CONGRATULATIONS to Gene Pohl and ninth graders Tyler LaPointe and Ishan Chatterjee who were accepted into the 2014 Senior All District Honors Orchestra. Tyler came in 9th chair out of 113 who auditioned on violin. Ishan came in 6th chair out of 48 who auditioned on viola. They will perform in a concert at Marshall High School on January 11th.
CONGRATULATIONS to Nadim Nadir and the following students who were selected for this year's District XII Chorus Event in February: Benzon Candy, Leonard Claure, Anise Dorsey, Nathalie Gabutin, Forrest Jacobs, Anthony Lopez, Jose Penalva, Sean Romiti-Schulze, Will Westerly, Izzan Yussoff, Shannon Nelson, and Asa Meyer (alternate)
CONGRATULATIONS to Marlon Telleria, and students Alfonso Marino, Zach Chapman, Mauricio Rojas, Ezra Zike, and Carlos Bolanos who represented Wakefield at the ITEA First Academia Day Robotic Competition. The students came from our computer science program to solve a given problem. Wakefield was recognized as the most innovative team and came in as a finalist.
Wakefield Warrior Band traveled to Herndon, Va to compete in the US-Bands Invitational at Herndon HS. The Band just missed first place by 1.7 points and was awarded the caption title of Best Music. Way to Go Warriors. (Not bad for being without a field for 3.5 weeks).
September 28 weekend, the
CONGRATULATIONS to Beatriz Riggle who won first place and a $1000 scholarship in Telemundo's Hispanic Heritage Contest Reception for which Beatriz wrote an essay about how she maintains her Hispanic heritage and her involvement in art. She was interviewed in local Spanish-language news broadcasts and newspapers and has been offered an internship.
Wakefield High School has been named as one of Virginia’s top high schools in
Virginia Living’s October 2013 special feature entitled “State of Education.” According to the Virginia Livingpress release, the special feature “celebrates excellence and innovation in Virginia’s schools. Featuring in-depth and positive coverage of news and trends in secondary and higher education, Virginia Living State of Education includes Top High Schools & Colleges 2013, a list of nearly 150 programs in public and private high schools and four-year colleges leading the way in innovation across the state. Virginia Living’s Top High Schools & Colleges 2013 recognizes schools for excellence and innovation in five categories: Arts & Humanities, Science, Math & Technology, Co-Ops & Partnerships, Athletics and Capital Improvements. After thorough review of each school’s programs and accomplishments, Virginia Living’s editors selected schools that have instituted programs or recently begun capital improvements aimed at strengthening students’ experiences in and beyond the classroom. Virginia Living’s Top High Schools & Colleges 2013 is the resource for anyone curious about why Virginia’s schools are consistently ranked among the nation’s best.”Wakefield High School was selected for this award in the category of Co-Ops & Partnerships for its on-going and active partnership with Signature Theater.