Names in the News
Names in the News
Eighteen parishes with players in fourth to eighth grades enrolled in a Catholic school or religious education program of the parish participated in the Northern Virginia Junior Catholic Youth Organization (NVJCYO) tennis league. Davis Cup team champions are Shannon Berg, Allie Harokopus, Nora Howe, Brian Root, Lawrence Root, Dylan O'Donnell, Andrew Vasquez and Stefan Wilkinson of St. Mark Catholic School (4 sets, 42 games won). Finalists are P.J. Anderson, Corinne Cordell, Aubrey Gartlan, Joe Gehrig, Perry Griffith, Quinn Hynes, Jack Madigan, Billy Marrin and Kirsten Parker of St. Mary's Catholic School (3 sets, 42 games won). Federation Cup team champions are Alexander Agustin, Thomas Burrell, Isaac Johnson, Luke Malanchuk, Q Manglapus, Anthony Olivette and Matt St. Pierre of St. Thomas More Cathedral School (3 sets, 26 games won). Finalists are Evan Burkard, Micaela Flores, Michael Flores, Alex Riley, Matt Skibinski and Anton Zykov of St. Agnes School (2 sets, 18 games won). U.S. Open II team champions are Michael Buentello, Michael Danyliw, Ned Danyliw, Jimmy Fonda, Bobby LaRose , David Poe and Carl Shumate of Queen of Apostles Catholic School (4 sets, 29 games won). Finalists are Sean Daley, Viveka Galindez, John Green, Andre Gruebele, Domenic Lucchesi, Zachary Murdock and Christopher Shirron of St. Ann School (1 set, 18 games won). U.S. Open I team champions are Joseph Artabane, Abigail Emig, Samantha Haas, Conor Padden, Kellen Phillips, Louie Rogers , Alma Schuster, Kimberly Villacis, Dominic Wagner and Joseph Wagner of Blessed Sacrament School (4 sets, 32 games won). Finalists are Cristina Borda, Gabriel Iglesias, Thatianna Le, Sergio Martinez, Melissa Teran and Abey Yoseph of Corpus Christi School (2 sets, 21 games won). Wimbledon II team champions are Grace Amorosi, Catherine Mary Barr, Blake Jepsen, Kylan Luna, Connor McAuliffe, Jack Mulquin, Will Mulquin, Jack Owczarski, Jack Prendergast and Dominic Williams of St. Luke School (4 sets, 28 games won). Finalists are Genesis Aguila, Sarah Morillo, Jessica Ong, Giancarlo Pacheco, Bobby Riley and Christine Yu of St. Leo the Great Catholic School (3 sets, 29 games won). Wimbledon I team champions are Peter Brough, Olivia Eichner, Dominic Morris, Jack Morris, Sophia Pirozzoli and Gabriel Yus-Baez of St. Agnes School (Blue) (3 sets, 22 games won). Finalists are Lauren Harkes, Matthew Holleran, Chris Issing, Robert Kendrick, Laura Kidd, Liam Loftus, Teresa Neves, Alex Pepin and Cora Reynolds of St. Leo the Great Catholic School (2 sets, 23 games won).
Synchronized swimming team NoVa Synchro competed at the Fall Figure Invitational. The winners are Kelsey Momoi, third place, and Kathleen McLean, fourth place, 15 Junior Division. Julie Calvert, sixth place, and Sofie Ravesteijn, ninth place, 13-15 Age Group Division. Lauren Wengrovitz, third place, and Marie O'Shaughnessy, sixth place, 13-15 Intermediate Division. Cassie Block, fourth place, 10-and-under Novice Division.
Minnie Howard School Principal Grace Taylor was a winner of The Washington Post's Distinguished Educational Leadership Award for Alexandria.
Wakefield High School Principal Doris Jackson was named Arlington public schools' Principal of the Year and a winner of The Washington Post's Distinguished Educational Leadership Award for Arlington.