APS News Release

Washington-Lee Education Foundation Awards 2017 Scholarships

The Washington-Lee High School Educations Foundation gave scholarships to 13 seniors and four teachers. The students will receive $1,500 scholarships from the Washington-Lee High School Education Foundation, Inc. to assist with college expenses this fall. The students and the colleges they will attend are:

Ibad Adhi, Virginia Commonwealth University
Nicholas Conklu, College of the Holy Cross
Ashley Euceda-Mendoza, George Mason University
Hojin Kim, George Mason University
Michelle Lounberg, College of Wooster
Justin McMahan, Harvard College
Geovanny Morales, Dartmouth College
Eleanor Ridgeway, Georgia Institute of Technology
Heaven Swinson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Shawal Tariq, George Mason University
Uuganzul Tumurbaatar, Dartmouth College
Aishan Yakefujiang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Haben Yosief, Virginia Commonwealth University

W-L Foundation scholarship awards are highly competitive and based on academic record, essay, extra-curricular activities, educational goals, and financial need. The scholarships are funded by donations from alumni, parents, staff, and community members, with opportunity to seek $1,000 renewals for the next 3 years.

In addition, the Washington-Lee High School Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded Faculty Fellowships to four W-L teachers for summer/fall professional development activities. The Foundation awards fellowships to staff for participation in professional programs that will enhance their teaching of Washington-Lee students.

Sarah Becker, who teaches English and also serves as co-sponsor of the senior class and assistant varsity lacrosse coach, will be attending the Teaching Shakespeare Institute’s Summer Academy at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.  This is an intensive week-long experience consisting of lectures and curriculum workshops.

Orchestra teacher David Lunt will be attending the Ohio State University String Teacher Workshop for a week in July.  Mr. Lunt hopes “to gain new strategies for maximizing student learning….”

Biology teachers Dawn McCoart and Lourdes Sotomayor will be attending the National Association of Biology Teachers’ National Professional Development Conference in St. Louis, MO for 4 days in November.  They hope the conference will help them “collect ideas and curriculum items to enhance our laboratory teaching and to help us incorporate personal learning into our daily curriculum.”

CONTACT:Dede Macekura, President    wlhsfoundation@gmail.com