Twenty-Two Students Named Fairfax County Peace Awards Recipients
Students from 22 Fairfax County public schools have been named recipients of the 2019 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, designed to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Recipients will be recognized at a reception on March 10 at the Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax. From Madison High School: Hannan Mumtaz founded the club Madison Minds Matter to help teens struggling with mental health problems, providing an outlet for students to express themselves. The group has hosted talks by professionals, had discussions about coping strategies, and created advocacy videos for the school’s morning news program. To read more and see the list of other recipients, click here.
Fifty-Two Students Selected as 2019 Presidential Scholar Candidates
Fifty-two seniors have been selected as candidates for the 2019 Presidential Scholars program, designed to recognize and honor some of the country’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.The program has been expanded twice: to recognize students demonstrating exceptional talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts; and to recognize students demonstrating ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Up to 161 students will be named Presidential Scholars later in the spring. From Madison High School, Michelle Xu has been named as a candidate. See see the entire list, click here.
Madison High, Irving Middle Students Named Top State Volunteers by Prudential Spirit of Community AwardsStudents from Madison High School and Irving Middle School were named the state’s top two youth volunteers of 2019 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Justin Hu, a junior at Madison High, and Shayla Young, a seventh grader at Irving Middle, were honored for their volunteerism. Madison High and Irving Middle are Fairfax County public schools. To read more click here.