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NHD participants create their projects in a variety of mediums, such as Annika Redding ’24, Tessa Tobias ’24 and Talia Varsano’s ’24 exhibit on the development of the polio vaccine amid the Cold War.

Coyne honored, recognized with Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award

Julia Herlyn ’23 , Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

Academic papers, fully-functioning websites, embellished exhibits and self-directed performances are all viable and encouraged projects for the annual National History Day (NHD) Contest—a staple of the...

Sophie Alcyone ’22 (left) and Sasha Maskoff ’22 (right) attended the CAS Awards ceremony on April 5 in Plantsville, Connecticut. The CAS awards their Outstanding Arts Award based on demonstrated scholarship and leadership across the realm of visual and performing arts. Two students from each member school are awarded annually, and students must be referred by teachers.

Seniors Maskoff, Alcyone, win 27th annual High School Arts Awards

Mishael Gill ’23, Managing Editor May 6, 2022

The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) recognized Sasha Maskoff ’22 and Sophie Alycone ’22 for their artistic excellence at the 27th Annual High School Arts Awards on April 5. The CAS awards...

Seven Staples High School seniors were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. In February, the finalists will be announced.

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced among the senior class

Madeline Michalowski ’22, Assistant Creative Director October 8, 2021

Seven members of Staples High School’s senior class have qualified as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program after taking the 2020 PSAT exam.  Emma Alcyone ’22, Natalie Bandura...

Noonan wins Teacher of the Year

Noonan wins Teacher of the Year

October 11, 2018

By Maya Brodows '20 Audrey Bernstein '20

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

February 27, 2018

By Kaela Dockray '20 Contemporary World Studies, U.S. History and Women in History teacher, Cathy Schager, was nominated on Feb. 13 as a top finalist for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence...

Staples alumnus Justin Paul wins another Golden Globe

Staples alumnus Justin Paul wins another Golden Globe

January 16, 2018

By Alex Sprouls ’19 and Camryn Ragland ’18 After an accomplished year of Oscar and Tony wins for Staples alum Justin Paul, he and his artistic partner, Benj Pasek, kicked off 2018 by winning the...

Teacher of the year reflects on accomplishment

Teacher of the year reflects on accomplishment

September 28, 2017

By Roxanne Augeri '20 Pushing in chairs and wiping off the whiteboard after her social studies class, Courtney Ruggiero makes sure her classroom is ready for the upcoming day. Her Bedford Middle School...

Academy Awards leaves viewers in awe

Academy Awards leaves viewers in awe

April 2, 2017

By Alexandra Sprouls ’19 and Hannah Bolandian ’19 Many actors and actresses traveled to Hollywood on Feb. 26 to go to the 89th Academy Awards in hopes of receiving an Oscar. “Moonlight”...

Grace McGinley Awarded National Title

Grace McGinley Awarded National Title

November 29, 2016

By: Alexandra Sprouls '19 The title of National Junior Rower of the Year was given to one of Staples’ own, Grace McGinley ’17. She was nominated among some of the best rowers in the country and...

Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor

Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor

Margaux MacColl, Features Editor April 2, 2015

It was 9:00 am on a Monday when Principal John Dodig had a meeting that left him “at a loss for words.” The meeting was with the Staples Parent Teacher Association, informing him that the Connecticut...

Laddie Lawrence inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame

Laddie Lawrence inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame

Alex Spadacenta, Staff Writer March 26, 2015

On Tuesday, March 24, it was announced that longtime Staples cross country and track coach John “Laddie” Lawrence will be initiated into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of...

Karyn Morgan is crowned assistant principal of the year

Karyn Morgan is crowned assistant principal of the year

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator February 19, 2015

The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) announced that Karyn Morgan, Staples’ assistant principal to the junior class, has won the title of 2015 High School Assistant Principal of the Year. According...

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