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Sunday, March 29, 2015

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  •  Wakefield wins Medals at Science Olympiad

    The Wakefield Science Olympiad Team competed against 19 teams last month in the regional tournament, getting our highest placement and most points ever at a regional competition.
    Experimental Design, 1st  place: Trey Tigue and Danny Donate-Perez
    Experimental Design, 2nd place: Neil Barrett and Patrick Girard
    Compound Machines, 2nd place: Brenda Hidalgo and Maddie Megargee
    Write It, Do It, 4th place: Grayson Fontaine and RJ Garado
    Write It, Do It, 5th place: Patrick Girard and Isai Alvarez
    The 1st and 2nd places were the highest we’ve ever finished in an event.  Congratulations to all our competitors!
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  •  Wakefield in the top 1% of Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    art and writing award The following students have earned national recognition in the The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2015: Jungyoon Hong (American Visions Medal, Gold Medal), Deanna Subhi (Silver Medal), and Grisel Vasquez (Silver Medal).  These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists and writers in the nation.  This year, 300,000 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 in June of this year. Congratulations!
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  • Spring is here! And so is the PTA Plant Sale!

    Plant Sale The Wakefield PTA is once again holding its yearly plant sale, so parents and neighbors can beautify their gardens while supporting the academic endeavors of our school!  The plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 2, from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.  Order in advance!  Use either the Excel PTA Plant Sale Order Form  or the PDF Plant Sale Form which you can complete and mail or deliver to school with a check.  Hurry!  The deadline to order is April 11th. For more information, please contact Kate Van Slyck
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  • Crew Bake Sale

    Wakefield Crew will be hosting a bake sale in Town Hall after school this Thursday.  All items $1.00.  Come on over and buy a snack and support your Crew team!
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  • Wakefield Winners at Virginia History Day 

    The Virginia History Day District Competition inspires students to study local history, and then challenges them to expand their thinking and apply knowledge of local events to the national, or even worldwide scene. This year, with over 300 students from around all of Northern Virginia, four Wakefield students won in different categories . Anise Jordan-Dorsey’s individual exhibit, The Underground Railroad: A Story of Collective Leadership, has been selected to compete in the State competition next month!Stephan Tan, Youssef El Mahmoudi, and Mohamed Bahr were winners in the Special Prize category. Their group exhibit, Thomas Jefferson: Leadership and Legacy, won the Citizenship History Award. This award is sponsored by the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and goes to the best entry regarding the Revolutionary War and the broader 1750-1800 time period.

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  • Hispanic College Institute for Sophomores and Juniors

    The Hispanic College Institute provides clear and practical college application and financial aid information and offers students the opportunity to engage with successful Hispanic leaders and role models who will help inform them about career and educational opportunities. Apply online here by April 1, 2015. There is NO cost to the student. There are only 125 spaces available for this event that provides participants with free transportation and lodging, so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Sophomores and juniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible, click here for more information.
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  • Students of the Month for February announced!

    Click here for a complete list!
    Student of the month
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  • Seminar for Student Athletes to be held at Wakefield

     It is not too early to prepare for playing college sports, so learning what it takes to be a college athlete mentally, physically, and academically is an important first step.  A seminar called “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete”  is designed to help parents be more knowledgeable  about athletic scholarships and the recruiting process.  It will be held at Wakefield's auditorium on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.  It will also teach parents how to find the right college and where to look for financial aid/scholarships.  Click here for more information.
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  • Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders

     CHCI Logo Applications for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s summer high school program, R2L NextGen, are now open!  R2L NextGen is a week-long leadership and civic engagement program for high school students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. CHCI will bring 40 Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the federal government works, meet key leaders, visit historic sites and develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation. The program, which will take place July 26 –31, 2015, is completely FREE of charge to all selected student participants.  Applications are now available online here and must be submitted by Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
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  •  Scholarship opportunity for women

    The Arlington VA Chapter of THE LINKS, a national organization of professional African American women, is accepting scholarship applications, go to www.arlingtonlinksinc.org. This is a four year renewable scholarship for women, only!All applications are given to Mr. Clisham in room c-128, Town Hall and the deadline is April 1, 2015
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