Posts tagged ‘GWHS’

June 12, 2017

Poetry Slam Winner

Four years I have spent in this school
A school where moral judgement failed to rule
All but a few live for selfish desire
Submerged in their own immoral attire

I don’t come to talk of politics or some law
I came to talk about society’s dreadful flaw
Do we students not care of our reputation
If not, maybe you should listen to the conversation

Do you know what they say about this school?
Oh wait, you're from Washington must be a fool
I mean sure we make the news sometimes
If not for windows breaking then for some petty crimes

Students honestly where are your morals
All the teachers are doing is breakin’ up quarrels
In a society that is full of profanity
And flushing away all love in humanity
Please students run away from this vanity 
I make a plea to escape from this horrid insanity

....Wait...what are morals
These things were they simply thought of by mortals
Where do they come from? And why do they matter?
Well, lets just say without them society would shatter

Who decides good and evil and why abide by this code
It’s a burden to follow and it is quite the load
We’re just stardust colliding 
Why should we be abiding

For just stardust this is all in vain
But why in this heart do I feel a pain?
And to that science says, Well
it’s just chemicals in your brain

Then I guess love is senseless
This leaves our nations defenseless
With but only our false morals
To defend us from daily quarrels 

Well, I believe there is someone above 
Someone that gives us reason to love
The Biblical quote holds no flaw 
“Love does no harm to a neighbor, therefore 
Is the fulfilment of Law”

Love holds our ethics strong
I promise you the Bible isn’t wrong
We are called to love our enemies
For relationships it is the greatest of remedies 

This quote I also say, peer to peer,
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is
Evil; cling to what is good.”
Have you not understood
Join hands in a healthy brotherhood

If there is no God...Why then love is senseless
Leaving not only our nations but our feelings defenseless

I’m not gonna push a religion
At the end it’s not mine it your decision
I make a call to the God above
Bring back what was lost in this city of brotherly love

Why is it so hard to believe in a God 
As you build your falsely intelligent facade
With evolved blood cells, vessels and a pumping heart
Wait...which came first? umm...Brain fart

One organ can’t survive without another
Couldn’t atheists think of that?...oh brother…
And they’re all made of different tissue
Maybe it's not God maybe your hearts the issue

I just want us to come back to true love
I want us to stop and drop the boxing glove
Maybe take some tips from the One above
HAHA Paul that’s where you are wrong God doesn't love
Doesn’t he tells you to hate gays? Ain’t that...Christianity?
NO!!! We are called to love despite sexuality

Look at your moral ethic
Don’t you think it’s pathetic
You throw insults at each other to see who gets hurt more
If you ask me that’s already something to pray for
You blame God for your problems like he’s sleeping on you
Look this guy’s dead, and people die of the flu
You turn your backs on him what do you expect him to do
It’s hard to answer prayers when nobody’s prayin to you

Look people lift your eyes to above
Check your ethics do they have any love
Show some love to a brother and stop observing
Pick up your hands to the sister and start serving 

I call us to serve, work, try hard, and love
I ask that of deceit, lust, anger, hate you get rid of
Christ really turned my life around
I was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see the light
With knowledge of wrong and right
Talk to me I’ll be glad to tell you my story
Maybe you could restore this school to its former glory

But hey… even if I repeat this 700 times
Your heart won’t be affected by any of these rhymes
You will walk through the halls with a heart full of dread
And all will know for this school the true God is dead

First place poem by Paul Basarab, Class of 2017
January 23, 2017

Witnessing History With Our Own Eyes Thanks to the #DECAATTProject

By Nikos Papinkolau, Class of 2017

Continuing the momentum from the 2016 Democratic National Convention watch party, the AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy hosted a watch party on January 20, 2017, in honor of the presidential inauguration.

The event was held at the AT&T Corporate Office location in King of Prussia, Penn., and students from both George Washington High School and Kensington High School attended.

We all felt very fortunate to inagurationbe able to witness the peaceful transition of power as Mr. Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America, and hear his inaugural address as it happened live.

You would think watching an inauguration on TV would be a boring and exhausting experience, but that is not how any AT&T Aspire event is run, and this watch party was nothing short of fun and entertaining!

As soon as we settled down, we caught up with familiar #DECAATTProject mentors and met with some new ones too. We played a 20-questions game with our mentors and got to understand how they became involved with the Aspire program, as well as how their careers developed. I enjoyed hearing how some of our mentors perform their jobs and how their original career plans were carried out or altered.

