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!
Congratulations to all of our National Merit Scholarship Finalists!
Please click here for a complete list of our Science Fair winners. The regional competition is on March 19 at 3 p.m. at Robinson Secondary.
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.
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
Kelly Zhang was presented with a laptop she won through the FCPS Book Your Summer program.
To learn more about this program, visit the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/book-your-summer
Congratulations to McLean’s eleven National Merit Scholarship semifinalists! Semifinalists are selected based on the scores they received on the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Back row: Catherine Zysk, Caryln Kranking, Lucy Zheng, Noah Huffman, Anna Duval. Front row: Melanie Pincus, Rebecca Bennett, Lauren Hassi, Alexander Simons, Rahul Mani. Not pictured: Andrew Yang.
Members of the class of 2016 will be attending these selective schools, which are only a few of the 150 different colleges and universities they have chosen to attend.
Columbia Georgia Tech
Dartmouth Us Air Force Academy
Davidson US Naval Academy
Our graduates will also attend colleges in Japan, Korea, Nepal, the UK and Canada.
Several will attend art and music schools, including RISD, SCAD, FIT, Cleveland Institute of Music and Julliard.
The total percentage of college-going seniors is the same as last year—96%—but the proportion has shifted in favor of community colleges:
Class of 2015 85% 4 yr 11% 2 yr
Class of 2016 81% 4 yr 15% 2 yr
McLean HS Class of 2016 Student Outcome Statistics Summary
|2 year colleges
|4 year colleges
*Includes 5 students planning to return to MHS as post grads
For a more complete list of where our students will be heading next year, check out the senior edition of The Highlander newsmagazine: https://issuu.com/the_highlander/docs/final_senior_edition
Congratulations, Class of 2016!
American Association of University Women
McLean Branch Math Achievement Award: Lauren Hassi
McLean Branch Science Achievement Award: Caroline Lewis
Law in Society Essay Contest: Claire Dozier
National Merit Scholarship: Kathryn Howley & Alexander Yuan
President’s Volunteer Service Awards: Jessica Scarano & Maya Lezzam
Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County: Michelle Ma
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Gold Medalist Min Choe & Silver Medalist Kiel Posner
Science and Math Award: George Washington Medal – Lucy Zheng
Science and Math Award: National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists – Xiyou Wang
Science and Math Award: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Award – John Hudson
Math Department Award: Anna M. DeConti Award – Rachel Ho
Math Department Award: Edith M. Elliot Award – Mae Harris
Math Department Award: Sue S. Farmer Award – Jeesoo Yoon
Math Department Award: William L. Fey Award – Andrew Yang & Alexandra Babyak
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing – Vanessa Barlow
Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal – Crystal Cheung & Marcus Hill
World Language Award: Nancy Lancaster Lindjord Memorial Scholarship – Hope Sullivan
Raudenbush Spanish Award: Spanish 1 – Gabriella Williams
Raudenbush Spanish Award: Spanish 2 – Amanda Sherman
Raudenbush Spanish Award: Spanish 3 – Katherine Kelleher
Raudenbush Spanish Award: Spanish 4 – Omar Allabadi
Raudenbush Spanish Award: AP Spanish – Azita Peters
Michele Shoemaker-Liebel French Awards: Love of French – Magen Lee & Academic Excellence – Benjamin Mardiks
McLean High School Awards Photos May 2016
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Danielle Goldstein was presented with her William J. Foreman Memorial Scholarship on May 26 at Gatehouse. The scholarship is in memory of an 18-year-old who died in a car accident only seven days after he graduated from high school. In addition to the $2,000 scholarship, Danielle received a backpack with school supplies and a 7” tablet. Congratulations, Danielle!
The Department of World Languages congratulates the following students who earned gold and silver medals as well as certificates for their success on the 2016 National Latin Examination.
Perfect Score: Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal and Special Certificate)
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal)
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal)
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal) [cont.]
Magna Cum Laude certificate
Lee, Da Hee
Cum Laude certificate
Chung, Jae Won
Moncure, Anny Byrd