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 1, 2012
WJ seniors celebrated their graduation Thursday evening at the DAR Constitution Hall.
More than 550 Walter Johnson High School seniors received their diplomas in a Thursday evening ceremony at the DAR Constitution Hall. The class is marked by their unity, individuality, and philanthropy, speakers said. Walter Johnson was once again this year's top fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients program. The class received more than 1,750 offers of college admission, more than $26 million in offers of scholarship funding, and will attend 160 college campuses around the world, said Principal Jennifer Baker at the ceremony. MCPS community superintendent and former beloved Walter Johnson principal Christopher Garran took the stage to address the students as the evening's graduation speaker, highlighting …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Spencer Razick's work chosen for "Tunnel Vision," a new public art display in the pedestrian tunnel beneath Wisconsin Avenue.
Though he’s heading off to pursue an art career in New York, a graduating Walter Johnson High School senior is leaving his mark at home through his work. Spencer Razick, 17, of Kensington, was selected to have his artwork hung in a public art display in the pedestrian tunnel beneath Wisconsin Avenue near the Bethesda Metro Station. “Tunnel Vision,” as the exhibition is known, was unveiled during a reception this month. It features the work of 12 artists, whose work was chosen from a pool of more than 200 submissions. Razick was chosen as a young artist. Intended to beautify and brighten up a once dark and dreary tunnel, the exhibition was funded by more than $50,000 in private sponsorships from Montgomery County and businesses in and …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Share your memories of your time at WJ.
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 Walter Johnson 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!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Silverspot Cinema will debut in Bethesda as a part of a development set to break ground this summer.
A 12-screen boutique movie theater is planned for the Rock Spring Centre development, set to break ground in Bethesda this summer. The theater is slated to open in spring of 2014, according to a statement released Tuesday by developers DRI and the Peterson Companies. The news was first reported in Bethesda Magazine's Shop Talk blog. Rock Spring Centre, a one million square foot mixed-used development, was approved by the county planners last February. Along with the cinema, plans call for two office towers totaling nearly 550,000 square feet, 210,000 square feet of retail space, a 40,000 square foot health club, a 200-room hotel and 161 residential units. The development is planned for a plot of land on Rock Spring Drive across from Walter…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
In boys' lax battle of 2-0 teams, the Wildcats take early lead and hold off the upstart Wolverines, 10-7.
Walter Johnson - 10 Jake Verner 4 goals, 1 assist Brett Silverman 1 goal, 2 assists Jack Heagan 2 goals Jordan Cooper 1 goal, 2 assists Chris McCurry 1 goal Drew Ohlrich 1 goal Cole Miller 1 assist Andy Weissman 1 assist Gerrit Molloy 9 saves Watkins Mill - 7 Shane Soghomonian 3 goals Sergio Mosquera 1 goal, 1 assist Jason Meka 1 goal D.J. Wess 1 goal Charles Fianko 1 goal Paul Gianfrancesco 1 assist
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Students continued the seven-year reign as the top fundraisers in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's High School Challenge.
Students from Walter Johnson High School raised more than $58,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this year, making them the top fundraisers out of 14 schools. WJ students have taken the lead seven years in a row— their total topping $170,000. "We are all very proud of our students and the wonderful way the come together for such a great cause each year," Principal Jennifer Baker said. "We have a remarkable community that really wants to make a difference. Our students are to be commended for their efforts to help others." Student Government President Jake Karlin said the Pennies for Patients fundraiser has become an important tradition at WJ. “I have no doubt that future Walter Johnson students will stay committed to the cause, it's …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Master Sgt. Lawrence Price plays horn, guitar for troops and civilians overseas.
Bethesda native Master Sgt. Lawrence Price doesn't have your average job. A musician with the U.S. Air Force, Price recently returned from a 100-day deployment where he played for thousands of troops and local children in Afghanistan and other countries. Price graduated from Walter Johnson High School in 1978, and now lives in Boston. Thanks to Air Force Staff Sgt. David Salanitri, who produced this video and shared it with Patch.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Student runners defy wind advisory and race for charity on full stomachs.
For at least a dozen young runners, it was not enough to face wind gusts of nearly 40 miles per hour, stomachs laden with 23-ounce burritos, a competition fee of $15 and four fast laps on a 40-degree Saturday morning. They had to do it shirtless. The sixth annual Burrito Mile fundraiser was organized by students at Walter Johnson High School for Pennies for Patients, a program that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event drew roughly 200 students to Tilden Middle School’s track off Old Georgetown Road on Saturday. The competitors, many of whom run track for schools throughout the area, had to add a new element to their game: burrito-scarfing techniques. Tariq Beidleman, 17, a senior at Poolesville High School, warmed up for his…
Friday, February 24, 2012
Bannockburn Elementary School and Bethesda Country Day School join an elite team of Pennies for Patients fundraisers
Two Bethesda schools raising money for Pennies for Patients join the ranks of the Pennies Elite Team, a group of schools that have reached the 10-year mark fundraising for the program that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Bannockburn Elementary School and Bethesda Country Day School raised $25,080 combined in the past nine years, according to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The funds go toward cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, as well as to help patients and their families. “We had a lot of schools that have been involved throughout the entire process so we wanted to acknowledge the hard work they have put in and their commitment to raising money every year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said …