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Glen Ryan, winner of the Crossword Puzzle Contest, accepts his award while being congratulated by the runner-ups.

Renowned host Will Shortz returns to Crossword Puzzle Contest

Danisha Nasution, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

With heads bent low in concentration, the library is a scene of quiet intensity. Whether absorbed in completing a puzzle or observing from above, avid puzzle players who are prepared to win first place...

The three finalists compete for first place during the fourth round. Photo by Cassidy Gutman 25.

Westport Library hosts 24th annual crossword puzzle contest, thrills participants

Cassidy Gutman ’25, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

Feb. 4 marked the Westport Library’s 24th Annual Crossword Puzzle Contest held from 1-4 p.m., hosted by The New York Times’ crossword puzzle editor, Will Shortz. The 140 participants traveled from...

Chowdafest-goers stand in line to sample chowder from Our House Bistro, a restaurant in Winooski, Vermont. Photo by Jack Dennison 21.

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...

Rodriguez eagerly speaks about her poem and reflects on her experience with the contest. She is excited to share her story and be a voice for her fellow Venezuelans.

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Toquet Holds Annual Student Art Contest

May 28, 2010
Emily Goldberg '12 goes inside Westport's Toquet Halls art contest.

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.
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