95 Students Applied for 2020 Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Virtual Symposium Awards, Winners Announced

Ninety-five (95) Washington-Liberty HS students applied to present their science research projects at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Symposium this past school year. Following their efforts, 64 students were accepted to participate in the first ever VJAS virtual symposium. On Thursday, May 28th the following winners from Washington-Liberty HS were announced: 2020 Virginia […]

64 Students’ Submit Accepted Papers to the Annual VJAS Symposium

Congratulations to the Washington – Liberty HS students who submitted papers accepted at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS). For more information please visit Please see below for this year’s accepted papers along with students’ names (and grade level): Botany – Allen, Lily (9) “The Effect of Different Fuels on the Growth of Elodea […]

Student travels to Washington to Present Winning VJAS Project

James Licato was invited to present his winning Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) project at the annual meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Science/AJAS in Seattle, Washington this past weekend. This project won the “Best Paper Award” at the 2019 VJAS’s annual symposium and a trip to the annual AAAS/AJAS meeting was […]

Science Fair Judges Send Dozens to Regional Competition

Over the weekend, Washington – Liberty HS Students presented their science fair projects for the annual Science Fair held in the Cafeteria. All students below will advance to the Regional Fair held in March. Place First Name Last Name Project Title 1st Madeleine Day The Effect of Water Temperature on Brine Shrimp Reproduction 1st Thomas […]

Science Teacher, Mrs. Dawn McCoart, Awarded the Franklin D Kizer Distinguished Service Award at the Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences 78th Annual Meeting

On May 23, 2019, Mrs. Dawn McCoart was awarded the Franklin D Kizer Distinguished Service Award at the Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences 78th Annual Meeting at Old Dominion University. This award recognizes the exceptional contributions to VJAS of a STEM teacher. Mrs. McCoart is the W-L Science Department Chair, a National Board Certified Teacher […]

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 […]

Eighteen Students Gain 1st Place and Advance to Regional Science Fair

The Washington – Lee HS Science Fair was held this past weekend and 18 students placed first. They will now take their talents to the Regional Science Fair to be held later this year in March. Congratulations all students that submitted ideas, projects, presentations for the Fair. The students names that will advance are: Alissa Rivero, Sophie Finkelstein, […]