Saturday, May 11, 2013
Students take on teachers and administrators, and the public is invited to watch.
Herndon High School’s own Iron Chef competition is underway, allowing the school’s students, teachers and administrators to show off their culinary skills. “We have a ton of ingredients to choose from, and they get inspired to make what they want to make,” said Jacquelyn Dresser, the head of the family and consumer science department and a teacher. This is the first year the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club is hosting the competition, which was an idea brought to the administration by student Aki Bredahl. The competition started last Friday and will continue in two additional rounds until the final showdown on May 24, Dresser said. Two chefs compete to create the best dish, which are judged by a panel of …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The students made their annual trip to the OrlandoFest music competition over April 11-15.
The Herndon High School Guitar 3 and 4 students recently received "Superior" ratings at the OrlandoFest music competition, under the direction of guitar program teacher Chris Cunningham. The students made their annual spring competition trip April 11-15, enjoying the camaraderie of other music students from around the country and the Orlando attractions. Submitted to Patch by Stephanie McClellan of the HHS Guitar Boosters.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
"Pride of Herndon" will represent Virginia in the 2013 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade.
In December, the "Pride of Herndon" marching band won't only be the pride of town — it'll be the pride of Virginia, too. Herndon High School's marching band was selected by U.S. Congress and the Marine Corps Marching Band to perform in the 2013 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, which is scheduled for December in Hawaii. The group, which is Virginia's official "ambassador" to the parade, is one of the few high school bands across the country to earn the honor, according to an announcement posted on Patch. This year, it earned a score of "1" from every judge at the 2012 Virginia Band and Orchestra Association's Marching Band Assessment — one of only five groups from the state's Northeast division to do so. For previous coverage of Herndon's …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
HHS cheer took first place at VHSL State Cheer Championships in November.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors honored the Herndon High School varsity co-ed cheer team during its presentations on Tuesday. The team won first place at the Virginia High School League State Cheer Championships in November, a first for the squad. Herndon earned 280.5 points during its championship winning performance. To see the winning routine, click on the embeded YouTube video in the media player above.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Television show run ends for local singer.
The end of the line on Fox's American Idol came Thursday night for Reston's Nate Tao. Tao, whose solo week performance was not shown on Thursday's show, was not chosen by judges to advance closer to the Top 20 that will sing live on the show. They did air Tao's reaction, though. "It's not the end of the world, but it sucks," Tao said on the broadcast. Reston Patch spoke with Tao earlier on Thursday. Here's more info on him and his happy memories of performing at Herndon High School: Reston's Nate Tao has heard from dozens of old Northern Virginia friends the last week - ever since he made it to Hollywood Week on American Idol Idol-watchers will learn Thursday night whether Tao, a 2006 graduate of Herndon High, will advance to the Top 20 …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Dev will represent Virginia at 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
Reston's Navya Dev, a student at Herndon High School, has been nominated to represent Virginia as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Dev will join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media, according to a release about the program. National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on learning and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions in journalism and media, the release said. The week-long program is held from July 7 to 12 at George Mason University.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Teacher exonerated of misconduct charges still has legal bills to pay.
Supporters of teacher and coach Sean Lanigan, who was falsely accused of misconduct by a student, will gather next Friday in Chantilly for a fundraiser to help him put his legal bills behind him. Lanigan was falsely accused, jailed for several days and eventually acquitted of charges of molesting a 12-year-old student at a Centreville elementary school. He now teaches at South Lakes High School and coaches Herndon High School's varsity boys soccer team. The event next Friday is billed in an announcement as a "celebration and fundraiser" and will include a silent auction of items donated for the cause. It will be held 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Sully's Restaurant and Lounge, 14153 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. Lanigan collected some but not all …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
'Brigadoon' brings a true ensemble cast to the stage.
• By Lauren Schild of Briar Woods High School While the saying “seeing is believing” may appear out of date, Herndon High School’s production of the classic musical Brigadoon shows that good things do come to those who wait, even if its for 100 years. The cast brought something new to the show through their sprinkled bits of well-placed comedy and overall understanding of the dynamics found in a true ensemble. First emerging in 1947, Brigadoon ran on Broadway for over 581 performances. The show then went overseas to West End in 1949 and many revivals, including a 1954 film, have carried on this piece’s heartwarming story. When Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas (Paul Morgan and Chris Hrozencik respectively), two Americans on vacation in …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Herndon High School Varsity Co-Ed Cheer won the Virginia state finals on Nov. 10.
The members of the Herndon High School Co-Ed Cheer Team have been on cloud nine since the team’s win at the Virginia state finals on Nov. 10. “I’m so ecstatic,” said head coach Jenny Goff. She said the sports banquet, held Nov. 15, was a beautiful, bittersweet moment for the team. While preparing for the team to perform its routine at states, Goff said she felt incredibly proud the team had made it to states. “We had no idea what was going to be ahead of us,” she said. “Out honest goal was just to place top five.” Goff said when the team performed the first time at states they broke down in tears afterward. The team was proud to have maxed out their routine and was pleased with what could have been the last time they would take the floor. …
Monday, November 12, 2012
State finals were held Saturday night at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
The Herndon High School Co-Ed Cheer Team took the top spot at the VHSL State Cheer Championships at Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday night. The team took first place with 280.5 points, followed by Fairfax High School with 276 points and Grassfield High with 269 points. Herndon scored the second highest score in VHSL history. This is the first time Herndon's varsity Co-Ed Cheer Team has won the state chamionship. Well respected head coach Jenny Goff will be retiring as coach after leading the team for nine years. * Photos and information provided by F. Podczerviensky and A. Kelly.