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Fairfax HS, Lanier MS Students Win 2018 VSBA Northeastern Regional Art Contest

Sun Ahn and Ariana Ishairzay have been recognized as winners in the Virginia School Boards Association Northeastern Regional Art Contest for 2018.

Sun Ahn of Fairfax High School was named the first place winner in the high school division. Ariana Ishairzay of Lanier Middle School was named the third place winner in the middle school division.

Student art from the elementary, middle, and high school levels represented each school division in the competition, which was judged at the regional forum for area school board members.

The VSBA Regional Art Contest was started in 1989 to promote the artistic talents of Virginia’s public school students. For each of the nine VSBA regions, a winner is chosen for the elementary, middle, and high school levels.The winning art is framed and displayed in the offices of the VSBA in Charlottesville and the Richmond offices of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Ten FHS Students Selected for 2018 All-Virginia Chorus, Band, Orchestra

Ten Fairfax High School students have been named to the 2018 All-Virginia Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Chorus, and Orchestra.  The groups performed on Saturday, April 7, in Richmond at the Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This is the first year that the sponsoring organization, the Virginia Music Educators Association, has combined these groups into one concert.

Students from throughout Virginia went through a rigorous audition process to compete for a spot on the band, orchestra, or chorus.  Students rehearsed with expert conductors and musicians to prepare for the concert.

Congratulations to:

Chorus – Kabir A., Noelle B., Jordan H., Brigid S., Anna V., Charles W.

Concert Band – Macie C., Hannah F.

Orchestra – Ethan W.

Symphonic Band – Sara Y.

City of Fairfax School Board Donates $1000 to FHS All Night Graduation

City School Board Presents Check to PTSA

City School Board Presents Check to PTSA

All Night Graduation Celebration Provides Graduates With Safe Celebration

The City of Fairfax School Board presented the Fairfax High School Parent Teacher Student Association with a $1000 donation for the All Nigh Graduation Celebration. The donation was made at the School Board Meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018.

The motivating factor behind All Night Grad is to provide graduating seniors a safe, fun place to spend graduation night and celebrate with friends.  Since All Night Grad’s inception, no teen in the entire state of Virginia has been involved in a traffic fatality on graduation night.

All Night Grad is a no alcohol, no drugs, parent and volunteer chaperoned event that takes places at FHS the evening of graduation and lasts all night. Graduates are provided food and entertainment including a casino, dancing and photo booth for the entire night.

FHS Student Awarded FCCLA Japanese Exchange Scholarship

Jacob Major, FHS Student and City of Fairfax FCCLA member will study in Japan this summer

FCCLA adviser, Susan von Schaack, is pleased to announce that one of the fourteen scholarships has been awarded to a local Fairfax City resident. Jacob Major, junior at Fairfax High School and graduate from Lanier MS and Daniels Run, has been selected to receive the FCCLA/Kikkoman Scholarship to participate in the Japanese Exchange Program through Youth For Understanding USA (YFU USA).  Jacob has been an active member of the City of Fairfax FCCLA since 8th grade competing in a STAR event.  As a 9th and 10th grader, Jacob helped the chapter earn recognition when he competed in the National Online Program for Families First.  During this current year, he has is the curator of the chapter website competing in the STAR event senior category.  Jacob takes honor courses at Fairfax High School and has a 3.6 GPA.  Additionally, he is working toward his Eagle Scout, has been active in scouts for seven years, and works part-time at the Kings Park Library.

The FCCLA Japanese Exchange Scholarship is administered by Youth For Understanding USA (YFU USA), a non-profit international exchange organization. Based on the premise that international understanding can be achieved through individuals, the program emphasizes family living as the core of the overseas learning experience. The opportunity to experience the day-to-day life of another country and its people enhances students’ awareness of international issues.

While living four-to-six weeks with a Japanese host family, Jacob will experience a Japanese tea ceremony, traditional Japanese foods, or climb up Mount Fuji with a Japanese brother or sister. Japanese Exchange is a scholarship opportunity for FCCLA members to travel to Japan for four-to-six weeks as an exchange student. This scholarship is worth more than $11,000 each.

Ms. von Schaack says, “Jacob is an excellent choice to represent our chapter, community, school and country. He works very hard for our chapter and deserves this award!”

FHS Athletes Earn Washington Post Winter All Met

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.

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