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Numerous Students Accepted for Summer 2018 Residential Governor’s School Academics, Mentorships & Visual Performing Arts

The following students have been accepted to the VDOE Summer Governor’s School programs: Caroline Cunningham – Math, Science, and Technology Mariel Andrea Dayan – Agriculture Adi Kambhamppaty – NASA Mentorship Abigail Martinage – Humanities Matthew McKnight – Math, Science, and Technology Iain Ramsey – Math, Science, and Technology These students are alternates: Jeanie Laybourn – Visual Art Thomas Lynch – […]

Weekly Writing Prompt

In the past fifteen years or so, dozens of lighthouses no longer needed by the United States Coast Guard have been auctioned off to the public. Buyers have found a variety of new uses for their lighthouses, such as converting them into hotels or vacation homes, or even a concert venue. Write a short story […]

Select Students Accepted into Foreign Languages Governor’s Academies for Summer 2018

Congratulations to the following students for being accepted to represent W-L in the prestigious Foreign Languages Governor’s Academies this summer. The World Languages department is extremely proud of their achievement: French: Marina George, Alexandra Burnham (Alternate) Spanish: Charlotte Howard (Alternate) Latin:  Karuna Sinha, Julia Billera 

Music Dept. Has Superior Showing at Myrtle Beach Music Competition

Washington – Lee High School Music Department took home several distinctions at the Myrtle Beach Music Competition held annually in Myrtle Beach, SC. Congratulations are in order for: Symphonic Band – 1st Place Superior Jazz Band – 1st Place Superior Concert Band – 1st Place Superior Chamber Orchestra – 1st Place Superior Concert Orchestra – 1st Place Superior Chamber […]

Winter Guard Takes Gold Medal and as a Result Promoted to Next Classification

The Washington-Lee HS (Winter) Color Guard won the Gold Medal at the Atlantic Indoor Association Championships on April 7, 2018.  Their exemplary efforts allowed them to come in first out of 11 other Virginia teams in their classification – Scholastic Regional A1.  Consequently they will be promoted to the next class – Scholastic A3 for […]

Weekly Writing Prompt

What can be accomplished without a brain? Three graduate biology students at the California Institute of Technology published a study last month revealing that jellyfish can sleep, the first documented instance of an animal without a brain having the ability to fall asleep. Think of an activity you engage in regularly, and then leap into […]