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MHS Quarantine Life

Keeping busy, but staying safe.

Kyle Sharma: Leader, Mentor, and Friend to All

Source: Kyle Sharma ’22

by Melanie Zhang ’22

Montgomery High School Junior Kyle Sharma is known as a good friend, a compassionate person, and an inspiring leader. Whether he’s building sandwich boards to help out a teacher or simply being a friendly face in the crowd, Kyle’s legacy is one of kindness and changing the word for the better. 

5 Apr. 2021

Anti-Asian Violence and MHS Student Thoughts

Source: The Mercury News

by Madhumita Kannan (‘22)

This article provides background information on the anti-Asian violence that is currently occurring in the nation and explores MHS students’ opinions on this current issue.

5 Apr. 2021

Jumpstart Puts on a Dazzling Virtual Show

Source: Alissa Wu ’23

by Alissa Wu ’23

 In February, Jumpstart Expo ran its 7th Jumpstart Expo showcasing many talented dancers. Despite the virtual format of the event as a result of pandemic, it was able to maintain its energetic vibrance.

5 Apr. 2021

Reya Karthik: Externalizing and Internalizing the World Around Her

Source: Collage from Catherine Gonzalez ’22, photos from Reya Karthik ’21

by Catherine Gonzalez ’22

Photography is not only an art form for Reya Karthik, but an outlet that helps her understand the world. Her persistence and can-do attitude lead her to create great things, even when she’s not sure how they’ll turn out.

5 Apr. 2021

Student Thoughts: Has MHS Been Successful in Addressing Inclusion?

Source: MTSD DEI

by Sahithi Devineni ’22

Montgomery High School launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website, but students think there is still room for improvement.

7 Mar. 2021

Montgomery’s Black Student Union and their Fight against Racism

Source: Getty Images

by Zeb Jerdonek’ 24

The Black Student Union, an organization working to educate the public on Black American culture, used activities and educational posts to highlight the achievements of Black Americans for Black History Month.

24 Feb. 2021

MHS’s School Leadership Team (SLT)

Source: Schoology

by Meghana Paturu ‘22

Since its formation in 2017, the School Leadership Team (SLT) has brought together administrators, teachers, and union leaders to work together to improve Montgomery’s school community. Through emphasizing the idea of community, SLT builds a culture of “we” that engages all members in learning together and conducting reflective work at MHS.

24 Feb. 2021

A Look into MHS’s Trauma Informed Committee

Source: Hewlett Foundation

by Elizabeth Yang ’22

Under MHS’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program, the Trauma Informed Team aims to strengthen relationships between students and teachers to create a supportive and compassionate learning environment.

24 Feb. 2021

MHS’s Empathy, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Source: Partners in Leadership

by Ashka Jani ’22

MHS’s EEIC works to address racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, and other social issues that staff and students face. Through a variety of educational methods, the EEIC hopes to change the culture of MHS for the better.

24 Feb. 2021

The Show Must Go On: She Kills Monsters

Source: Joyce Wang ’22

by Joyce Wang ’22

Virtual school presented a new challenge for the MHS Drama Department: how could they present their fall play if no audience members could attend… and no thespians could be on stage together?

Despite this novel hurdle, MHS theatre students prevailed with their performance of Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters. The app Padlet supplemented the sound of an audience’s applause, and scene backgrounds featured original artwork from students.

All told, MHS’s fall play is a trailblazer for a new direction in the theatre world.

11 Jan. 2021

Amelia Cunningham: Growing and Giving Back

Source: Amelia Cunningham ’22

by Melanie Zhang ’22

For Amelia Cunningham, what began with violin lessons at nine has become a lifelong passion. This winter, Cunningham spreads holiday cheer despite the pandemic, now through a digital platform.

23 Dec. 2020

Local Workers in the Dark

Source: CafeMerica

by Ishani Ghosh ’23

Small local businesses like CafeMerica and Leticia’s Cleaning took a serious hit during the pandemic.

23 Dec. 2020

Major or Minor? The Issues with Virtual Music Lessons

Source: Ballantyne School of Music

by Catherine Gonzalez ’22

Learning music is hard. Now add Internet issues, screen lags, and noisy backgrounds to the mix.

23 Dec. 2020

Mental Health in a COVID-19 Era

Source: Learning LiftOff

by Melanie Zhang ’22

Teens’ mental health has been seriously impacted by COVID-19. While there are no easy solutions, there can still be light in an otherwise dismal time.

