Congratulations to our Scholastic Bowl team and their coaches for winning the Liberty District Championship at Herndon High School over the weekend! Carson Flickinger, Justin Young, Mara Kessler and Grace Chung will compete in the regional tournament at Madison High School next week. Please wish them luck!
McLean’s Model UN Team won the Best Large School Award at William and Mary’s High School Model UN Conference, beating schools from as far as Miami and Chicago and as close as Chantilly and TJ.
Twenty McLean students were recognized for awards at the conference. Please congratulate them when you see them.
Nour Khachemoune & Jillian Pincus
Caroline Brunner & Zoe Lynes
Laith Samamreh & Shriansh Singh
Lana Al-Saloum & Sarah Gu
Kyla Duggal & Maddie Sisk
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
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.
Members of DECA learned a lot while competing at nationals in Anaheim last week, and Philena Sun placed in the top 20 for Human Resource Management. Way to go!
Philena Sun and Riley Smith received plaques and certificates for obtaining the first place for Virginia in the DECA regional competition for Virtual Business Hotel.
Fatima Shahbaz recently won the Harry S. Byrd Leadership Award. She was presented this award due to her academic accomplishments and hard work.
Justin Young’s impressive performance on our Scholastic Bowl team this year earned him a spot on the All-State team. Way to go, Justin!
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!
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.