Fairfax High School ranked number 10 in the US News & World Report for Virginia High Schools. FHS also earned a “Gold” ranking from the magazine. For more information about FHS and the rankings, please visit the US News website here.
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City of Fairfax School Board held its annual student panel last night at their regular work session. The panel included over 20 students from grades 7-12 attending Lanier Middle School and Fairfax High School. Students were broken into small groups before gathering all together in one large group. The theme this year was “Transitions”, with questions focusing on transitioning from one grade or school to the next and if the students felt prepared for their next level. Older students eased younger students’ fears of excessive homework and finding friends. Students discussed the importance of seeking help from trusted counselors and friends. City of Fairfax Schools Superintendent Peter Noonan asked students to take their leadership skills and “pay it forward”, looking for friends who need a little help getting involved. In the audience were parents, FHS teachers, counselors, City of Fairfax Chief of Police Pardiny, City Council Member Janice Miller and FHS principal Dave Goldfarb.
Congratulations to FHS DECA students Conor Orlando, Erika Rodgers, and Harlee Pattarozzi for their first prize at the Virginia State DECA competition for their Finance Operations Research and to Alexandra Patrick for being elected to the state secretary office.
Three Fairfax High School Students were recognized in the 2015 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. Alyssa Hepworth, Gold Medal for Photography, “Sweet Disposition.” Ruobing Zhao, Gold Medal in Photography for “Ballerina.” Soyoung Ha, Silver Medal in Printmaking, “It’s Wrong,” and Silver Medal for Art Portfolio, “Vibrant Violence.”
Fairfax High School had a great showing at All-District Band auditions having the most students selected of any high school in the district. Thirty-six FHS band students were selected and another 9 were named alternates. Special kudos to four FHS students who were selected for All-Virginia Band: Imogen Hendricks (1st Chair Oboe in the State), Aiman Khan (French Horn), Samantha Kim (2nd Chair bass Clarinet in the State), Sarah Zotian (French Horn).
The FHS Band program is again recognized as a “VA Honor Band” for the 7th year in a row.