Hornets in the News
“Success is... knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.”
John C. Maxwell
The 2013 yearbook staff members have received their critiques for the 2013 The Hornet Effect yearbook and earned the following ratings:
- Gold Medalist, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)
- First Class with three Marks of Distinction (Concept/Essentials, Design, and Photography), National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA)
- First Place, Virginia High School League (VHSL)
The 2013 staff members were:
Herndon Writing Center Tutors
On Friday, October 11th several of our Herndon Writing Center tutors will be attending the third annual Third Annual Secondary Schools Writing Center Conference at George Mason University. This year, the HWC is pleased to announce that eight of our tutors will be presenting sessions on effective tutoring to over 280 conference participants from 34 area high schools, middle schools, and colleges. Of the 34 schools attending, Herndon is one of five high schools whose tutors have been selected to present.
The following students presented at the conference:
Glowing, Growing, and Transforming through Tutoring: Emily Weeks, Laura Bentley, Sam Chanesman, & Mariam Ansari
Transformations Through Word Choice: T.J. Yang
The Crossroads of Tutoring and Writing: Danny Vedova, Jean Jeon, & Lydia Coyner
Profile on Success
2014 US Army All-American Marching Band selects HHS Senior, Blake Morgan
Herndon High School Drum Major, Blake Morgan, was selected to participate in the 2014 US Army All-American Marching Band. The announcement, along with an official "Shako" ceremony, took place during the intermission of the Drum Corp International finals in Indianapolis, on August 10, 2013.
The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band features the 125 top marching band members from across the United States. Nominees are selected by the National Association for Music Education in cooperation with All American Games and Drum Corps International. Selection criteria includes performance ability, grade point average, community service, and demonstrated leadership within their school. The band participates during half-time at the U.S Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX in January 2014.
“We are extremely proud of Blake for being selected to lead the All-American Marching Band. Blake embodies leadership and commitment to the Pride of Herndon both on and off the field. He has intensity, vision, and maturity – a rare trifecta for most kids his age. We are excited that he’ll get a chance to demonstrate his abilities on a national level.”
See attached press release from NAFME
Pictured on the left are HHS students in the NBC 4 studio after placing 2nd in It's Academic. The show will air on NBC 4 on October 12th at 11:00 am. Please tune in view our Hornets in action.
To honor the team---and the whole school---our sponsor Giant Food will be featuring special "Herndon High School Hoagies" at the Giant Food store at 1450 North Point Village Center in Reston.
Your special hoagies will be available this weekend, from Friday, October 11. through Sunday, October 13.
National Merit Semifinalists
Two hundred twenty Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students from 17 high schools have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for 2014. All semifinalists are eligible to compete for 8,000 National Merit Scholarship awards worth $35 million, to be awarded in spring 2014.
FCPS National Merit semifinalists for Herndon High School are:
|Jefferson Sheron||Tae-Jung Yang|
Brass of Peace
Congratulations to Lewis Morgan for being accepted to Brass of Peace! Only 3 new members are accepted each school year out about 12 students in all of Northern Virginia. Lewis joins returning members Michael Chen and Trevor Little.
Brass of Peace is a scholarship brass ensemble that provides intense and systematic training once a week for talented high school brass players. There are no fees or tuition of any kind. Members are chosen by audition only and acceptance is based solely on talent and ability. With guidance from NSO hornist Sylvia Alimena, Brass of Peace members greatly improve performance skills, explore the finer aspects of ensemble playing and artistry with players of like ability. Members also gain confidence in public performing and public speaking.
Graduates from Brass of Peace include; Jennifer Montone, Principal Horn, Philadelphia Orchestra; Nicole Cash, Associate Principal Horn, San Francisco Symphony; Stuart Stephenson, Principal Trumpet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Rex Richardson, international jazz trumpet soloist; Jeff Work, Principal Trumpet, Oregon Symphony; Robert Singer, trumpeter, President's Own Marine Band, Eric Moore, Principal Horn Navy Band, Terry Bingham, Solo Cornet, Army Band; Allen Meek, Principal Trombone, Singapore Symphony; Jamie Hersch, Associate Principal, Singapore Symphony; Zenas Kim, former Principal Trombone; Deagu Symphony Orchestra, Korea; Anneka Zuehlke, Principal Horn Greenville Symphony; Blakely Carroll, trumpeter, United States Air Force Band.
Senior Regional Orchestra
Congratulations to our band students who made Senior Regional Orchestra!!! Only 2-3 students were selected in all of Fairfax and Arlington counties for each wind instrument. These students will receive an All-State audition in February.
Tiberiu B. (principal clarinet)
Trevor L. (trumpet)
Michael C. (principal trumpet)
Jacob R. (percussion)
Tavifa C. (violin)
Come see our students perform Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique on November 9 at Hayfield Secondary School.