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.
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.
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:
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:
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
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
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:
Cole Adams – Test
Claire Gray – Role Play
Crawford Freeman – Test
Zeeshan Khaliq – Test
Julia Hunter – Test
Reid Madison – Test & Role Play
Annie Xie – Test
Congratulations to the sponsors of the National English Honor Society, Christina Shin and Lisa Beskenis! Our chapter was named the Outstanding NEHS Chapter for the 2014-2015 school year.
According to NEHS Director Dave Wendelin, “Of particular importance to the review committee were ‘Operation Gratitude,’ ‘Youth Mentoring,’ and the ‘Speak Up Initiative.’ These outreach efforts must have been so welcome to the soldiers receiving letters as well as to the students at Haycock Elementary and Stanton Elementary who had the opportunity to interact with and learn from your members.”
This week, the McLean NEHS chapter inducted approximately 50 new members.
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!
Members of the McLean Debate Team work with Stanton Elementary School students as part of the “Speak Up” program. (Photo courtesy of Christina Shin)
Members of the McLean Debate Team’s mentoring program called “Speak Up,” which empowers youth to use their voices to engage with their community, recently worked with youth from Stanton Elementary School in DC. It went so well that they have been invited back by the school. Keep up the great work!
Last night at the FCPS College Partnership Program Senior dinner and reception, $1000 scholarships were awarded to three deserving seniors out of 65 applicants. Kayla Waysome (second from left) was honored as one of the recipients. Two other seniors, Natalia Chavez (second from right) and Felix De Anda (right), who applied for the scholarship attended the program with their parents. Thank you to Tara Lodwig (left) and Jim Menderson for all of their hard work with this inspiring program!
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
Last weekend, the crew club earned multiple awards at the state championships at Sandy Run Park in Occaquan. The men’s lightweight 8+ boat, comprised of seniors David Kenworthy (stroke) and Connor Koch (7-seat), juniors Ryan Creeser (5-seat) and Patrick Croke (bow) and sophomores Grant Herzberg (6-seat), Jake Sechler (4-seat), Evan Korade (3-seat), Jared Lampal (2-seat) and Jake Wadle (cox), won gold in a scorching time of 4:36.2. […]
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