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Class of 2017 sees spike in applicants for senior internships


Brittany Barber, Features Editor @barbercourant Every spring, NCHS offers an internship to any senior who wants to try something new for the remaining weeks of their high school career. This is an opportunity for students to meet new people, work in a professional environment, and gain real-world experience before they begin their college years. It’s a great chance for students to test their skills and talents outside of the high school setting, and is highly encouraged by teachers and past students who shared a similar experience. Susan Carroll, one of the members on the Senior Internship Committee, believes this is…

Redefining Ramazon


Cat Levine, News Editor @catcourant At the end of the period, junior and Ramazon General Manager Diego Ospina can be found counting the day’s totals while other members of the Future Business Leaders class look over the inventory and assess what changes should be made. While this may sound simple, the school store has dramatically changed from the way it was run in the past. Ramazon is based in the lobby outside of the office during period six and sells products not offered by the cafeteria. Diego was driven by his interest in business management to take the Future Business…

Officer Lambert Profile


Eileen Flynn, Reporter @eileen_courant Officer Geoffrey Lambert, NCHS’s new Student Resources Officer (SRO), has been working his whole career to be an authority figure and a resource to people of all ages. Tasked with maintaining student safety and security, he is ready to make a positive impact of the school community. When the previous SRO, Sergeant Jason Kim, was promoted to a position that oversees the police officers at NCHS, the administration office began to look for a replacement from the New Canaan Police Department. “Officer Lambert stood out because of his experience and confidence,” Assistant Principal Larry Sullivan…

Emotional Intelligence comes to NCHS


Leigh Charlton, News Editor @leighcourant On Tuesday, November 29, both faculty members and parents attended presentations on emotional intelligence given by Dr. Marc Brackett of Yale University. The presentations sought both to clarify the general perplexity surrounding emotional intelligence as well as spark reflection on causes and solutions for student stress. Some, such as English Department Chair Evan Remley, came away from the presentation with a greater understanding of the field of emotional intelligence. “My understanding, and this is not definitive, is that it’s about sort of how you’re able to handle the vicissitudes of life, like how you manage…

Kelly Devine Bench Dedication to Take Place on December 22


On Thursday, December 22 from 2:30-3:00 pm, New Canaan High School will host a  memorial service to dedicate a bench in honor of Kelly Devine, an English teacher and reading specialist at NCHS who passed away in April this year, according to an announcement in the weekly update distributed by Principal William Egan. The bench, which is located at the front of the school by the newly planted gardens, is a gift from the PFA. A short dedication ceremony will take place outside and will be followed by refreshments in the school lobby. Students, parents, and alumni are all welcome.…

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