Archive of ‘Penguin Pride’

Sasha Davis, SWW Alum (now Bowdoin ’13)

Hometown: Washington, D.C. I came to Bowdoin with the intention of taking some education courses, but I definitely was not totally committed to the idea of being involved in education long term after graduation. In fact, I was the classic first-year liberal arts student in my quest for a major and a pathway to a Read more »

Philip O’Sullivan, SWW ’16 Published on Huffington Post

  Philip O’Sullivan, SWW ’16 published on, writing about his experience transitioning to School Without Walls in “From Private to Public” published on January 30, 2013.

Katie Borrazzo – Congratulations!

School Without Walls Senior Katie Borrazzo is a candidate for the prestigious US Presidential Scholar program. Each year in January, based on SAT and ACT scores or nomination by a chief state school officer, 3,000 high school seniors out of 3.2 million across the United States are invited to apply for the US Presidential Scholar Read more »

Katie Thomas-Canfield – Congratulations!

Katie Thomas-Canfield (Class of 2013) has been chosen as DC’s female delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program. USSYP is an intensive week-long educational experience and scholarship sponsored by the United States Senate for outstanding high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in public service. Student delegates from all 50 states and Read more »

Tyriek Mack – Congratulations!

Congratulations to Tyriek Mack! We are proud to announce that Tyriek will study economics at Harvard University this summer as part of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Scholars Summer Enrichment Program. Tyriek competed with over 200 students from the District of Columbia to win one of only 56 coveted slots in Read more »

Nkechiryerem Agbaerueke – Congratulations!

Congratulations! School Without Walls High School Street Law student Nkechiryerem Agbaerueke won first prize in the VIDEO submission category at the “DC Teens Take on the DC Human Rights Act” multimedia art exhibition held at Georgetown University Law Center on November 28, 2012. The members of the D.C. Commission on Human Rights invite you to Read more »

SWW Junior Chioma Aneke Wins Scholarship Contest

School Without Walls Junior Chioma Aneke won second place for Ward 3 schools in the 2012 DC-CAP/DC-CSP “How I Am Preparing for College” scholarship contest. Chioma will receive a $1,500 college savings plan. “The DC College Savings Plan awards one $2,500 prize and one $1,500 prize to ninth grade students in each of the District’s Read more »

SWW Junior Chloé Love Helton Crowned Miss Jabberwock 2012

School Without Walls Junior Class Student Chloé Love Helton who on Sunday, May 6, 2012, was crowned Miss Jabberwock by the DC Alumnae Foundation of the Washington DC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. What is the Jabberwock? The Jabberwock Cotillion is a venue for presenting debutantes in high school after learning proper social behaviors and Read more »

SWW Euro Challenge Team Wins First Place in DC Metro Region Competition

The School Without Walls Euro Challenge Team, led and trained by Ms. Tyson, won first place in the first competition held in DC Metro Region. The team will represent SWW and DC in the national competition to be held on April 30th in New York City. Team members Chase Ammon, Sinclair Blue, Molly Charles, Stephanie Read more »

Congratulations to SWW Honor Students

School Without Walls proudly honors 392 of our students who have made the Principal’s List and Honor Roll. Students, congratulations for this academic achievement! Your dedication to hard work will reward you in numerous ways throughout your education and career. Faculty, parents and staff are extremely proud of your success. Twenty-five students are on the Principal’s Read more »

Walls Students Collect Living Testimonies of America’s Changing Workforce Traditions

americanflag workersThroughout America, people are being challenged to reshape their relationship to work, their workplace skills and identity, and their place in civil society. A group of Walls students is exploring the nation’s workforce in transition, as participants in The America Works Oral History Project.

Walls Senior Mariama Taifa-Seitu Wins First Place in Washington Post Photo Contest

mariama2Walls senior Mariama Taifa-Seitu entered the 4th annual Youth Photo Contest for FotoWeek DC, presented by The Washington Post and FotoWeek DC. She won first place in the 9-12 grade “People” category!