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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 in Teaching. Teaching Tolerance, a program started by a nonprofit organization called the Southern Poverty Law...

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 Golden Globe for best original song for “This is Me” in “The Greatest Showman” which was nominated for three awards. “I loved...

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 eighth grade classroom is her second home, as well as for the students she teaches. As she picks...

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” won the coveted Best Picture award after the announcers mistakenly announced the winner as “La La Land”...

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 managed to pull out the win. Despite this major award, McGinley remains humble. In order to win,...

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 Parent Teacher Association was going to honor him as the High School Principal of the Year. On Thur...

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 Fame (NHSACA). The former Staples teacher and highly praised coach is one of 30 being recognized from a total of 16 states by NHSACA, which was ...

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 to the CAS website, the Assistant Principal of the Year Award was created in 1990 to give recog...

Seeing Stars: A Staples student predicts this year’s Oscar winners

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2015

Best Picture: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” The 2011 best picture winner “The Artist” was a silent, black-and-white film. If the Oscar can go to a movie that unique, it can certainly go to a movie as quirky as “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” The movie’s storyline – a hotel concierg...

The Daily Beast ranked Staples 69th in the country

The Daily Beast ranked Staples 69th in the country

Kaila Finn, Web News Editor

September 3, 2014

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, The Daily Beast, a widely known online newspaper based in New York, ranked Staples High School as the 69th best high school in America. Staples was the only representation of Fairfield County on the list. Principal John Dodig was excited to hear the news. “A lot of schools on ...

Patti Smith Performs at Westport Library

Patti Smith Performs at Westport Library

May 23, 2011

Sammy Warshaw '12 A&E Editor Martin Scorsese. Tom Brokaw.  Patti Smith. What do these people have in common? They are all A-list celebrities and masters of their field. They also have another thing in common: they have been honored right in Westport. Every year, the Westport Public Library host...

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