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School News & Notes: April 1 – 7, 2010

109_0603Stuart Scholarship Applications Now Available to Seniors

Seniors at J.E.B. Stuart High School can pick up and submit applications for the Stuart Foundation Scholarship at the career center (3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church).

The scholarship is need-based, and the foundation plans to award approximately $70,000 for use toward college to members of the 2010 graduating class. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 23. For more details, visit www.stuartfund.org.

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George Mason High’s Odyssey of the Mind team took third place at Saturday’s Virginia state competition, held in Newport News. The team had won first at the regional level in early March. For the competition, the Mason team wrote and presented an original humorous skit, in addition to making the backdrop, props and costumes. Odyssey of the Mind is a problem-solving competition. Teams are judged on the creativity and style of their presentation, and on the originality of their solution to the problem posed. The Mason team consisted of seniors Chantel Bailey, Julia Douglas, Wendy Herbst, Patrick Lee, Jenny Lewis and Alex Maher, and has competed together for seven years. The team has advanced to the state finals five times, and once to the world finals. (Photo: Courtesy Laurie Lewis)

Stuart Scholarship Applications Now Available to Seniors

Seniors at J.E.B. Stuart High School can pick up and submit applications for the Stuart Foundation Scholarship at the career center (3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church).

The scholarship is need-based, and the foundation plans to award approximately $70,000 for use toward college to members of the 2010 graduating class. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 23. For more details, visit www.stuartfund.org.

4 MEH Students Win Trip to 2010 World Cup Game

Four sixth-grade girls from Mary Ellen Henderson (MEH) Middle School won the Diski Dance competition and a trip to South Africa for 2010 World Cup, along with their 10 teammates from the Falls Church under-12 girls soccer team, 97 Fusion.
The MEH girls were Rebecca Davis, Clara Frost, Ella Howard and Annie Washa. Other Falls Churchers were Hannah Hudson, Jasmin Castellon, Zoe Lunn, Lorena Beltran, Kayla Morrison, Leah Hudson, Caroline Stricker, Meredith Beam, Margaret Lister and Vanessa Barlow.

The Diski dance is a special dance created for the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa (www.learntodiski.com).

McLean High Musicians Named to All-State Groups

Twelve McLean High School Band members and orchestra violinist Choi Nakwon were among the 114 Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) students named to the 2010 Virginia All-State Band and the 2010 Virginia All-State Orchestra.

Two of the 12 McLean High band members, Concert Band oboeist Madeline Atkins and tubist Tyler Stigall, were named as alternates to the All-State Band.

The All-State Highlanders are as follows: Nicholas Arnold (tenor trombone, Symphonic Band); Michael Dong (tenor saxophone, Concert Band); Eva Graham (French horn, Symphonic Band); Douglass Henderson (bassoon, Symphonic Band); Allen Krieg (trumpet, Concert Band); Christopher Mangis (euphonium, Concert Band); Mesum Mathison (Bb Clarinet, Symphonic Band); Gabriel Pianas (bass clarinet, Symphonic Band); Jacob Shochet (alto saxophone, Symphonic Band); and Jae Song (alto saxophone, Symphonic Band).

Longfellow Middle Yearbook Recognized by Publisher

The 2009 Longfellow Middle School yearbook was featured in yearbook company Jostens’ “Gotcha Covered Look Book” – an internationally published book detailing yearbook creativity and coverage.

The Longfellow yearbook’s cover was designed by student YeWon Shin, whose submission won out of 130 entries submitted by art students at Longfellow. The Look Book includes 290 yearbook spreads and 228 yearbook covers from around the world.

Criteria for submissions included inclusiveness of all students, coverage, photography and design.

For more details, contact Longfellow technology specialist Mary Reid, who advises the yearbook staff, at mreid@fcps.edu.


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