Week of May 16, 2017


Jordan Keller (’17, Richmond) created the winning design for the "VANS Customs" design contest. She did this work as part of her National Art Honor Society (NAHS) service requirement. The theme was “Technology in Design”;  her interpretation appears in the image above.  

Through June 1, you can purchase your own pair of VANS with this awesome design - go here to learn more: https://www.vans.com/custom-shoes.html

In addition to the amazing honor and the fact that her design will be “walking around” on shoes world-wide….VANS is sending MLWGS  $5,000.00 to support its Art Department and NAHS. 


Below are the names of the students who study Italian at Maggie L Walker Governor’s School and their placement on the National Italian Contest.  This year was a particularly successful year for many reasons. More than 5,000 students across the nation took this exam and the following students earned a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th place which was a reward of anywhere from $500-$50 in a cash prize.

1st place in the nation:
Parker DiPaolo (first place recognition includes, for the first time, $500 plus a 2-week course at a language school in Italy. Accommodations and tuition expenses are included. AATI will contribute an additional award of $500 toward the recipient’s flight expenses)

3rd place in the nation:
Nicolas Ferree (Level II)
Katherine Peabody (Level II)

4th place in the nation:
Maelee Hearington Level II
Eder RivasHernandez Level II

5th place in the nation:
Lida Wolman  (Level I)

May 24 & 25 3:20 – 4:30 p.m., Auditorium

Showcasing MLWGS Senior musical talent is an important tradition at Senior Recognition Night and graduation.  For example, vocalists are needed to sing The Star Spangled Banner.  Additional performers or performance groups (instrumental or vocal) are sought for both events.   Students should begin preparing if they would like to audition.   Any MLWGS senior or group of seniors interested in auditioning must sign up for a time slot by May 17 on the list outside the Forum (The sign-up sheet was posted the first week of May).  Final decisions will be made by a committee of faculty members and the class officers.  

Note: All students intending to perform must be present at auditions and are required to perform their intended piece for graduation or Senior Night.