Category Archives: Clubs

MUN receives Outstanding Small Delegation award


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:


Jeremy Siegel and Jennifer Min

Asia Kurtalic

Riya Master and Tashi Gyatso

Camille Richter


Maddie Scherer and Rebecca Rice

Zoe Lynes and Noor Al-Saloum

Siddarth Shankar and Jillian Pincus


Fatima Shahbaz


Neha Rana

Alex Brunner

Scholastic Bowl team wins Region 6A North championship


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

Model UN hosts second annual conference at McLean


Posted on October 31, 2016 by

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Our Model United Nations club held its second annual conference at McLean, McMUNC, on Oct. 21 -22.  Thirty-two area schools attended with over 600 students participating.  The Secretariat was made up of  Secretaries General Alex Brunner and Fatima Shahbaz, Chief of Staff Tashi Gyatso, Director of Crisis Camille Richter and Directors of Technology Siddarth Shankar and Sungmin Kang. All were extremely pleased with the conference and proud of the club’s hard work in putting it together.

The guest speaker was Glenn Kessler from The Washington Post, who is the “fact checker” for political statements—the person who Trump/Clinton referred to during a debate. Glenn evaluates their statements for truthfulness and awards 1-4 “Pinocchios” based on the veracity of the statement. He was a terrific speaker and the club greatly appreciated him speaking at the conference.

Congratulations to our Model UN for hosting another successful conference!

Juniors win Public Forum Debate regionals


Posted on April 12, 2016 by


Jessica Boyer and Fatima Shahbaz went undefeated at regionals for Public Forum Debate on Saturday.  They will move onto states in a couple of weeks.  McLean Debate has won the district and regional Public Forum Debate competitions three years in a row, so they were proud to carry on that legacy. Congratulations!

McLean DECA had many award winners at the state competition in Virginia Beach last month.  Please congratulate these students. The finalists and top finishers: Meaghan O’Reilly – Apparel and Accessories Marketing Olivia McAuliffe – Marketing Management Services Viraj Sunderam – Restaurant and Food Service Management – 3rd Place Julia Hunter & Anna Zeng – Marketing Communications Team – 3rd Place Ian Tansill – Quick Service Restaurant Management Chris […]

DECA members win awards in Virginia Beach


Posted on April 4, 2016 by

Forensics team finishes second at regionals


Posted on March 3, 2016 by

Congratulations to the Forensics team for a second place finish in Forensics Regionals.  The following students were recognized:

1st place Humorous Duo: Christophe Jelinsky & Jeffrey Nolan

1st place Serious Duo: Helena Doms & Thomas Kelty

2nd place Storytelling: Sam Brumbaugh

3rd place Prose: Laras Kettner

Laras Kettner and Sam Brumbaugh will be traveling to compete at the state level.

Debate team members place first, fourth in district tournament


Posted on March 2, 2016 by

McLean’s debate teams performed very well at the VHSL District tournament this week. Fatima Shahbaz and Jessica Boyer placed first in Public Forum debate, and Sri Medicherla and Melanie Pincus placed fourth. Congratulations!


Debate team members Melanie Pincus, Sri Medicherla, Fatima Shahbaz and Jessica Boyer had strong showings at the VHSL District tournament.

It’s Academic team takes second place at districts


Posted on January 19, 2016 by

McLean’s Scholastic Bowl (It’s Academic) team finished 2nd in this weekend’s district tournament.  This means that the team will move on to the regional tournament on Jan. 30. What makes this feat more impressive is that our team consists of five freshmen and one sophomore.

The team consists of:

Grace Chung

Nolan Fitzsimmons

Carson Flickinger

Mara Kessler

Rosy Sultana

Praveen Vinayak

DECA students earn district awards


Posted on November 13, 2015 by

Last Monday, MHS DECA students competed in the District Competition at Lake Braddock Secondary, where multiple students received top awards. If you see any of these students, please congratulate them and ask them about their experience!

The following students placed first to third overall and will have the chance to compete at the state level:

First Place:

Henry Ahn – Business Finance

Cameron Lombardi – Business Services Marketing

Kristina Martin – Social Media

Olivia McAuliffe – Marketing Management

Meaghan O’Reilly – Apparel & Accessories Marketing

Matthew Steelberg – Principles of Finance

Second Place:

Kathryn Howley – Human Resource Management

Isabel Cooper – Food Marketing

Jana Kral – Job Interview

David McCarthy – Sports & Entertainment Marketing

Mike Petrosinelli – Automotive Services Marketing

Ian Tansill – Quick Service Restaurant Management

Third Place:

Chris Dorr – Quick Service Restaurant Management

Camron Khaliq – Job Interview

Paige Pilewski – Social Media

Philena Sun – Principles of Finance

Viraj Sunderam – Restaurant & Food Services Management

Arsham Zamani – Automotive Services Marketing

The following students received recognition for the test they took or the role play they participated in:

Second Place:

Cole Adams – Test

Claire Gray – Role Play

Crawford Freeman – Test

Zeeshan Khaliq – Test

Third Place:

Julia Hunter – Test

Reid Madison – Test & Role Play

Annie Xie – Test