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The Windy Hill

The student news site of Methacton High School

The Windy Hill

Rasika Sivakumar

Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin

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Methacton Hosts its 11th Annual Mini-THON on March 22

Methacton Hosts its 11th Annual Mini-THON on March 22

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin April 9, 2024

Mini-THON started in 1973 at Penn State University as a student-run philanthropy event to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund, which supports children and families affected by pediatric cancer. The...

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Methacton Felt Tremors from 4.8 Magnitude New Jersey Earthquake

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin April 6, 2024

At approximately 10:23 AM on Friday, April 5, a rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast with its epicenter located barely a mile from Tewksbury, New Jersey near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey,...

Methacton Student Feedback on Midterm Exams 

Methacton Student Feedback on Midterm Exams 

By Rasika Sivakumar and Charlie Reith March 14, 2024

The Windy Hill sought students’ reactions to their 2024 midterm experiences last month.  Roughly 50 percent agreed that the tests were as difficult as they expected. About 25 percent of the answerers...

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Methacton’s Red Cross Club Hosts Successful Spring Blood Drive

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin March 12, 2024

Methacton’s Red Cross Club held its annual spring blood drive on Mar. 6, collecting 54 units from high school students during the school day. High school nurse Kathleen Thompson managed the event and...

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Methacton’s Science Fair Team Proudly Represents Methacton at the Regional Fair

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin March 12, 2024

Methacton’s Science Fair Team returned victorious from their first competition of the year conducted by the Region 1B Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) at Souderton High School on Saturday,...

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Methacton’s Red Cross Club successfully held its first Fall Blood Drive since the Pandemic

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin November 6, 2023

Methacton’s Red Cross Club, partnered with the American Red Cross, held its fall blood drive on  Nov. 2, collecting 59 units from the high school students. High school nurse Kathleen Thompson managed...

Winners of the PAC doubles tournament pose with their medals in the order of their places (right to left) on Oct. 11 at Perk Valley. Methacton girls (left to right) are Chelsea Lian, Claire Montgomery, Anika Suresh, and Lauren Montgomery. (Photo credit: Austin Hertzog)

A Bronze Tennis Season: Nouaime takes third at districts, doubles take third at PACs

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin October 14, 2023

Senior Hana Nouaime won third place in the PIAA 3A district singles tournament on Sept. 29 and 30 at the Springfield YMCA, adding another medal to the company of her PAC singles championship which she...

District 1 tennis qualifiers at Sept. 22’s PAC singles tournament included the following athletes: (from left) Phoenixville’s Vivona Xu, Spring-Ford’s Evelyn Mejia, Methacton’s Anika Suresh, Owen J. Roberts’ Allison Root and Methacton’s Hana Nouaime (Photo credit: Austin Hertzog)

Nouaime wins PAC Singles Championship, Following Sister’s Footsteps

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin September 26, 2023

Methacton senior Hana Nouaime won the PAC singles championship on Sept. 22, following her older sister’s, Dina Nouaime’s, footsteps, who was Methacton’s most recent PAC singles winner in 2018.  Nouaime...

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“She Woke Me Up Daily, Don’t Need No Starbucks”

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin September 8, 2023

Imagine having to rush to Starbucks everyday before school to grab your Iced Chai Latte, simply because you can’t function without it that early in the morning. It’s almost impossible to be the first...

Dylan Wen (left) and Akash Suresh (right) after winning PAC doubles championship.

Methacton Boys’ Tennis Duo wins PAC

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin May 22, 2023

The boys tennis team enjoyed an undefeated run that ended with wins in PAC and district doubles matches.  First seed Junior Akash Suresh and sophomore Dylan Wen placed first--6-2, 6-1--in the PAC doubles...

Wen returns the ball during semifinals on April 18 at OJR against Perkiomen Valley’s Henry Ye.

Wen Strikes Again!

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin May 1, 2023

On Tuesday, April 18, Methacton sophomore Dylan Wen won the Boys’ Tennis PAC Singles Championship at Owen J Roberts High School. Already the first singles player of the Methacton Boys’ Tennis Team,...

Donor Varun Jayaram gets encouragement from student volunteers as he gives blood

MHS Red Cross Hosts Successful Blood Drive, Returning from Pandemic Hiatus

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin March 21, 2023

After nearly three years of hiatus due to the pandemic, MHS’s Red Cross Club successfully hosted a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, March 2. Over the course of the day, 110 MHS students...

(from left) Dylan Wen, Paige Alaishuski, Maximus King, Margaret Cavallo and Lucas Horoho participated in the PMEA District Choir Festival performance on Jan.14 at Council Rock South High School

Spotlight: Five perform with PMEA’s District Choir

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin January 31, 2023

Chorale students Paige Alaishuski, Mimi Cavallo, Luke Horoho, Max King and Dylan Wen performed with the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District choir on Jan. 14 at Council Rock South High School. PMEA,...

Pedestrians going by choose to donate for the Norristown Salvation Army for the holidays.

Student Council holds successful Food Drive

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin January 20, 2023

The season of giving has swung by once again! Methacton High School Student Council’s Holiday Food Drive has been very successful this year. The drive took place from December 1 to December 9, collecting...

Proud Methacton champs hold up the 2022 PIAA 3A Girls’ Doubles Tennis Champion bracket.

Meet Tennis Dynamic Duo: Alice Liang & Hana Nouaime

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin November 28, 2022

Methacton High School’s senior Alice Liang and junior Hana Nouaime, often referred to as the dynamic duo, have slammed wins for the third time together in both district and state tennis doubles. They...

Spotlight: Meet Breast Cancer Survivor Mrs. Gallagher

Spotlight: Meet Breast Cancer Survivor Mrs. Gallagher

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin October 26, 2022

“God gives his hardest battles to his bravest soldiers” is no understatement when it comes to those who battle cancer. One of those soldiers is Mrs. Rebecca Gallagher, a proud survivor of breast cancer...

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Meet 15-year-old Cello Prodigy Matthew Chung

By Rasika Sivakumar, Staff Writer, Web Admin September 29, 2022

Matthew Chung, a sophomore at MHS, placed second chair in the 2022 PMEA District 11 Orchestra. He recently won first place at the Crescendo International Competition after which he was given the privilege...

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