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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Isabella Rice

Isabella Rice, Staff Writer

Isabella Rice (class of 2025) is a Junior at Carlmont High School and a second-year writer for Scot Scoop. Within the journalism program, she focuses on athletics and is often found taking photos at sports games or writing match reports. Outside of school, she can be found playing soccer for her club team or for Carlmont's Varsity soccer and lacrosse teams.

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The San Carlos Farmers Market takes place every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located in downtown San Carlos along Laurel Street, several families gather to spend time with each other. Lining the streets were vendors selling products, varying from fruits and vegetables to bakery desserts.

In Photos: San Carlos Farmers Market sparks smiles in the community

Isabella Rice, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

Downtown San Carlos hosts the San Carlos Farmers Market on Laurel Street every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors from all over California line the streets selling and advertising their goods. People...

Senior Jacob Tom runs the ball down the field after winning a face-off. With quick pressure from a Burlingame defender, Tom rounded the corner and looked for a possible shot or open teammate. Despite hard contact from the opponent, Tom maintained possession and control of the ball.

In Photos: Scots escape from Panthers and advance to CCS

Isabella Rice, Staff Writer May 5, 2024

The Carlmont boys varsity lacrosse team beat the Burlingame Panthers 16-9 in an intense match. The game remained close in score during the first half, with back-and-forth scoring between the teams....

Senior Alex Ievers bends down to bump the ball. He kept the ball in play, giving the Scots a chance to score. The Scots demonstrated good team chemistry and cohesion throughout the game as they worked together to score.

In Photos: Scots boys volleyball teams win against Bears

Isabella Rice, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

The Carlmont junior varsity and varsity boys volleyball teams won against the Menlo-Atherton Bears. The junior varsity team was the first to play. They dominated, winning the first two sets, which...

Senior Jacob Tom performs a swim dodge in an attempt to get past the defender. This move helps players beat their defenders with a smaller risk of getting the ball hit out of their stick. During the game, Tom made this move several times with success.

In Photos: Scots get mauled by Bears

Isabella Rice, Staff Writer April 7, 2024

The Carlmont varsity boys lacrosse team suffered a tough loss in the rain against the Menlo-Atherton Bears 21-3. The Scots started off the game strong, scoring three goals in the first quarter....

Freshman Tyler Louie sets the ball. His teammates quickly step forward, preparing to spike the ball as they anticipate where it will go. Louie played a strong offensive and defensive game, earning many points and blocks.

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Freshman Tyler Louie sets the ball. His teammates quickly step forward, preparing to spike the ball as they anticipate where it will go. Louie played a strong offensive and defensive game, earning many...

Sophomore Mateus Lima Duval winds up as he prepares to spike the ball over the net. A player on the opposing team attempts to block the hit but is unsuccessful as he cannot get enough height. With good timing and strong power, Duval scored a point, increasing the Scots lead.

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Sophomore Mateus Lima Duval winds up as he prepares to spike the ball over the net. A player on the opposing team attempts to block the hit but is unsuccessful as he cannot get enough height. With good...

Freshman Dylan Sorensen uses one hand to hit the ball over the net. With appropriate timing, the Menlo-Atherton blocker was able to deflect the hit, bringing the ball back onto the Scots side of the court. The Scots kept the ball alive and continued their attempt to score a point.

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Freshman Dylan Sorensen uses one hand to hit the ball over the net. With appropriate timing, the Menlo-Atherton blocker was able to deflect the hit, bringing the ball back onto the Scots' side of the court....

Freshmen Trevor Nelson and Orion Gurskis happily run onto the court after the Scots score their final point to win the game. The players congratulated each other as their hard work had paid off. The Scots beat the Bears 2-0, winning the first set 25-6 and the second set 25-15.

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Freshmen Trevor Nelson and Orion Gurskis happily run onto the court after the Scots score their final point to win the game. The players congratulated each other as their hard work had paid off. The Scots...

Carlmont varsity boys players high-five and congratulate senior Eric Fadeyev for scoring a point. Fadeyev was able to spike the ball over the net successfully. During the game, he scored multiple points for the Scots through various offensive plays.

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Carlmont varsity boys players high-five and congratulate senior Eric Fadeyev for scoring a point. Fadeyev was able to spike the ball over the net successfully. During the game, he scored multiple points...

Three Carlmont players jump up in an attempt to block a spike. The Scots played a solid defensive game, often blocking hits from the Bears. This helped prevent the Bears from scoring points, as reflected by the game scores.

