Announcement of 2014 Award for Excellence in the Arts Winners
The Fine Arts Department of H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program is proud to announce that four HBW students will be recognized at this year’s Award for Excellence in the Arts ceremony sponsored by the Washington DC Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL
This year’s recipients are: Ella Tuson – Award of Excellence, Olivia Taylor – Music, Erin Lammie – Theater and Kristen Heaton – Visual Art.
The eleventh annual Awards ceremony is supported by the Education Department of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The Awards program recognizes the most promising junior-level talent from 37 different Washington DC area high schools. This award documents these students' hard work and dedication and serves as a point of distinction for your future endeavors.
Members of HBW's National Honor Society were recognized on September 28th at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC for 8 continuous years of environmental stewardship. Paul Weiss started this cool relationship HBW has with Kenilworth and today we have close to 70 students joining other volunteers from and around DC to clear out lotus ponds so that the cultivar may flourish each year. Mostly the students just loved wearing hip-waders and getting muddy!
HBW's students and their awards are:
Gold Summa Cum Laude Silver Maxima Cum Laude
Jamie Staeben – Latin I Tori Auerhan – Latin I
Casey Wilson – Latin II Aiden Walker – Latin II
Amanda Hayes – Latin IV Siena Grevatt – Latin II
Whit Jacobs – Latin V
Bronze Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
Juliana Walker – Latin I Eleanor Doyon – Latin I
Dunham Janney – Latin I Anna Toth – Latin I
Andrew Heare – Latin I Ned Sieverts – Latin I
Caroline Kassir – Latin I Hannah Soler – Latin I
Harley Kalett – Latin II Sofia Dimick – Latin I
Emma Chan – Latin II Sophia Anderson – Latin II
Matteo Dristas – Latin II Jimmy Stinneford – Latin IV
Margaret Gorman – Latin IV Daniel McGlynn – Latin V
Will Hubbert – Latin V
Middle School Music Awards
All three of H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program's Middle School Music ensembles, band, orchestra, and chorus, received first place awards at the Music in the Parks Festival at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg on Friday, May 9th. These ensembles competed against ensembles of like kind, and their exemplary performance earned them high marks.Congratulations to these musicians and their teachers, Carl Holmquist, Risa Browder, and Bill Podolski.
HBW's 6th grade Earth Force students won 2nd place at the Caring For Our Watersheds competition April 24 for their inspired project "There's Something Fishy About the Frankenfish," or as it's commonly called the Northern Snakehead. For their project they researched this invasive species and it's fishing regulations, learned to cook and eat Snakehead from a chef in Annapolis, went fishing for Snakehead on the Potomac River and created a recipe book that they're going to hand out to local fishermen.Pictured are (L-R): Calla Ritland, Ben Gross, Alex Jones, Chloe Fugle and Molly George. Not pictured: Brooke Tanner, Raven Welch, Alex Keuerleber, Taylor Young, Grace Goldman, Clare McElhaney. Many thanks go to the parents of these students for their outstanding support. Students hope that parents who fish will try some of the recipes that can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/frankenfishrecipes
12th grader David Reich advanced to the Invitational Round of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. Of the 1,665 participants, only 200 made it to the invitational round. Of those 200 invited, David placed 107th.