Upper School elects new Student Government Association officers
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Wakefield School Student Government Officers recently elected: President – Corryn Siegel; Vice President – Kelsey Winick; and Secretary/Treasurer – Meghan Walther.
The class officers election will be held in the fall for 9th – 12 grades.
Wakefield’s shooting team takes first at state meet
The Wakefield shooting team took first place at the Virginia AIM State Trap Tournament in Lynchburg in May. The varsity team is Calvin Milligan, Tim Hinchman, Patrick Dominick, and Tristan Bapst.
The Junior Varsity team of Sam Seo, Henry Ohrstrom, Mackie Rich, and Bobby Milligan took second place for JV. Peter Ohrstrom is also on the JV team.
Calvin Milligan won for highest single round score of 23/25. Tristan Bapst won for highest combined score of 84/100 clay targets.The team’s coaches are Brian Vella, Jon Shafer and Randy Dominick.
Wakefield senior signs with Richard Bland College
Wakefield senior Isaiah Sharp signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Richard Bland College of William & Mary. Sharp, who was named the DAC’s Player of the Year, averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists per game while at Wakefield for his senior year. Read the whole article here!
Wakefield music teacher Brian Settles plays at the Apollo
Wakefield Band Director Brian Settles played at the historic Apollo in Harlem on Saturday, May 9.
According to Wakefield Art Department Chair Chris Mulligan, “This place is legendary for many reasons, but it is the birthplace of jazz music, where all of the greats, including now our own Brian Settles, gather if they ‘make it.’ There’s an historic photo of all the jazz legends gathered in front of it, and it includes all the everyday names of that trade, including BB King who just died. We are indeed fortunate to have Brian teaching in our music program in the MS and US. He is one of the original teachers from the founding of the MS Music Program.”
In addition to teaching at Wakefield, Settles is a highly sought after saxophonist and composer from Washington, DC. He has studied at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts, The New School University and most recently at Howard University. Settles has performed and recorded with groups led by Gil Scott – Heron, Reggie Workman, Jason Moran, Tomas Fujiwara, Tom Abbs and has played alongside such jazz greats as Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Horn and Milt Hinton.
Wakefield’s Winick accepted to Women Leadership program
Junior Kelsey Winick was accepted into the 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program, which provides young women currently enrolled in middle school and high school with the opportunity to meet and interact with women who hold leadership roles and have built successful careers in government, business, medicine, media relations, and other professions.
Participants can engage with their peers and special guests in candid, roundtable discussions while sharing insights, advice, and stories. Participants will also learn about career opportunities in various fields, the legislative process, develop their leadership skills, identify their strengths, and practice effective communication with others to inspire their educational and career goals.
Wakefield Theatre gets great reviews, Cappies nominations
Wakefield’s spring production of Harvey earned great reviews from Cappies critics who attended the play. Read reviews here!
Also, two actors from the spring production were nominated for Cappies Awards.
Josh Mohney was nominated for Lead Actor in a Play and Byron Bushara for Comic Actor in a Play. The awards will be given in a gala at the Kennedy Center on June 7.
Each category has five nominees from the National Capital Region, which includes more than 50 schools in the Northern Virginia area. The Cappies, “Critics and Awards Program,” is a program through which high school theatre and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers. At the end of the year, the student critics vote for awards that are presented at a formal Cappies Gala.
National Latin Exam Awards
The following students earned recognition for their performance on the National Latin Exam.
Introduction to Latin: Zeena Joseph, Allie Adrian, Claire Thompson, Brennan Renz, Gabby Handford, Maura Thompson, and Brianna Handford.
Latin I: Kayla Dowell earned a silver medal, maxima cum laude; and Chloe Osborn earned a silver medal, maxima cum laude.
Latin II: Christopher Wagner, magna cum laude; Nikhil Giyanani, cum laude; and Charles McElroy, cum laude.
Latin III: Andrew Sparks, cum laude.
National Spanish Exam Awards
The following students earned recognition for their performance on the National Spanish Exam.
Spanish 1: Thomas Mossburg, Bronze medal; and Paul Deya, Bronze medal. Honorable mentions to Madeline Koch and Brayden Bapst.
Spanish 4: Daniel Andres de Recarte
Spanish 1: Cory Kleinman, Silver medal.
Spanish 2: Peter Ohrstrom, Myra Richardson, and Shelby Trible, all Honorable Mention.
Spanish 3: Kate Granruth, Silver medal; Doria Gilberg, Bronze medal; Anya Parks and Jason Mabry, Honorable Mention.
AP Spanish: Juliana Parra, Bronze medal.
Sophomore Diebus wins golf state championship
Sophomore Evan Diebus shot a 73 at The Manor Golf Club in Farmville to bring home Wakefield’s first ever State Championship.
Diebus finished tied with senior Elizabeth Bose who also shot a 73. For some perspective, Bose is heading to Virginia Tech next year on a golf scholarship.
Service awards go to Middle and Upper School students
6th – Josh Carey
7th – Gabby Handford
8th – Maddie Koch
9th – Murray Re
10th – Dylan Winick
11th – Kelsey Winick
12th – Juan Lizarraga