The month of May might seem a long way off, but there are two questions to ask RIGHT NOW about Churchill "Downs" - A Night at the Races: who do I want to invite to share this special evening; and how can I help to make it a great success?
Mark your calendar—and have your friends do the same—for Saturday, May 3 at 8 pm for this celebratory evening, the Booster Club's primary fundraising event of the 2013-14 school year.
Enjoy a special night filled with food, drinks, friends and horse races, all happening right in our very own neighborhood at the Pony Express - Bolger Center. After wagering on your favorite horses with "fun" money, use your winnings for chances to take home terrific prizes.
"A Night at the Races" is also Churchill's largest adults-only social event of the year! Join fellow parents, Booster Club members, coaches and the greater Churchill community to support the Winston Churchill High School Booster Club, which in turn provides critical support to our hardworking student-athletes and their teams! Invitations with details on ordering tickets is coming soon.
To volunteer to help make this our best event ever, please email Booster Club President Larry Tanenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org, or join us at our next Booster Club meeting, this Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm in Room 126.
Leading up to the 50th Annual Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros) this year, Churchill Swim and Dive was poised to dominate. The team did not disappoint with a powerful first place finish! Leading the pack for the Lady Bulldog divers was senior Mashal Hashem, who won first place at the meet with a Montgomery County record of 477.40 points! As the reigning State Champion, she hit every dive and wowed the crowd with her skill and grace. Junior Kali Becker took third place, with a score of 432.60, and sophomores Elaina Faerber and Brighid Dunn each took 4th and 6th, respectively, with scores of 422.25 and 395.25 giving Churchill four of the top six of the entire 55-member field. The girls scored 80 points for the team going into the swimming portion of competition, which was held last Friday and Saturday nights at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center. When it was time for the Bulldog swimmers to get on their marks, they continued the team's dominant, winning ways to capture the overall Metro champion title. Just days earlier the girls had placed first in Divisionals against five other top Division I teams, while the boys placed fourth, only one point out of third place. As a team, Churchill girls and boys combined for first place. At right, Coach Brendan Roddy congratulates senior captain Mashal Hashem on her record-setting victory at Metros last Friday. Photo by Diana Hashem
Below, the Lady Bulldogs stormed the pool for their well-deserved Splash of Champions at the moment they were announced as the winners. Photo by Michael Becker
Churchill Indoor Track and Field is winding up an excellent season with highlights in both county and
regional competitions. On the girls side, junior Lucy Srour earned gold in County competition in both the the 800m and 1600m, a feat not accomplished since before 2005. While the girls earned second overall, senior Emma Coleman sprinted to silver for the 300m. For the boys, freshman Jalen Hill came in third in the 500m dash, securing the top freshman spot in the county. The team followed Counties with several stand-out performances at Regional competition. Senior Kyle Beatty represented WCHS boys with pole vaulting skill that earned second place. The 4x800m team of freshman Jocelyn Kelley, junior Lucy Srour, and seniors Breanna Boggan and Jessie Weinreich came in second while junior Gabrielle Silva and sophomore Sydney Veator finished second and fourth in the 55m hurdles, contributing to an overall third place finish. At left, junior Srour is running the 1600m on her way to a place in the record books with her double first-place finishes at the County Championships. Photo by Scott Silverstein
WCHS Hockey was triumphant in two ways January 31st when the team both defeated rival Bethesda-Chevy Chase and honored the military service of fellow hockey players, the USA Warriors. The honoree organization provides rehabilitation through the game of ice hockey to wounded combat veterans. The Churchill effort—spearheaded by the club team's senior captains Brandon Levenson, Connor Liu, Noah Fleishman and Ross Allen—raised $1,200 for the USA Warriors through donations from friends and family in attendance. In additional tribute to the veterans, the Bulldogs donned camouflage jerseys (donated by JOG Sportswear) for the match-up held at Rockville Ice Arena. In the rink, Varsity I defeated B-CC with a 8-2 score. This brings their record for the season to 10-2-1. Click here to find out more about the work of the USA Warriors. Below, the coaches and the team are shown wearing their their camouflage jerseys at the special event. Photo by Steve Fitzgerald
In Bulldog Basketball, the girls now have an overall winning 10-8 season, coming off of a 60-51 win over Blair Feb. 7th. They now face a string of four more “win-able” games, some of which are re-matches against 4A-South opponents. Recent highlights have included junior guard Izzy Wu, who stayed strong with the ball in the closing moments of the recent outing against Poolesville and made a perfect 8 of 8 free throws for 8 points in that 54-44 Bulldog win. In the following game, against Whitman, Churchill started strong on a 4-point play by senior captain Alex Votaw (4 points) as she drained a 3-point shot and made the free throw after she was fouled to make the score 4-2 Churchill. Forward junior Japria Karim-Duvall led all scorers in that outing with 11 points, all in the second half and all very hard-earned as she made 6 of 8 free throws and 2 field goals against the team that nonetheless handed the Lady Bulldogs a 53-39 defeat. In this year of rebuilding for the boys, the Bulldogs now stand at 4-3 in 4A South Conference competition. The team has put together a string of three wins, against Poolesville (50-49), Whitman (54-50) and Blair (67-47). At right, junior Izzy Wu is shown about to make a move at the Community Night game against Richard Montgomery last month. Wu recently made all her free throws when the Lady Bulldogs defeated Blair. Photo by Mary Ellen Mengucci
Come out to take part in the senior class event on Friday, Feb. 14 at the boys and girls varsity basketball doubleheader against Bethesda-Chevy Chase. Churchill basketball coaches are organizing a "Pink Out" and "Coaches vs. Cancer" event and fans are encouraged to wear pink. The Bulldogs teams will be sporting pink warm-ups for the game. The coaches and team parents are organizing a raffle for small prizes and the proceeds will be donated to cancer research. CHS boys play at 5:15 pm; girls start at 7 pm. This senior class-led effort comes on the heels of the Hawaii Night event sponsored by the junior class last Friday, Feb. 7. Both girls and boys handed Blair defeats for those games.
Varsity and JV Captains and Coaches of Churchill's Winter Sports teams are invited to attend the Booster Club's Winter Sports Luncheon, happening Tuesday, February 18 during the school lunch hour in Room 126. If you are a captain or coach of a winter sports team, please RSVP to your Evite so the Booster Club can plan for the event. If you have questions or did not receive your Evite, please email our luncheon coordinator at this email address: email@example.com.
Please remember to support our student-athletes throughout the year. If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to learn about all of the levels and benefits of Booster Club individual and family memberships when you click to Join the Club! The Boosters also are offering two types of business participation, a "JV" level and a "Varsity" level, with special benefits associated with each one. So, for ways to support the Bulldogs while investing in your business, click here.
Winter is winding down so look toward spring, and consider buying Churchill Bulldog sport passes for students and/or adults, sold only online. Save time! Save money!
Now is the perfect time to stock up on Bulldog spiritwear. Visit the school store located on the first floor near the cafeteria to see what's available. The store is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at lunch between 10:40 - 11:45 AM. If you cannot find just the right item in the store, check out our complete online store by linking here. To volunteer to work at the store just log onto www.signupgenius.com and select 'Find a Sign Up.' In the email space, enter firstname.lastname@example.org and select 'School Store.'
February 12 (Wed.): Booster Club Meeting, 7 pm, WCHS room 126
For a list of future Bulldog matchups, please click here. Then go out and cheer on our student athletes!
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