Author Archive for Jennifer Beekman

QO Cheer Makes States Debut

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QO Cheer competed in the state championship for the first time on Nov. 11.

This season, for the first time, Montgomery County Public Schools competed in the Maryland State Cheerleading Championship track, making them eligible to qualify for regional and state meets. And Quince Orchard High School took full advantage. The Cougars finished 11th…

NW Marching Band Wins State Title

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Northwest High School Marching Band performs "The Marching Dead" on Oct. 21.

An elaborate—and dramatic—performance of its show called “The Marching Dead” led the Northwest High School Marching Band to a state title Oct. 21. The Jaguars finished first out of nine teams in Group II A at the USBands Maryland State…

Northwest Girls Volleyball Eyes Three-peat

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Northwest girls volleyball, led by Coach Stephanie Blake, is 14-0 for the season.

Prior to reaching the state final in 2014, few top Montgomery County girls’ volleyball teams gave much thought to Northwest High School. The Jaguars were solid—and had finished the previous few years above .500—but they were not really on the…

Quince Orchard Places Second at States

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The Quince Orchard Marching High School Band placed second at states and first in the “Visual” caption.

Led by drum major Christy Pahk, the Cougars finished runners-up to Thomas S. Wootton in the III A division at Towson. Quince Orchard did, however, win the “Visual” category, which judges how well the group moves together and maintains technique.…