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U.S. History students advance to Nationals in annual competition

May 17, 2020

A handful of U.S. History Honors students waited nervously at their computers on May 13 anticipating the results of the National History Day (NHD) state competition. Several groups placed at the regional...

‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ take lead in 2019 Oscar nominations

'The Favourite' and 'Roma' take lead in 2019 Oscar nominations
February 23, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the year’s long awaited Oscar nominations early Jan. 21. Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” led all nominations...

Kale and Arellano place first and third in essay contest

Kale and Arellano place first and third in essay contest
December 23, 2017

By Melanie Lust '19 Like many high schoolers, Reva Kale '19 and Nicole Arellano '18 have their fair share of academic and athletic interests: from piano to track and field, from writing to math and...

Tough race at this year’s Oscars

Tough race at this year’s Oscars
February 27, 2017

By Jack Shapiro '19 The 2017 Oscars, will be featuring films that have contrasting differences. Many different pictures as well as actors, directors and producers will be looking forward to taking home...

Westport Public Schools proves absent in 2016 National Blue Ribbon honorees release

Westport Public Schools proves absent in 2016 National Blue Ribbon honorees release
September 29, 2016

Becky Hoving '17, Managing Editor The U.S. Department of Education announced this year’s National Blue Ribbon Schools on Sept. 28, 2016, yet not one of the 329 schools awarded were in Fairfield County....

Staples Tuition Grants awards record amount to students and alumni

Staples Tuition Grants awards record amount to students and alumni
June 6, 2014

On Wednesday, June 4, the library buzzed with students, parents, and donors as Staples Tuition Grants (STG) awarded a record $320,000 in grants to 112 Staples students. The STG program provides tuition...

Sophomore takes seventh in state writing contest

Sophomore takes seventh in state writing contest
June 5, 2014

Staples sophomore Sam Sheppard placed seventh in the Connecticut Young Writers Trust Competition for a piece she submitted, written in English class. This was Sheppard’s first time entering a writing...

Everett Sussman ’15 wins district finals in speech competition

Everett Sussman ’15 wins district finals in speech competition
May 15, 2014

Everett Sussman ’15 was announced the winner of Rotary Club’s Four Way Speech Contest at the district finals in Mystic, Connecticut on Saturday, May 3. Sussman spoke about different systems of education,...

Talented Students Recognized

Child Development teacher Linda McClary recognizes Brynn Werner '13 and Allie Daut '13 for excellence.
May 30, 2013

“Legends,” is just one of the words that pottery teacher Jaclyn Jeselnik used to describe some of her students. Today, Thursday, May 30, she chose to recognize seven of her best potters for “Excellence...

Writing for Real: Two Students Win National Awards

Original image from Wikimedia Commons by Antonio Litterio
May 13, 2013

“If you want to encourage students to be writers, they need to be writing for a real audience,” said Julie Heller, 6-12 Coordinator for English. “They need to be publishing their work.” One way...

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