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Band Earns Superior Gold Ratings in Nashville, TN

The Washington – Lee HS Band and Guitar Ensemble earned Outstanding Performance at the Nashville Band Competition. Followed by Jazz Big Band, Symphonic Band and Guitar Ensemble all earning Superior Gold Rating with the highest score being 97 out of 100. The Concert Band earned an Excellent Silver Rating with a score of 88 out of […]

Students Receive 1st Prize at BlairHacks Hackathon

Ryan Bloom, Chase Hildebrand, Eric Lyngholm-Kjaerby, & Ken Parris received 1st prize at the BlairHacks 24-hr Hackathon held at Montgomery Blair HS. Together they hacked BusBot, an image recognition app that alerts students when their bus has arrived at school.

Twenty-five Students Take Their Skills to Richmond, VA for Model General Assembly Event

W-L’s 25 students in Model General Assembly traveled to the Commonwealth’s capital to put their skills to work. Emery Parker (10th grade, worked as a lobbyist) and Carsten Schoer (11th grade, worked as House Delegate) both performed so well that they were invited by YMCA Virginia to join our state’s 20-member delegation to the Conference of […]

Music Programs Earn Back-to-Back Annual VMEA Blue Ribbon Award

The Washington-Lee HS Music Department was recently award the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Blue Ribbon School after the Symphonic Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Choir all received a Superior rating at the recent District Performance Assessment for District 12. The VMEA Blue Ribbon Award is the highest award given to schools music programs in […]

Two Students Receive the National Latin Exam’s New Latin Educators Scholarship ($2,000)

Karuna Sinha and Julia Billera have both been named recipients of the National Latin Exam’s New Latin Educators Scholarship. The application process is very competitive with students from all over the nation. Both students will receive $2,000 for the 2019 – 2020 academic year with an option to renew each following year of their undergraduate […]

Scholastic National Art and Writing Award Winner Announced

The following students recently won Scholastic National Art and Writing award: Abigail Cupp – Gold medal in Photography Alina Batchlia – Silver medal in Drawing Lily DiBenigno – Gold medal in Sculpture Charlotte Kelly – Silver medal in Painting Jamileth Picavia – Gold Medal American Vision Gold Medal Award Winners will have their works showcased at a NY […]

22 Students Selected as Winners at Regional Science Fair

The annual Regional Science Fair was composed of students from: Washington-Lee, Yorktown, Wakefield, H-B Woodlawn, Arlington Tech, TC Williams, George Mason and a few local private schools with W-L students making up over twenty winners. Grand Prize (Nominated for the International Science and Engineering Fair – only 2 projects from the entire fair can be […]

Student Presents Paper at Opening Day of 57th Annual Junior Science and Humanities Regional Symposium

Caroline Cunningham recently represented Washington-Lee High School at the 57th Annual Junior Science and Humanities Regional Symposium hosted at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Her research paper, Investigating Cancer Mutations: Improving the Analysis of Cancer Data with Software, was selected as one of twelve oral presentations given on opening day. This is her second year presenting at […]

Seven DECA Competitors Excel in State Competition

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized as top performers at DECA States in Virginia Beach: Russell Biddle- Recognized for Top Role Play & Qualified for National Competition Maxwell Clegg- Qualified for National Competition Dorthy Grotes- Recognized for Top Test Score Parker Danaceau – Recognized for Top Test Score Liam O’Casey- Recognized for Top […]