Welcome back from Atlanta, DECA members! These dedicated students made it all the way to the national level of competition, and they had a wonderful experience attending this professional conference with more than 15,000 other attendees from around the world. With their commendable dedication and professionalism, they did a great job of representing McLean.
Posted on May 8, 2014 by
Freshman Lili Letasi won an honorable mention last night for her project in the Geographic Impact category at the FCPS Global Awareness Technology Project (GATP) Fair, which invites ESOL students to present about various world issues. Lili’s topic was the impact of climate change on her small country of Tuvalu.
Lili Letasi exhibits her project at the GATP Fair.
Freshman Ragad Alghoraibi also represented McLean, in the category of Change Over Time. Her excellent project was the transformation of canonical government to direct democracy in Switzerland.
Ragad Alghoraibi displays her poster at the GATP Fair.
They were very impressive among the many high schools participating at Chantilly High School.
Our very own Lucas Lotta entered one of his animations, entitled 4 Forces of Nature – Drone War, into a professional competition, Hermes Creative Awards, and he won 2nd place worldwide for the Video/Other category. This is a tremendous accomplishment and honor.
According to their website, “Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers. The competition has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the world. A look at the winners shows a range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. The competition is so well thought of in the industry that national public relations organizations, local ad clubs, and local business communicator chapters are entrants.”
Congratulations to Lucas!
The following students earned gold and silver medals for their performance on the 2014 National Latin Exam. Excellent work, Highlanders!
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal)
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal)
Key Leutchit, Key
Our school resource officer (SRO), Police Officer First Class Scott Davis, is the winner of the Distinguished SRO of the Year award. The students and staff all appreciate his hard work and dedication, as well as the positive presence he brings to McLean. Congratulations, Officer Davis!
The National Scholastic Press Association recently awarded the 2013 Clan Yearbook with a Yearbook Pacemaker, considered by many to be scholastic journalism’s highest honor. McLean was one of only 24 high schools nationwide to receive this award. Congratulations to Meghan Percival and her yearbook staff, and thank you for creating such a wonderful publication that students will cherish for years to come.
McLean’s varsity math team received the top cumulative score for individuals over the course of six Fairfax County Math League meets this year. They also earned the top team score, tying with Chantilly and Centreville. Great work, mathletes!
The first Dance-A-Thon at the McLean was quite a success. The students raised $9,316.82! Thanks to all the students who attended the 12-hour dance and to all those who donated money to the Children’s Miracle Network. It was a great night for everyone involved.
Posted on April 11, 2014 by
I’m pleased to announce that last weekend at the Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers J Day, Lindsay Benedict was honored with the Washington & Lee Young Adviser Award. We are proud of Ms. Benedict and grateful for her dedication to our students and the Journalism program.
Assistant Principal Ben Nowak successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Student’s First and Fourth Amendment Rights in the Digital Age: An Analysis of Case Law.” Congratulations, Dr. Nowak!