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Chowdafest brings New England delicacy to Westport

Chowdafest brings New England delicacy to Westport

Jack Dennison '21, Paper Sports Editor

October 13, 2019

On a windy, but mysteriously warm October day at the lawn of Sherwood Island, people come together from all around the town, the state and the region to indulge in something that they love. They bring muffin tins to hold cups, and they stand in 10-minute lines to be able to try a delicacy of New England...

Miranda Rodriguez discovers her voice through poetry

Miranda Rodriguez discovers her voice through poetry

Tallula Taylor ’21

March 21, 2019

A handout from her freshman English teacher about a writing contest may have been the catalyst Miranda Rodriguez ’21 needed to finally make her voice heard. In the spring of 2018, Rodriguez entered the national Fighting Words Poetry Contest. She saw it is as a unique opportunity to share her and...

Popular coffee shops in Westport are put to the test

Popular coffee shops in Westport are put to the test

Remi Levitt ’21 and Chelsea Strober ’21

March 13, 2019

Poetry Out Loud contest attracts new contestants

Poetry Out Loud contest attracts new contestants

Maya Brodows ’20 and Lia Chen ’20

January 7, 2019

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 science. But unlike most high school students, Kale and Arellano share a long-standing passion for volunteering. Volunteering...

Students’ Powerful Pieces Secure Statewide Recognition

Students’ Powerful Pieces Secure Statewide Recognition

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

May 14, 2017

  Deciding whether or not your own writing is A-worthy material or not is challenging when you’re the only one reading it. But how about submitting it to be judged?? And then learning that your writing piece had been recognized out of over 1,500 other kids statewide? That’s a major hint that your...

Westport write to succeed in the Connecticut Student Writers Contest

Westport write to succeed in the Connecticut Student Writers Contest

May 7, 2017

Lili Romann ’19 Four Westport students found success in the 2017 Connecticut Student Writers Contest, a competition consisting of over 1,500 entries from students in Kindergarten up until 12th grade. Molly Fording ’19 was made aware in late March that her piece “The Daughter” achieved First Pr...

Most likely to… The convoluted process of the senior superlative contest

Most likely to… The convoluted process of the senior superlative contest

April 15, 2011

Every year, Staples seniors purchase yearbooks to immortalize their final year of high school. One of the more traditional and popular sections in the book is the senior superlative section, where seniors are voted for by their classmates in categories such as "Life of the Party," "Most likely to win a...

Toquet Holds Annual Student Art Contest

May 28, 2010

Emily Goldbery '12 Web News Editor Staples’ many talented art students have a chance to display their work and win prizes as well as the student art contest Toquet Hall will be holding May 17-31. The contest follows Toquet’s mission to provide a way for teens to share their creativity. Toquet ...

American Idol: Step It Up or Shut Up

March 26, 2010

Season 9 of Fox’s hit television series, American Idol, which premiered last January, is a shining example of a show that’s swirling the drain. If you watched season 8, you may have been captivated like I was: the talent, the drama, the duets, the voices, Allison Iraheta’s signature maroon hair,...

BOE Features Challenge Winners and Discusses Special Education

BOE Features Challenge Winners and Discusses Special Education

March 26, 2010

Isaac Stein ’12 Staff Writer At the March 8 Board of Education (BOE) meeting, the first place team for the Staples Spectacular Student Challenge, which consisted of Nick Cion ’10, Annie Harnick ’10, Lexa Koenig ’10, Kat Kreiger ’10 and Lena Ziskin ’10 was awarded $5,000. The grou...

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