School News and Notes

GMHS Class of 2007Congratulations Class of 2007

George Mason High School’s graduation will be held on June 14 at 5 p.m. at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall (1776 D St. NW, D.C.). Tickets are required for entrance to the ceremony.

Jake DoddDodd Graduates Early

Jake Dodd of Langley High School Class of 2007 will graduate this year, one year early. He plans to attend the University of Southern California and participate in its Resident Honors Program. His major will be astronautical engineering.


Lipman Awarded for Academic Merit

Congratulations to Margaret Lipman who received the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship for 2007. With this scholarship, the Commonwealth of Virginia honors high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic achievement. Lipman, who graduates from George Mason High School on June 14th, looks forward to attending the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar this fall.


Mason Scores Third at Scholastic Bowl Nationals

The Scholastic Bowl team of George Mason High School took third place for the small-school division of this year’s National Academic Quiz Tournament National High School Championship Tournament on May 25 – 27 in Chicago, Ill. They defeated the Alabama state champions, last year’s small-school runner-up, 300-115, and lost only narrowly to first-place winner, Danville, Ky., with a close 240 – 200 final score.

Overall, they placed 49th out of 160 teams from schools across the nation, including large schools, magnet schools and private schools. This season, the Mason quiz bowlers came home with district, region and state championships. Seniors David Maher and Matt Peppe and juniors Peter Davis and Brennan Downey represented George Mason at the tournament. Individually, Maher ranked 75th and Peppe 98th out of around 700 total players.