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Marshall H.S. Receives Sportsmanship Award

George C. Marshall High School has received the 2008/2009 “Stay in the Game” Award. This award is given to schools that have no player or coaching ejections for the sports school year. Marshall High was among five Northern Region schools to achieve recognition. Included in another Division was George Mason High School. SchoolNews

Marshall H.S. Receives Sportsmanship Award

George C. Marshall High School has received the 2008/2009 “Stay in the Game” Award. This award is given to schools that have no player or coaching ejections for the sports school year. Marshall High was among five Northern Region schools to achieve recognition. Included in another Division was George Mason High School.

ANP Sells White House Christmas Ornaments

The J.E.B. Stuart High School PTSA All Night Party (ANP) is selling 2009 White House Christmas ornaments. All profits benefit the J.E.B. Stuart class of 2010 ANP. The cost of the ornament is $23. To order, e-mail Ava Ganem at [email protected] or use the order form at www.stuartptsa.org. All orders will be filled by Thanksgiving.

O’Connell H.S. Senior Selected for Honors Choir

Bishop O’Connell High School senior Nadja Bieniek has been selected to participate in the 2009 Virginia Music Educators Association (VEMA) Honors Choir.

Bieniek was selected from more than 600 high school seniors across the state to fill the 130-person choir. Bieniek is one of 16 girls selected for her voice part, Soprano 1, out of over 112 that auditioned.

The students selected for Honors Choir will join the VMEA annual conference at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., Nov. 19 – 21 for two days of rehearsals that culminate in a public performance.

Nadja is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bieniek of Falls Church.

Falls Church H.S. Competes on ‘It’s Academic’

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GEORGE C. MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL advanced into the preliminaries on “It’s Academic” in an episode to air Saturday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. on NBC4. Left to right, teammates Brian Potter, Conor Dinan and Robin Crigler, defeated Brentsville High of Nokesville, Va. and Magruder High of Rockville, Md. The Statesmen team will return later in the season for a playoff match sponsored by Giant Food. (Photo: Courtesy Kim Sayer-Marsh)

A team of students from Falls Church High School recently competed with teams from St. Albans School and Sidwell Friends School of Washington, D.C., on “It’s Academic,” a high school quiz program.

The match is set to air Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m., on NBC4, Channel 4.

Falls Church High’s team consists of Captain Catherine Eadie, Rene Prado, Serita Telhan and  faculty coach Mike Berzonsky.

 

McLean H.S. Performs ‘Best of Broadway’

The McLean High School Chorus will be performing a tribute to the fantastics Broadway has offered in their “Best of Broadway” Concert. This concert pays homage to 60 years of the Tony Awards.

The concert will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the main auditorium (1633 Davidson Rd., McLean). Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Pre-theater concessions will be available.

The McLean High School Choir is rated 9th nationally.

L.H.S. Hosts Benefits of a ‘Gap Year’ Evening

Langley High School’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) invites all sophomore, junior and senior students and parents to attend a “Gap Year” presentation, showing the benefits of enrolling in the program.

The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Langley High auditorium (6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean).

This program is free and is sponsored by the Langley High School PTSA’s Family Network committee.

A “Gap Year,” also known also as a “year off” or “deferred year,” is where young people take time off before going onto college, using it as an opportunity to travel and experience diverse activities including volunteering, teaching, earning money or enrolling in language courses or cultural immersion abroad.

Highlanders Hold Governor’s School Meeting

The Governor’s School 2010 Academic and Mentorship Program is approaching application season, and in response McLean High School will be holding a general interest meeting to answer questions and assist students.

The afternoon session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 2:20 p.m. in the Career Center (1633 Davidson Rd., McLean) for 10th and 11th graders. The general guideline requests a GPA of 3.75 or higher when applying to Governor School programs.

Deadline Approaches for World Language Exam

Any Fairfax County Public School high school student seeking academic credit through the 2009 World Language Program is reminded they must submit an application for the exam no later than 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19.

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