Tag Archives: Clubs and Activities

Grant Spotlight: Rubik’s Cube Competition

April 18, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Cubing Club held their first-ever Rubik’s Cube Competition on Saturday, April 13th at MLWGS.  The event sold out and was a huge success!  About 250 people, including 90 competitors from age 6 to 40 along with families, guests, and volunteers came from as far away as West Virginia and North Carolina to test […]

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Grant Spotlight: Newtowne Tutoring

April 15, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Newtowne Tutoring club members provide weekly, one-on-one after school tutoring, snacks, and organized play for elementary and middle school students from nearby schools.  Service is one of the founding principles of the school, and the Newtowne tutors are one of the best examples of how students give back in meaningful ways.  The Foundation provided a […]

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Grant Spotlight: Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

December 17, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Students involved in Peer Mentors at MLWGS are attending workshops developed by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, a non-profit that works with schools and community groups through the Merging Leaders Institute.  One will focus on examining and reimagining school culture, which will allow students to think through the challenges in creating a culture where everyone belongs as well as […]

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Grant Spotlight: History Honor Society

October 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Inductions for the Thomas Jefferson History Honor Society took place on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 3rd.  Matt McGuire, the society’s sponsor, arranged for Dr. Johanna Neuman to address the group in the 3rd floor forum.  Dr. Neuman recently published Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote and is currently a […]

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Grant Spotlight: ODUMUN

February 20, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Governor School Model UN returned victorious once again from their winter conference.  The team traveled to the Norfolk Sheraton Waterside from February 15th to the 18th to compete in the Old Dominion University Model United Nations Conference.  Over 2000 students were in attendance.  Team members participated in various committees focusing on a range of topics: disarmament, humanitarian […]

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Grant Spotlight: Princeton Model Congress

November 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

With help from the Foundation, the Model Congress Club attended this year’s Princeton Model Congress in Washington, DC.  Princeton Model Congress is the oldest model congress in America and attracts around 1000 participants from across the country.  Over the course of a long weekend, high school students simulate all three branches of the Federal Government […]

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Grant Spotlight: Future Problem Solvers

June 12, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Six MLWGS students along with sponsor, Celie Boswell, competed in the Future Problem Solvers International Competition (FPSIC) in LaCrosse, Wisconsin from June 8 to June 11, 2017.  See the school’s great write-up about their experience here.  The Foundation was happy to help offset costs for this trip as part of our commitment to funding clubs […]

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Grant Spotlight: Clubs & Activities

May 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

One of our categories for enhancement grant funding is clubs and activities, which this fiscal year included $20,000 for related grants.  Those included: The Peer Mentors trip to the National Museum of African American History in DC The Model Congress trip to Princeton Model Congress in DC The Forensics & Debate team’s trip to Nationals […]

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