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New SCA presidents prepare for year ahead

New SCA presidents prepare for year ahead

Hannah Rosman, Managing Editor
June 19, 2017
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The student body elected rising senior Alex Pascocello Student Council Association (SCA) President on May 26, along with all of the other class leaders positions for next year. Pascocello has been apart of SCA for three years. He started as Third Vice President, then moved up to be Second Vice President as ...

On the sidelines with Hoops For Cancer

On the sidelines with Hoops For Cancer

Ariya Nosouhian
March 8, 2017
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Hoops For Cancer is a basketball club which raises money to donate to cancer research. The club meets every two weeks in OC-1. Club sponsor, Ms. Katrina Reed, is the head varsity basketball coach for Episcopal High School. Q: Are there any requirements to join the club / Can someone join even if they...

Teacher of the Year Mr. Frank DeRocco

Teacher of the Year Mr. Frank DeRocco

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 3, 2017
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Every year, students are encouraged to nominate a teacher who inspires and supports them for Washington-Lee’s Teacher of the Year award. Dozens of nominations are submitted, students naming a teacher and writing about why they should be recognized. From these submissions, a list of a dozen or so teacher...

Featured General

Featured General

Gwen Taplin
February 22, 2017
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Although Ms. Erin Bruns is our school’s photography teacher, it isn’t the only thing she can teach. Recently, she became a certified yoga instructor. Yoga has been her passion since she started practicing it in 2001 and now has the chance to share it with others. Although most people see yoga...

Ms. Katie Aird

Ms. Katie Aird

February 2, 2017
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Ms. Katie Aird grew up in Falls Church, Virginia to become the school’s freshman Biology teacher after being keen on science. During her time in elementary school, Ms. Aird wanted to be a firefighter because she wanted to save lives then in middle school, a teacher helped her to fully understand the pro...

Economics extraordinaire

Economics extraordinaire

November 14, 2016
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Economics teacher Mr. Jeffrey McCarthy never pictured himself in this career at a high school in Virginia, but that’s just how things have turned out. The Connecticut-born teacher sees himself working with the school for years to come. Even though he grew up out of the area, life has led Mr. McCarthy...

History of participation

Gwen Taplin and Will LeHardy
November 7, 2016
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Mr. Steven Kuhn, an AP Government and Psychology teacher, has always held a passion for civic involvement, from being a volunteer firefighter in New York as a teenager to teaching social studies here at the school. His family has a long history of working for their community- “My father was a firefighter,...

Bringing textbooks to life

October 31, 2016
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IB Spanish teacher Ms. Sarah Owen has traveled all over the world and has brought those experiences into her classroom. She is fluent in three languages and first studied abroad when she was 18 years old. Along with the IB curriculum, Ms. Owen strives to teach her students about other cultures that she h...

Buisness teacher involved in DECA Decade

Buisness teacher involved in DECA Decade

Fiona Turner and Abigail Presson
October 17, 2016
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Business and economics teacher Ms. Lisa Moore has been the sponsor of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) for 15 years. However, her involvement in the competitive business program started much earlier than that. When Ms. Moore was a student at Wakefield High School, she joined DECA be...

The good old days

The good old days

October 10, 2016
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As an alumni and IB Psychology teacher, Mr. Doug Grove has seen little change in his experiences with his students over his 25 years of teaching. Mr. Grove attended the school as a student and is now the varsity baseball coach. “I’ve always liked the history of Washington-Lee. Going around Virginia, yo...

Arlington born and raised

Arlington born and raised

October 4, 2016
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Arlington native and history teacher Ms. Kira Jordan, returns to the school after graduating in the early 2000s. Growing up here has allowed Ms. Jordan to view Arlington’s transformation first-hand. This includes the student population. “[Students] are a lot more stressed. There wasn’t so m...

Students in the Community: Cleats for Bare Feets

Students in the Community: Cleats for Bare Feets

July 21, 2016
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Soccer, also known as football, is the most played sport in the world and is an integral aspect of many countries’ cultures. However, not everyone who wants to play the “beautiful game” has access to equipment. Thousands of kids in underdeveloped areas do not have gear, forcing them to create ma...

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