November 18, 2012

Alumni fundraising event

George Washington High School’s Alumni Association is hosting a fundraising event at Benny The Bums on Tuesday, November 2oth at 4:00 pm.  For a $10 donation, you can enjoy a complimentary appetizer buffet and a cash bar at happy hour prices.  All GWHS staff, alumni, family and friends are invited to join us at this event.  Help raise money for an eagle mascot uniform while having fun with old friends! 



December 20, 2011


By Robin Thomas, Class of 2012

Washington railroaded over Fitzsimons High School 61-38 in  a recent basketball game at GWHS. The assault was led by senior guard Rashid Jackson and junior guard Cody Marx.  Jackson and Marx combined for a total of 32 points.

Although Jackson and Marx ran the show, it was Adonis Fountain who entertained the crowd when he dunked in spectacular fashion. In the second half, Cody Marx took the ball down court with no defenders in sight, passed it backwards to Adonis Fountain who went on to dunk and electrify the crowd. Fountain finished off with a total of 13 points. Steve Hall showed great ball handle and finished off with 9 points. Frank Shannon had 3 points. Wayne McNeely and Jamel Williams both had 2 points. Although Anthony Matthis didn’t score, he played a key role in the paint and was an exceptional rebounder and defender.

Fitzsimons’ Isaac McBride did his best to compete with the Eagles scoring 17 points, but didn’t receive much help from his team and couldn’t do it all on his own. Basically it was a 5 on 1 assault on Fitzsimons, which is spectacular since the Eagles lost key players due to disciplinary reasons.

February 19, 2011

2nd Annual Terence Young & Pete Lyde Scholarship Memorial Fund Raiser

By Adam Avraham, Jason Shanker and Andre Odom

Just like last year we’re doing it again. We are hosting an open 7 on 7 football tournament:

Saturday, April 2 · 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at George Washington High School Mickey Young Stadium

Gather your friends (male and female) and get a team of 7 to play. Each team to put up $140/team. All proceeds will go towards the three scholarships given to  senior Varsity players.  Come out for fun, football, food, friends and support the 2nd annual fund raiser held in memory of Pete Lyde and Terrance Young.

Feel free to bring guests, family and friends – the more we’re able to reach out to our GW family the more successful we can have this event turn out! We know Pete and Terrance will be with us that day!

See us on Facebook at

February 19, 2011

GWHS has joined the Action Team

Our DECA students will be working with the Major League Baseball players and Volunteers of America as part of The Action Team to perform community service as part of their senior graduation project next year.  Phillies’ Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins, Boston Red Sox’ Mike Cameron, and other players are sponsoring this program.   That’s a photo of former GWHS students above who participated in the Action Team project three years ago.

Any senior who wants to join this team and earn community service credit can sign up with one of our Action Team Captains:  Lawrence Worcester, Marvin Lane, Eric Smith, and Nicholas Miller, or stop by Room 13.

For more information, check out the Action Team’s latest newsletter which announces GWHS as a member at February 2011 Action Team E-mail Update

October 29, 2010

GWHS uniform shirts available

Short-sleeve collar shirt,
embroidered, $10.00,
any size in tan or black

Wearing your school colors or logo doesn’t necessarily have to involve a uniform. The school store has several fun, flattering options available to help make representing GWHS look cool.

From collar shirts to hoodies with or without zippers, to sweat pants…stop by the store to see samples or check out the pictures shown here.   We now have long-sleeve, embroidered, collar uniform shirts for $15.00.   New hoodies and embroidered jackets will be in stock soon.

Some sizes may be limited,  but typically we have sizes small to extra large in stock.   

Items ordered in sizes 2X and above may need to be custom ordered.

If you have ideas for other items you would like us to stock, please let us know. 

We welcome suggestions for other apparel or logo items you want your school store to stock for you.

We can also order apparel for the staff  or alumni and can add “staff” or “alumni”  to any logo.

Show your “eagle pride” by wearing a school shirt, sweat shirt or sweat pants today.

April 12, 2010

What’s happening around GWHS

By Larry Liu, Class of 2010
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society has been involved in raising funds for families in need, donating canned food to poor families, and hosting  a coat drive and a bake sale.
The funds for the bake sale go toward buying new sashes and robes for the NHS. The NHS prides itself on raising money for a good cause. It plans to launch a car wash in the upcoming months ahead, and will participate in a Multiple Sclerosis Walk and Mother’s Day Walk, both of which will be held in May.
NHS officer Anjerie Yohn said that this year has been the best, because the NHS could make a lot of accomplishments, and is eager to help out the community. For the future, she hopes the students in the National Honors Society to continue to help their community and strive for academic excellence.
Continue reading below for updates on science fairs, the debate team and the robotics teams.