Washington-Liberty HS senior Katty Michelle Rojas, was selected to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship from The Posse Foundation to attend a partner institution.
The Posse Foundation recruits and trains outstanding young people from urban high schools and sends them to top colleges and universities as part of supportive, multicultural teams or “Posses” of ten (10) students.
Senior James Licato has been named a Top 300 Scholar in the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search. His science project titled Development of a Zeolite Composite Material for the Simultaneous Removal of Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products (PPCPs), and Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) in Water Treatment will now advance to final round of competition.
All three articles are about discoveries from a Virginia fossil site called the Fisher/Sullivan site which is located in the Nanjemoy formation. The Nanjemoy formation is the accumulation of sand and mud on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 53 million years ago.
The Earth was so warm there were no polar ice caps and the Atlantic came up to the fall line (or roughly I-95). The site is about 5 miles east of the fall line, so it would have been off shore. Mostly, you find marine animals, but occasionally you find terrestrial animals, birds or fresh water animals as is the case with two of these discoveries.
Student-athletes are now permitted to resuming athletic workouts and activities while our staff will be following strict COVID-19 precautions mandated from APS. Furthermore, ALL SCHOOL FACILITIES (stadiums, track, fields, etc.) WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC when in use for sanctioned team activities. Coaches must be present.
It is important that the community respect this closure and practice social distancing to maintain the health and safety of our students, coaches, and staff.