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Read about recent NCHS art and performances.

NCHS students take home the gold in Scholastic Art Awards

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Jillian Augustine, Arts Section Editor @JillAugCourant The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a group that was established in New York in 1923, and have been accepting student art from all over the country ever since. The Scholastic Art Awards have been looking for work that “demonstrates technical skill, personal voice or vision, and originality,” according to their website. The foundation then rewards the hard work and artistic skills of the students with various well-deserved awards, including scholarship money. This previous year, over ten students from NCHS submitted their personal work to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and received…

Students work hard to put on winter choir and band concerts

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Caroline Castle, Reporter @ccastlecourant For many students in the high school, going to class is a grind and not something to look forward to, however, this is not the case for the student musicians. The NCHS Choir and Band Program serves as a place where students can express their love for music and share this passion through performance. On December 14th, the Choir program will be performing their annual winter concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. According to Sarah Gleason, the choir instructor, the choir and Madrigal Ensemble, a group of choir students who meet after school, have been preparing…

Nico Savini is much more than a hype video

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Eileen Flynn, Reporter @eileen_courant Between classes, homework, and family obligations, most high school students are only able to make time for one serious extracurricular activity. However, sophomore Nico Savini manages to pursue both his love for football and his passion for media. Nico is an athlete on the NCHS football team, and spends his free time taking professional -quality photographs and creating video edits. Nico’s interest in photography first became apparent last year while taking the Intro to Digital Photography course at NCHS. “I just started taking pictures in my free time, and after one particular project that I really…

New, user-friendly library website and database access

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Eva Pace, Arts & Tech Editor @espcourant Let’s be honest, how many NCHS students turn to the library databases first-thing once they’re assigned a research project? The answer is very few. In reality, some students have barely even scrolled through the library website. This isn’t because the resources are inadequate, it is simply because platforms like Destiny Quest and the databases with their endless passcodes can be difficult to navigate. With this problem in mind, our school librarians and media specialists went to work and made some notable changes to the library website and databases to help NCHS students make…

Artist Profile: Connor McDevitt

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 Emma Reilly, Reporter @ercourant Art has always been an important part of senior and student artist Connor McDevitt’s life. Connor was exposed to the world of art for the first time while he lived in Spain from the ages of eight to twelve. “I didn’t really play soccer like everyone else in Spain, so I did tons of art. My friend and I would spend every weekend doing art. For hours,” he said. Connor’s passion for art followed him as his family came to the United States when he was in middle school. He began to pursue art in a more serious…

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