The Lanier Middle Spinners team won four awards at the KidWind National Competition in Chicago. After winning the Northern Virginia Region KidWind Challenge competition, team members Faith H., Laila A., Christopher B,, Thomas B., and Stephanie T. qualified for the national competition. They captured the Wind Geek Award (for the highest percentile score on the Knowledge Test), the Best Teamwork Award, the Big Tunnel Award (for building and successfully testing a college-level wind turbine), and placed second overall against a very competitive field of 40 regional champion middle schools from states across the country.
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.