Members of the class of 2016 will be attending these selective schools, which are only a few of the 150 different colleges and universities they have chosen to attend.
Columbia Georgia Tech
Dartmouth Us Air Force Academy
Davidson US Naval Academy
Our graduates will also attend colleges in Japan, Korea, Nepal, the UK and Canada.
Several will attend art and music schools, including RISD, SCAD, FIT, Cleveland Institute of Music and Julliard.
The total percentage of college-going seniors is the same as last year—96%—but the proportion has shifted in favor of community colleges:
Class of 2015 85% 4 yr 11% 2 yr
Class of 2016 81% 4 yr 15% 2 yr
McLean HS Class of 2016 Student Outcome Statistics Summary
|2 year colleges
|4 year colleges
*Includes 5 students planning to return to MHS as post grads
For a more complete list of where our students will be heading next year, check out the senior edition of The Highlander newsmagazine: https://issuu.com/the_highlander/docs/final_senior_edition
Congratulations, Class of 2016!
American Association of University Women
McLean Branch Math Achievement Award: Lauren Hassi
McLean Branch Science Achievement Award: Caroline Lewis
Law in Society Essay Contest: Claire Dozier
National Merit Scholarship: Kathryn Howley & Alexander Yuan
President’s Volunteer Service Awards: Jessica Scarano & Maya Lezzam
Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County: Michelle Ma
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Gold Medalist Min Choe & Silver Medalist Kiel Posner
Science and Math Award: George Washington Medal – Lucy Zheng
Science and Math Award: National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists – Xiyou Wang
Science and Math Award: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Award – John Hudson
Math Department Award: Anna M. DeConti Award – Rachel Ho
Math Department Award: Edith M. Elliot Award – Mae Harris
Math Department Award: Sue S. Farmer Award – Jeesoo Yoon
Math Department Award: William L. Fey Award – Andrew Yang & Alexandra Babyak
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing – Vanessa Barlow
Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal – Crystal Cheung & Marcus Hill
World Language Award: Nancy Lancaster Lindjord Memorial Scholarship – Hope Sullivan
Raudenbush Spanish Award: Spanish 1 – Gabriella Williams
Raudenbush Spanish Award: Spanish 2 – Amanda Sherman
Raudenbush Spanish Award: Spanish 3 – Katherine Kelleher
Raudenbush Spanish Award: Spanish 4 – Omar Allabadi
Raudenbush Spanish Award: AP Spanish – Azita Peters
Michele Shoemaker-Liebel French Awards: Love of French – Magen Lee & Academic Excellence – Benjamin Mardiks
McLean High School Awards Photos May 2016
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Danielle Goldstein was presented with her William J. Foreman Memorial Scholarship on May 26 at Gatehouse. The scholarship is in memory of an 18-year-old who died in a car accident only seven days after he graduated from high school. In addition to the $2,000 scholarship, Danielle received a backpack with school supplies and a 7” tablet. Congratulations, Danielle!
Five students have been recognized by the McLean Citizens Association as having demonstrated outstanding character through their contributions to the community. They are: freshman Bryce Liquerman, for his coaching of adult Special Olympic teams; freshman Sara Vavonese, for her work helping foster children participate in gymnastics; junior London Russell, for his enormous contributions to McLean SHARE Technology; senior Leena Raza, for her work in raising awareness of cardiac health in teens; and senior Emma Chamberlayne, for her work as co-chair of Relay for Life. All of them have demonstrated respect, responsibility and citizenship through their work and are examples for other teens.
They are among the students who will be recognized on Saturday at McLean Day with a certificate presented by a member of the FCPS Board. Congratulations!
Student journalists from the yearbook and newsmagazine staffs celebrate their Crown Awards at Columbia University in March.
It’s been a busy spring for McLean’s publications staffs!
McLean’s Clan Yearbook was recognized by the National Scholastic Press Association with the Pacemaker Award. The Clan was one of just 42 high school yearbooks to earn this distinction. The Clan was also awarded a Silver Crown from CSPA.
McLean’s Highlander Newsmagazine was recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association with a Gold Crown. The Highlander was one of just 16 magazines in the world (one of the winners was from Hong Kong) to earn CSPA’s top prize. The Highlander was also an NSPA Pacemaker Finalist.
At the Virginia Association Of Journalism Teachers and Advisers J-Day on Saturday, April 23, McLean’s yearbook, The Clan, won first place in the yearbook Best of Show competition.
In the J-Day Write-Off Competitions, the following McLean students were recognized:
2nd place: Lama Al Rajih
2nd place: Sania Shahid
1st place: Ashwin Dasgupta
1st place: Liam Zeya
1st place: Bryan Chung
2nd place: Siddarth Shankar
3rd place: Melanie Pincus
1st place: John Corvari
2nd place: Haru Kato
Honorable Mention: Samantha Taherian
The Department of World Languages congratulates the following students who earned gold and silver medals as well as certificates for their success on the 2016 National Latin Examination.
Perfect Score: Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal and Special Certificate)
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal)
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal)
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal) [cont.]
Magna Cum Laude certificate
Lee, Da Hee
Cum Laude certificate
Chung, Jae Won
Moncure, Anny Byrd
Jessica Boyer and Fatima Shahbaz went undefeated at regionals for Public Forum Debate on Saturday. They will move onto states in a couple of weeks. McLean Debate has won the district and regional Public Forum Debate competitions three years in a row, so they were proud to carry on that legacy. Congratulations!
McLean’s bands just returned from the Worldstrides Heritage Festival in Chicago with the following honors:
Jazz Ensemble – Superior Rating, 1st place in class, 1st place overall jazz band, Adjudicator’s Award for Jazz
Percussion Ensemble – Superior Rating, 1st place overall percussion ensemble
Concert Band – Excellent Rating
Wind Ensemble – Superior Rating, Adjudicator’s Award, 2nd place overall concert band
Symphonic Band – Superior Rating, 1st place overall concert band, Adjudicator’s Award
McLean Band Program – Sweepstakes Award for the Instrumental Festival
Soloist Awards – Nick Anthony, Sam Silverman
Ovation Award for Outstanding Leadership and Influence – Sarah Siegel
Congratulations to all of our talented musicians!
The following students were selected to participate in the All-Virginia Band and Orchestras. Please congratulate them!
Please join me in congratulating the Leadership students and their sponsors, Tzeitel Barcus and Woody Kidd, on receiving the National Council of Excellence award this year from the National Association of Student Councils. The National Council of Excellence is a national award program created by the National Association of Student Councils to recognize student councils that maintain strong year-round programs and work to improve their schools and communities through their leadership activities.