Category Archives: Academics

National Latin Exam participants earn gold and silver medals

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Posted on April 22, 2015 by

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)

Comer, Helenmarie

Howley, Kathryn

Femia, Isabella

Juneau, Eric

Hedrick, Kaitlyn

Lee, Sion

Nienstadt, Dieter

Oh, Ashley

Simons, Alexander

Yang, Andrew

Zhang, Rachel

Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal)

Chang, June

Cooper, Isabel

Davis, Jade

Gartner, David

Gupta, Shivani

Harris, Rose

Hashemi, Tina

Kang, Sungmin

Kelleher, Madeline

Kim, Hoyun

Kim, Justin

Ko, Andrew

Liu, Maria

Milstein, Ava

Nappi, Thomas

Park, Sarah

Pearce, Cate

Pottanat, Elizabeth

Pottanat, Mary

Schmidt, Gordon

Suh, Catherina

Sullivan, Hope

Tran, Angela

Vijayakumar, Nithin

West, Rachel

Zheng, Lucy

Zysk, Catherine

Eliza Price receives award from National Center for Women & Information Techonology

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Posted on April 11, 2015 by

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.

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.

JV Debate takes first place, varsity receives second in Metrofinals

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Posted on March 16, 2015 by

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 Jessica Boyer and Fatima Shahbaz received the first place junior varsity award.

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.

Seniors Andrea Delgado and Heather Pincus received the second place varsity award.

Creative Writing students’ work headed to VHSL competition

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Posted on March 16, 2015 by

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:

FICTION:

“Excavation” by Katherine Mullet (11)

“Warrior Boys” by Emma Paquette (12)

NON-FICTION:

“A girl….” by Sophie Huffman (12)

“An Emptied Mind” by Ana Garvin (12)

POETRY:

“You” by Olivia Lehman (12)

“Out Went the Light” by Kyle Edwards (12)

Senior wins Virginia District 5 National History Day competition

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Posted on March 16, 2015 by

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 […]

Model UN delegates win awards

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Posted on March 16, 2015 by