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NCHS Scholarship Foundation celebrates 50th anniversary

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Cat Levine, News Editor @catcourant For 50 years, the New Canaan Scholarship Foundation has been raising money for NCHS students that need financial aid for college. In honor of their anniversary, the board decided to transform the annual Scholarship Drive into the first ever NC Color Run. The Color Run will take place on April 29th, 2017 and is open to the entire town. The foundation hopes that all students and members of the community participate in the fundraiser and encourages everyone to start registering now. NC Color Run co-chair Alison Mennitt helped come up with new ideas to replace…

Double trouble: Chase Pellegrini and Nicole Vanderlee win MUN gavel

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Leigh Charlton, News Editor @leighcourant When sophomores Chase Pellegrini and Nicole Vanderlee boarded the bus to the Georgetown Model UN Conference in Washington, DC, they were already focused on success. After three days of negotiating and giving speeches, that concentration payed off as the “Dream Team” double delegation took DISEC, the largest room at the conference, by storm. Chase and Nicole were subsequently honored with the “Best Delegate” award. History teacher and Model UN club advisor Paul Phillips helped to put their achievement into perspective. “Georgetown is the toughest and biggest conference in the country,” Mr. Phillips said. “It’s like…

A look into Career Night

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Allie Neugeboren, Features Editor @alneugiecourant With Winter Storm Stella threatening blizzard conditions, check @NCHSPFA for updates on Career Night. Update* as of 3/13, Career Night has been moved to 3/22 A common concern students have with high school is how it prepares them for the real world. In order to thrive outside of the comfort and security blanket of NCHS, students must understand what it takes to accomplish their academic goals. The PFA advocates for these students by opening Career Night up to the community to reflect what helped them attain their professions. In 2001, parents brought their concerns to PFA Chairwoman,…

Women’s March on Washington

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Gwynne Tenney, Reporter   @gtenneycourant On January 21st, the day after the 45th Presidential Inauguration, millions of men and women from around the world joined together on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in something far bigger than a sidewalk protest. Immediately after President Donald Trump was elected, the Women’s March on Washington came into fruition as an organized and widespread rally against Trump’s stance on women and human rights. People who attended stood outside the white house while chanting, holding signs, and giving speeches against what they perceived as the unjust and prejudiced views Trump has. 44 human rights…

Preview: Safe Driving at NCHS

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Leigh Charlton, News Editor @leighcourant The Safe Driving event, courtesy of the PFA, will be returning to NCHS the week of March 6 to spread awareness about safe driving habits. According to Principal Egan’s Weekly Update, students will have the opportunity to ride a seat belt convincer, use distracted driving simulators, and simulate driving under the influence in the school parking lot in a course organized by student resource officer Geoffrey Lambert. Additionally, 10th-12th grade students will attend an assembly to hear guest speakers Jacy Good and Steve Johnson, both advocates for removing the distraction of cellphones behind the wheel.…

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