Take a minute to recognize the achievements of our students for the 2018-2019 school year!
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National Chess Champion
Congratulations to Senior Sahil Sinha for being named National Chess Champion by the US Chess Federation!
Congratulations to Senior Carl Dacanay on her completion of the National Gallery of Art (NGA) Museum Makers program. Her final presentation was outstanding!
The National Gallery of Art Museum Makers is a program that brings together students with an affinity for art. Museum makers value creativity, exploring, learning, and affirming and expanding who they can be.
This program offers upper-level high school students tools for experiencing, understanding, and interpreting art. It is a competitive program with an application process. Each school gets to nominate one student. The NGA selects roughly 18 students from all over the DMV.
As part of a community of like-minded students, Museum Makers participants explore art through observation, sketching, in-gallery group discussions, independent research on a work of art of their choice, and visual journaling. Participants also learn about the intersection of art, graphic design, and visual communication and create a personal graphic design project. Behind-the-scenes visits with museum professionals from curating and education to architecture and security. The program culminates with student-led public talks in the galleries and an exhibition of each student’s graphic design project.
International Olympiad Astronomy and Astrophysics Winner!
Senior Vincent Bian competed in the 12th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, and won a gold medal for team USA! On top of that, he also got the highest score on the theory competition.
This year's IOAA was held at Beijing China for 10 days and over 200 students from 39 countries participated. The competition consists of three rounds (theory competition, data analysis, and star observation), with total of over 10 hours testing. Team USA won 2 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze medal in total.
Student Invited to Speak at Glenstone Pavilion Opening Ceremony
Senior Joseph Dwyer (center) was invited to speak at the Glenstone Museum Pavilion Opening Ceremony. Joe was hand picked to speak along with other dignitaries including County Executive Ike Leggett and First Lady of the State, Yumi Hogan.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Contest Winner!
Congratulations to Junior Marco DiPietro on winning 2nd runner-up in the 16th Annual 2018 F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Student Short Story Contest! The contest was open to high school students who attend an MCPS school. The contest had no restrictions on subject matter, had to be 1500 to 3000 words long and have a protagonist who resolves a conflict or achieves a new awareness.