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Three Carlmont players jump up in an attempt to block a spike. The Scots played a solid defensive game, often blocking hits from the Bears. This helped prevent the Bears from scoring points, as reflected...

Senior Devin Engberg prepares to spike the ball after a set from senior Simon Hua. As a middle hitter, Engberg could utilize his height to score points for the Scots. He successfully made many defensive blocks and offensive spikes.

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Senior Devin Engberg prepares to spike the ball after a set from senior Simon Hua. As a middle hitter, Engberg could utilize his height to score points for the Scots. He successfully made many defensive...

Senior Haley Brown sings “Party in the USA” as the Heritage Fairs closing performance. Accompanied by other singers, drummers, and a guitarist, the group created an engaging show for the audience. Students in the crowd happily clapped and sang along.

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Senior Haley Brown sings “Party in the USA” as the Heritage Fair's closing performance. Accompanied by other singers, drummers, and a guitarist, the group created an engaging show for the audience....

Two Turkish students perform a duet using traditional instruments. Senior Rabia Baloglu (left) plays a drum called a darbuka, while Ikbal Surucu (right) plays the oud. Together, the two create lively music that fills the room.

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Two Turkish students perform a duet using traditional instruments. Senior Rabia Baloglu (left) plays a drum called a darbuka, while Ikbal Surucu (right) plays the oud. Together, the two create lively music...

Sophomore Isaac Grinker plays the drums with other drumline members as they put on a show for the audience. Some drummers wore flannels and a cowboy hat, while others wore masks representing bulls. During their performance, a matador ran around attracting the bulls with his red flag, and by the end of the performance, the four bulls fell to the ground.

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Sophomore Isaac Grinker plays the drums with other drumline members as they put on a show for the audience. Some drummers wore flannels and a cowboy hat, while others wore masks representing bulls. During...

Sophomore Kevin Li grins as he scoots towards more balloons to grab. Several players had difficulty grasping multiple balloons in the competition and often lost control of them.

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Sophomore Kevin Li grins as he scoots towards more balloons to grab. Several players had difficulty grasping multiple balloons in the competition and often lost control of them.

The Carlmont orchestra performs as students enter the gym and fill the bleachers. Throughout the assembly, the orchestra performed various songs as fillers during pauses and transitions. Students played a wide range of instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussions.

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The Carlmont orchestra performs as students enter the gym and fill the bleachers. Throughout the assembly, the orchestra performed various songs as fillers during pauses and transitions. Students played...

Junior Claire Lee performs a solo on behalf of the Chinese Culture Club. Lee sang “GongXi GongXi, which translates to “Congratulations, congratulations” in English. Chen Gexin originally wrote the song to celebrate Japans defeat and Chinas liberation at the end of World War II.

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Junior Claire Lee performs a solo on behalf of the Chinese Culture Club. Lee sang “GongXi GongXi," which translates to “Congratulations, congratulations” in English. Chen Gexin originally wrote the...

The audience and club members enthusiastically sing along during Brown’s performance. Throughout the song, Brown allowed the crowd to sing by pointing the microphone at them. This helped engage the students and created a memorable moment as the Heritage Fair finale.

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The audience and club members enthusiastically sing along during Brown’s performance. Throughout the song, Brown allowed the crowd to sing by pointing the microphone at them. This helped engage the students...

Junior Kyra Lu dances for the Korean Culture Club. The members performed three different dances, one faster-paced than the others. The dances combined elements of hip-hop and jazz and were choreographed to match Korean pop music.

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Junior Kyra Lu dances for the Korean Culture Club. The members performed three different dances, one faster-paced than the others. The dances combined elements of hip-hop and jazz and were choreographed...

Senior Max Weitzman balances on a floor scooter, anxiously maintaining a grip on all the balloons he gathered. During the Heritage Fair, one student from each grade got the opportunity to participate in a balloon battle. Moving around using the floor scooters, players had to compete against one another to see how many balloons they could hold onto. The winners received a box of Lucky Charms cereal.

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Senior Max Weitzman balances on a floor scooter, anxiously maintaining a grip on all the balloons he gathered. During the Heritage Fair, one student from each grade got the opportunity to participate in...

A member of the Chinese Culture Club performs a solo dance. The student began her dance lying on the ground with her hands making slow movements in the air. After rising from the ground, the dancer showcased various jumps and leaps in graceful motions.

