From the Ertzman to Broadway

by Carlee Malone ‘20  When he sang and danced on the Ertzman stage in Rock ‘N’ Roll, Noah Kieserman (‘14) never imagined that just five years later, he’d be performing on a Broadway tour for thousands of people each night. Now starring as Connor Murphy in Broadway’s six-time Tony award-winning musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” Kieserman’s theatre journey began with a … Read More

Recent PB Grads Trekking Coast to Coast

by Lexi Kimmel ‘21  On August 10, Paint Branch Graduates Canyon Hunt (‘17) and Hannah Wood (‘17) set out on a mission to walk from Ocean Beach, California to Sunset Beach, North Carolina. They had been planning the trek since January. With a strong mindset and a bag full of supplies, they left California with one goal in mind- reaching … Read More

Social Media’s Role in the Resurgence of Film Photography

by Hannah Lee ’21  It is clear that all things hailed as “vintage” have made a significant comeback for teens today. Mom jeans, scrunchies, vinyls; the list goes on. The resurgence of film photography is no exception. Apps like Huji, VHS Cam (which make pictures appear as if they were shot on VHS)  and the use of disposable cameras have … Read More

Senior Ally Walsh Gains Experience Through Her Internship

by Christianna Tran ’20 Sherwood students are expected to come into the school and follow their schedules from 7:45a.m. until 2:30p.m.. However, this is not the case for many seniors who decided at the end of their junior year to take advantage of one of the wide variety of internship opportunities the school offers. Those with an internship get an … Read More

English Teacher Visits All 50 States

by Julia Robins ’20 Many know English teacher Lori Leonard for her vibrant personality and kindness- but many don’t know her love of traveling and how she has visited all 50 states. Until Leonard was 16, she had only traveled to places within Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and DC. But her upperclassman years in high school provided her the opportunity to … Read More

Students’ One Act Inspired by Episode App

by Kate Diuguid ’22 Seniors Morgan Dunn and Ally Newby are writing a short play for this year’s Winter One Acts in January. Their one-act is based on the popular mobile app, Episode, an interactive story app that allows users to direct the story by choosing between different options to progress the storyline. The app has gained thousands of users … Read More

Stand Up 2 Cancer: The Story Behind It All

by Tori Newby ’22 Sophomore Emma Gross is one of four co-presidents of Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C), the Sherwood chapter of a global organization that raises money and awareness for scientific cancer research. Julianna Gross (‘19), Gross’ sister, began the club a year after they lost their father to stage four lung cancer. After Julianna graduated last spring, Emma … Read More

Sherwood Grad Didn’t Expect Hurricane to Be Part of His College Experience

by Reade Fenner ‘22 While navigating his first week of classes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, former Sherwood student Joe Diuguid (‘19) heard that Hurricane Dorian was headed his way.  “After hearing about the hurricane I had a mixed bag of emotions. I was a little nervous as I was new to the area and didn’t want … Read More

Maya Illanes Follows Her Passion to Chile

by Kat Mahoney ’20 Imagine traveling to a foreign country for almost two months in summer on your own. Now imagine having that opportunity to travel to that beautiful country to follow your passion. For junior Maya Illanes, this vision has become an exciting reality. She has the incredible chance to travel to Chile this summer to attend a ballet … Read More

A Trip to Reconnect with Jewish Roots

by Devon Goldstein ’21 Junior Alyssa Leventhal will be going on a trip this summer that will reconnect her with her Jewish heritage. She is attending the Ramah Seminar for a 10-day trip to Poland followed by six weeks in Israel. Alyssa has never been to Israel before and is hoping that this experience allows her to learn more about … Read More