Violinist Maxence Mouries has been accepted into the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program for his third year with them. He will receive instruction from National Symphony Orchestra musicians throughout the year and perform in master classes and recitals at the Kennedy Center. Way to go!
According to their website, “The Mount Vernon History Teacher of the Year Award is presented annually to a Washington, D.C. Metro area History or Social Studies teacher who brings creativity and passion to his or her classroom, instills a love of learning in students, and deepens student understanding and appreciation of history.” Congratulations to Lindsey Fisher for being this year’s runner-up!
At the annual Cappies gala, McLean students were presented with the award for Best Critic Team. In addition, Kristen Waagner won the Best New Critic award. Congratulations!
(Photo by Margaret Waagner)
Garrett Detter, Ian Murphy, Neha Vutakuri, Helen Ganley and Mairin Fallon received Teen Character Awards from the McLean Citizens Association. All five of this year’s honorees are from McLean High School! Please check out this article for more information about their accomplishments: http://www.mcleanconnection.com/news/2017/may/24/teen-character-awards-presented-mclean-day/
Caroline Brunner was elected to the McLean Community Center Board as McLean High School’s teen representative at McLean Day.
The prior weekend, she was awarded her Girl Scout Gold Award by the Girl Scouts of the National Capital. Her project was Music Connection, which connected high school musicians and singers with the senior population in the community through a series of concerts this past year. Visit www.musicconnectionproject.org for more information about her project.
Junior Mairin Fallon was honored with the McLean Citizens Association’s Outstanding Teen Character Award at McLean Day last Saturday. The committee was impressed by and thankful for Mairin’s commitment and service to the McLean community. Congratulations, Mairin!
Congratulations to our Cappies Award nominees for TheatreMcLean’s drama The Children’s Hour and to our Critics Team! These students will be honored at the Kennedy Center Cappies Gala on June 11.
Supporting Actress in a Play: Rachel Kulp
Sound: Jared Jacknow, Emily O’Keefe, Russell Reed
Props: Graydon Al-Khafaji, Anya Chen, Ariana Colder, Emma Mykityshyn
Creativity: Jared Jacknow (Music Composition)
Rising Critic: Helen Ganley
Rising Critic: Katherine Kelly
Rising Critic: Kristen Waagner
Returning Critic: Emily Lachow
Graduating Critic: Jess Scarano
Graduating Critic: Syona Ayyankeril
Critic Team: McLean High School Team
Members of DECA learned a lot while competing at nationals in Anaheim last week, and Philena Sun placed in the top 20 for Human Resource Management. Way to go!
The Department of World Languages congratulates the following students who earned gold and silver medals as well as certificates for their success on the 2017 National Latin Exam.
Perfect Score: Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal and Special Certificate)
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal)
Van Meter, Catherine
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal)
Magna Cum Laude certificate
Cum Laude certificate