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Lanier Middle School Student Wins 2018 Scholastic Art Gold Medal

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.

FHS DECA Students Shine at States; Advance to Nationals

Over 75 Students Attended Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach

Fairfax High School DECA students attended the State Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach earlier this month. Seventy seven DECA members exhibited their strengths through a written exam, marketing research with a real business or organization and an interactive presentation. Industry professional serve as judges. The FHS students earned the preferred award for the Chapter’s program of work and annual report.

Several students placed first overall in their event, including Elizabeth G and Madison M (Advertising Campaign), Katherine D (Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan), Jackson S (Entrepreneurship Business Growth Plan) and Amanda M (Restaurant and Food Service Marketing).

Other students who placed among the top eight in their event include: Nedah H and Jessica D (Community Service Project), Emilie B and Lillian M (Hospitality Services Team Decision Making), Hannah D and Ashlyn D (Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making), and Max P and Noah A (Buying and Merchandise Team Decision Making), Sharanya E, Naaz J, and Samantha K (Creative Marketing), Lara D, Bailey M, and Shaiann S (Fashion Merchandise Promotion Plan), Elizabeth P, Kathryn D and Aiden W (Buying and Merchandising Operations Research Event), Julia S and Chetana S (Financial Services Team Decision Making), Wendell E (Entrepreneurship Start-Up Business Plan), and Jody M and Mary Walton P (Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making). All of these students earned the opportunity to advance to the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

According to DECA, the goal of the organization is to “prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.” The FHS DECA chapter is led by Career and Technical instructor Kay Walters.


Lanier Middle School Administrators Present State of the Schools Report

Principal Erin Lenart

Principal Erin Lenart

The administrative team from Lanier Middle School presented their annual state of the school report to the City of Fairfax School Board on Monday, March 5, 2018. Led by principal Erin Lenart, the team discussed Lanier’s efforts for 1:1 computing (laptops issue to each student), opening an Advanced Academic Program (AAP) center next school year, and continuous efforts in both academic and emotional growth for students.

The presentation, shown live on channel 12, can be viewed on the City of Fairfax website under “City Meetings”.

Time for Kindergarten Registration!

Calling all kindergartners! Providence ES and Daniels Run ES can’t wait to meet you! It is time to register for kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 30, 2018. To find boundary information and registration forms, please go to the FCPS website at Kindergarten orientation days have been announced: PES is April 16 at 12:30 and DRES is April 16 at 10:30.


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