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A member of the Chinese Culture Club performs a solo dance. The student began her dance lying on the ground with her hands making slow movements in the air. After rising from the ground, the dancer showcased...

Representing the Latinos Unidos x Black Student Union Club, juniors Kimberly Garcia and Ricardo Duarte sing a duet of “La Llorona.” Surrounding the singers are dancers dressed in vibrant embroidered Jalisco dresses. These dresses are typically designed for Folklórico dance events like the one performed.

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Representing the Latinos Unidos x Black Student Union Club, juniors Kimberly Garcia and Ricardo Duarte sing a duet of “La Llorona.” Surrounding the singers are dancers dressed in vibrant embroidered...

The Filipino Culture Club performs a traditional Philippine folk dance known as Tinikling. The dance typically involves two clappers who move and tap two bamboo poles on the ground simultaneously to a set rhythm. Dancers will skillfully maneuver between and over the poles.

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The Filipino Culture Club performs a traditional Philippine folk dance known as Tinikling. The dance typically involves two clappers who move and tap two bamboo poles on the ground simultaneously to a...

Junior Keoki Firenze runs the ball down the field as a Sequoia defender tries to stop him. Starting from a face-off position, Firenze won and gained possession of the ball. He sprinted down the field, looking for an open player to create a scoring opportunity.

In Photos: Scots outscore Ravens in a rivalry match

Isabella Rice, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

The Carlmont varsity boys lacrosse team beat the Sequoia Ravens 10-6 in a rivalry match. The Ravens were the first to score but quickly lost their lead. Despite their slow start, Carlmont remained...

The downtown area of Truckee, California, is quaint and rich in history. Established in 1868, this small town attracts many visitors as shops and restaurants line the streets. The town preserves its historic feel through the character and authenticity of the buildings and landmarks.

In Photos: Exploring the historic town of Truckee

Isabella Rice, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Located in Nevada County, California, Truckee brings many to explore its rich history and natural beauty. Established in 1868, its quaint downtown area invites visitors to stroll along the streets...

A Carlmont student searches for her heart in C-Hall. Hearts dangle from the ceiling as students shuffle around the hall, looking for their designated heart with a message. Anticipation builds as students flip through paper hearts, hoping to see their name written on one.

In Photos: Scots celebrate Valentine’s Day

Isabella Rice, Staff Writer February 18, 2024

The Scots celebrated the season of love with Valentine’s Day activities. Throughout the school, the Scots got the chance to participate in Valentine’s Day fun. Hanging hearts lined C-hall with...

Carlmont Juniors Luana Tellez, Kiana Choi, and Neel Sijp (left to right) show appreciation for teachers and staff by writing them thank-you letters. This booth allowed students to express their gratitude and recognition towards the hard work and support that teachers and staff provide. Several students visited the teacher-appreciation-gram stand in the quad.

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Carlmont Juniors Luana Tellez, Kiana Choi, and Neel Sijp (left to right) show appreciation for teachers and staff by writing them thank-you letters. This booth allowed students to express their gratitude...

Junior Addison Mann laughs and smiles with her friends while searching for her heart in C-Hall. The personalized hearts are a big attraction for Carlmont students, leaving the halls packed with people during lunch. The written messages on each heart leave students with grins and laughs.

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Junior Addison Mann laughs and smiles with her friends while searching for her heart in C-Hall. The personalized hearts are a big attraction for Carlmont students, leaving the halls packed with people...

Senior Scots pose for a picture at the hugs and kisses poster. These photo opportunities allow people to meet other students as they search for someone to take their group photo. Groups of friends file in, waiting for their turn to get a picture showing off their Valentine’s Day spirit.

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Senior Scots pose for a picture at the "hugs and kisses" poster. These photo opportunities allow people to meet other students as they search for someone to take their group photo. Groups of friends file...

Sophomore Lucas Zago prepares roses for the Valentines Day grams. Several Carlmont students purchased Valentines Day grams as a fun surprise for their significant others and friends. ASB members dropped off the grams during class and brought smiles to those who received them.

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Sophomore Lucas Zago prepares roses for the Valentine's Day grams. Several Carlmont students purchased Valentine's Day grams as a fun surprise for their significant others and friends. ASB members dropped...

