Cheering for the achievements of McLean High School students and staff!

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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.

Lucas Lotta wins international award in professional competition for video he created


Posted on May 6, 2014 by

Our very own Lucas Lotta entered one of his animations, entitled 4 Forces of Nature – Drone War, into a professional competition, Hermes Creative Awards, and he won 2nd place worldwide for the Video/Other category. This is a tremendous accomplishment and honor.

According to their website, “Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers.  The competition has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the world. A look at the winners shows a range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.  The competition is so well thought of in the industry that national public relations organizations, local ad clubs, and local business communicator chapters are entrants.”

Congratulations to Lucas!

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

Officer Davis named Distinguished SRO of the Year


Posted on April 25, 2014 by

Our school resource officer (SRO), Police Officer First Class Scott Davis, is the winner of the Distinguished SRO of the Year award. The students and staff all appreciate his hard work and dedication, as well as the positive presence he brings to McLean. Congratulations, Officer Davis!

Yearbook wins prestigious Pacemaker award


Posted on April 24, 2014 by

The National Scholastic Press Association recently awarded the 2013 Clan Yearbook with a Yearbook Pacemaker, considered by many to be scholastic journalism’s highest honor. McLean  was one of only 24 high schools nationwide to receive this award. Congratulations to Meghan Percival and her yearbook staff, and thank you for creating such a wonderful publication that students will cherish for years to come.

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!