Congratulations to Richard Tan and Steven Luizaga, who won first place in the semi-finals for the DC area Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition. Both Richard and Steven will be competing in the finals competition Friday, May 17. The first place winner advances to nationals in New York City. Congratulations and good luck to Steven and Richard!
CONGRATULATIONS to Maddie Megargee and Lena Mobin for being selected for the Summer Residential Governor’s School. Maddie Megargee will spend four weeks at Lynchburg College for the Mathematics, Science and Technology program. Maddie is one of 160 selected to attend throughout the state. Lena Mobin will spend four weeks at Radford University for the Visual and Performing Arts program. Lena is one of 200 selected for the VPA program. Congratulations are also in order for Sean Balick who was selected as an alternate for the Visual and Performing Arts program. Each of these students worked extremely hard on their applications and/or auditions; please take a moment to recognize each of them.
CONGRATULATIONS to AP Spanish teacher Magaly Reeder who has been awarded the 2013 Embassy of Spain-MESTER scholarship to study in Spain this summer.
Congratulations to Wakefield's Malcolm Maloney, Gabriel Barajas and Max Leonard who teamed up to represent Wakefield in the Governor's Challenge State Championship competition in economics. They have qualified to move on to higher competition and will head down to VCU on April 17th. They are one of on 12 teams in the state to move on in the Adam Smith (i.e., AP Economics) Division.
to Jesse Remedios
for being chosen to receive the Civitan Citizenship Honor Award for outstanding leadership, scholarship and service to school and community.
to the Wakefield High Academic Team
(WHAT) who placed 4th in the State
at this past weekend’s tournament at UVA. The team qualified for 2 national tournaments.
Congratulations Wakefield Artists! Arlington County has been recognized for 15 National Scholastic Art Awards, 5 of which were given to Wakefield students. Our National Winners are: Tess Canino - Silver Medal for Design, Emily Hambridge - Gold Medal for Mixed Media, Mohammed Rahman - Gold Medal for Drawing, Marina Ralph - Silver Medal for Photography, Rossnelly Salazar - American Visions Medal for Drawing
CONGRATULATIONS At the 2013 Stonewall Jackson Drill Competition, held 2 March at Stonewall Jackson HS in Manassas, VA. 22 JROTC cadets competed in 10 events against 10 other schools and brought home three 2nd place trophies. Two of the three students commanding the winning teams were Wakefield students: Inspection: Madeleine Monterroza; 1st Year Armed Regulation Drill: Oscar Torrico.
to Sam Matzner.
Sam was selected to the first ever Carnegie Hall National Youth Orchestra
of the United States and is one of four students from Virginia and one of 120 nationwide who will be participating in a two week residency and international tour to Russia and the UK this summer.
CONGRATULATIONS to Gene Pohl and the WHS Chamber Orchestra who scored 3 superior ratings and 1 excellent rating at the District 12 Orchestra event at Chantilly High School on Saturday, earning them an overall superior rating. They played the highest possible level of music, Grade 6.
CONGRATULATIONS to Maddie Megargee for advancing to the state review for Governor’s School for Academics. She is one of 20 students from Arlington who made it through the competitive countywide review.
Congratulations to Samantha Spytek for another win in the PTA Reflections contest! Sam received an Award of Merit in the NoVa District Reflections contest in the photography category and high school age division. At the district level, there are two awards given per category and age division. She was the only Arlington high school student who won an award at this level!
Congratulations to... Corey Grant. Corey has advanced to finalist standing in the National Achievement Scholarship Program of 2013 by demonstrating outstanding performance potential for future academic success.
CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Gillespie and his student cast who performed "Runaways" last night at Stuart High School in the National District Theatre Festival Competition. The Warriors finished 1st place earning Best Ensemble, 4 All-Star Cast honors with Alexa Moore, Jasmin Villegas, Anthony Charles, and Jhonny Maldonado. The All-Star Cast qualified (as district champs) and will advance to the Regional Tournament on February 16th at Lake Braddock High School.
The following students also contributed to the District Title: Aalia Saib, Forrest Jacobs, Alex MacCallum, Grace Schroeder, Dominique Lopez-Piper, Jhonny Maldonado, William Westray, Asa Meyer, Sean Hackes, Maria Stalica-Galeano, Simone Goodwin, Lena Mobin, Ricardo Pagulayan, Shelton Siegel, James Adams, Jose Penalva, Elizabeth Milton
Wakefield Scholastic Arts Winners
The Scholastic Arts Competition results are in! Wakefield had an unprecedented amount of awards. Our Wakefield artists received in total: 115 Individual Awards (46 Gold, 19 Silver, 50 Honorable Mentions)!
