Congratulations goes out to Madelyn Wood and Ash Martinez, two Wakefield students who have won 1st Place in the PTA Reflections Competition at the Regional level. Both of these students' winning works have advanced to the State Level. Madelyn Wood, for her photograph, "Wandering Imagination" and Ash Martinez for his film entitled, "Pure Imagination".
Wakefield Warrior Wins Decal Contest
Congratulations to Ryan Kovich for winning the 2016-2017 Arlington Vehicle decal competition! His photo, "Arlington is for Enjoyment" will be seen on 160,000 cars registered to Arlington later this year! For his win, he also received $750 from the Arlington Credit Union. You can read more about it here. Also, congratulations goes out for fellow finalist Amelia Wilt, who gets $500 for her photo, "Dark Star Park".
Wakefield High School senior Rebeca Mercado-Rios was selected to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship from the Posse Scholarship Foundation to attend partnering institution Bucknell University. For more on this story, and a press release, click here.
Wakefield Warriors Win MLK Visual Arts and Literary Contest
Congratulations to Eyerusalem Meaza and Destiny Heid for being winners in this year's MLK Literary and Visual Arts Contest! Eyerusalem Meaza won 1st place for Visual Arts for her photograph and Destiny Heid won 2nd for her literary work. This is especially wonderful, given that this year's MLK tribute will take place at Wakefield. Please congratulate these students when you see them!
Congratulations to Anise Dorsey and Abby Brown on being selected for the Virginia Senior Honors Choir!. Anise and Abby auditioned for this ensemble at Longwood College. They prepared and auditioned a complete Baroque solo vocal selection, as well as sight-read a musical example for 2 adjudicators. Both students will travel to the Virginia Music Educators Conference in Norfolk on November 19-21, and will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging choral repertoire with a university conductor as part of the VA Senior Honors Choir. Students who participate in these types of honors ensembles bring back tremendous musical acumen to their peers at their home school music programs, and we are very proud of Anise and Abby for their leadership. This is the first time Wakefield has had 2 representatives in this ensemble. Go Warriors!!
Congratulations to the following entrepreneurship students who placed in our annual pitch competition. Coming in 3rd place: Nino Lovo-Ochoa, 2nd place – Tasnim Alam, and coming in 1st place was Carina Stinson. Congratulations to all of the entrepreneurship students who gave their pitch!
The World Language Department at Wakefield High School is pleased to announce four students have been selected to compete at the state level for admission to the Governor’s Foreign Language Academies in the summer of 2016. Wakefield’s finalists are Jake Karton and Sirena Wigfall (French), Zoe Beardsley (Spanish) and Matt Coppolino (Japanese). Since 1987, the Virginia Department of Education has sponsored these summer residential programs for Virginia's most motivated and talented foreign language students. As of 2015, more than 8,300 students have completed one of the programs. The 2016 Governor's Summer Residential Foreign Language Academies will include full-immersion academies in French, German and Spanish; a partial-immersion Japanese Academy; and a Latin Academy.