VIRGINIA GAZETTE PHOTOS: WALSINGHAM ACADEMY STUDENTS LEARN GOOD NUTRITION
"Registered dietitian Megan Cordova of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center taught Walsingham Academy Lower School students about the importance of good nutrition during a series of classes Friday. Seventh grade students of Jeffrey Nicoloff were taught about various aspects of eating right, exercise and proper sleep."
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BOYS BASKETBALL WINS WALSINGHAM ACADEMY THANKSGIVING INVITATIONAL
Walsingham's Varsity Boys Basketball team started its season with two convincing wins to claim the Walsingham Academy Thanksgiving Invitiational championship. On Friday, November 29, the Trojans scored the first 17 points en route to a 71-43 victory over Denbigh Baptist. The following day, the Trojans overwhelmed Hampton Christian 68-44 in the championship game.
G Billy Barnes ('14) was named Tournament MVP after scoring a game-high 21 points in the finale. He and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Kai Brown ('15) and Miguel Kissoon ('14).
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WALSINGHAM ACADEMY SINGERS PREP FOR VATICAN PERFORMANCE
"Walsingham Academy's Madrigals will take their repertoire of more than 20 songs overseas in December for performances at Vatican City, Rome, and Assisi – including two in the presence of Pope Francis. ...
The Madrigals' itinerary over eight days at the end of December includes a performance as the principal choir at St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 29 with Cardinal Commastri presiding. They will sing at the crèche on Dec. 31 as Pope Francis prays for world peace, will join the Sistine Chapel Choir and St. John's Choir for the Papal liturgy on New Year's Day, and will perform an hourlong concert at the Church of St. Ignatius, where they will sing a wide variety of songs including Christmas, American folk songs and spirituals. The Madrigals will also sing at the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi."
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Girl Scouts Hold Mock City Council Meeting
"Troop 1377 from Walsingham Academy visited City Council’s chambers in October to learn about local government. ... Members of the Girl Scout troop were working on their community and government badges. While visiting the chambers, the Scouts learned a few basics and participated in a mock City Council meeting."
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The Annual Physics Egg Drop: Applications of Knowledge that Make a Difference
By Kaitlyn Lacombe ('14)
To go along with each quarter in physics, Mrs. Scheitrum, the Honors Physics teacher, requires each student to do a project. The first quarter project was constructing a device that would protect an egg from falling from a high place. This project is designed to go along with what the students are learning in class: velocity and linear motion.
"This project was designed to make us work together and think critically about a problem to reach a solution," said Hannah Easop ('14). "We had to use problem solving skills we have gained from other science classes in conjunction with what we have learned about motion, velocity and acceleration in physics."
Over a time span of a few weeks, the students had to build their contraptions out of tape, straws and rubber bands. Bumps in the the road were inevitable, but all the teams persevered and were able to test their egg drop structures on Monday, September 23. Olivia Chohany ('14) said that best part of the project was the anticipation, so September 23 could not come soon enough! Five of the groups were successful and saved their eggs from the drop, an impressive number of successes compared to last year!
Observing the event, Mrs. McArthur remarked, "Next time I interview an architect or a contractor, I'm going to ask, 'Did your egg survive the drop in physics class?'"
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WALSINGHAM'S DAN BRAUSE GETS PERFECT ACT SCORE
"One in one thousand – it’s the chance that researchers at NASA gave asteroid 1999 RQ36 to hit the earth in the year 2182. It’s the chance contestants had to win the grand prize on the popular TV game show 'Deal or No Deal.'
It’s also the number of people who get a perfect score on the ACT, and 16-year-old senior Daniel Brause of Walsingham Academy is one of them – and he did it on his first try." Click to read the full WY Daily story by James Needham.
GAME ON PUBLISHED IN VIRGINIA GAZETTE
Virginia Gazette subscribers received the Summer 2013 edition of Game On this past weekend. The publication offers season recaps of every Walsingham team from the 2012-2013 school year, as well as interviews with past and current students, articles on a wide range of topics, and a message from new Athletic Director Neil Bailey.
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