In the Council for the Arts of Herndon Technology and the Arts Competition, Lucas Lotta (left) received first place in the Digital Animation category, which comes with a $1000 scholarship. Suhyun Yoon (right) received an Honorable Distinction. Congratulations to both of them and their teacher, Sarah Gurgo (center).
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Emma Paquette was selected as the winner of the National Merit James R. Schlesinger/The MITRE Corporation Scholarship. What an accomplishment, Emma!
Counselor John Allman poses with Emma Paquette to celebrate her scholarship award.
Over the weekend, Susie Choi and Michelle Ma earned third place at the State Debate Tournament at Liberty University. Congratulations, Susie and Michelle!
The Department of World Languages congratulates the following students who earned gold and silver medals for their success on the 2015 National Latin Exam.
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal)
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal)
Senior Eliza Price was recently named a 2015 VA-DC Affiliate National Center for Women & Information Techonology [NCWIT] Award for Aspirations in Computing winner. “This award honors young women at the high school level for their computer-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education.”
Eliza Price was honored as a winner of the 2015 VA-DC Affiliate NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing at a ceremony on March 21. In addition to her own award, she received one for McLean, which she shared with computer science teacher Larry Safford and his department.
The McLean Debate team had another successful run in the Washington-Arlington Catholic Forensics League (WACFL) debate circuit this year, which covers the DC metro area and includes a number of private schools in DC (Sidwell, Gonzaga, School Without Walls, etc.) and Maryland schools. McLean won second place for most points and wins this year. At Metrofinals at Loudon County, McLean won first place for JV and second place for varsity. Sophomores Fatima Shahbaz and Jessica Boyer received the first place junior varsity award, and seniors Andrea Delgado and Heather Pincus received the second place varsity award. The varsity team will be heading to Nationals in Ft. Lauderdale over Memorial Day weekend.
Sophomores Fatima Shahbaz and Jessica Boyer received the first place junior varsity award.
Seniors Andrea Delgado and Heather Pincus received the second place varsity award.
This year, McLean’s Creative Writing students are excited to be entering the Virginia High School League writing competition. This is a statewide competition that recognizes the best high school writers across the state. The following pieces of writing are heading to the competition, so please congratulate the following students on their entries:
“Excavation” by Katherine Mullet (11)
“Warrior Boys” by Emma Paquette (12)
“A girl….” by Sophie Huffman (12)
“An Emptied Mind” by Ana Garvin (12)
“You” by Olivia Lehman (12)
“Out Went the Light” by Kyle Edwards (12)
On March 7, Katherine Detter participated in the 2015 Virginia District 5 National History Day Competition. She won first place in the Senior Performance category with her 10-minute presentation, “Belleau Wood: Birthplace of the Modern Marines.” She advances to the Virginia state History Day competition on April 18. Katherine also won the National Museum of the Marine Corps special award ($1000) and will be honored by (Ret.) USMC Lt. Gen. Blackman at a ceremony on March 24 at the museum. Congratulations, Katherine!
Last month, the McLean Model UN Club went to the North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN), hosted by Georgetown University. The McLean Model UN Club took home several awards, including a gavel, and did great job at this intense 4-day conference. On Feb. 28, Alex Brunner participated in George Mason’s Mid-Atlantic Simulation of United Nations and won an Outstanding Delegate award. (Photos courtesy of […]
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The McLean Debate team placed first and second at the VHSL Conference tournament last night.
Please congratulate Andrea Delgado and Heather Pincus, who received first place, and Michelle Ma and Susie Choi, who received second place, for their outstanding achievement and wish them luck as they head to States next month!