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School News: May 20 – 26, 2010

GMHS Stages ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

midsummerOpening night of the George Mason High School (GMHS) (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church) spring production, William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.  This Shakespearian comedy is the tale of star-crossed lovers, fairies and royalty and features stunts, antics, slapstick comedy and special lighting effects.

GMHS Stages ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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Opening night of the George Mason High School (GMHS) (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church) spring production, William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.  This Shakespearian comedy is the tale of star-crossed lovers, fairies and royalty and features stunts, antics, slapstick comedy and special lighting effects.

Senior Miles Butler stars as Puck alongside Becca Ward, Sophie Knudsen, Mikey Larcamp, Bryan Ward, Tom Shapiro, Aleeya Ensign and Sean Driggers. The play is directed by Mason’s Theater Director Pamela Spicer and will run though Saturday, May 22. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 703-248-5500.

 

Haycock Elementary Takes 1st at Science Olympiad

 

Haycock Elementary School of Falls Church took home the first-place trophy at last Saturday’s Division A Tournament of Science Olympiad at Churchill Elementary School in McLean. Seventeen teams representing eight area elementary schools showed off their knowledge and skill after weeks of training in 15 events related to physics, astronomy, geology, architecture, ecology and anatomy.

Haycock won four gold, three silver and three bronze medals in ten of the 15 individual events.

Members of the Haycock team, all currently 5th-grade students, were: Anjalie Chauhan, Isabella Femia, Clara Fontaine, Hanui Hearty, Anusha Holavanahali, Shivani Iyer, Eric Liu, Joshua Mosier, Stephen Palathingal, Elizabeth Pottanat, Jiying Qi, Hannah Scanlon, Jennifer Steele, Mara Wheelehan, and Joshua Yoon. This performance extends Haycock’s winning streak for a second year in a row. In 2009, three teams from Haycock finished first, second and third place overall.

 

Mason H.S.’s Hannah Gann Snags $2,500 Scholarship

 

George Mason High School senior, Hannah Gann, snagged a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship recently to assist in paying her college tuition. Gann was selected from a group of over one million students throughout the U.S.

She plans on attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall to begin her career as a teacher. Gan discovered this passion helping at-risk students from Mount Daniel Elementary School’s Family Literacy summer program last year.

 

Marshall H.S. PTSA Holds Prom Fundraiser

 

With prom just around the bend, the George C. Marshall Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is starting its Wrist Corsage and Boutonniere Sale. Students can pre-order their prom flowers for only $7 for boutonnieres and $16 for wrist corsages.

Wrist corsage will be made out of 3-5 ivory spray rose buds (depending on the size), with baby’s breath, and greens with a colored ribbon of your choice. Boutonniere will be a single ivory rose with greens and baby’s breath. All pre-orders must be in by Friday, May 28. For more information and to download an order form, visit www.gcmptsa.org.

 

Bailey’s Rotary Honored as Stuart H.S. Partner of Year

The Rotary Club of Bailey’s Crossroads has been named the Fairfax County Public Schools 2009-10 Partner of the Year for its work with J.E.B. Stuart High School. The Rotary Club and Stuart H.S. have worked together for over 10 years. The partnership between Stuart H.S. and the club focuses on literacy, particularly through the school’s Interact Club, which places 200 high school student volunteers into the community to carry out more than 200 hours of community service.