Bryce Liquerman was named a recipient of the 2018 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County for his work as a Special Olympics coach and with our Sources of Strength group that helps students deal with pressure and anxiety related to school and home. We are thankful for his contributions to our McLean community!
Fourteen McLean students spent the last teacher workday volunteering at a STEAM event at Stanton Elementary School in DC. Ten varsity dance team members (Kaiti Bachman, Willa Britton, Mason Glembocki, Megan Hassi, Leila Ilkanhoff, Kate MacPherson, Mary Scalia, Isabella Swigart, Gabie Xie, and Rachel Zhang) were joined by fellow Highlanders Erin Barth, Ella Dutt, Finn Marks, and Caroline Raymond at STEAM@Stanton, an event that combined movement and dance with hands-on science activities.
Philena Sun received the Youth Recognition Award from the McLean Chamber of Commerce for her service and collaboration with them on behalf of McLean High School and DECA.
Garrett Detter, Ian Murphy, Neha Vutakuri, Helen Ganley and Mairin Fallon received Teen Character Awards from the McLean Citizens Association. All five of this year’s honorees are from McLean High School! Please check out this article for more information about their accomplishments: http://www.mcleanconnection.com/news/2017/may/24/teen-character-awards-presented-mclean-day/
Caroline Brunner was elected to the McLean Community Center Board as McLean High School’s teen representative at McLean Day.
The prior weekend, she was awarded her Girl Scout Gold Award by the Girl Scouts of the National Capital. Her project was Music Connection, which connected high school musicians and singers with the senior population in the community through a series of concerts this past year. Visit www.musicconnectionproject.org for more information about her project.
Junior Mairin Fallon was honored with the McLean Citizens Association’s Outstanding Teen Character Award at McLean Day last Saturday. The committee was impressed by and thankful for Mairin’s commitment and service to the McLean community. Congratulations, Mairin!
Senior Julia Hunter was recently honored with the Girl Scouts Gold Award. Julia was the only girl in her service unit this year to achieve this level. She spent more than 100 hours creating and leading a STEM camp for underserved girls from Southeast Washington, DC.
This group of girls from Stanton ES, along with their teachers and volunteers, assisted Julia in completing this project.
Case Western Reserve awarded her a four-year, approximately $25,000 per year scholarship. The letter included a hand-written note about her Gold Award and how they feel she would make an impact in the Cleveland community.
Seniors Annie Xie and Anna Zeng and Julia’s sister, freshman Emily Hunter, supported and helped Julia.
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DECA students Viraj Sunderam, Isabel Cooper, Jenna Lebowitz and Farah Schneider (pictured below) volunteered at Women Giving Back (http://womengivingback.org/) in Sterling in November.
Five students have been recognized by the McLean Citizens Association as having demonstrated outstanding character through their contributions to the community. They are: freshman Bryce Liquerman, for his coaching of adult Special Olympic teams; freshman Sara Vavonese, for her work helping foster children participate in gymnastics; junior London Russell, for his enormous contributions to McLean SHARE Technology; senior Leena Raza, for her work in raising awareness of cardiac health in teens; and senior Emma Chamberlayne, for her work as co-chair of Relay for Life. All of them have demonstrated respect, responsibility and citizenship through their work and are examples for other teens.
They are among the students who will be recognized on Saturday at McLean Day with a certificate presented by a member of the FCPS Board. Congratulations!