Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Three-sport star Travis Greene and 1962 baseball team two latest inductees.
The George Mason High Athletic Hall of Fame has opened their doors to two new inductees for their Class of 2012. On Tuesday, the committee announced that 2006 graduate Travis Greene and the 1962 baseball team will join dozens of others in the HOF for their athletic contributions. Greene, now an assistant football coach at Morrisville State College in New York, was a three-sport athlete at Mason, lettering in football, basketball and track and field. In his Mustang career, he rushed for more than 3,000 yards and 38 touchdowns before heading to Elon University, where he earned four letters as a defensive back, linebacker and member of special teams. “I was very thankful,” Greene said during a telephone interview Tuesday. “I was elated. I …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Ryan Healy, Falls Church High alumnus, teacher and coach delivered address to the seniors.
Vivian Hua briefly chatted with her fellow senior classmates Wednesday in a dim hallway inside the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University before Falls Church High’s 66th commencement ceremony. As staff from the high school organized the students in alphabetical order, Hua, 18, flashed a smile at some of her former teachers who passed by the group of seniors. “I’m going to miss my classmates and teachers,” said Hua, who will study fashion marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall. Hua was one of 297 seniors to receive a diploma from Falls Church High Wednesday. The class included 19 Advanced Placement scholars, 13 honor graduates and nine students who have already enlisted in the United States military. …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Falls Church citizens made their votes count in Tuesday’s primary elections.
With three high schools sending their seniors off into the real world, there was plenty to celebrate in Falls Church last week. George Mason, JEB Stuart and Marshall high schools graduated their seniors last week. Falls Church High will graduate this week. Virginia citizens hit the polls Tuesday to vote in a host of primary elections. Congressman Jim Moran won the 8th District Democratic primary while George Allen won the Republican Senate primary. Fairfax County Public Schools have started looking for a new superintendent to replace Jack Dale. The school district is looking for an outside search consultant to move forward with replacing the retiring Dale. Falls Church High found a new way to teach new languages through soccer. Students …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
School had 30 seniors with a 4.0 GPA or better.
Rachel Bell won’t be meandering through the halls of George Mason High this fall. Instead she’ll be starting over, meeting new friends in her new environment as a freshman at Virginia Tech. The former Mason athlete was one of the school’s 170 graduates Wednesday. “Graduating is sad because it is the end of my time at Mason but it is also very exciting because I have so many opportunities in front of me,” said Bell who plans to major n animal and poultry science. “Also, I will be able to do what I love and will be one step closer to making my dreams become a reality.” Of the 170 graduates, 30 seniors let the school with a 4.0 GPA or better. Falls Church City Public Schools school board Chair Susan Kearney charged the students to be happy, …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Four Falls Church-area high schools to graduate seniors over the next week.
Graduation season is upon us and four Falls Church-area high schools will send hundreds of seniors off into the world. The first school to graduate its seniors will be George Mason High. Seniors will graduate June 13 at 5 p.m. from Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. J.E.B. Stuart High will hold their graduation on June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax. George C. Marshall High’s graduation will also be held at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. starting at 10:30 a.m. on June 15. Finally, Falls Church High will hold their graduation at the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University on June 20 at 9:30 a.m.