Sunday, May 19, 2013
Four students were selected of 39 participants.
FCPS held the third annual Global Awareness Technology Fair at Lee High School on May 14 where four students from West Potomac High School participated in the events. The fair showcased technology based projects, produced by Level 3 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. Ninety-five students, selected by their peers and teachers, participated in the fair representing high schools throughout Fairfax County. Students representing West Potomac included Brenda Andrade, Maddy Medrano, Ben Lachhab and Gema Cerna. Their teachers are Ms. Susan Boswell-Sears and Ms. Virginia Easley. These four students were selected, from 39 participants, during the WPHS Share-Fair, which occurred earlier in Maty. The students' project focused on …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The theater department put on the performance earlier this spring.
The West Potomac High School production of "Young Frankenstein: The Musical" has received seven Cappies nominations, including Best Musical. The theatre department put on the performance earlier in the spring at the high school. Other nominations include: Click here to read the Cappies review of the school's performance of "Young Frankenstein: The Musical."
Friday, May 17, 2013
The athletes prepare to graduate at the end of the school term.
West Potomac High School varsity baseball will say farewell to some of its players as they prepare to graduate. This year, the varsity team has an overall record of 12-8. The team is currently playing in the Patriot District Tournament. Congratulations to PJ Braun, Michael Berrigan, Garrick Willis, Alex Hauser, Paul McClure, Patrick Benson and Jayme Murray on a strong high school athletic career and graduating this year. For more information on West Potomac sports, click here. Keep up with Greater Alexandria news and events by signing up for our newsletter. Learn more here!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The students took home three first place trophies in early May.
The Technology Student Association at West Potomac High School recently received major recognition at the Virginia State Competition in Richmond. The group took home three first place trophies and one second place trophy at the competition on May 3-5. Congratulations to the following students: The students also participated in other categories in the competition including, Engineering Design, Biotechnology Design, Geospatial Technology, Technology Bowl, On-Demand Video and Structural Engineering. Keep up with Greater Alexandria news and events by signing up for daily newsletter. Learn more here!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Ian Thompson asks Nikki Amico to prom in a very special way.
West Potomac High School senior Ian Thompson recently made a grand gesture when he rented a horse, and with a bouqet of red roses, rode to sophomore Nikki Amico's house and asked her to the prom. Thompson said he had a few ideas on how to ask Amico but they were quite expensive. The "prom-posal" was the first time he had ever ridden a horse. "I just thought it would be a cool idea. I talked to my dad and he knew someone who would let me borrow her horse," he said. "It was my first time riding a horse so I practiced a little before riding to her house." Thompson's plan went without a hitch, and Amico agreed to go to prom with him. West Potomac's prom is scheduled for Friday, June 7 at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria. Keep up with …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
More than 1,480 students nationwide participated in this year's contest.
Students at West Potomac High School were recently recognized in the Journalism Education Association (JEA) 2013 Write Off Contest, according to a recent Fairfax County Public Schools news release. The contest took place at the JEA-National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) spring convention in San Francisco. Only 108 of 1,480 students received a superior rating in this year's contest, 203 received an excellent rating and 305 earned an honorable mention. WestPo students who earned recognition include: Superior Rating Excellent Rating Honorable Mention For the full list of Fairfax County students who received recognition, click here. Keep up with Greater Alexandria news and events by signing up for daily newsletter. Learn more here!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Chemistry between lead actors takes center stage in this high school production.
Tuesday, April 30
Written by Mary Long of Langley High School --- A mad scientist, a goofy hunchback, an eccentric assistant, a creepy handmaid and a green monster — not your typical cast of characters. But the West Potomac High School theater department brings them all to life in their production of "Young Frankestein the Musical," a horror-story parody and rock-and-roll musical written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan that follows a schmaltzy set of crazy characters attempting to recreate the infamous Frankenstein. Opening on Broadway in 2007, "Young Frankenstein" tells the tale of Frederick Frankenstein, the last living relative of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein, the creator of the world’s most notorious undead creature. Frederick, who wishes to dissociate…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Vito in Canto will perform works by contemporary composers.
Saturday, April 6
(Editor's Note: This news item was submitted by Adriana Meeks, West Potomac High School Media Liaision.) West Potomac High School's Choral Department is hosting a Russian women's choir during their visit to the United States. The choir, Vito in Canto, will perform a free concert to the public on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in West Potomac's Springbank Auditorium, 6500 Quander Rd., Alexandria. The 27 members choir, ages 20-23, along with their conductor Yuly Kopkin, assistant conductor Olga Malakhova, and accompanist Stanislav Sitnikov are in the United States as part of a cultural exchange between Radford University and the Ural State University of Economics,Yekaterinburg Russia. Choral exchanges between the two universities started in 1999. …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Students from Mount Vernon and West Potomac High School will compete in the National Leadership Conference.
Five Fairfax County Public Schools Health and Medical Sciences students have finished in the top three at the 33rd annual Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference in Williamsburg. These students have advanced to the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Nashville in June. HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education that provides leadership development opportunities and recognition to Health and Medical Sciences students, according to a press release sent by FCPS. At the state level in the Physical Therapy category, Nena Abernathy of Mount Vernon High School won first place; Jordan Gooch of Lake Braddock Secondary School finished in second place, and Garrett Farmerie…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Twenty-three West Potomac High School students took top honors at last weekend's regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Twenty-three West Potomac High School students took honors at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Robinson High School last weekend: Grand Prize Nominees: Madison Daley and Katherine Genuario (also took a first prize in Energy and Transportation) Lindsey Kibben (also took first prize in Physics and Astronomy) Chemistry First Place: Mattie Leibowitz Energy and Transportation First Place Grant Ours and James Schiffres John Apperson, Jeremy Basdeo and Alan Worth Environmental Management First Place Cyrus Adams-Mardi and Tristan Keightley Engineering: Materials Second Place Brian Cash Connor Hayes Hamza Riaz Engineering: Mechanical Second Place Andrew Schurr Engineering: Mechanical Third Place Alison Bird Shea Ruffin David Cate and …