The County Chronicle

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The County Chronicle

The County Chronicle

New Security Resource officer Jacob Dryden finds passion in helping students get through their problems

Jevonte Herron, staff writer May 26, 2023

School resource officer Jacob Dryden’s previous job was pretty stressful compared to his current assignment.  “The stress here is not as stressful as it was in my previous position,” Dryden...

looking ahead: important upcoming dates

Rachel Edgar, staff writer March 31, 2023

SCHOOL CALENDAR March 21 - Women's summit March 24 - End of 3rd quarter March 27 - Student holiday March 28 - FIRST DAY OF QUARTER 4 March 31 - Spring pep-rally   April 3-7 -...

Where Does Our Recycling Go?

Where Does Our Recycling Go?

Liberty Harrison, Editor-in-chief March 31, 2023

Recycling: how to do it, the benefits and negatives, how to raise awareness and increase participation.   Above us, a complicated network of national, state, local and school specific goals,...

Teachers think phones are hindering students

Hannah Winegar, staff writer March 31, 2023

At the start and end of every English class, English teacher Kathleen Evangelisto says most students have their phones out. While most eventually complete the work and put their phone away, Evangelisto...

New seedlings experience their first day out in the open, hardening them to the fluctuating temperatures and varied weather conditions before they are planted.

Local Farmer-Florist Pioneers Sustainable Floriculture Movement

Liberty Harrison, Editor-In-Chief March 29, 2023

Sage Devlin is one of a new generation of flower farmers and stylists pioneering eco-friendly floriculture and floristry. They run Far Bungalow Farms, in Leesburg, Virginia. Although they didn’t always...

As Quizlet puts up paywalls, other websites come to the rescue

Berek Harrison and William Kluttz, Staff Writers March 29, 2023

It’s 11:25, you've just got back from practice, you’re too tired to do anything, but you have a math homework packet, a science worksheet, a history flashcard set to run through, and an English paper...

The trails of Banshee Reeks crisscross meadows and the forest in the distance. Photo by Liberty Harrison.

How to Hike Leesburg

Liberty Harrison, Editor-In-Chief March 29, 2023

You are sitting in your house on a Saturday afternoon, stressed about your latest test, relationship drama, or the AP tests looming on the horizon. You just drank a too sugary soda to get some quick energy...

The Environmental Advisory Commission’s last Keep Leesburg Beautiful initiative, in October of 2022, included stream cleanup. The latest opportunity for community participation is April 22. Organizations, families, clubs, and individuals are all invited to join the cleanup efforts. 

Photo Credit: TownofLeesburgVA official instagram

Leesburg’s Environmental Advisory Commission brings awareness and activism to town residents

Liberty Harrison, Editor-In-Chief March 29, 2023

For many years, the Town of Leesburg has made an effort to promote environmentally friendly practices. The Environmental Advisory Commission was created to act in an advisory capacity to the Town Council...

Keynote speaker Julie Sprinkle addresses all students in attendance about her life experiences in the Judge Advocates General Corps and her background in becoming a feminist. Photo by Brianna Martinez.

2023 LCHS Women’s Summit offers resources for students to pursue different industries

Brianna Martinez, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

March 14 marked the second annual LCHS Women’s Summit. Sponsored by Captains United and Alpha Delta Kappa, this reputable event took place for the first time last year with the main focal point being...

Juniors Emma Pearson and Cat Pizzarello won second place in the Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign hosted by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Pearson and Pizzarello led a team to raise $66,849.98 for LLS throughout January and February, which will go both directly to helping affected families and research on blood cancer. Photo by Cat Pizzarello.

Students raise money and awareness in blood cancer fundraising campaign

Evelyn Kuzminski, Layout Editor March 15, 2023

$66,849.98. Maybe it’s the cost of a car. Maybe it’s the cost of a year of college. In this case, it’s how much money seven people raised in two months to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  There...

Flyers of the Prom Dress Pop-Up were put up around school and handed out in the morning. All students are encouraged to get involved with the event by donating dresses, jewelry, and shoes, or by volunteering at the event.

Prom Dress Pop-Up shop offers students affordable, upcycled prom dresses

Olivia DeWan, Editor-in-chief March 10, 2023

Prom is one of the most anticipated moments of high school. However, not everyone can afford the steep costs of a dress, shoes, and jewelry. The Ladies Board of INOVA Loudoun Hospital is partnering...

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January 25, 2023

You can view our 2023 print edition here:  And as always, check back here for more stories published online throughout the quarter...

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