By Ellen Reilly
Reilly's Raves
November 30, 2017

Model UN Wins Best Large School Award at William & Mary Conference

McLean’s Model UN Team won the Best Large School Award at William and Mary’s High School Model UN Conference, beating schools from as far as Miami and Chicago and as close as Chantilly and TJ.

Twenty McLean students were recognized for awards at the conference. Please congratulate them when you see them.

Gavel/Best Delegate Outstanding Delegate Honorable Mention Verbal Commendation

Noor Al-Saloum

Ian Ghasemian

Sophie Howery

Nour Khachemoune & Jillian Pincus

Asia Kurtalic

Maria McHugo

Neha Rana

Siddarth Shankar

Caroline Brunner & Zoe Lynes

Laith Samamreh & Shriansh Singh

Lana Al-Saloum & Sarah Gu

Kenan Nabulsi

Kyla Duggal & Maddie Sisk

Riya Master

Jeremy Siegel


Students Earn Awards at FCPS DECA District Competition

Last week, the following students were first, second, and third place overall winners in their role-play categories at the FCPS DECA District Competition. This makes them eligible to attend the State Conference in March along with DECA’s teams and other event competitors.  Please congratulate them when you see them.

First Place: Second Place: Third Place:

Lily Cooper – Quick Service Restaurant Marketing

Jana Kral – Entrepreneurship

Zoe Mallus – Principles of Hospitality

Carter Robertson – Sports & Entertainment Marketing

Sydney Wang – Principles of Marketing

Cayla Davis – Marketing Communications

Caroline Howley – Food Marketing

Bryce Liquerman – Hotel & Lodging Management

Philena Sun – Entrepreneurship

Nathan Legg – Social Media

Paige Pilewski – Retail Marketing

Christopher Song – Principles of Finance

Other students who were recognized for their performance in their test or role-play:

Mason Davis, Janine Dimatvlac, Akati Doku, Caitlin Kelly, John LeMunyon, Kaitlyn Merritt & Eric Stresler


Yearbook Named a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Finalist

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced their list of Crown finalists and McLean’s Clan Yearbook has been selected for this prestigious honor.  They will find out whether they receive a Silver or Gold Crown at the award ceremony at Columbia University on March 16.

McLean is one of just 46 high school yearbooks from across the country to make the list.

Another fun fact: McLean’s Highlander newsmagazine learned they were a news finalist for a Crown Award last month – there are just 10 schools in the NATION that have BOTH their newspaper and yearbook on the lists!


Economics for Leaders Program Recognizes McLean Student

Jacob Zacks placed among the top performers at the Economics for Leaders program at Cornell University. Nice work!


Student Represents McLean at Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Christian Hackett represented McLean High School and the Commonwealth of Virginia at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts.