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Penguin Pride

December 16, 2017: On Saturday, December 16, three teams from SWW’s Debate Team participated in the monthly Washington-Arlington Catholic Forensic League tournament at Lake Braddock high school, debating whether or not student-athletes should be classified as employees and paid. Congratulations to Skyler Clay (’21) and Brian Davis (’19), who placed first in the Novice division, Read more »

Walls students present projects at the Mikva Actions Civics Fair

Teacher Kerry Sylvia of the Social Studies department took eight Walls students from her DC History and Government classes to the Mikva Actions Civics Fair to present their projects.

Freshman Eliyah Lister Excels in B’nai B’rith Writing Contest

June 1: Walls freshman Eliyah Lister won second place and a scholarship in the B’nai B’rith Diverse Minds writing and art contest. Applicants were asked to write and illustrate a children’s book that tells a story of tolerance, diversity or inclusion. Congratulations, Eliyah!

Walls Senior Asha Pappajohn Wins 2016 Future Global Leaders Scholarship

SWWHS is honored to announce that the winner of the 2016 Future Global Leaders Scholarship Award is our very own Asha Pappajohn.

Meet Walls’ 2016 GW Early College Program Graduates

Our 2016 GW ECP class participated in the graduation ceremonies of The George Washington University on May 15, 2016, on the National Mall. The GW ECP graduates were awarded an Associate of Arts degree by GWU’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. This is the sixth cohort of School Without Walls students to graduate from GW with an Associate of Arts degree. Congratulations, graduates!

SWW Street Law Class Wins First Place City-Wide

Congratulations to SWW Street Law class members Claire Contreras, Savannah Toure, Annie Brennan, Jonah Merriam, Destinee Perry, and Fatima Yansane for their first-place win in the 44th Annual City-Wide Mock Trial Competition!

SWW Siblings Win First Place in White House At Bat Challenge

Congratulations to brother-sister team, senior Philip and sophomore Samantha O’Sullivan. Sam and Philip won first place in the White House Historical Association, White House At Bat Challenge. Their submission will be developed into a video that will be shown at Nationals Park!

Walls Seniors Win B.I.G. Youth Oratorical Contests

Congratulations to seniors Daniella Butler and Philip O’Sullivan for their performance in the Blacks In Government 2016 Youth Oratorical Competition.

Help Send Walls’ Ensemble Concert Choir to Cuba

Walls’ concert choir has been invited by the Cuban Ministry of Culture to learn and perform in Havana at the end of May. The choir is soliciting funding to help cover the cost of visas, travel, lodging and tour costs so that all of our performers can make this one-of-a-kind trip. Support is welcome on any level—can you help?

Councilmember Evans Introduces Bill Drafted by Senior Nico Stauffer-Mason 

Walls senior Nico Stauffer-Mason’s final project might become a law to help combat voter disenfranchisement in D.C. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans yesterday introduced the D.C. Voting Rights Notification Act of 2016, which would require the District to give oral and written notification to returning citizens of their renewed right to vote.

Walls Team Takes Top Prize at Washington Area Model U.N. Conference

Congratulations to the Walls’ Model UN Team, which won the coveted Best Small Delegation award at the April 3 Washington Area Model U.N. Conference. What a great way to end the Model U.N. season for the school year!

Stellar Results at March STEM Fair

Congrats to the 13 SWW students who participated in the DC STEM Fair last weekend! SWW students competed in 5 categories and won every category they were in. Congrats in particular to Sam Lossef and Sylvia Gisler, who won Grand Awards and will be representing SWW and DCPS at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona, in May.