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Compiled by Pam Schipper Northwest Singers Bring Home the Gold The Northwest High School Women’s Choir and Chamber Singers, led by Northwest Choral Music Director Stephanie Baker, made a strong showing at the Heritage Music Festival on April 4. High…

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State Approves Plan, Waives Four Snow Days Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has made final adjustments to this year’s school calendar and will make up two snow days. Under a plan approved by the Maryland State Department of Education on…

Good Second Half

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Conrad Birdie (Slava Yun), Sweet Apple adults, boys and teens sing “Honestly Sincere” in the Quince Orchard High School production of “Bye Bye Birdie.”

The arts and athletics have a great deal in common. It takes a lot of time and effort to mount a successful team and for leaders to emerge. Games and performances develop rhythms of their own, and a strong effort…

Quince Orchard Lacrosse Opens Strong

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

On March 22 at Montgomery Blair High School, Quince Orchard boys’ lacrosse won against Blair, 13-4. Junior goalie Paul Brott made this save in his first varsity game.

The Quince Orchard boys and girls lacrosse teams opened their seasons with victories almost two weeks ago, but weather has cancelled all of their games since then. “This weather is no fun,” said girls coach Jennifer Holliday Mohr. Mohr’s girls…

Play Ball!

Opening Day for the Cougars was supposed to be at Whitman, but the Vikings’ field was a quagmire and the two teams faced off at Quince Orchard to start the baseball season. Jason Gasaway, the Cougars’ longtime coach, was encouraged.…

QO Theatre Rocks ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Photo | Alex Liebensfeld

The QO cast of “Bye Bye Birdie” sings about appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” In the foreground are the “MacAfee Family,” (left to right) Annarose Kennedy, Grant Hayes, Tess Ericson and Drew Reuschlein. Chorus members in the background are (far left) Cio Defngin and (far right) Will Ericson and Olivia Pritchard.

It’s 1958 in Sweet Apple, Ohio, and that’s the first challenge in producing “Bye Bye Birdie” with today’s teenage performers. “The relevancy to today was something I talked with the students about last fall when we selected it to do,”…

Kelley Continues Cougar Tradition

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

QO veteran John Kelley replaces Dave Mencarini as head football coach.

Quince Orchard kept it in the family when they named Assistant Coach John Kelley as the new head football coach to replace Dave Mencarini, who resigned last month to coach closer to his home in Urbana. “QO has established itself…

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Will Snowcation Eat Into Vacation? Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has had a total of 10 snow days this year, but the Montgomery County Board of Education only budgeted for four. That means that MCPS is six days over its…