Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In another incident, Arlington Police say a man exposed himself to a female passenger on a VRE train.
An incoming Washington-Lee High School freshman was walking through the school's parking lot to freshman orienation on Tuesday when a man wearing only socks and running shoes approached the 14-year-old student, ABC 7 reports. "The victim was walking though the parking garage just after 10 a.m. when a white male in his 40s jumped out at the boy," the station reports. "Shaken, the teen took off and called police." In a separate incident, an unknown subject exposed himself to a female passenger on a VRE train approaching Crystal City sometime between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. Monday. Arlington County Police report, "The subject fled the scene as the train stopped in Crystal City. The suspect is described as a white male, 30’s, 5’8” tall, 130 lbs., …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Generals finish season 12-8.
The Washington-Lee JV Generals scored two runs on a Will Burgess clutch double in the home half of the fifth inning and held on for a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Hayfield Hawks Tuesday night at Quincy Park's Norwood Field. Burgess scattered six hits and three walks over six innings of work, yielding two runs (one earned) and striking out four. As if that wasn't enough, he was on base all three times and scored the Generals' first run. In the top of the third inning with runners on first and second and one out, Daniel Bowler made the defensive play of the game. Hayfield successfully executed the double steal of second and third. Bowler blocked catcher Jeff Kruger's throw attempting to catch the Hayfield runner stealing third, …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
JV Generals' final game is tonight at Quincy Park.
Will Burgess doubled home two runs and Jeff Kruger immediately doubled home two more as the Washington-Lee JV Generals exploded with six second-inning runs Friday night at Norwood Field at Quincy Park. The team went on to defeat the Stuart Raiders 12-2. The Generals added three more runs in the third inning. Andrew Lewis pitched shutout innings in the fourth and fifth, which was followed by a shutout sixth by T.R. Sheehy. The defensive play of the night belonged to Henry Bendon, who speared a sizzling Stuart shot at third base and calmly gunned down the Raider runner. The JV Generals' final game is at home on Tuesday against the Hayfield Hawks.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Remarks as released by the White House.
Friday, May 4, 2012
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Generals! (Applause.) Hello, Virginia! (Applause.) Well, let me first of all say, following Amirah is kind of tough. (Laughter.) She is really good. Give her a big round of applause for the great introduction. (Applause.) There are a couple of other people I want to introduce who are here today. First of all, my Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is here. Give him a round of applause. (Applause.) Your Congressman, Jim Moran, is here. (Applause.) And before we came out, I had a chance to meet with Amirah and her mom, but also a couple other of your classmates. Brendan Craig is here, and his dad. (Applause.) And also Rina Castaneda and her mom. (Applause.) Let me just say, they represented you …
Juniors, seniors each allowed to bring one parent.
President Barack Obama spoke to Washington-Lee High School juniors and seniors on Friday. Obama received a rock star's welcome from the crowd of more than 1,000. The speech he delivered was designed to put pressure on Congress to extend interest rate cuts to student loans past July 1, at which point they are set to expire.
Students, adults enamored with president's visit to Washington-Lee High School on Friday.
President Barack Obama's visit to Washington-Lee High School on Friday at times seemed more like a pep rally — or, at least, a campaign visit — rather than official White House business. Students pushed forward and cheered as if they were awaiting a rock star to take the stage any time someone would check the mic or there was a hint of activity just out of sight. About a half-dozen protesters stood outside before, during and after the president's speech. A woman posted at the school's main entrance pointed reporters to them for the "Republican response." One held a sign that stated, "Where is the recovery, Mr. President?" Inside, the students cheered at every applause line — and a few that weren't meant to be — and laughed when Obama …
The president spoke Friday before more than 1,000 students, parents, teachers and area officials.
President Barack Obama seemed to strike all the right notes Friday at Washington-Lee High School when he delivered a speech designed to put pressure on Congress to keep student loan interest rates down. The president spoke before an enthusiastic crowd of more than 1,000 junior and senior high school students, parents, faculty and local elected officials. Nearly 94 percent of Washington-Lee students go on to some sort of higher education upon graduation. Obama spoke briefly about the economy in general before specifically talking about college affordability. On July 1, a student loan interest rate cut will expire — effectively doubling rates overnight — unless Congress acts, Obama said. He was answered with resounding "boos." "That's like a…
Patriots bested Generals 6-5 on Wednesday.
The JV Yorktown Patriots scored runs in each of the first three innings, built a 5-0 lead, and then hung on for a razor close 6-5 win over the Washington-Lee Generals at Greenbriar Park on Wednesday night. Collin Stuart's first inning solo home run was followed by Matt Rosenberg's two-run shot in the third. Washington-Lee clawed back in the fourth inning when Jeff Kruger doubled home Will Burgess and James Mellin knocked in Kruger for a 5-2 score. In the sixth inning, Paul Landini, Daniel Bowler and T.R. Sheehy all singled to load the bases and scored on Ben Buchholz's walk and Cameron Anderson's grounder into right field for a 5-5 tie. Yorktown's Parker Denny ignited the decisive seventh inning Patriot rally with a leadoff single, and …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Five-time Cy Young Award-winner joined the Generals in the dugout Friday for their win against the Mount Vernon Majors.
Will Burgess pitched five-plus strong innings and scored the go-ahead run on a perfectly executed squeeze bunt by Ben Buckholtz as the Washington-Lee Generals defeated the Mount Vernon Majors 4-2 in a junior varsity baseball clash Friday at Quincy Park. Burgess recorded eight strikeouts, had two of W-L's six hits and scored two runs. Burgess tired in the sixth inning and the Majors loaded the bases with no outs. Cam Anderson relieved him and retired Mount Vernon thanks in part to a spectacular leaping catch by Buckholtz at first base. Anderson then struck out the side in the final Mount Vernon at bat. The biggest buzz of the night, however, was caused by former major league and future Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson. The 6-foot-10-inch …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Wakefield and Washington-Lee high schools implement creative anti-bullying programs to fight teen harassment.
Muktaru Jalloh, a senior at Wakefield High School, distinctively remembers an incident in 10th grade that changed his life and made him the person he is today. He was playing basketball with a few classmates during open gym. He blocked the shot of a ninth-grader who was much smaller than him. The ninth-grader turned around and out of nowhere punched Jalloh right in the face. Jalloh had two choices: Punch the kid back and not look like a coward in front of his friends, or simply walk away. In that short moment, he thought about his future and decided not to react to the present. With that maturity, Jalloh was able to walk away from the situation and avoid months or years of possible punishment from the school and his parents. He is now …