From outstanding environmental efforts to first place finish on the National Latin Exam, students in the City of Fairfax schools were honored Monday night at the final regular school board meeting for the 2013-2014 school year.
The City school board recognized over 100 students for a wide range of honors. Some of the honorees include:
- Daniels Run Elementary School recognized for becoming a Virginia Naturally School for the 7th consecutive year, one of only 14 in the state.
- Trent Cohen, a fifth grade DRES student, for his poem “A Piece of Pie” which was selected by the Fairfax Choral Society and performed at a concert earlier this year.
- Eight DRES students for All County Chorus.
- Lanier Middle School students Ethan Pepper and Zoe Morrison for winning first prize at the regional Kidwind competition and later took 6th place at the National Kidwind Compeition at the 2014 National Science Festival.
- Six LMS students from the Lanier Eco-Team was among the top 10 finalists in the Caring for Our Watersheds Contest at George Mason University in April 2014.
- LMS student Jake Seybold, the regional winner in the drawing category of the Scholastic Silver Key Award.
- Seven Fairfax High School students from the FHS Robotics Team for winning the best performing robot and best presentation at the Mini-Urban Navigational Robotics Regional Competition.
- Three FHS students for various art awards in photography, including Sarah Wasinger for 10 separate awards in a number of national and regional contests.
- Ashley Mejia Galeano and Zhidong Fang, two ESOL students for honorable mentions in the Global Awareness Technology Project.
- Four FHS students for the Grand Concours medal, a national French contest of the American Association of Teachers of French.
- FHS student Alicia Rodriguez, for winning the local and district Optimist International Oratorical contest and participated at the state level.
- FHS student Kyle Gallotta, for passing all eight areas of the NATEF/ASE certification, only one of five students in Fairfax County to pass all eight categories.
- Over 24 students who placed in the National Latin Exam’s second, third and fourth level testing.
- Five students for ranking on the National Roman Civilization Exam and two students for first and third places for the Classical Association of Virginia Latin Tournament Test.
- Nine FHS students for their second place finish out of 16 schools at the Washington Regional Alcohol Program promoting alcohol and drug-free lifestyles to their peers.
- Eight FHS students for awards at the Regional Science Fair
- Three FHS DECA students for first place in the State Leadership Conference in Finance Operations Research.