Alumni News

 The Princeton Men’s Volleyball team won the EIVA title, for the first time in over 20 years, earning a birth to the NCAA tournament.  Andy Chen ’17 is a member of the team and was also recognized for being a member of the All-Academic Team as a Neuroscience Major.



A former Col. Zadok Magruder student and 2012 graduate, Deadra Monique Wellington Brown, tragically lost her life in an automobile accident.  Deadra was a good student and wonderful person who was very much involved in extracurricular activities. Her tragic and untimely death has left her family deeply saddened as well as in need. The family is seeking help with burial expenses, which are quite high. They have reached out to the community in the form of a “Go Fund Me” website. That website is listed below. The family would greatly appreciate any donations from our very caring community.



 Student Spotlight


Sarahann Yeh, graduate from Magruder High 2012  (entered MHS as an 11th grader,coming from a homeschool environment)

Academic and Community Awards and Honors:

- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland (UMD) (05/2016) (gpa: 3.977)

- Maryland Medallion Society: top 20 graduating student leaders at UMD (04/2016)
- Perez Study Abroad Award: top student in the College Park Scholars Living-Learning Program to demonstrate significant growth and global competencies as the result of studying abroad (10/2015)
- Gilman International Scholarship for study in China (02/2014)
- Critical Language Scholarship for Bahasa Indonesia (06/2013)


After Graduation from UMD (5/16)

Fulbright Scholar (English Teaching Assistant) in Bandar Lampung Indonesia (08/16)

Rangel Fellow (Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program) – prepares outstanding young adults for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of U.S. Dept of State.

(Susanna Yeh - '15, Scholars Program at UMD@CP, major: Biology - concentration in Physiology and Neurobiology (PHNB) The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program recepient, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State - intensive 8-week language study in China. Through the CNA program (MHS & Sherwood), is employed at MedStar in Olney working in Labor/Delivery and Pre/Post Surgery depts.)

Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Recipient – Sarahann Yeh – Class of 2012

Last night in Las Vegas, Helen Maroulis (’09) won the world wrestling championship in her 55kg weight class.  Helen left MHS after her sophomore year to train for the Olympics.  Check it out!!!!

The following information was taken from her bio at:

 Bridget Ann Serchak, MHS ’80, is chief, public affairs for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General.  and

 Brendan O’Connell Magruder HS and University of Maryland College Park graduate writes and produces the play A’ Demain. The attached press release highlights the theme of the play which also features former Magruder HS graduates as performers.

Andrea Hassler      AFA Airmen Volunteer For Flood Mitigation Work

Chris Carmack (class of 99) Joins ABC’s ‘Nashville’

Janel Stinney (Class of 11) Janel is currently a contestant on American Idol 

Hal English (Class of 80)  Hal English, a Magruder High School Class of 1980 alumnus, took the oath of office as Pennsylvania state representative Jan. 1

Brigadier General Mark S. Martins (Class of 78)

 Michael Lansing,(Class of 08)  Business Rx: Shades for U

Gboyinde Onijala  (Class of 05) Is the new host of the MCPS News Update.

Ramit Varma (Class of 92)  Revolution Prep, founded by 1992 Magruder grad Ramit Varma, was recently named to the IBM Good Company Project

Alex Lee (MHS Graduate, 08)  FC Dallas claimed Maryland defender Alex Lee with the 11th pick. Alex is the son of MHS science teacher, Diane Lee, and brother of MHS senior, Nathan Lee.

ESPN article FC Dallas selected Alex Lee, Walter Hines and Ian Kalis in the 2012 Supplemental Draft, held earlier today via conference call.

“Lee played as both a right back and a center back for a good program at Maryland,” said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. “He is very similar to Zach Loyd. He has a tremendous work rate and is tactically sound. He also has good speed and character.” 

Colleen Harwood (MHS graduate, 11) earns field hockey honor at Catholic University 
Col. Zadok Magruder High School graduate Colleen Harwood finished her high school field hockey tenure by being recognized as Montgomery County’s top player. She has since started her career at Catholic University of America (D.C.) with similar accolades.Colleen first garnered Landmark Rookie of the Year honors and then Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year recognition

Erin Hemming (MHS graduate, 10) a full time undergraduate student in the major of Art Ed. Erin is also a pre-school art instructor at the Renaissance Art Center

Gregory Parnell, a 2002 Magruder graduate and a 2006 graduate of Notre Dame University has been assigned to rebuild the Iraqi government as a member of the U.S. State Department Foreign Services Team.  Since his graduation from Notre Dame University, Greg has had a number of experiences that have prepared him for this very important assignment.

We are very proud of Greg’s accomplishments and his service to his country.  We wish him well.