clubs Committee organized the event, which provided students with the opportunity to...

Junior Powderpuff team celebrating their win in the football game.

Photo of the Day, May 18: Upperclassmen compete in Powderpuff football game

By Rohin Dahiya May 18, 2022

Over 50 students competed in the first-ever “Powderpuff” football competition at Radnor Elementary School this afternoon. Student organizers facilitated the friendly two-hand touch football game between...

Photo of the Day, Nov. 19: Get twisted!

Photo of the Day, Nov. 19: “Get twisted!”

By Stephanie Solomon November 19, 2021

"Get twisted!” members of Whitman’s drumline shouted, proceeding to clash their cymbals together in unison.  As the final bell rang this afternoon, students exiting the school building gathered...

Photo of the Day, Nov. 10: LGBTQ+ History Museum

Photo of the Day, Nov. 10: LGBTQ+ History Museum

By Zoe Cantor November 10, 2021

Whitman students gather in the commons area in the new addition to view the LGBTQ+ History Museum that the LGBTQ+ studies class put together earlier this week. The museum was highlighted in today’s OneWhitman...

The Foms perform at the pep rally for the first time in two years.

Photo of the Day, Oct. 8: Who’s got spirit?

By Grace Corbett October 8, 2021

Whitman held its first pep rally in over two years this morning. The event, which included an abbreviated Battle of the Classes competition, took place on the football field rather than in the gymnasium...

Photo of the Day, Sept. 24: fourth period fire drill

Photo of the Day, Sept. 24: fourth period fire drill

By Alex Schupak September 24, 2021

Whitman administrators ran a routine fire drill in fourth period today. Due to last year’s virtual learning model, this was the first such event that the entire student body participated in since the...

Photo of Yesterday, Sept. 24: Clubs Night

Photo of Yesterday, Sept. 24: Clubs Night

By Matt Eisner September 24, 2021

For the first time in nearly two years, Whitman held its annual Clubs Night event on September 23.  Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Clubs Night took place in the cafeteria and the main courtyard....

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