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Fairfax High School Hosts Korean Student Delegation

img_1903Fairfax High School welcomed a student delegation from Korea this month. The students from Posan High School in Korea were matched up with Fairfax High School students and were able to sample a typical day in the life of an American high school. The Korean students then presented the students and staff of Fairfax High School with a cultural program of dances and songs. The visit is one of many exchange programs by the City of Fairfax Schools. In the last year, the City schools have hosted student and staff delegations from China, Australia and Saudi Arabia.

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Fairfax High School Students Win Male and Female 6A VHSL Athletes of the Year

Congratulations to Fairfax High School students Tessa Bechert and Mike Breslin for being honored as the Virginia High School League and the AllState Foundation Virginia 6A female and male athletes of the year.

From Principal Dave Goldfarb:

“Mike Breslin is the ideal teammate. He leads by example, and his example is inspiring to his teammates. He is the first to be there, the last to leave, he does what is right, and he never takes a play off. Case in point…Mike’s sophomore year, he was out injured for the entire football season, yet he still never missed a practice or a game. His senior year, Mike played on the varsity football, swim and lacrosse teams, and he was one of the captains on each team.”

“During her time at Fairfax HS, Tessa was a member of the varsity field hockey, indoor track and girls lacrosse teams. Unfortunately, she suffered a long-lasting concussion, to the point she could no longer participate on the team. She faced this adversity by being the team manager. Tessa fully understands the importance of participating in extracurriculars; she gets that it is the other side of academics. She loves being around people, and she puts fun into everything she does.”

Fairfax Academy Film Festival Features Student Created, Produced Films

Fairfax Academy Film Festival Features Student Created, Produced Films

Original films, created and produced by students in the Professional Television Production program at Fairfax Academy, will be featured at the academy’s Film Festival on Friday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fairfax High School auditorium. Fairfax Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

The film festival is the first of what is planned to be an annual event to showcase the original work that the Professional Television Production students have been working on throughout the school year. All of the featured films have been solely created and produced by the Pro TV students.

The final schedule of featured films will be released in the coming weeks.

All proceeds from this event will go back into the Pro TV program at Fairfax Academy to update equipment, provide career experiences, and expand the festival. Tickets are $3; FCPS and City of Fairfax Schools employees can attend free of charge with their badge.

For more information, contact the student festival manager at or contact the Fairfax Academy office at (703) 219-2226.

Fairfax High School Band Members Earn All-State Band, Orchestra and Chorus

Fairfax High School students earned all state honors this past weekend. Hannah Smith (senior trumpet player), Sarah Zotian (junior French horn player), Imogen Hendricks (senior oboist) and Keith Brown (senior bassoonist) all made all-state band. Senior violinist, Raymond Huang earned all-state orchestra and two students, senior Bobby Pazhwak and junior Hannah Hardiman earned all-state chorus.

Senior Imogen Hendricks distinguished herself by making middle school district band both years and earned senior regional orchestra, all-district band, and all-state band all four years of high school. In other words, Imogen earned 14 out of 14 successful Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association auditions during her time at Lanier and Fairfax. In addition, she has held the principal chair in all three ensembles at some point in her high school career.

City of Fairfax Schools Celebrate Holiday by Giving Back

City of Fairfax students celebrated the holiday season by giving back to their community. Student leaders collected food, clothes, toys and pet supplies to donate to local charities and charities around the world.

  • Daniels Run Elementary School students collected old denim shorts, jeans and jackets for Sole Hope, an organization that provides services and goods to children in Africa. Sole Hope produces hundreds of recycled shoes by using old jeans to make shoe covers and old tires to make the soles of the shoes.
  • Providence Elementary School collected boxes of food each year and donates them to the Salvation Army.
  • Lanier Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society collected holiday donations during a Giving Tree charity drive. Students and faculty donated over 100 toys and books and filled 12 bags of groceries for Lanier families seeking assistance this winter.
  • Fairfax High School Leadership collected over 2000 pounds of food which was donated to Food for Others, an organization dedicated to distributing food to Northern Virginia residents in need.
  • Fairfax High School DECA students collected pet food and supplies for the Fairfax Humane Society. The students provided the Humane Society with one of the largest donations the group has seen in recent years. Students dropped off the food on Friday, December 18th.

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