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The County Chronicle

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Michaela Scott and Charlotte Penberthy sit behind a table outside of the cafeteria, supervising the canned food drive and voter registration signups. Handmade posters are displayed behind them, further advertising the event.

Young Democrats and Young Republicans pair voter outreach with social service

Liberty Harrison, Managing Editor April 4, 2022

Michela Scott, a member of the Young Democrats, calls the lunch room to order, and as the rowdy crowd quiets down, she holds up a voter registration form, alerting people who are or are soon to be 18 of...

A group of senior handprints has already begun to fill a section of the wall. Each hand has its own unique colors and designs.

Seniors leave their final mark on the school

Maggie Sheridan, Co Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2022

As students pass by the stairs in the English hallway, an array of hands of all colors and designs can be seen, only continuing to grow in size and beauty.  The tradition of seniors placing their hands...

Outdoor seating: the senior privilege underclassmen love

Maggie Sheridan, Co Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2022

Walking outside I feel exhilarated and free as the sun hits my face and I settle down to enjoy my meal surrounded by my friends.    As students make the transition from junior to senior year,...

English students voted through Google Form for their favorite Downtown Leesburg shop. Graphic by Cat Pizzarello.

What are our Captains favorite stores in Downtown Leesburg?

Cat Pizzarello, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

With its bubble-gum pink interior, friendly staff, and exquisite selection of soft serve flavors, cones and toppings, it's no wonder Gruto's is the winner of best shop downtown. Just minutes from campus,...

Senior Mairenn Blest and Kenly Howerter sit on the Ida Lee field as they watch the sunrise. At approximately 6:45 a.m. seniors met at the Ida Lee Recreation Center to celebrate their last first day of high school and watch the sunrise. (Photo courtesy of Kenly Howerter)

Senior Sunrise Marks the Beginning of Seniors’ Last First Day of High School

Michaela Scott, Editor-in-chief November 22, 2021

To kick off the start of the class of 2022’s last year of high school, senior Kenly Howerter and Jiya Manalel coordinated the senior sunrise in a vacant field at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. “It...

“I love football games, and I love being a part of the student section.” -Maddi Potts, junior

Homecoming week returns bringing with it school spirit and a semblance of normalcy

Evelyn Kuzminski, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

In-person learning is back. Five day weeks are back. Athletics are back. And now, homecoming is back too.  Last year, these traditions were one of the many social sacrifices made due to COVID. But...

Junior Mac Mcknight’s spooky pumpkin from a past pumpkin carving contest with his family. Photo courtesy of Mac McKnight.

What are students’ Halloween and Autumn traditions?

Alexis Shugars and Liberty Harrison November 15, 2021

Fall has officially come, bringing fallen leaves, the scent of cinnamon in the brisk air, and the unique yearly traditions of the student population. Junior Amelia Spadaccini goes apple picking at a...

HOMECOMING 2021: “Students Make Their Mark On The World”

Michaela Scott, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2021

After a year a half of adapting to social distancing restrictions, students finally celebrated a school-sponsored homecoming with their peers. Despite the mask restrictions because of the indoor event,...

Homecoming Spirit Week Fun and Fashion

Michaela Scott, Editor-In-Chief November 2, 2021

Sophie Hylton hides from the tagger as she gets to class. Photo by Lorenzo Salas.

Tag! You’re it! Students form a tag game during school hours

Lorenzo Salas, Staff Writer October 30, 2021

Senior Sophie Hylton has found a way to make life more exciting for student organizers of this year's tag game. Hylton, creator of tag, began the game in sophomore year. “Maddie Robb came to me sophomore...

Senior Mairenn Blest and Kenly Howerter sit on the Ida Lee field as they watch the sunrise. At approximately 6:45 a.m. seniors met at the Ida Lee Recreation Center to celebrate their last first day of high school and watch the sunrise. (Photo courtesy of Kenly Howerter)

Senior Sunrise Marks the Beginning of Seniors’ Last First Day of High School

Michaela Scott, Editor-In-Chief October 2, 2021

To kick off the start of the class of 2022’s last year of high school, senior Kenly Howerter and Jiya Manalel coordinated the senior sunrise in a vacant field at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. “It...

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