Lily Lord was just announced as the first place winner of the national 2015 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition in the Musical Theatre: High School Voices (Ages 16-18) category.Lily has been a McLean Madrigal for the past three years and is an active member of the McLean Theatre Company.
Alex Stone and Sean Lim won prestigious and highly competitive 2015 National Young Arts Foundation awards. Their contributions to McLean’s arts programs have been phenomenal. Congratulations, Alex and Sean!
Senior Apiding Osika successfully completed the High School Seminar at the National Gallery of Art, a 10-session program that introduces upper-level high school students to the skills necessary to study art history and art-making techniques by drawing on the rich collections at the National Gallery of Art. At the end of the seminar, Apiding presented her research to an audience of teachers, parents and museum visitors. Very impressive, Apiding!
Shinae Choi, one of Swapna Elias’s AP Studio Art students, won a Silver Medal at the national level for her art portfolio in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2015. Only 20 other Fairfax County students won national awards, and only three other students won for their portfolios. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. With more than 300,000 students participating, this is an incredible achievement. Excellent work, Shinae!
All of McLean’s choirs received a rating of “superior” at the District XII Choral Festival. The Madrigals earned a superior rating in every single category and were highest ranked overall in the festival. Congratulations to the choral department!
This year, McLean’s Creative Writing students are excited to be entering the Virginia High School League writing competition. This is a statewide competition that recognizes the best high school writers across the state. The following pieces of writing are heading to the competition, so please congratulate the following students on their entries:
Once again, I am blown away by the work of the McLean Theatre Company on their latest production, Big Fish. In addition to the actors’ stunning performances, the choreography and direction were truly extraordinary. This impressive show is not to be missed!
Congratulations to Min Choe and Azita Peters, who will advance to the next round (the Northern Virginia District) of the 2014-2015 National PTA Reflections Contest. Min Choe will compete in the Visual Arts category, while Azita Peters will compete in the Literature category. Good luck!