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!
Logan Legg received a $1,500 scholarship at the Marketing Advisory Board scholarship reception last week. They also gave him a framed Wordle created with words from his application, resume and interview. Congratulations, Logan!
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
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.