23 Dec. 2020

Hybrid During a Pandemic— Bad Idea or Not So Much?

Source: NJ.com

by Aleen Xue ’21

This fall, a group of colleges in America opted for a hybrid schooling model. For hybrid students, this decision came with serious pros and cons.

23 Dec. 2020

TASK Pushes Through Troubling Times

Source: The Trentonian

by Uma Patel ’22

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen has faced numerous challenges this year as they try to provide food and support to their patrons. This challenge extends to Teens4TASK.

23 Dec. 2020

Holiday Season Consumerism in a Pandemic

Source: CNBC

by Audrey Chang ’23

American retail and consumer habits have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic as we move into a holiday season in quarantine.

23 Dec. 2020


Meet MHS’s 2020 Class Officers!

Meet Your 2020-2021 Senior Class Officers!

Source: MHS Class of 2021
by Kiran Subramanian ’21

On October 21st, the class of 2021 learned of who their officers were for their final year in high school. All of these individuals have proven themselves to be diligent and hardworking students dedicated to ensuring that the seniors will have an enjoyable and memorable final school year.

27 Nov. 2020

Meet Your 2020-2021 Sophomore Class Officers!

Source: MHS Class of 2023
by Flora Xia ’23

Despite the obstacles of a virtual year, uniting the class seems to be the primary goal, with an emphasis on team-building to ensure a successful next two years. “Class officer means a lot to me,” Pranav said. “Having this say over the way our class conducts itself makes me so enthusiastic. Virtual learning has pushed the officers and me to be and do better.”

24 Nov. 2020

Meet Your 2020-2021 Junior Class Officers!

Source: MHS Class of 2022
by Madhumita Kannan ’22

Since it is the last year to fundraise, president Michael Liu hopes to collect as many funds as possible by broadening “the variety of fundraising opportunities to encourage more students to participate.” In difficult times like these, third-time historian Adriana Papdakis hopes that this year’s activities can also provide a sense of “togetherness and unity.”

23 Nov. 2020

Meet Your 2020-2021 Freshman Class Officers!

Source: MHS Class of 2024
by Michelle Sun ’24

It is clear that being a class officer as a freshman is a very different experience from being a class officer as a sophomore, junior, or senior: with the benefit of more time to fundraise but the added disadvantage of inexperience in a new environment, the class officers have a lot to say about how it feels to be a freshman class leader.

23 Nov. 2020


Montgomery’s Math-Based Community

Source: inc.com
by Lauren Tortolani ’24

The Montgomery school district has a heavy focus on math, which has both negative and positive effects on MHS students.

24 Nov. 2020

Your Drugs May Have Expired, But Their Impact Hasn’t

Source: Thrive Global
by Julie Edelstein ’22

Throwing unneeded medicine in the trash seems like a practical enough solution, but many fail to understand the potential consequences of it.

4 Oct. 2020

Teacher Perspectives on Virtual and Hybrid School

Source: CNM
by Catherine Gonzalez ’22

A new perspective – MHS teachers provide their thoughts on both Virtual and Hybrid school.

24 Nov. 2020

Student in the Spotlight: Rianna Moses

Source: Rianna Moses ’21
by Annabelle Wang ’22

Insecurity beats down a lot of high schoolers. But Rianna Moses is willing to lead the fight back.

13 Oct. 2020 

How to Destress in Quarantine

Source: Mindful
by Alissa Wu ’23

These days, reducing stress is both more difficult and more important than ever. Here are some methods to keep your stress in check.

24 Nov. 2020

Virtual Learning: School During a Pandemic

Source: Stories From School AZ
by Flora Xia ’23

Despite the many perks of online school, the clear consensus of Montgomery students is the hope that classes and clubs will return to normal next year.

13 Oct. 2020

Comic Tutorial: Nose and Lips

Source: Joyce Wang ’22
by Joyce Wang ’22

Tutorial on how to draw facial features and keeping busy while in quarantine

Monty Chefs During Quarantine!

Source (top to bottom, left to right): Michelle Ji ’22, Sahana Murthy ’22, Neeharika Beru ’22
by Madhumita Kannan ’22

Quarantine, for some, has made the days feel longer, but MHS students are still finding fun ways to pass their extra time. Here are a few, delicious recipes that MHS students made in the past few weeks.

MTSD’s First Virtual Art Extravaganza!

Source: MTSD
by Ben Zhao ’22

Montgomery Township School District’s first virtual extravganza shares an beautiful gallery of student art created while in quarantine!

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