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Keilty Attains 450th Win as Head Coach

Keilty Attains 450th Win as Head Coach

December 16, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Press Release by Assistant Athletic Director, Vernon Matthews; Head Volleyball Coach Carmel Keilty recently attained her 450th career win. Keilty, who has been coaching for 28 years, has served in the position of Head Coach at Loudoun Valley, Heritage, and Woodgrove High Schools. In recognition...

Armel Heads to South India to Train Teachers; Fundraising Efforts Underway

Armel Heads to South India to Train Teachers; Fundraising Efforts Underway

Written by Jenn Glazebrook

December 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Student News

Woodgrove teacher Sarah Armel will be traveling to volunteer in South India for four weeks in the summer of 2018 as part of the Limited Resource Teacher Training (LTTR) organization. The program sends volunteers to poverty-stricken areas of the world to train educators. Armel was one of only 29 volunteers...

Trump’s First Year

Trump’s First Year

Written by Connor Graham, Maryam Khan, and River Stone

December 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

He’s been labeled Audacious. Bold. Determined. Outrageous. As one of the most controversial figures of the year, President Donald Trump has received far beyond his fair share of media attention. One year later, the commotion has not died down. Despite his overwhelming presence in every news source...

Woodgrove Arts Begin the Year With Striking Success

Woodgrove Arts Begin the Year With Striking Success

Written by Rebecca Faletti and Bridget Vasta

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

DRAMA The Woodgrove drama department has begun the year with astounding success. The Purcellville Town Council voted to honor them with the 2017 National Youth Arts Award, and with two shows under their belt and more on the way, the preparations are well underway for a successful year for the performing...

Northern Virginia is Heated!

Northern Virginia is Heated!

Written by Dillon Holdridge, Keagan Lanham, and Bridget Vasta

December 14, 2017


Filed under Local News, News

Recently, Northern Virginians have experienced a few sweltering fall months after a very mild, snowless winter. A lack of frost can affect agriculture, and heat waves can cause the soil to dry up, leaving the coast with virtually no farmable land, leading to a disruption of oxygen levels. The U.S....

Fresh Food Makes Way to the Woodgrove Café

Fresh Food Makes Way to the Woodgrove Café

Written by Dominique Cruz, Dillon Holdridge, and Sarah Murtaugh

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Student News

Woodgrove’s AP Environmental classes bring something new to the table. Fresh produce grown by students are playing a big role in Woodgrove’s cafeteria. Run by Mrs. Candace King, a science teacher, students enrolled in the AP Environmental class grow a variety of vegetables in a garden such as lettuce,...

County Changes: Mess or Success?

County Changes: Mess or Success?

Written by Hope Davison, Dillon Holdridge, Robert Kershner, and Lauren Sheehan

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Sleeping in an hour later is a great idea to some students; however, many bus riders may disagree. With long, disorganized bus rides, many students this year have a hard time arriving to school on time. In the 2017-2018 school year, Loudoun County implemented major changes throughout the public school...

NFL Rules on the Ezekiel Elliot Case

NFL Rules on the Ezekiel Elliot Case

Written by Ryan Forbes

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

The Cowboys star running back, Ezekiel Elliot, has been issued the NFL standard six game suspension for violating the League’s personal conduct policy after accusations arose of domestic violence against former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. Elliot was still suspended despite the case being dismissed...

Student Trips: Woodgrove Faculty Offers Worldwide Trips

Student Trips: Woodgrove Faculty Offers Worldwide Trips

Written by Myla Baouna and Chris Tuttle

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Student News

Woodgrove faculty offers a variety of trips ranging from immersive experiences to week long tours. This past spring, Woodgrove High School and Loudoun Valley High School French students traveled to Morteau, France to live with host families for eight days. The students traveled by plane, train,bus, and...

Construction Boom in Purcellville

Construction Boom in Purcellville

Written by Jenn Glazebrook, Brittany Nelson and Bridget Vasta

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Numerous shopping centers have sprout­ed up in the Purcellville area over the past few years. What was once a remote town is quickly becoming a popular hangout. This fall, Purcellville is opening Catoctin Corner, a six-acre site with 40,000 square feet of retail space. Across the street in the Harris...

Debate Regarding Confederate Statues Ignites

Debate Regarding Confederate Statues Ignites

Written by Daniel Alvarez and Connor Graham

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

The infamous white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, VA got violent on August 12, 2017. These rallies caused one person to die and three people to be injured. The violence and chaos of these rallies brought a lot of attention to Confederate monuments across the country. Places like Austin, Texas;...

Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Daniel Alvarez, Carrie Nichols, and Sarah Murtaugh

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, News

With colorful celebrations and spicy foods, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th and recognize the history, culture, and contributions of Latino and Hispanic Americans. This celebration began in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was expanded...

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