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

Marching band crowned Oakton Classic Grand Champions

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Posted on October 15, 2013 by

Photo courtesy of Chris Weise

Photo courtesy of Chris Weise

Congratulations to Chris Weise and the marching band, who became the Oakton Classic Grand Champions this weekend! They scored a 90.86 total average and received a Superior Rating from the judges.

The marching band’s other honors for the day were:

  • Highest score of the day in music
  • 2nd highest score of the day in percussion
  • 3rd highest score of the day in color guard
  • Highest score of the day in visual performance (marching)
  • Highest score of the day in general effect

Marching band competes in Annapolis

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Posted on October 1, 2013 by

Photo courtesy of Jessica Tang

Photo courtesy of Jessica Tang

The marching band had its first competition of the year at the USBands Marine Corps Invitational at the Navy Stadium in Annapolis on Saturday, Sept. 28.  McLean’s group won 1st place in our division, as well as Best Music, Best Guard, Best Visual, Best Effect, and Best Percussion, ending up in 2nd place overall for the whole day. 

I’m so proud of the accomplishments of Chris Weise and those hard-working marching band students!

National Merit Program commends McLean students

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Posted on September 27, 2013 by

Congratulations to McLean’s semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition:

  • ADAM BARTH
  • SAMUEL CLAYTON
  • ELENA KAGAN

 

I am also proud to announce McLean’s semifinalist in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Competition:

  • SARAH GUTEMA

 

We also have an Outstanding Participant in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program:

  • EBYAN HASHI 

 

The following 44 students were commended in the 2014 National Merit Program:

  • MAXWELL  ADLER
  • SHAOKYI T AMDO
  • MICHAEL  ANTHONY
  • ALLISON N ARNOLD
  • DANIEL E BACHMAN
  • BENJAMIN D CARR
  • DANIEL R CLIBURN
  • GRACE C CLIFFORD
  • EAMON A COLLINS
  • OWEN COMER
  • MARSHALL W DOWNING
  • ALEXANDER J DUFFY
  • MARGARET L DUVAL
  • BENJAMIN  K EPSTEIN
  • NATALIE G FRYE
  • MADISON K GALLAGHER
  • GENEVIEVE GLISTA
  • SARAH B GUTEMA
  • NICHOLAS  R HALE
  • BRIAN R HENDERSON
  • JOHN C HITCHCOCK
  • REBECCA HO
  • HUNTER W HOPKINS
  • BROOKE A INGLESE
  • HUSSAIN A JAFFERY
  • KYLE JEWELL
  • ALEXANDER KARIMI
  • ARJUN KAUL
  • BRIAN B KIM
  • EDWARD  KO
  • ALEXANDRA R KOHOUT
  • ANDREW B LINDSAY
  • ANN LIU
  • ERIK L MAGNUSSON
  • KARNA MALAVIYA
  • ELIZABETH L MCCUNE
  • STEPHANIE NOLL
  • MATIHEW K PILSCH
  • NANCY H PRUETT
  • PETER A STEELE
  • ANDREW  SUNG
  • HENRY TOWBERMAN
  • JUSTINE M WEN
  • JOHN M YOUNG

 

Excellent work, Highlanders!

VHSL announces Writing/Photo/Design Contest finalists

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Posted on September 4, 2013 by

The finalists of the VHSL Writing/Photo/Design Contest for yearbook were announced and McLean’s newmagazine, yearbook and literary magazine staffers are finalists in 18 different categories! Winners will be announced at the Regional Publications Workshop in October.

 

2013 VHSL State Writing/Photo/Design ContestGROUP AAA – NEWSPAPER

News: Straight News/News Feature

Helen Jung & Grace Murray, ”Historical Interpretations Recreate History”

Feature: Human Interest/Personality (including Sports)

Nick Gray, ” Junior’s Leadership Helps to Improve Community”

Feature: InDepth/Informative (including Sports)

Cam Menchel, McLean, “#26 Acts”

Greg Campbell-Cohen, “Selfies”

Editorials

Staff,  “New Highlander Time Schedule Will Hinder Students”

Review

Julia Al-Akkad & Andrea Delgado,  “In Search of a Slice of Heaven”

Photo: News/Feature

Allen Harris,  “Theatre Departments Performs Les Miserables”

Photo: Sports

Jessica Bulford,  “Gymnastics Stays on Top”

Inside Page Layout/Spread

Andrea Pappas,  “Selfies”

Advertising

Shadi Alhusary,  Delta Driving School

Newsmagazine Cover

Andrea Pappas,  October 10, 2012 issue

Infographics/Secondary Packaging

Jessica Tang,  “Senior College Map”

2013 VHSL State Writing/Photo/Design Contest– GROUP AAA – YEARBOOK

Concept Packaging

Mara Corbett, Cedric Whitney, Maddie Moore, Aamana Feroze & Sydney Menchhoff

 Student Life Spread

Cedric Whitney, Maddie Moore & Sydney Menchhoff,  “Fun Fest”

Academics Spread

Mara Corbett, Cedric Whitney & Madiha Gill,  “Goggles Galore”

Infographics/Secondary Packaging

Cedric Whitney,  “Juniors”

Maddie Moore & Mara Corbett,  “Freshmen” 

2013 VHSL State Writing/Photo/Design ContestGROUP AAA – LITERARY MAGAZINE

Table of Contents

Mara Corbett

Photograph

M.J. Minutoli, “Composure”

Drawing

Betsy Rother,  “Essence”