The musicianship of four students at Cooper and Longfellow Middle Schools, in McLean, was recognized by the Woman’s Club of McLean at a ceremony on May 6, where the students also performed on their instruments. Tracy McConnaughay played “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” by Edvard Grieg, on the euphonium. Min Lee played Concerto No. 3, k. 216, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on the violin, accompanied by Myunghee Lee. Ji In Park performed the Concerto in G, 1st Movement, by Carl Stamitz, on the flute, accompanied by Hee Ra Son. Finally, Nadia Jo performed the Concerto in A Minor, 1st Movement, by Camille Saint-Saens, on the cello, accompanied by Jade Sohn. The four students each received an award of $100 from the Woman’s Club.
Ten students at McLean elementary schools were recognized for their significant contributions as safety patrol members. The honorees were: Halle McLean and Cotter Smart, Sean Loftus and Teymur Zavar, Samantha Gonzales and Omar Al Masri, Sydney Leonard and Kailen Jordan, and Sarah Gaiter and Patrick Oh. The students received trophies engraved with their names and those of their schools, and each school received an award of $80 for safety program equipment.
The students’ parents and the school principals, music directors and patrol sponsors attended the ceremony, as did Officer Thomas W. Harrington, school resource officer of the Fairfax County Police Department. The award ceremony is an annual event of the Woman’s Club of McLean.