Category Archives: Academics

Cami Prock wins WRTC scholarship


Posted on June 5, 2014 by

Cami Prock

Cami Prock won a scholarship from the Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) for her essay on the importance of organ donation. WRTC recovers organ, eye, and tissue donations for transplants and research. Great work, Cami!

Junior girls receive AAUW awards


Posted on May 28, 2014 by

Junior girls

Congratulations to the recipients of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) Awards for Junior Girls. Eliza Price was honored for excellence in math, while Hye In (Lauren) Yeom’s award was for excellence in science.

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Welcome back from Atlanta, DECA members! These dedicated students made it all the way to the national level of competition, and they had a wonderful experience attending this professional conference with more than 15,000 other attendees from around the world. With their commendable dedication and professionalism, they did a great job of representing McLean.

DECA members return from national competition


Posted on May 8, 2014 by

Students represent McLean at Global Awareness Technology Project Fair


Posted on May 8, 2014 by

Freshman Lili Letasi won an honorable mention last night for her project in the Geographic Impact category at the FCPS Global Awareness Technology Project (GATP) Fair, which invites ESOL students to present about various world issues. Lili’s topic was the impact of climate change on her small country of Tuvalu.

Lili Letasi displays her poster at the GATP Fair.

Lili Letasi exhibits her project at the GATP Fair.

Freshman Ragad Alghoraibi also represented McLean, in the category of Change Over Time. Her excellent project was the transformation of canonical government to direct democracy in Switzerland.

Ragad Alghoraibi displays her poster at the GATP Fair.

Ragad Alghoraibi displays her poster at the GATP Fair.

They were very impressive among the many high schools participating at Chantilly High School.

Students earn medals for 2014 National Latin Exam


Posted on May 1, 2014 by

The following students earned gold and silver medals for their performance on the 2014 National Latin Exam. Excellent work, Highlanders!

Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal)

Faith Burk

Benjamin Carr

Isabel Cooper

Jade Davis

Nina Hankins

David Haas

Kathryn Howley

Eric Juneau

Adam Katwan

Madeline Kelleher

Yonsei Kim

Sion Lee

Vincent Lin

Dieter Nienstadt

Eliza Price

Alexander Simons

Matthew Steelberg

Hope Sullivan

Jinyong Yoo

Lucy Zheng

Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal)

Sander Altman

Aaris Begian

Elizabeth Brewer

Lane Burgess

Jordan Defay

James Foster

Junwon Kim

Key Leutchit, Key

Johannah Luttazi

Jensen Mads-Henning

Margaret Orrell

Thomas Peck

McDermott Sheikerz

Lily Spinelli

Catherina Suh

Liyuan Ye

Catherine Zysk

Varsity math team earns top scores


Posted on April 21, 2014 by

McLean’s varsity math team received the top cumulative score for individuals over the course of six Fairfax County Math League meets this year. They also earned the top team score, tying with Chantilly and Centreville. Great work, mathletes!

Debate team shows skills at Regional competition


Posted on April 8, 2014 by

Over the weekend, we had two McLean teams compete at Regionals, which is made up of a tough group of debaters. Both teams performed excellently. Heather Pincus and Andrea Delgado placed 1st, and Jamie Starr and Meredith Harris rounded out at 5th. The team will be heading down to Lynchburg in two weeks for the State competition.

Model UN Club wins Best Large School award and other honors at conference


Posted on March 31, 2014 by

Congratulations to McLean’s Model UN Club, who attended the Loudoun Valley High School Conference last Saturday and left with multiple top awards, including the award for Best Large School. Three delegations were gaveled: Shivani Sabo & Alex Brunner, Fatima Shahbaz & Lily Saba, and Abraham Haj. Sib Hameed & Preety Shashtri were named an Honorable Delegation, and Yohan Ketkar received a Verbal Accommodation.

Model UN delegates received high honors at the Loudoun Co

Model UN delegates receive high honors at the Loudoun Valley High School Conference.