BoE President Testifies in Front of Congress

by Katie Ng ’25 MCPS Board of Education president Karla Silvestre was one of three school district leaders who testified in front of Congress on May 8. The Republicans from the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Subcommittee called Silvestre and leaders from the Berkeley Unified School District and the New York Public Schools district for a hearing on … Read More

Praneel Suvarna Elected SMOB

by Ziv Golan ’26      On April 17 nearly 60,000 MCPS middle and high school students cast their ballots in the 2024 SMOB election between Sam Ross, a current junior at Montgomery Blair High School, and Praneel Suvarna, a current junior at Clarksburg High School. The election process began with the nominating convention on February 14 when the final … Read More

Forensics Talks Its Way to Second Place Finish

by Gaby Caballero ‘23 On March 2, eight finalists from the Sherwood forensics team filed into the Paint Branch auditorium for the Forensics award ceremony where students from all over the county received honors for being the best orators in the county because despite the name, the forensics team does not collect evidence from crime scenes. Instead, it focuses on … Read More

Is The Pandemic Actually Over?

by John Castle ‘25 On January 30, the Biden Administration announced that it plans to terminate all current Covid-19 pandemic-related public health and national emergencies on May 11. These emergencies were first set in place by former President Trump in March of 2020 in response to the growing number of Covid-19 cases worldwide. Now three years after the start of … Read More

Chess Experiences a Revival with Help from

by Brian Wilbur ‘24 In past months, has become a household name in online chess. Available as a website or an app, allows people to play chess online against friends, other random people, and AI. The popularity of has been on the rise, and according to, “ set a site record of 31,700,000 games played on … Read More

Pi Week Celebration Succeeds

by Devin Kosiorowski ‘24 On March 13, Sherwood embarked on its 2nd year celebrating Pi Week. The event was hosted by Math Honors Society sponsor Rebekah Byerly and the school’s math department. The event celebrated the digit of pi through a series of competitions that all revolved around the number. Students who won the competitions were given a free pass … Read More

Sherwood Addresses the Mental Health Crisis

This winter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the findings from their 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The survey gathers data on behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems in American youth including poor mental health and substance abuse. The CDC noted alarming increases in the percentage of students who felt … Read More

Intersectionality Comes to Forefront of the Feminist Movement

by Lauren Frank ‘23 During Women’s History Month, people celebrate the several advancements in women’s rights, recognizing the numerous achievements of women in all areas of life and their impact in the past and throughout society today. Whether it’s through important legislation such as the Title IX or pionering political moments like electing Kamala Harris as the United States’s first … Read More

A Sub’s Life! From the Senate Chamber To Our Classrooms

by Aidan Therrien ‘23 Anthony “Tony” Zagami, a frequent substitute teacher at Sherwood and other public schools in and around Olney, had a lengthy career in the federal government and public service. A testament to his impressive professional life, Zagami has photographs of him with former vice president Hubert Humphery, Maryland senator Chris Van Hollen, and even President Joe Biden, … Read More

Beyond Blue & Red: Maryland Third Parties Attempt To Change the Game

by Seph Fischer ‘25 In July of 2022, Suffolk University conducted a poll which revealed that only 25 percent of American voters are satisfied with current political party offerings. This number shrinks further when one begins focusing on younger voters. It’s clear that a third option is badly needed. Maryland is consistently Democratic, and Montgomery County is even more so. … Read More