Fairfax High School senior Decker Barborek earned First Team All Met for Indoor Track and Field. The Washington Post called him the “area’s top pole vaulter, clearing 15 feet at the Patriot District championships.”
FHS swimmers Peter Makin (sophomore) earned Second Team All Met for swim and Julia Moser (junior) earned Honorable Mention. To see the complete list please see the Washington Post website.
The Lanier MS SPINNERS placed first in the Regional KidWind Challenge 2018. The KidWind Challenge is the ultimate wind energy learning experience for students. Middle
Lanier Middle School SPINNERS team
and high school students around the country explore wind energy through the hands-on, investigative, and exciting KidWind Challenges.
Led by instructor Robert D’Souza, the SPINNERS study wind energy technology and design, build and test a functional wind turbine. This is the third consecutive year the SPINNERS have attended the national competition.
Sponsored by City of Fairfax Schools Innovation Grant, Artist worked with students over week
Visiting artist John Smolko worked with art students for four days recently at Fairfax High School. Fairfax High art teacher Heather Dilatush invited Smolko, a professional artist and retired teacher who taught high school art for 35 years, to work with her students. Students in Art 1 to Advanced Placement (AP) art classes heard from Smolko on how to achieve expressiveness while they learned some tips on color theory.
Student Joins 34 Other FCPS Students with National Medal
Lanier Middle School student Kristupas V was awarded a 2018 Scholastic Gold Medal in Sculpture. National medalists will be celebrated at an awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June. Select national award winning works will be included in an exhibition in New York, and a traveling exhibition over the coming year.
Art submissions are entered in categories including architecture and industrial design, art portfolio, ceramics and glass, comic art, design, digital art, drawing and illustration, editorial cartoon, fashion, film and animation, future new, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video game design. More than 300,000 students participate in the program across the country.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, is the largest, longest-running recognition program of its kind in the United States. Established in 1923, the awards have recognized students who have become some of our nation’s most celebrated artists, including Stephen Kin, Sylvia Plath, Richard Avedon, Robert Indiana, Phillip Pearlstein, and Andy Warhol.
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