19 W-L Student Scientists Awarded at VJAS

Washington-Lee HS student scientists had another successful year at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Competition at Virginia Commonwealth University. Seventy-eight papers from 90 students were presented at this very competitive statewide science fair event. Of the 78 papers, 19 students were awarded places. Skylar Brodowski and Nicola McHugh were awarded 1st place awards, while […]

The Cappies Nominations Announced

Washington – Lee HS students were acknowledged for their efforts the school’s winter production of “Pippin.” Zeke Albro was nominated as Best Lead Actor in a Musical for his performance as the title character as well as Julia Elman was nominated as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Berthe. The Cappies, described […]

IB Student, Lilin Keicho, Recognized by APS School Board

IB Biology student Lilin Keicho recently won this year’s Green Action Award. Her project, “The Effect of Natural Microbead Substitutes on Artemia” was recognized by the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability, and her award was presented at a ceremony on May 4th at a meeting of the APS School Board.


W-L Students Headed to Governor’s School Summer Residential Programs

Washington – Lee High School students were recently announced for their acceptance into the Virginia Department of Education Summer Residential Governor’s School. This unique program provides gifted high school rising juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or […]

17th Grand Championship Earned by Band Students

Congratulations to the Washington Lee Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Big Band and the Jazz Lab. All bands earned a Superior Rating and First Place with the top score of 97 out of 100. Alex DeLazzari, Ben Brooks and Sam Colaccino all earned most outstanding soloist. Washington – Lee HS Bands earned their 17th GRAND […]

Several Students Win the National Scholastic Art Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Currently regional winners’ works are exhibited at the Arlington Country Central Library. The top art at the regional level advanced to the national competition in New York City, NY. Only one percent (1%) of works from […]

Student Recognized at National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Carolyn Bradley received a Silver Medal with Distinction for her Writing Portfolio in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She will be honored for her achievement during the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. More than 320,000 students submitted works of art and writing and 2,500 were chosen to receive National […]

Grace Leckey Wins “National Punctuation Day” Contest

For the second consecutive year, a W-L student has won the National Punctuation Day contest. Grace Leckey, 12th grader, wrote to Mrs. Auer, her teacher at Saint Charles School, in Arlington, VA. In addition to her tremendous accomplishment, Leckey received a goody bag of punctuation products as well as a punctuation book. Link to article: National Punctuation Day

IB Film Class Cultivates Creative Learning

When you walk towards the film classroom at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington Virginia, USA, you are met with a visual feast of energetic and colorful walls of graffiti. Diploma Programme (DP) film students embrace this space where they’re engaged and inspiration can flourish. We invited film teacher Rosa Reyes and artist Mas Paz to […]