The Department of World Languages congratulates the following students who earned gold and silver medals as well as certificates for their success on the 2017 National Latin Exam.
Perfect Score: Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal and Special Certificate)
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal)
Van Meter, Catherine
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal)
Magna Cum Laude certificate
Cum Laude certificate
Jonghyun Choe qualified to participate in the 46th annual USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) on April 19-20, based on his performance on the AMC 12 exam and AIME this year. Qualifying for this exam places him among America’s top math students; only 500 students from the tens of thousands of American Mathematics Competitions participants are invited to take the USA(J)MO.
Wish Jonghyun luck when you see him!
June Chang received 2nd place for her project in biochemistry at the state science fair, which took place from March 24-26.
These are the winners from the regional science fair that was held from March 17-19 at Robinson Secondary School.
June Chang – The Effect of Transition Metal Metals on the Bridging of PNA Duplexes
Arianna Safire – The Effect of Arrow Fletching Shape on Arrow Speed
Dev Gnosh – Spreading Implication of Mosquito Arboviruses within VA/MD
Samanvita Kolachana – The Effect of Curcumin on the Regeneration of Planaria
Andrew Li & Paul Hur – The Effect of the Concentration of Salt on the Boiling Point of Water
Elinor Frothingham & Margaret Laird – The Effect of Different Concentrations of Nanosilver on Duckweed
Abrar Syed & Robert Wegmuller – Can Recycled Bio Fuels Work as Well as Commericial Fuels?
Nischal Dineesh – Designing Affordable Apartments for Low and Middle Income Families
Quin Frew – The Effect of Microplastic Pollution in the Potomac Watershed
Tori Lam & Paul Fabrycky – The Effect of Music Cadence on Short-Term Memory Retention
Neha Rana Asia Kurtalic – The Effect of Temperature Differential on Electrical Output
Isabel Kim & Dora Wu – Silicone Sealant’s Effect on Hydrophobicity of Homemade Solutions
Milo Stroik – The Effect of Parabolic Reflector on Wifi Sginal Strength
Ethan Li – The Effect of Lens Size on Mobile Phone Microscopy
Mara Kessler – The Effect of Natural and Pharmaceutical Antifungals on the Growth of S. cerevisiae
Caroline Howley – The Effect of pH on Nonheme Iron Absorption
John Mutersbaugh – Trials by Fire
Rebeka Rafi & Jenica Fichadia – An Automatic Fish Feeder
Fatima Shahbaz recently won the Harry S. Byrd Leadership Award. She was presented this award due to her academic accomplishments and hard work.
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.