The County Chronicle

The online newspaper for Loudoun County High School

The County Chronicle

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Moon spends time on vacation at the beach with his daughter before the start of the school year. He enjoys spending some quality time with his family and taking a break from work when necessary.

Over the MOON about teaching: Moon’s passion for business inspires his students

Maggie Sheridan, Editor-in-chief February 26, 2021

Jaqua Moon has always been a business teacher. He has taught several classes such as accounting, computer classes, and personal finance in Fairfax County. This will be his second year working at Loudoun...

Sachi Kataria gets to work on her blog “One of a Kind”, where she writes positive messages to help others.

Time for positivity: Sachi Kataria creates a positivity blog to help others

Alexis Shugars, staff writer February 26, 2021

With all the negative stories we hear on a daily basis, it’s always very refreshing to hear something positive for a change. That is one thing sophomore Sachi Kataria set out to achieve when she created...

The 1955 football team pictured in the LCHS yearbook. Photo courtesy of Tonya Dagstani.

Looking Back: Old yearbooks provide a window to the past

Emily Banner, staff writer February 5, 2021

One benefit of a year like 2020 is the chance to slow down and reflect. With fewer student activities and a new mascot, we had a chance to learn about the past of our school with librarian Tonya Dagstani....

This picture features a bird’s eye view shot of the school included in the 1956 LCHS yearbook. The school’s layout has changed considerably over the years, but features like the distinctive columned front entrance have stood the test of time, much like the schools culture.

Alumnus offers insight into past at County

Liberty Harrison, managing editor February 4, 2021

From its opening in 1954 to the present Loudoun County High School, the oldest of Loudoun County Public Schools, has experienced many changes. From its desegregation in 1968 to its many renovations over...

Counselor Heather Hong enjoys her vacation to Spain. Hong is new to the LCHS counselling staff this year.

Hong joins counselling team

Olivia Zavadil, staff writer January 4, 2021

“My favorite part of counseling is the people and relationships I develop. I’ve cherished all the relationships I have developed thus far!” says counselor Heather Hong. Hong, who previously worked...

Sophomore Hailey Kalinowsky’s submission for the SCA Door Decorating Contest. Kalinowsky was the sole finalist for the holiday challenge because her door best reflected the cheery holiday spirit. Photo courtesy of Hailey Kalinowsky

SCA emphasizes student participation for holiday challenges

Michaela Scott, Editor-in-chief January 4, 2021

This year the Student Council Association hosted numerous schoolwide contests, including the Holiday Door Decorating Challenge to help kickstart the joyous season. The door decorating event consisted of...

Jason Bryant poses as a Renaissance man named Nathaniel Butler. Bryant worked at the Renaissance Festival in Maryland in 2010. Photo courtesy of Jason Bryant.

Meet English teacher Jason Bryant: a new Captain

Olivia DeWan, online editor December 15, 2020

Jason Bryant, a new English teacher at LCHS, recently joined the County community, but his path to teaching is different than most. Bryant grew up in Minnesota and was raised by his grandparents....

Robinson takes on challenge of teaching dual enrollment course

Robinson takes on challenge of teaching dual enrollment course

Summer Orledge, staff writer December 10, 2020

Teaching a new course is inherently challenging, especially in the novel environment of distance learning. This is true for even the most adaptable teachers. Jamee Robinson is licensed to teach English-language...

Pandemic Changes Thanksgiving Celebrations

Emily Banner and Summer Orledge December 4, 2020

Thanksgiving is usually celebrated with family, but this year the pandemic made that far more difficult. With several states imposing restrictions on social gatherings, many Captains scaled down celebrations,...

FUTURE COMEDIANS IN THE MAKING: SCHOOL ‘MEME’ PAGE SATIRIZES LCHS WATER FOUNTAINS

Michaela Scott, Editor-in-chief January 30, 2020

If you’re a student that loves memes and social networking, you might’ve heard of the up-and-coming “LCHS Water Fountains” page on the popular media platform, Instagram. Over the course of...

CAPTURING MOMENTS: A GLIMPSE INTO THE MAKING OF THE YEARBOOK

Karen Cortes, staff writer January 30, 2020

The high school yearbook is a treasured part of students’ high school experience, but have you ever thought of the amount of work and time the staff puts into it, or how much pressure they’re under? The...

HEAVY LIFTING: ENGLISH TEACHER PLACES THIRD IN WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION

Olivia Zavadil, staff writer November 20, 2019

  Paige Illig might seem like your average English teacher with her petite frame and mild personality, but she has a surprising talent; Olympic weightlifting. This past year, Illig placed third...

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