Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Walter Johnson High School senior and Kensington resident Caroline E. Steel is one of 12 finalists for the Gaithersburg Book Festival's short story contest.
Kensington teen Caroline E. Steel has been named one of 12 finalists in the Gaithersburg Book Festival's third annual short story contest. Steel, a junior at Walter Johnson High School, was selected from a pool of entrants that included public, private, and homeschooled students from 16 jurisdictions throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia. Five students from Montgomery County schools (including Steel) were selected as finalists. The first-, second- and third-place winners, along with a fan favorite, will be announced at the festival on May 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Ogden Nash tent. Winners will receive $100, $50 and $25 gift certificates, respectively, according to a news release. The winning stories will be selected by New York Times best-…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Raising $90,000, the school beat out Pennies for Patients fundraising powerhouse Walter Johnson High School this year.
Walt Whitman High School came out on top of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients High School Challenge this year, raising more than $90,000 and beating reigning fundraising champion, Walter Johnson High School. The competition took place throughout the month of February among 15 local high schools, aimed to to fundraise for cancer research and teach students leadership skills. Before Whitman's win this year, Walter Johnson had won the competition seven years in a row. The 15 schools raised more than $210,000 collectively, with Whitman raising $91,761.76 and runner up Walter Johnson bringing in more than $80,000. Whitman raised $40,000 more than during last year’s challenge, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Walter Johnson High School senior Barry Mangold dislocated his shoulder before the championship meet, The Gazette reports.
A swimmer who dislocated his shoulder helped lead the Walter Johnson High School boys' swim team to a state title Saturday, The Gazette reports. The team took its second state win this weekend at the Class 4A/3A state championship swim meet this weekend. Despite his injury, swimmer Barry Mangold won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle and helped lead his team to victory. Read the full story at The Gazette.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Man came to campus on Tuesday and Wednesday and tried to speak with students and staff, according to Walter Johnson's principal.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Man came to campus on Tuesday and Wednesday and tried to speak with students and staff, according to Walter Johnson principal.
A man who came to Walter Johnson High School's campus twice this week, once in the evening, has been arrested and charged with trespassing, according to Montgomery County Police and a listserv message posted by the school's principal. The man entered the building Tuesday evening and approached and spoke to several students and one staff member, according to the message posted by Principal Jennifer Baker. A staff member notified security, and the person left a short time later, Baker wrote. The person came back to the school Wednesday and tried to enter the building, according to Baker. Staff contacted Montgomery County police. Police confirmed a person was arrested at Walter Johnson High School Wednesday and charged with trespassing. …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A crashed car in front of the high school is a visual warning against drinking and driving.
Homecoming Week is a time of celebration for many county high schools, and Walter Johnson is no exception. Spirit Week is in full swing at WJ, and the festivities will culminate with a homecoming football game against Winston Churchill High School Friday and a homecoming dance Saturday. This week, classes are decorating their hallways to coincide with the "Dance Through the Decades" homecoming theme. But parents and administrators also want to remind students to make responsible decisions during the festive time of year, according to Shelly McGill, WJ PTSA health and safety committee chairwoman. A crashed car is once again stationed in front of the school -- as it has been for the past several years during homecoming and prom -- to remind …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
In honor of DC's first baseball postseason since 1933, we pay homage to a legend of the game.
The Washington Nationals today begin their postseason quest for DC’s first World Series championship since 1924, when Walter “The Big Train” Johnson was the ace of the Washington Senators pitching staff. The legendary right-hander is buried at the Rockville Cemetery on Baltimore Road.
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!