Last week, the following students were first, second, and third place overall winners in their role-play categories at the FCPS DECA District Competition. This makes them eligible to attend the State Conference in March along with DECA’s teams and other event competitors. Please congratulate them when you see them.
Lily Cooper – Quick Service Restaurant Marketing
Jana Kral – Entrepreneurship
Zoe Mallus – Principles of Hospitality
Carter Robertson – Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Sydney Wang – Principles of Marketing
Cayla Davis – Marketing Communications
Caroline Howley – Food Marketing
Bryce Liquerman – Hotel & Lodging Management
Philena Sun – Entrepreneurship
Nathan Legg – Social Media
Paige Pilewski – Retail Marketing
Christopher Song – Principles of Finance
Other students who were recognized for their performance in their test or role-play:
Mason Davis, Janine Dimatvlac, Akati Doku, Caitlin Kelly, John LeMunyon, Kaitlyn Merritt & Eric Stresler
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced their list of Crown finalists and McLean’s Clan Yearbook has been selected for this prestigious honor. They will find out whether they receive a Silver or Gold Crown at the award ceremony at Columbia University on March 16.
McLean is one of just 46 high school yearbooks from across the country to make the list.
Another fun fact: McLean’s Highlander newsmagazine learned they were a news finalist for a Crown Award last month – there are just 10 schools in the NATION that have BOTH their newspaper and yearbook on the lists!
Jacob Zacks placed among the top performers at the Economics for Leaders program at Cornell University. Nice work!
Christian Hackett represented McLean High School and the Commonwealth of Virginia at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts.
Congratulations to McLean’s marching band, who are once again the state champions! In addition to winning first place in the USBands Virginia State Championship last weekend, the marching band brought home awards for Best Music, Best Visual, and Best General Effect.
Philena Sun received the Youth Recognition Award from the McLean Chamber of Commerce for her service and collaboration with them on behalf of McLean High School and DECA.
Mauricio Gerdes, Emily Lachow, Zoe Lachow, Emmanuel Steinerrobles and Isabella Whitney were recognized by College Board as National Hispanic Scholars. These students scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region. Great work!
McLean has 11 Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. In alphabetical order, they are: Hannah Alexander, Royce Kang, Bradley Kim, Justin Kim, Keerthi Medicherla, Careniena Opem, Jillian Pincus, Siddarth Shankar, Philena Sun, Eli Wassertzug, and Richard Yu. Congratulations!
The Highlander newsmagazine is one of just 49 high school news publications nationwide—and the only one in Virginia—to be named a Pacemaker finalist this year. Since 1927, the National Scholastic Press Association’s Pacemaker competition has been considered by many to be student journalism’s highest honor. Finalists were recognized for their excellence in coverage, writing, editing, design and photography, as well as “tenacious in-depth reporting.” Winners will be announced at the NSPA Fall Convention in Dallas this November.
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Justin Young, Ryan Shue and Jake Shue competed at the Virginia Tech Fall Kickoff tournament last weekend, where they finished second out of 22 teams. This placement qualified them for the NAQT Nationals in Atlanta in May 2018.