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Marshall H.S. Students Off To Governor’s School

George C. Marshall High School will be well represented at this summer’s prestigious Virginia Governor’s School.912SNgmhsProm

Marshall H.S. Students Off To Governor’s School

George C. Marshall High School will be well represented at this summer’s prestigious Virginia Governor’s School. The month-long summer residential program for high school juniors is held at different universities in Virginia. To be considered, students must have a 3.75 grade point average or higher. Programs offered are Academic, Visual and Performing Arts or Foreign Language Academies.

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GMHS SENIORS, Louis Henninger (left) and Sally Blakemore (right), were crowned Prom King & Queen at last weekend’s formal soiree. (Photo: Joy Sulewski)

The following Marshall students have been selected: Amy Attiliis for Visual Art; Christopher Bowie, Jasmine Kang and Brigitte Tondreau for Biological & Agricultural Science; Ellen Chapin and Dana Hayes for Humanities; Hannah Chi for Dance, Conor Dinan for French; Abigail EpremianJonathan Giles for Vocal Music; Meara O’Malley for Theatre; Jennifer O’Neill for Life Science & Medicine and Hannah Rak for Latin.

Trinity School Senior Given Bar’s Law Award

John DelBianco, a senior at Trinity School at Meadow View, has won the Annual Virginia State Bar’s Law in Society Award contest. DelBianco and his parents will be guests of the Virginia State Bar at its annual meeting in Virginia Beach, Va. on June 18. At that time, he will be presented with a check for $1,750, a 50th anniversary copy of Strunk & White’s Elements of Style and a framed certificate. DelBianco will be attending Wake Forest University this fall as a pre-med major.

Hayfield E.S. Students Win Handwriting Contest

Three Hayfield Elementary School students in Alexandria have been honored for their handwriting as 2009 State Handwriting Winners in the National Handwriting Contest sponsored by Zaner-Bloser Educational Publishers. Sixth grader Sarah Grigg, third grader Alexander Natal and second grader Merritt Stedman were honored at the state level and will now compete against winners from other states for the national title in their grade level. The students and their teachers received engraved wood pens, certificates and gift certificates for Zaner-Bloser learning materials.

Chesterbrook Celebrates GRECO Day

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SENIORS FROM Trinity School at Meadow View in Falls Church, (left to right) Liz Santorum, Michael Willieme and Max Vincent, recently performed in Aeschylus’ “The Oresteia.” (Photo: Courtesy Christine Vincent)

A fun-filled day highlighted the learning experience of over 100 third-grade students at Chesterbrook Elementary School’s annual “GRECO” Day, standing for Greece, Egypt, China and Other ancient cultures. Students, faculty and parents immersed themselves in these ancient cultures by dressing in costumes of the cultures, and participated in activities that focused on an aspect of a certain culture, and activities and games that children of that ancient culture actually played.

The students rotated through various stations including making Chinese dragons and playing ancient Chinese games, making mosaic frames, and a simulated archeology dig where the students unearthed “artifacts” such as beads, broken (paper mache) pottery and coins. There was also a tomb crawl and the very-popular outdoor “Olympic” games patterned in the Greek tradition.

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