Monday, October 15, 2012
Alexis Hanford became infected after cutting her leg while vacationing near a California lake, The Washington Post reports.
Walt Whitman High School junior Alexis Hanford, 16, celebrated homecoming with her peers Friday after battling a flesh-eating disease that caused her to undergo 17 operations, The Washington Post reports. The teen contracted a strain of necrotizing fasciitis after cutting her leg in a California lake while on vacation in July, according to the report. Though doctors successfully eradicated the infection, the former athelete remains in a wheelchair and will need to learn to walk again, The Post reported. Hanford was named homecoming princess during Friday's festivities, The Post reported. “Even though it can be frustrating to have to deal with this, there are always people who are worse off,” Hanford told The Post. Friends at Whitman have …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Whitman, WJ and B-CC students among the 21 recently announced National Merit Scholars, according to MCPS.
Students from Bethesda high schools are among 21 recently announced National Merit Scholars who attend Montgomery County Public Schools, according to an MCPS announcement. The latest round of awards brings the total number of MCPS students honored with the scholarships to 81. The awards, sponsored by universities and colleges, honor winners with between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at their school. Earlier this year, 60 MCPS students were awarded with National Merit Scholarships, including college- and corporate-sponsored awards, National Achievement Scholarships for scholastically talented African-American students, and National Merit $2,500 scholarships. MCPS students account for more than one-…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Whitman seniors graduated Wednesday at DAR Constitution Hall.
The Walt Whitman High School Class of 2012 received their diplomas during a Wednesday ceremony at the DAR Constitution Hall.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
School news from across Montgomery County Patches.
With nearly 200 public schools and scores of private schools in Montgomery County, there's bound to be plenty of news. Here are some of the top school headlines from across Montgomery County's Patch sites this week. Former Whitman HS Principal Dies BETHESDA—Jerry Marco, who served as principal of Walt Whitman High School from 1975 to 2004, died May 9. Read the full story on Bethesda Patch. Loiederman Principal Transferring to Bethesda School WHEATON—Principal Alison Serino is leaving Wheaton's A. Mario Loiederman Middle School to take the helm at Westland Middle School in Bethesda, effective July 1. Read the full story on Wheaton Patch. Julia Konner Leads B-CC To County Gymnastics Title CHEVY CHASE—The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Share your memories of your time at Walt Whitman High School.
As the school year comes to an end and graduation is around the corner, it's time to share memories of your time in high school with friends, family and classmates. So share them on Patch! Add your photos from your time at Walt Whitman High School to this post and have a place to share these memories beyond just the pages of your yearbook. Got a great picture from the homecoming game? What about that special pep rally or school play? We know you have those couple shots from prom. After you upload the photos, tell us who's in them. Congratulations class of 2012!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Jerry Marco passed away last Wednesday, according to NBC.
Jerry Marco, who served as principal of Walt Whitman High School from 1975 to 2004, has died, NBC Washington reports. During his tenure at MCPS, Marco also worked as a math teacher, counselor and assistant principal before becoming principal of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School at 34, according to NBC Washington. While at Whitman, he emphasized the arts and founded the Connections program, geared to support students with emotional, behavioral, and social issues. Marco passed away May 9, NBC Washington reported. "For 29 years, Dr. Marco served as the principal of Walt Whitman High School and was integral to building its reputation as one of the nation's best high schools," read a statement MCPS released to NBC Washington. "Dr. Marco was …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
With a Friday victory against B-CC, the Whitman girls' junior varsity basketball team wins 50 consecutive games.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Editor's note: The following game re-cap was submitted by J.T. Scully, the parent of a Walt Whitman girls' junior varsity basketball team member. On Friday night, the girls’ junior varsity basketball team at Walt Whitman High School achieved an impressive milestone – winning 50 consecutive games. The largest crowd of the season attended the much-anticipated home matchup between Whitman and cross-town rival Bethesda-Chevy Chase. Everyone was aware that a Whitman victory would be the Lady Vikings and Coach Larry Jodrie's 50thconsecutive win. Just to spice up the start of the game, Coach Jodrie put out a new starting lineup: Annabelle Scully and Lilly Silver-Alford at guards; Sarina Weiss and Peyton Glagola at forwards with Allison Poffley …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Administrators and students from four Montgomery County schools react to 36 Whitman students being suspended from extracurricular activities for drinking at an off-campus party.
Three dozen students at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda were suspended from extracurricular activities resulting from an off-campus, underage drinking incident, the Gazette reported in early January. Whitman Principal Alan Goodwin interviewed several students after picking up on school gossip and Facebook chatter and was able to identify the students cited by Montgomery County Police for alcohol possession at the house party Dec. 10, according to the report. This raised the question: What jurisdiction do schools have to punish students for their actions away from school? Patch caught up with administrators from Wootton and Quince Orchard and students from Whitman, Wootton, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase regarding Goodman’s decision and …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Gazette reports that dozens of Whitman students attended a Dec. 10 house party where alcohol was served.
About three dozen Walt Whitman High School students were temporarily suspended from extracurricular activities following a Dec. 10 house party where alcohol was served, The Gazette reports this week. Montgomery County police broke up the party and cited several teens for alcohol possession, The Gazette reports, but did not notify Whitman principal Alan Goodwin of the incident. The students were punished after Goodwin picked up on school gossip and Facebook chatter and investigated, according to The Gazette. Montgomery County Public Schools typically leaves it up to principals to decide whether or not to punish students for off-campus incidents. According to Whitman's policy, "students found in possession of alcohol off campus, after school…
Friday, May 6, 2011
Whitman student Clara McCreery was recently named a Presidential Scholar, one of two students chosen to represent Maryland.
Whiz Kid: Clara McCreery School: Walt Whitman High School Accomplishment: The Walt Whitman High School senior, 18, was recently named a Presidential Scholar. Only 141 high school seniors from across the country were awarded the honor for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, service and contribution to the school and community. The students will be honored during a weekend at Georgetown University on June 18-21, where the winners may get to meet the President or First Lady. McCreery was surprised to find out she had been nominated for the honor. “I thought it was a very long shot,” she said, “but I had nothing to lose.” McCreery also won a National Merit scholarship. She will be attending Stanford University in the fall, and plans …