For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, our student leadership team has been awarded a 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils. Keep up the great work!
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.
Several Highlanders devoted a week of their summers to Virginia Girls and Boys State, where they learned about civic leadership and how government works. Sponsored by the American Legion, these programs help students to see the importance of their roles as American citizens, and we are proud of all who attended.
Girls State 2015
Boys State 2015
Jin Yong Yoo
Today, June 19th, marked the last day of the 2014-2015 school year. This school year, our students have found success in and out of the classroom. I have enjoyed sharing the many accolades our students and staff received over the course of the year here on Reilly’s Raves, and I can’t wait to continue with it next year.
This year’s graduating class is well-prepared to take on the next challenges in their lives.
*The Class of 2015 has 8 National Merit Finalists.
*As a class, 95% will be attending a post-secondary institution, 6 students will attend U.S. Service Academies, 5 students will enter the United States Armed Forces, and 2.3% will enter the workforce and engage in other activities to determine their future goals.
*This year’s class will be matriculating to 137 colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.
*The Class of 2015 has been offered and accepted over 8.1 million dollars in scholarships.
A special thanks to our PTSA officers: Elia Femia, Alison Senold, Sophia Bruner, Kirsten Huber, Jeannie Thomas, and Laura Przypyszny. Their continued support of our students and teachers remains appreciated by all. Also, thank you to Beth Raymond and Jen Herzberg for organizing our faculty luncheons, and to the Abi-Najm family for providing the staff a delicious end of the year lunch from Lebanese Taverna. Finally, I’d like to thank all of the parents and students who made special treats and brought food Friday mornings. The staff truly appreciates your generosity and thoughtfulness.
During the summer, I will send updates about the opening of school as the date draws near. Students who have graduated will be removed from receiving Keep In Touch messages and rising freshmen will be added during the summer. To add or remove your email address from a school, go to http://www.fcps.edu/kit/. Please check the McLean High School website for updated information, and I will send out KIT messages to keep you informed.
On behalf of the faculty and staff at McLean High School, we wish everyone a safe and relaxing summer!
Congratulations to the following students, who were presented with awards at a ceremony in Student Services on May 21.
Alexandria Valley of the Scottish Rite Glass Scholarship: Jaqueline Rhodes
American Association of University Women McLean Branch Math Achievement Award: Kathryn Howley
American Association of University Women McLean Branch Science Achievement Award: Gulenay (Rose) Saydahmat
Anastasia Stewart Chunilal Foreign Language Scholarship: Genesis Pedraza
Anna M. DeConti Math Award: Michelle Vaccaro
DECA Principles of Marketing First Place, Virginia: Olivia McAuliffe
Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers & Advisers jDay Write-Off Contest:
Broadcast Division, First Place: Lama Al Rajih
News Writing Category, Third Place: Hee Young (Christine) Cheon
Juniper Networks Engineering Scholarship: Hye In (Lauren) Yeom
Michele Shoemaker-Liebel French Awards:
Academic Excellence: Rebecca Hall
Love of French: Christine McCulla
Nancy Lancaster Lindjord Memorial Scholarship: Katherine McGinn
National Merit Washington and Lee University Scholarship: Heather Pincus
President’s Volunteer Service Awards
Gold Award and Certificate of Excellence: Olivia Powell
Silver Award: Eva Femia
Bronze Award: Emma Chamberlayne
Raudenbush Spanish Awards
Spanish 1: Monica Fontana
Spanish 2: Jiwon (Gwenyth) Choi
Spanish 3: Omar Allabadi
Spanish 4: Hannah Aronson
AP Spanish: Lizzy Brown-Kaiser
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Award: Richard Ohr
Scholastic Art and Writing Award, National Medal: Shin Ae Choi
Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County: Soobin Wang
U.S. Figure Skating Gold Level Achievement: Victoria Boinest
McLean Nominee for VHSL Charles E. Savedge Scholarship: Andrea Delgado
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Emerging Leader Scholarship: Jack Holland
Natalia Chavez Choque was selected to receive the 2015 Hispanic Leadership Alliance Award. A banquet will be held May 18 to honor her. Congratulations, Natalia!
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