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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

Karissa Tom

Karissa Tom, Highlander Editor

Karissa is a Staff Writer for Scot Scoop and editor of the center spread for The Highlander. She is currently a senior and has been taking journalism for three years. Besides journalism, Karissa is in ASB and CSF.


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ASB 2014-15 on Scots Day.

All about ASB

September 29, 2014

With a total of 41 members, Carlmont's 2014-15 ASB is ready for an amazing year. Leading ASB is Elise Dimmick, ASB president. At her side are the ASB vice presidents, Raine Kerhin and Anna Shutovska. ASB...

How to Survive High School Day Seven: Find your passion

How to Survive High School Day Seven: Find your passion

September 3, 2013

Passion. Seven letters. Two syllables. One question. What is my passion? When I asked myself this question last year, I struggled to answer it. At first, I thought the answer would be easy. But...

Posters were hung up and orange ribbons were passed out to support the ending of violence.

A tribute to Jose Luis Quinones

May 27, 2013

A rally was held in the quad at lunch on Wednesday, May 22. The rally honored Jose Luis Quinones, a student from Woodside who was killed late Sunday, May 19. The activity was put together by Shelley...

The first day of Carlmonts Got Talent  featured a few musical acts.

Carlmont’s Got Talent: starring the students

May 9, 2013

Talent starts with a T, but begins you. The annual Carlmont's Got Talent lunchtime activity is a show featuring students around the school showing off their special abilities. The show began...

The Fried Rice team serve against the Timmy Ms.

Lunchtime volleyball tournament: now serving

April 25, 2013

Serve or spike. Two simple things that can determine the outcome of a volleyball game. Carlmont's lunchtime volleyball tournament began on Tuesday, April 23. The tournament has a total of ten competing...

The pink ribbons for cancer will be handed out on Monday to promote awareness.

Awareness Week coming

April 11, 2013

Many things affect the lives of students at Carlmont but some people unaware if the daily issues that burden others. To spread awareness on several of the issues, Carlmont's Associated Student Body...

The current ASB class showing off their school spirit.

Incoming 2013-14 ASB commissioners

March 22, 2013

After 49 interviews and some tough decisions by the old and new executive boards, the 2013-14 Associated Student Body class was chosen. There were a total of 12 new commissioners picked to be in ASB. Many...

Next years ASB executive board Reggie Chatman, Drew Jung and Claire Noemer lead the commissioner meeting.

AS(Be) a commissioner

March 7, 2013

The Associated Student Body commissioner meeting was held March 5 to inform students who were interested in joining ASB. Reggie Chatman, next year's ASB class president led  the meeting along with Andrew...

The blood donation station is set up in the Student Union.

Saving lives one drop of blood at a time

February 21, 2013

According to the Blood Centers of the Pacific website, just one pint of blood can save up to three peoples' lives. Carlmont students and teachers did some life saving by giving their blood to help those...

Rose sales are blooming

Rose sales are blooming

February 8, 2013

Roses are red, Scots are blue, Why not buy one rose or two? The annual rose sale for Valentine's Day started Monday Feb. 5. Roses cost $2 each and come with a personal message for the recipient. Associated...

Luke Branscum blocks goal kicked by Team Unnamed.

PK Shootout

January 25, 2013

All it is between winning and losing is a few feet of grass and a goalie. Associated Student Body's Penalty Kick (PK) Shootout finished off the semi-finals with a victory for Team Check the Box for Cox. The...

Monica Bay and Kristi Tom at last years performance, The Elements of Winter.

‘Elf’ dance show coming Friday

November 29, 2012

Parents and students are invited to join the Carlmont Intermediate and Advanced dancers for their second annual Winter Dance Show. The show will be held in the Carlmont Dance Studio at 7 p.m. on Friday,...

Students are reminded to donate their cans through flyers and posters around the school.

The canned food drive gets rolling

November 8, 2012

This November, Carlmont students are coming together to collect cans for the food drive. The collected cans will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. The food drive kicked off on Nov. 5 and will...

The scoop on the Chipotle Club

The scoop on the Chipotle Club

October 24, 2012

The Chipotle Club is a new club at Carlmont that brings together the Chipotle lovers of the school. It features the food from the popular restaurant, Chipotle. The founders, Brandon Magpayo, James “JT”...

Many people came to the Quad to support the GSA and signed the Ally Pledge.

Students participate in Ally Week

October 10, 2012

The Gay-Straight Alliance hosted Ally Week, which included handing out rainbow ribbons and giving students a chance to sign the Ally pledge. The spirit days are linked with National Coming Out Day. Students...

New food guidelines are problematic for Clubs Fair

New food guidelines are problematic for Clubs Fair

September 26, 2012

[media-credit id=65 align="alignnone" width="461"][/media-credit]The Clubs Fair is an annual event held in the Carlmont Quad that features different clubs from around the school. Due to the new food guidelines,...

Making an assembly happen

Making an assembly happen

September 12, 2012

Carlmont's Associated Student Body has been planning and preparing for the first assembly of the 2012 school year. Kaela Ismael, Michael Saber, and Anna Shutovska, members of the assembly commission within...

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