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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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Maxim Chintalov, Writer

Maxim Chintalov is a sophomore at West Potomac High School. He believes the way people receive their information is fundamental to society. He has an interest in computers and believes that powerful entities in Silicon Valley are a major threat to the way we get out our information, and strongly supports the free software movement in its mission to free humanity from such entities.

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Junior, Loza Markos, at Peace Awards Ceremony

West Po Student Wins the Peace Award

Maxim Chintalov, Writer
May 27, 2022

Loza Markos, a junior at West Potomac High School, is one of 24 recipients of the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County. Markos raised $5,000 on GoFundMe to pay for gifts to Ethiopian children with disabilities...

Pandemic Deals Blow to Music Department

Pandemic Deals Blow to Music Department

Maxim Chintalov, Writer
March 8, 2022

An anomaly in music department data starting from last school year will have a lasting impact up to a decade for the music departments in the West Potomac High School pyramid. One of the effects of distance...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Howe

Teacher Feature: Mr. Howe

Maxim Chintalov, Writer
January 25, 2022

Mr. Howe, currently in his ninth year of teaching at West Potomac High School and 16th year overall, teaches English at West Potomac High School — more specifically, both English 10 and English 11 classes,...

West Po Clinical Team Helps Students Improve Mental Health

West Po Clinical Team Helps Students Improve Mental Health

Maxim Chintalov, Writer
June 1, 2021

Of interest to those paying attention to the announcement slides during advisory may be West Potomac High School's "Student/Clinical Team." The part of the slide show that says who is on the clinical team...

Photo credit to Ms. Smith

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Smith

Maxim Chintalov, Writer
February 23, 2021

Mrs. Lindsey Smith, formerly Ms. Reinheimmer, is in her 7th year of teaching Math at West Po. This year, she is teaching Algebra II Honors. She is from New York, but has only ever taught at West Potomac....

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