In addition, 10 of our outstanding seniors were recognized for their portfolios (8 pieces that embody their artistic style): 6 Gold – Nancy Flores, Jesse Gritzinger, Linda Hernandez, Clara Martin, Rossnelly Salazar, Samantha Spytek; 3 Silver – Jemily Figueroa, Edgardo Martinez, Ning Sun; 1 Honorable Mention – Amanda Smith
The winners of the 115 individual Awards are listed below in alphabetical order:
Maya Barnes, Madeline Brophy, Tommy Brophy. Daniel Brown, Gabriela Caballero, Jose Cabezon, Ariel Cadby-Spicer, Sivia Campos, Tess Canino, Adrian Cardenas, Samantha Chavez, Joel Chavarria, Byron Cruz-Lopez, Alex Dimas, Marissa Dudek, Julia Dumlao, Abby Emig, Feven Eyob, Mobin Fateh, Jemily Figueroa, Nancy Flores, Isabel George, Jesse Gritzinger, Emily Hambridge, Linda Hernandez, Yungyoon Hong, Alec Jackson, Folami Joliceour, Saad Khan, Kirsten Pettaway, Clara Martin, Cecilia Martinez, Edgardo Martinez, Flor Mendoza, Lena Mobin, Maddie Periandri-Harrelson, Bekah Peterson, Mohammed Rahman, Marina Ralph, McKaylee Reavis, Kim Robinson, Leila Rodriguez, Max Rosenberg, Rossnelly Salazar, Sidney Shahriari, Amanda Smith, Kobe Solomon, Samantha Spytek, Ning Sun, Jenifer Trejo, Kira Tucker, Murphy Wilt, Tesay Yusuf
Congratulations to all of our outstanding Wakefield artists and their teachers, Jina Davidson and Margot Dunn.
Congratulations to Kimberly Robinson, Grade 12, who place First in the Visual Arts Competition for the Martin Luther King Literary and Visual Arts Contest
Reflections Contest Winners... Music - Outstanding Interpretation: Chris Cavoli; Photography - Outstanding Interpretation: Samantha Spytek
Wakefield High School’s Briana Rusin who was selected as a Posse Scholarship recipient. Briana will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, worth more than $140,000. Rusin, who plans to attend Pepperdine University was selected out of 1,500 nominees nationwide.
Congratulations to Samantha Spytek won the Arlington County Reflections competition at the high school level. Her entry was judged as "Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme" in the photography category. Samantha's artwork will represent Arlington County at the Northern Virginia District level Reflections competition.
Congratulations to Lena Mobin
and Sean Balick for advancing to the state auditions for Governor’s School in the theater category
; and congratulations to Vivian Hong
for advancing in the area of Visual Arts
. Each student will be one of three to represent APS in January at the state competition.
Wakefield's Project Upstanders
The Arlington Human Rights Commission announced that
was selected as a winner of the 2012 James B. Hunter Human Rights Award.
Congratulations to the following students who placed in the DC Area NFTE Pitch Competition
: Estip “Steven” Luizaga
won third place and Richard Tan
won first place. Congratulations to both students who competed against students from Maryland, DC and Virginia.
Congratulations to Haley Walter
, 10th grade student, who auditioned for the All District 12 Orchestra
last Monday, and was selected as the principal viola. Haley beat 47 other violists for the honor.
Congratulations to Sam Matzner and Mark Schreiber who were honored Tuesday night at the School Board meeting for their participation in the Senior Regional Orchestra Event last weekend.
Congratulations to Jina Davidson who was nominated for and will serve as Wakefield’s Teacher of the Year. Jina will be forwarded for consideration as APS Teacher of the Year.
District Chorus audition results are in! Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Wakefield at the All-District Chorus Event in February 2013: Jhonny Maldonado, Will Westray, Gabriel Fernandez, Shelton Siegel, Dominique Lopez-Piper, Asa Meyer, Sarah Mason. And here are the alternates: Izzan Yussoff, Bou Dia, Isabel George, Maria Zelaya.
Congratulations also to the Marching Warriors! The Marching Warriors capped off their competitive season on Saturday by traveling to the US Bands Class A National Championships. The Marching Warriors earned a score of more than 87 points, the highest score the Wakefield warriors have ever received. The band finished ahead of bands from MD and Connecticut and just 3 tenths of a point behind a band that placed 3rd at the New England States Championships. Way to go Band! What a way to end the season!
CONGRATULATIONS to 12th grader Shelton Siegel for being selected forthe Virginia Senior Honors Chorus.Shelton is the first student from Wakefield to be selected for this performanceevent in over 10 years.
Many Kudos to Kevin Callejas,a WHS 10th-grader, was among 15 students whose original one-act plays were recently produced, directed and performed at the 2012 Young Playwrights Theater's New Play Festival at Washington, D.C.'s Gala Hispanic Theatre. Kevin's play, "Carlos and Jose," was among more than 800 submissions by students from the nation's capital and Northern Virginia who participated in YPT's In-School Playwriting Program, a 12-week workshop.
A big congratulations to Corey Grant for being one of two APS students who were recently selected as National Achievement Scholarship candidate. The National Achievement Scholarship Program, which exist specially to honor academically talented Black Americans, is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
Karl Green recently submitted an application during the summer for the Discus Award Scholarship, a national scholarship that rewards students who have built a track record of success in at least three of ten key attributes valued by colleges. (Academics, arts, athletics, community service, government, etc.). Well good news! Karl won the scholarship valuing at $2,500 that’s going to be put toward his college education. Furthermore, Karl was also automatically considered for their $2,000 National All-Around Student Scholarship. Wakefield is PROUD of Karl and glad that he represents us all as a WARRIOR!
Congratulations to the following students who are Commended by the National Merit Scholarship Program: Alec Jackson and Sam Matzner.
Sam Matzner and Mark Schreiber made it into Northern Virginia Senior Regional Orchestra. Sam placed principal viola, and Mark placed on string bass. This is a big honor, and they are eligible now to take the All Virginia All State audition.
Congratulations to JP DeFranco, Wakefield Varsity Golf Team. JP represented Wakefield High School in the 2012 Regional Golf Tournament. JP not only posted the best score of any of the Arlington County High School participants, JP also ended in a tie for first of all participants from the entire National District.