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Contestants spook the competition in ASB’s Halloween costume contest

Contestants spook the competition in ASB’s Halloween costume contest

Mikayla Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus

Halloween. A time to carve pumpkins, let people be whoever or whatever they want to be, and to take candy from strangers, an experience that is far and few between. Every year on Oct. 31, ASB hosts a Halloween rally in the quad during lunch. They play Halloween-themed music and hold a costume contest...

PTA art contest gives students a voice through their art

PTA art contest gives students a voice through their art

Anna Delmas, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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Students need a voice, and the PTA is working toward providing that through their annual art contest. The PTA Art Reflections contest is a national competition for students in pre-K through 12th grade that started 50 years ago. Students can enter work in the form of dance choreography, film, liter...

Poster contest raises awareness for social justice

Poster contest raises awareness for social justice

Justin Som, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


Filed under News

Across San Mateo County libraries, students in 5th to 12th grade competed in the Teen Social Justice Poster Contest to show their support for equality for all different types of people. With #openforall as their slogan, these youths pushed themselves to create the most creative and eye-catching post...

San Mateo County hosts a photography contest

San Mateo County hosts a photography contest

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under News

The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau just announced the opening of the 2017 Play by the Bay Photography Contest. The contest is open to all students in San Mateo County. “Photography is a way to express yourself and is a fun way to save moments in a picture form,...

Math contest competition intensifies for top scorers

Math contest competition intensifies for top scorers

Ben Balster, Staff Writer

March 4, 2017


Filed under Campus

Every other Tuesday at the start of lunch, students make a mad dash towards the math classrooms as they scramble to find a seat for the biweekly contests. As extra credit points are awarded for each correct answer, the classrooms quickly fill to their max within the first few minutes of lunch. Patrick...

Belmont celebrates Black History Month with an essay contest

Belmont celebrates Black History Month with an essay contest

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under News

February each year, America celebrates Black History Month. This year the City of Belmont and the Belmont Library are partnering to host an essay contest about the importance of Black History Month. According to the San Mateo County Libraries website, “Black History Month is a way to honor and recognize all that African Americans hav...

Halloween spirit creeps into costume contest

Halloween spirit creeps into costume contest

Celine Yang, Scot Scoop Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Top News

It was the ultimate face-off. The contestants had given all they had, but it was down to Dora the Explorer and Suicide Squad. Here came the final moment -- the audience would decide who would be the winner of the Halloween costume contest. MC Sophie Clark stood in between the contestants, ready to...

Logo contest allows students to become more involved on campus

Logo contest allows students to become more involved on campus

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Campus

Everywhere you look around the Carlmont campus, there is talent waiting to be discovered. On Sept. 12, at the Carlmont Welcome Back Assembly, Houston Kraft’s message of “choosing love” inspired ASB to do something to get more students involved in school activities. ASB Spirit Commission decided to launch a school-wide logo contest to capture the...

Math contest draws a crowd

Math contest draws a crowd

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under Academic, Campus, Top News

The end of September was the start of a long tradition of sacrificing lunch to solve math problems. The math contest is held roughly every other Tuesday in all of the school's math classrooms. Students crammed into classrooms for the first contest this year. Some are even turned away when classrooms...

Bill Gates awards $100,000 to winners of condom contest

Bill Gates awards $100,000 to winners of condom contest

Angela Perez de Tagle, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013


Filed under News

Brace yourselves, gentlemen, the future of the condom industry is dealing with a whole new “supercondom.” Bill Gates, the creator of the multi-billion dollar Microsoft Corporation, has recently gained the public’s attention when he awarded 11 out of 812 applicants $100,000 for developing ideas...

Homecoming: more than a popularity contest

Homecoming: more than a popularity contest

Alex Wildman, Staff Writer

October 8, 2013


Filed under Campus

A large portion of the student body considers Homecoming elections a simple popularity contest, but the Associated Student Body (ASB) sets requirements that ensure the elections to be much more meaningful. Sophomore Chelsea Stewart shared her thoughts on Homecoming elections, “It’s more of a popula...

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