Archive for February, 2013

February 13, 2013

GWHS wins Russian Essay Contest

Congratulations to the George Washington High School Students who participated in the National Russian Essay Contest with 43 other Russian Programs.  Washington competed with 1220 other students and our students won 6 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.

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February 13, 2013

Annual Shakespeare Oratorical – another success!

CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s Shakespeare Oratorical winners Malika Shukurova (1st Place), Shirley Dong (2nd Place) and Joel Goldberg (3rd Place).  Malika will compete in the Philadelphia competition at The Arden Theatre on February 18.  Bravo to all of our participants for making this another successful year.

February 13, 2013

Sports Marketing students attend Wings game

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George Washington High School’s Sports & Entertainment Marketing students attended the first Education Day sponsored by the Wings Lacrosse team at the Wells Fargo Center on February 8, 2013.  Not only did the students enjoy watching a professional Lacrosse game in lower level seats, they also met and spoke with Wells Fargo Center’s Sports Marketing Interns who answered their many questions about job opportunities in this field.  The interns came from various colleges and all were enthusiastic about careers in sports marketing. Our students saw a real-world connection to our Sports & Entertainment Marketing CTE program which came alive for them at this event.

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February 4, 2013

The Mind

By Paige Hughes, Class of 2014

The Expectation of being more than you think.
The mind telling you not to do it when you’re expected to.
The feeling of being useless because you’re too young to truly know what it feels like.
The expectations of the people you love unconditionally sets the mind control to over drive.
The fine line between insanity and being uncontrollable
The goals to reach that aren’t even close begin to disappear
The more you take, the more you give but what if there isn’t a lot to give in the first place?
The mind sets to over speed.
The mind sets you apart from everyone.
The expectations of the mind are different than the reality actually is.
The mind is uncontrolled. Every second of every day feeling apart from everyone because of the expectations.
The mind has control.

February 4, 2013

G-dub basketball team holds their own

By Jamel Williams, Class of 2013

This past Friday, February 1st, George Washington’s Varsity basketball team took a long journey to Atlantic City to play in the Atlantic City Showcase. While on the bus, the team was very anxious and excited to finally go on a small vacation though we were going for business as well.

When they arrived at their hotel, the team got their key cards and settled down in their rooms and relaxed until it was time to leave for their game.  Around 4:30 P.M., the bus arrived to take them to their 6:00 P.M. game against Holy Spirit High School from Camden, New Jersey.  When the teams arrived at the gym in the Atlantic City High School, they were pumped and ready to go.

As our team came out for warm ups, they looked at their opponents and saw that they were a lot bigger and stronger than them, but that didn’t stop their heart and courage. Washington still believed that they had a great chance to win.  It was tip off time and Washington High School came out to a flat and slow start. Instead of them playing at the pace they wanted, they let Holy Spirit High control the tempo of the game.   Going into half time, the Eagles were down by 22 points.

In the locker room, the Eagles became frustrated with each other and began to put their heads down, but star player and captain, Kendale Truitt, raised their hopes and put confidence in their hearts. The team came out in the second half being aggressive and had a lot more fight in them even though they were smaller. The Eagles cut the big lead within 15 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. Coming out into the 4th quarter, the Eagles came out strong and finished strong, but still ended up losing by 10 points with the final score being 64-54. Everyone was upset with the loss, but the coaches and players were happy with the fact that the College scouts and others respected that the Eagles didn’t give up and they gave the Holy Spirit basketball team a hard fight. In the end, the Eagles still looked like winners in the spectators’ eyes for their effort and for playing hard until the 4th quarter came to a close.