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  • McLean gymnastics win second in states

    McLean gymnastics win second in states

    Rebeka Rafi, Advertising Manager

    February 18, 2018

    The McLean gymnastics team took second at the state team competition on Friday, Feb. 16. The competition took place at Heritage High School in Leesburg. The individual state competitions were on Saturday, Feb. 17. A few of the best gymnasts were able to go. Senior co-captain of McNastics, Samantha Simo...

    McNastics flip to success. Sophomore Tara Stewert performed for the McNastics on the uneven bars.

    Kent Arnold

  • McLean gymnastics wins second consecutive regional title

    McLean gymnastics wins second consecutive regional title

    Jack Stenzel, Sports Editor

    February 12, 2018

    The McLean gymnastics team completed their quest for back to back regional titles, winning their second in a row last Thurday at Washington-Lee High School. Fresh off a narrow win at the conference meet a week earlier against South Lakes, Washington-Lee, Yorktown, Herndon, and Langley, McLean managed...

    Photo courtesy of McLean Athletics

  • McLean prepares rising seniors for college

    McLean prepares rising seniors for college

    Imani McCormick, Managing Editor

    February 11, 2018

    McLean hosted its annual Junior Focus Day on Feb. 8, giving juniors the opportunity to attend four informational sessions on the post-high school experience. Each session explored preparation methods for various career and college paths as well as the admission process and what to expect. "In most...

    Juniors gather in the dance room for the "Ask the Deans" session.

    Photo courtesy of Greg Olcott

  • Dance team volunteers in D.C.

    Dance team volunteers in D.C.

    Colin Edson, Editor-in-Chief

    February 5, 2018

    At the end of January, 10 of the dancers on the McLean varsity dance team volunteered at Stanton Elementary School to teach third grade students about dance and science, and the importance of the two. The dancers were accompanied by four fellow McLean students who wanted to volunteer as well on that...

    MHS dance team and accompanying volunteers pose for a group picture with the kids at Stanton Elementary School in D.C..

    Photo courtesy of Delia Swigart

  • McLean orchestra travels to Germany

    McLean orchestra travels to Germany

    Maren Kranking, Features & Design Editor

    February 3, 2018

    From Jan. 25 to Feb. 2, the McLean Philharmonic Orchestra travelled to Germany to practice and play with the Detmold Youth Orchestra from a German high school. Students had the opportunity to visit two German cities, Detmold and Berlin, while abroad. This trip is not the first of its kind—in fact,...

    The McLean orchestra poses in Germany. The trip is part of an annual exchange program between the two countries' orchestras. (Photo courtesy of Bilen Essayas)

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  • McLean gymnastics win second in states February 18, 2018
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Dance team volunteers in D.C.
The Women’s March Anniversary

The Women’s March Anniversary

January 26, 2018

New year, new Highlander resolutions

New year, new Highlander resolutions

January 11, 2018

Famous landmarks replicated with food in art classes

Famous landmarks replicated with food in art classes

December 18, 2017

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The Student News Site of McLean High School