A group of girls huddle around a phone looking through photos taken with the hugs and kisses poster. Several groups came to the quad during lunch to participate in the various activities. Dressed in Valentines Day spirit, many stopped and posed with their friends to capture the moment.

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A group of girls huddle around a phone looking through photos taken with the "hugs and kisses" poster. Several groups came to the quad during lunch to participate in the various activities. Dressed in...

Senior Aaron Jedrzejek participates in the spin-to-win-wheel at the hugs and kisses booth. Winning a chocolate kiss, Jedrzejek happily claimed his prize from the bin. Located in the quad, many Scots took turns spinning the wheel, hoping for the best prize.

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Senior Aaron Jedrzejek participates in the spin-to-win-wheel at the "hugs and kisses" booth. Winning a chocolate kiss, Jedrzejek happily claimed his prize from the bin. Located in the quad, many Scots...

An ASB member applies gems to a students face at a booth. Many ASB members staffed stations in the quad to help with the many activities. At this booth, students picked designs representative of Valentines Day, such as a heart.

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An ASB member applies gems to a student's face at a booth. Many ASB members staffed stations in the quad to help with the many activities. At this booth, students picked designs representative of Valentine's...

Junior Franklin Kuo maneuvers through the defense with his eyes on the basket. He successfully gets past them and attempts a layup. Kuo makes the basket, helping the Scots catch up to the Panthers lead.

Scots secure win against Panthers after slow first half

Daniella Smit and Isabella Rice January 28, 2024

Carlmont’s boys varsity basketball team came out on top against Burlingame Panthers with a score of 50-37 on Jan. 26.  Despite a slow start, the Scots got their momentum rolling halfway through the...

Junior Jeremiah Phillips attempts to keep possession against two defenders. Phillips spins around the Panthers, creating space. He feeds the ball to an open teammate, and the Scots advance toward the hoop.

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Junior Jeremiah Phillips attempts to keep possession against two defenders. Phillips spins around the Panthers, creating space. He feeds the ball to an open teammate, and the Scots advance toward the hoop.

The Carlmont cheer squad and their mini-cheerleaders perform their dance and stunts for the crowd during halftime. Spreading Carlmont spirit from small to tall, the Scots fill the room with laughs and smiles. Enthusiasm from the crowd carries over into the second half as fans continue to cheer on the Scots.

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The Carlmont cheer squad and their mini-cheerleaders perform their dance and stunts for the crowd during halftime. Spreading Carlmont spirit from small to tall, the Scots fill the room with laughs and...

Junior Camden Ngo opens up an opportunity for a jump shot. Taking on a Burlingame defender, Ngo hits a spin move, putting the defender behind him, creating a chance to score. Though the shot was missed, it was a good play by the Scots.

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Junior Camden Ngo opens up an opportunity for a jump shot. Taking on a Burlingame defender, Ngo hits a spin move, putting the defender behind him, creating a chance to score. Though the shot was missed,...

Carlmont cheerleaders perform the “We’ve got that beat” cheer to boost the energy inside the gym. Students watching the game join in on the clapping, slapping, and snapping movements. Fans express their enthusiasm and show their support for the Scots.

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Carlmont cheerleaders perform the “We’ve got that beat” cheer to boost the energy inside the gym. Students watching the game join in on the clapping, slapping, and snapping movements. Fans express...

After the Scots take a shot, the Panthers gather around the basket, boxing out and watching the ball. They prepare for a potential rebound in case the shot is missed. Rebounding is an essential aspect of basketball as it prevents opponents from getting an extra opportunity to take a shot.

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After the Scots take a shot, the Panthers gather around the basket, boxing out and watching the ball. They prepare for a potential rebound in case the shot is missed. Rebounding is an essential aspect...

Junior Tyler Southworth posts up against defender Darien Apke. Southworth protects and holds onto the ball, giving his teammates time to move around and open up. He passes the ball to Ngo, who shoots and scores.

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Junior Tyler Southworth posts up against defender Darien Apke. Southworth protects and holds onto the ball, giving his teammates time to move around and open up. He passes the ball to Ngo, who shoots and...

Senior Aleccio Blythe prepares to explode past a Burlingame defender. He drives toward the basket, bringing two defenders with him, leaving Southworth wide open. Blythe dumps the ball to Southworth for an easy layup.

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Senior Aleccio Blythe prepares to explode past a Burlingame defender. He drives toward the basket, bringing two defenders with him, leaving Southworth wide open. Blythe dumps the ball to Southworth for...

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