Oakton Accolades

November 2018

 

1st Quarter Honor Roll:

Congratulations to all our 1st quarter students who made the All Honor Roll!  We are proud to say that a total of 1,032 students finished the first quarter with grades of all A’s and B’s.  We had an additional 290 number of students finish the first quarter with all A’s. Their names are proudly hanging in our entryway near Door 4.

 

Miss India DC 2018

Congratulations to Anagha Sreenivas for being crowned Miss India DC 2018 in September!  Anagha is a senior at Oakton. With this honor she will now represent Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia in Nationals in December.

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2019 Students of the Year

Congratulations to Hannah McNeal for being accepted as a candidate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2019 Students of the Year campaign.  Hannah is a senior at Oakton and was nominated for her leadership, involvement in the community and her passion to find a cure for blood cancers.  Hannah will work to raise funds and awareness for the fight against blood cancers.

 

National Merit Semi-Finalists

Eleven of our students were named as National Merit Semi-Finalists: Hongze Chen, Emily Fang, Jonathan Guo, Sayrin Kang, Andrew Li, Justin Li, Megan Liu, Carolyn Qu, David Siamon, Alex Wang, and Catherine Xiang!  These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.  We have a lovely display case with their pictures in the main hallway nearest to Door 3 to highlight their achievement.

 

National Honor Society

On November 19, we inducted 244 new members to our National Honor Society.  Students were accepted based on their commitment to scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Congratulations to all of our newest members!

 

Underclassmen Awards

On Monday November 19 during Cougar Time we honored over 750 underclassmen students who earned a 4.0 GPA or higher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are so proud of their hard work and dedication in the classroom and look forward to their continued academic success.