The McLean High School Chess Club completed its First Annual School Chess Tournament on Feb. 8, with junior Sean Senft winning 1st place and earning the honor of being MHS’s first school chess champion! The tournament was held over a period of four weeks with 30 students participating. Junior Austin Zhang won 2nd place and sophomore Nolan Fitzsimmons won 3rd place. Trophies will be presented to the winners at the Chess Club’s next session on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
I’m pleased to share with you that McLean’s yearbook is one of just 62 high school yearbooks nationwide to be announced as a Pacemaker finalist. Since 1927, the National Scholastic Press Association’s Pacemaker competition has been considered by many to be student journalism’s highest honor. http://studentpress.org/nspa/awards/2016-yearbook-pacemaker-finalists/
McLean is one of just 29 high schools in the nation to be on both the NSPA Pacemaker list and the CSPA Crown list this year, the two highest honors in scholastic journalism. Congratulation to adviser Meghan Percival and the yearbook staff!
McLean Crew Club competed at the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints on Feb. 4. Henry McCarthy broke an event record in the men’s junior lightweight competition, 1500 meters, winning first place.
Henry McCarthy, first place lightweight juniors, 1500 meter
Lauren Benedict: 2nd place, women’s juniors, 1500 meter
Double slide team winners
Here are the stats:
Henry McCarthy – First – Junior (age 16) Lightweight Men 1500M, new record: 4:58.9
Eric Petri – Third – Junior (age 18-19) Lightweight Men 2000M
Mason Duncan & David Pratt – First – Junior Men 3-Minute Crash (Double Slide)
Henry McCarthy and Jacob Hilliard-First Junior Men 3-Minute Crash (Double Slide)
Eric Petri & Jared Lampal – First – Junior Lightweight Men 3-Minute Crash (Double Slide)
Lauren Benedict – Second – Junior (age 15) Women 1500M
Sophia Benmhend, Hannah Mason, Melissa Kazanci, Taylor Mooers – Second – Open Women 5-Minute Quad Slide
Mason & Ryan Duncan – First – Parent/Child Men 500M Dash
Paul & Rod Fabrycky – Second – Parent/Child Men 500M Dash
Other noteworthy finishes:
Lauren Benedict – Sixth – Women’s Junior 20-Minute Row
Alexa Liquori – Fifth – Women’s Junior 20-Minute Row
Please click here for a complete list of our Science Fair winners. The regional competition is on March 19 at 3 p.m. at Robinson Secondary.
Congratulations to McLean MUN for receiving the school award for an Outstanding Small Delegation at the Ivy League Model United Nations conference. In addition to this honor, members of the team received the following individual awards:
Jeremy Siegel and Jennifer Min
Riya Master and Tashi Gyatso
Maddie Scherer and Rebecca Rice
Zoe Lynes and Noor Al-Saloum
Siddarth Shankar and Jillian Pincus
McLean’s Scholastic Bowl team (often called the “It’s Academic” team) won the Region 6A North championship this past Saturday and has advanced to the VHSL state tournament on Feb. 25 at William & Mary. Please congratulate them if you see them and wish them well at states.
The team consists of (Pictured from left to right):
Grace Chung – Sophomore
Mara Kessler – Sophomore
Carson Flickinger – Junior
Justin Young – Freshman
Ethan Li – Freshman
Not pictured, but still valuable members of the team are:
Nischal Dinesh – Freshman (contributed to our Conference championship)
Evan Stoddard – Sophomore
Kate McCarthy – Freshman
Congratulations to all of our Regional Scholastic Art Award winners!
Gold Key Winners:
Calen Chung Comic Art Triteville
Christian Flocos Sculpture Exhaustion
Rose Harris Ceramics Three Cups Of Tea
Kaia Johnson Sculpture Morphology
Avery Kang Painting Studio Interior
Seijung Kim Drawing Unscrambled
Jared Lampal Art Portfolio Pages of History
Katherine Ohlson Art Portfolio People from Life
Dana Peters Photography Silenced
Nadya Steare Drawing Mau and Iwiw
Silver Key Winners:
Kate Haas Photography Lost In Dreams
Kaia Johnson Sculpture Chinese Takeout
Margaret Kim Art Portfolio Manifest Destiny
Dagmar Smith Comic Art Elena, Trash…
Dagmar Smith Painting Ginger Spirit
Evangeline Zarpas Photography City Dweller
Anya Chen Sculpture Consumption of an Idea
Calen Chung Painting Fish Market
Rose Harris Ceramics Lost Souls: The Forgotten
Margaret Kim Painting Trials and Trails
Margaret Kim Painting Galactic Harvest
Katherine Ohlson Sculpture Witch Girl (Stop Motion)
Katherine Ohlson Digital Art Heart
Nadya Steare Drawing Pyaar
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.