Science

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, […]

70 Students Presented and 14 Earn Recognition at the 77th annual statewide Virginia Junior Academy of Science Competition

Numerous students placed in the 77th annual statewide Virginia Junior Academy of Science Competition May 22nd- May 24th at Longwood University sponsored by the Virginia Academy of Science VJAS Winners 2018 Caroline Cunningham – 1st Place Statistical Analysis and Inferences – The influence of the glycoprotein ratio on the influenza vaccine effectiveness Lindsey Gradowski – 1st […]

Students Advance to VA State as well as Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Congratulations to the following students for being nominated to represent Washington – Lee HS at the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair; James Licato, Caroline Cunningham, Skylar Brodowski. Furthermore, congratulations to freshman James Licato for earning GRAND PRIZE. He will be attending the “Intel International Science and Engineering Fair” in April. Licato constructed a sewage system to actively determine how […]

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 […]

AP Biology and Chemistry Students Learn Outside the Classroom

The AP Biology and AP Chemistry classes went on a field trip to the Phoebe Hall Knipling Outdoor Laboratory in Fauquier County in October. Students collected and analyzed samples of water and examined wildlife to look for indicators of a healthy biosystem. They also had a cookout with hotdogs & s’mores, fished, boated on the […]