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Thursday, March 30, 2017



Science Fair Results

Congratulations to all Wakefield Science Fair participants! WHS had 14 participants in 6 different judging categories. Two students, Joann Chongsaritsinsuk and Amy Kohan, won first place! For WHS results please click here, and for full regional results you can access the APS science fair page here.

Huge Scholastic Win

Scholastic Awards Received by over 100 Wakefield Warriors!
Scholastic Art Awards are in and Wakefield artists have won a whopping 115 awards!  In addition to these fantastic individual awards, Wakefield artists have also claimed 17 Portfolio awards, out of 17 Portfolios submitted!  These resulted in 31 Gold Keys, 59 Silver Keys and 24 Honorable Mentions and 8 Gold Keys, 5 Silver Keys and 4 Honorable Mentions in Portfolios.  The full list of students and their awards can be accessed here.  Please congratulate these students when you see them!

Wakefield Warriors Win First Place in PTA Reflections 

Congratulations goes out to Madelyn Wood and Ash Martinez, two Wakefield students who have won 1st Place in the PTA Reflections Competition at the Regional level.  Both of these students' winning works have advanced to the State Level. Madelyn Wood, for her photograph, "Wandering Imagination" and Ash Martinez for his film entitled, "Pure Imagination".

PTA Maddie Wood

 Wakefield Warrior Wins Decal Contest

Winnning Decal Congratulations to Ryan Kovich for winning the 2016-2017 Arlington Vehicle decal competition!  His photo, "Arlington is for Enjoyment" will be seen on 160,000 cars registered to Arlington later this year! For his win, he also received $750 from the Arlington Credit Union.  You can read more about it here.  Also, congratulations goes out for fellow finalist Amelia Wilt, who gets $500 for her photo, "Dark Star Park".

Wakefield Senior Wins Full Ride Scholarship

Wakefield High School senior Rebeca Mercado-Rios was selected to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship from the Posse Scholarship Foundation to attend partnering institution Bucknell University.  For more on this story, and a press release, click here.

Wakefield Warriors Win MLK Visual Arts and Literary Contest

Congratulations to Eyerusalem Meaza and Destiny Heid for being winners in this year's MLK Literary and Visual Arts Contest! Eyerusalem Meaza won 1st place for Visual Arts for her photograph and Destiny Heid won 2nd for her literary work. This is especially wonderful, given that this year's MLK tribute will take place at Wakefield.  Please congratulate these students when you see them! 

Virginia Senior Honors Choir selects Warriors

Congratulations to Anise Dorsey and Abby Brown on being selected for the Virginia Senior Honors Choir!. Anise and Abby auditioned for this ensemble at Longwood College.  They prepared and auditioned a complete Baroque solo vocal selection, as well as sight-read a musical example for 2 adjudicators. Both students will travel to the Virginia Music Educators Conference in Norfolk on November 19-21, and will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging choral repertoire with a university conductor as part of the VA Senior Honors Choir. Students who participate in these types of honors ensembles bring back tremendous musical acumen to their peers at their home school music programs, and we are very proud of Anise and Abby for their leadership.   This is the first time Wakefield has had 2 representatives in this ensemble.  Go Warriors!!


Young Entepreneurs Pitch Their Ideas

Enterpreneurship winners

Congratulations to the following entrepreneurship students who placed in our annual pitch competition.  Coming in 3rd place:  Nino Lovo-Ochoa, 2nd place – Tasnim Alam, and coming in 1st place was Carina Stinson.  Congratulations to all of the entrepreneurship students who gave their pitch!

Governor's Academy

The World Language Department at Wakefield High School is pleased to announce four students have been selected to compete at the state level for admission to the Governor’s Foreign Language Academies in the summer of 2016.  Wakefield’s finalists are Jake Karton and Sirena Wigfall (French), Zoe Beardsley (Spanish) and Matt Coppolino (Japanese). Since 1987, the Virginia Department of Education has sponsored these summer residential programs for Virginia's most motivated and talented foreign language students. As of 2015, more than 8,300 students have completed one of the programs. The 2016 Governor's Summer Residential Foreign Language Academies will include full-immersion academies in French, German and Spanish; a partial-immersion Japanese Academy; and a Latin Academy.


 Microsoft Excel Certification Class


Congratulations to the following students who earned their Microsoft 2013 Excel Certification!

Kelvin Rodriguez, Fatima Zafar, Misbah Zafar, Jonathan Chiles, Kaylah Gillums, Jason Meneses-Numbela and Jeffrey Caballero.


BizFest Youth Enterpreneurship Program

BizFest Winner Tasneem Sponsored by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the BizFest Youth Entrepreneurship Program is an innovative program that empowers youth with knowledge and insight into the world of business.  Tasnim Alam's idea and business plan, which was presented to a panel of judges won first place in the competition!


Wakefield Art Students win 5 National Scholastic Art Awards this year!

The student and their work are: Eyerusalem Meaza- Gold Medal, Photography "The Long Wait"; Jack Karton-Silver Medal, Illustration "Touchdown"; Karolina Lajch-Silver Medal, Photography "Mask"; Francesca Salas-,Silver Medal, Photography "How do you define Rich and Famous?"; Madelyn Wood-Silver Medal, Photography "No Dreams Tonight".  These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. These students have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 2.


Meza picture   Karton Picture   Mask   Maddie




Wakefield Grabs AVA!

Wakefield student wins American Visions Award!  A BIG congratulations goes out to Margot Dunn's art student, Elma Shishir, who's illustration,"Wrecking Ball Wreckage" was chosen as one of the five American Visions Awards in the 2016 Scholastic Arts Competition.  The American Visions distinction is awarded to pieces of art that are considered the Best in Show!  Please congratulate this talented sophomore when you see her!

Elma Sishir


 Science Fair Results

Congratulations to all Wakefield Science Fair participants! WHS had 14 participants in 6 different judging categories. Two students, Joann Chongsaritsinsuk and Amy Kohan, won first place! For WHS results please click here, and for full regional results you can access the APS science fair page here.


Wakefield French Teacher Wins Grant

Wakefield High School French teacher Susan Haley was awarded a training grant from the French government to study for two weeks in Vichy, France. The grant (Stage Pédagogique de Courte Durée) includes housing with a French family, daily classes focusing on teaching French as a Foreign Language, as well as French language and culture, sponsoredby CAVILAM - Alliance Française.  Additionally, a stipend towards plane and train fares, as well as teaching materials is provided.  In 2016, a total of 20 awards were granted in the United States:  16 awards to teachers of French as a Foreign Language, and 4 for teachers in French bilingual schools.

Last Modified on May 2, 2016