Category Archives: Clubs

Scholastic Bowl team finishes second in state tournament

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Posted on February 27, 2017 by

This weekend, the Scholastic Bowl team competed in the VHSL State Tournament at William & Mary. The team, consisting of Justin Young, Mara Kessler, Carson Flickinger, Grace Chung and backup Evan Stoddard, finished in second place behind Robinson.  Justin was the second highest scoring individual in the entire tournament, which consisted of 24 teams and over 100 participants, earning him a spot on the All-State Tournament Team. Congratulations to the team and sponsor Jeff Brocketti!

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Junior Sean Senft wins first place in MHS chess tournament

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Posted on February 14, 2017 by

The McLean High School Chess Club completed its First Annual School Chess Tournament on Feb. 8, with junior Sean Senft winning 1st place and earning the honor of being MHS’s first school chess champion! The tournament was held over a period of four weeks with 30 students participating. Junior Austin Zhang won 2nd place and sophomore Nolan Fitzsimmons won 3rd place.  Trophies will be presented to the winners at the Chess Club’s next session on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

McLean Crew Club members earn medals at Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints

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Posted on February 14, 2017 by

McLean Crew Club competed at the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints on Feb. 4. Henry McCarthy broke an event record in the men’s junior lightweight competition, 1500 meters, winning first place.

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Henry McCarthy, first place lightweight juniors, 1500 meter

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Lauren Benedict: 2nd place, women’s juniors, 1500 meter

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Double slide team winners

Here are the stats:

Henry McCarthy – First – Junior (age 16) Lightweight Men 1500M, new record: 4:58.9

Eric Petri – Third – Junior (age 18-19) Lightweight Men 2000M

Mason Duncan & David Pratt – First – Junior Men 3-Minute Crash (Double Slide)

Henry McCarthy and Jacob Hilliard-First Junior Men 3-Minute Crash (Double Slide)

Eric Petri & Jared Lampal – First – Junior Lightweight Men 3-Minute Crash (Double Slide)

Lauren Benedict – Second – Junior (age 15) Women 1500M

Sophia Benmhend, Hannah Mason, Melissa Kazanci, Taylor Mooers – Second – Open Women 5-Minute Quad Slide

Mason & Ryan Duncan – First – Parent/Child Men 500M Dash

Paul & Rod Fabrycky – Second – Parent/Child Men 500M Dash

Other noteworthy finishes:

Lauren Benedict – Sixth – Women’s Junior 20-Minute Row

Alexa Liquori – Fifth – Women’s Junior 20-Minute Row

MUN receives Outstanding Small Delegation award

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Posted on February 1, 2017 by

MUN4Congratulations to McLean MUN for receiving the school award for an Outstanding Small Delegation at the Ivy League Model United Nations conference. In addition to this honor, members of the team received the following individual awards:

Verbal:

Jeremy Siegel and Jennifer Min

Asia Kurtalic

Riya Master and Tashi Gyatso

Camille Richter

Honorable:

Maddie Scherer and Rebecca Rice

Zoe Lynes and Noor Al-Saloum

Siddarth Shankar and Jillian Pincus

Outstanding:

Fatima Shahbaz

Gavel/Best:

Neha Rana

Alex Brunner

Scholastic Bowl team wins Region 6A North championship

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Posted on January 30, 2017 by

McLean’s Scholastic Bowl team (often called the “It’s Academic” team) won the Region 6A North championship this past Saturday and has advanced to the VHSL state tournament on Feb. 25 at William & Mary.   Please congratulate them if you see them and wish them well at states.

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The team consists of (Pictured from left to right):

Grace Chung – Sophomore

Mara Kessler – Sophomore

Carson Flickinger – Junior

Justin Young – Freshman

Ethan Li – Freshman

Not pictured, but still valuable members of the team are:

Nischal Dinesh – Freshman (contributed to our Conference championship)

Evan Stoddard – Sophomore

Kate McCarthy – Freshman