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

Scholastic Bowl team wins Region 6A North championship


Posted on January 30, 2017 by

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.

It's Academic

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

McLean artists earn Regional Scholastic Art Awards


Posted on January 25, 2017 by

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

Honorable Mentions:

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

Julia Hunter receives Girl Scouts Gold Award


Posted on January 25, 2017 by

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.

Seniors Annie Xie and Anna Zeng and Julia’s sister, freshman Emily Hunter, supported and helped Julia.

Yearbook and newsmagazine selected as CSPA Crown finalists


Posted on November 4, 2016 by

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced their lists of yearbook and news Crown finalists, and McLean’s 2016 Clan yearbook was one of just 51 high school books in the nation selected for this prestigious honor, while The Highlander newsmagazine was one of 67 news publications to be selected. Both publications will receive either a Silver or Gold Crown at the award ceremony at Columbia University on March 17.

It’s also exciting to note that McLean is one of just four schools in the country to have BOTH their newspaper and yearbook staffs named as Crown finalists this year!

Congratulations to McLean’s student journalists!

Model UN hosts second annual conference at McLean


Posted on October 31, 2016 by

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Our Model United Nations club held its second annual conference at McLean, McMUNC, on Oct. 21 -22.  Thirty-two area schools attended with over 600 students participating.  The Secretariat was made up of  Secretaries General Alex Brunner and Fatima Shahbaz, Chief of Staff Tashi Gyatso, Director of Crisis Camille Richter and Directors of Technology Siddarth Shankar and Sungmin Kang. All were extremely pleased with the conference and proud of the club’s hard work in putting it together.

The guest speaker was Glenn Kessler from The Washington Post, who is the “fact checker” for political statements—the person who Trump/Clinton referred to during a debate. Glenn evaluates their statements for truthfulness and awards 1-4 “Pinocchios” based on the veracity of the statement. He was a terrific speaker and the club greatly appreciated him speaking at the conference.

Congratulations to our Model UN for hosting another successful conference!