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School News & Notes: February 25 – March 3, 2010

Mason H.S. Wins Region B Scholastic Bowl

The George Mason High School Scholastic Bowl team is off to the College of William & Mary thisMerit-Award weekend, Feb. 26 – 27, to take part in the state tournament.

The advance to states came after the team claimed first prize at the Region B Tournament. Mason’s final round match against Clarke County ended with the Mustangs up 275-135, bringing home the fifth regional title for the Mustangs in six years. The Mustangs won four straight rounds to claim the regional title.

Mason H.S. Wins Region B Scholastic Bowl

The George Mason High School Scholastic Bowl team is off to the College of William & Mary this weekend, Feb. 26 – 27, to take part in the state tournament.

The advance to states came after the team claimed first prize at the Region B Tournament. Mason’s final round match against Clarke County ended with the Mustangs up 275-135, bringing home the fifth regional title for the Mustangs in six years. The Mustangs won four straight rounds to claim the regional title.

Mason traveled to Buckingham County on Wednesday, Feb. 17 to compete. The Mustangs first defeated Central High School 315-80, sweeping the last ten tossup questions. In the second round, Mason trounced Gretna High School 370-70. In the third round, only two undefeated teams remained and were set to go head-to-head. Mason’s victory over Clarke County in the third and final rounds secured Mason a ticket to the state tournament, to be held at the College of William & Mary this weekend, Feb. 26 – 27.

 

Mason High National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Merit-Award

GEORGE MASON HIGH SCHOOL has three finalists for National Merit Scholarships. Principal Tyrone Byrd (left) and guidance counselor Amy Kurjanowicz (right), are proud of (left to right) Kelley Frank, Hannah Gann and Noam Terman, who are among the final 15,000 students nationally who are competing for 8,200 Merit Scholarships. (Photo: Falls Church City Public Schools)
Mary Ellen Henderson Puts On ‘The Music Man, Jr.’

Students at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School (7130 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church), will be mounting a production of “The Music Man, Jr.,” an adaptation of the classic “Music Man” story, written and staged specifically for younger actors, with performances on Thursday, Feb. 25, Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27. Shows begin at 7 p.m. in the school cafetorium. Tickets are $8. Water, candy and baked goods will be sold at each performance for $1 each. Autographed band hats and “Music Man” t-shirts will also be available.

Enrollment for Falls Church ‘Enrichment Camp’ Opens

Registration has begun for the 2010 Falls Church City Public Schools Summer Enrichment Camp. The camp is a nine-day academy, developed by educators, running from June 22 – July 2. Classes will be given on a variety of different topics, including art and culture, storytelling/public speaking, filmmaking and stage acting. Registration ends March 26. For more information, call 703-248-5668 or e-mail knights@fccps.org.

Area Schools Celebrate International Nights

Students and their families at Haycock Elementary, Falls Church High and George Mason High Schools are putting on international showcases, intended to highlight the different cultures and cuisines in their school communities.

Haycock’s International Night takes place this Friday, Feb. 26 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the elementary school (6616 Haycock Rd., Falls Church). The evening will feature food and music from the various world cultures.

Also on Feb. 26, Falls Church High’s Heritage Night and Show (7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church) features a smorgasbord of cultural foods, and a show celebrating diversity. The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m. All proceeds will go to the U.N. World Food Program Help Haiti Now initiative.

George Mason’s International Night (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church) runs from 6 – 8 p.m. Wesdnesday, March 3, with sample fares for guests to try.


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