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Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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Dragons take several top spots at TSA Regional, advance to State competition

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The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 150,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states. Congratulations to the following students on their […]

Alumni Showcase at MLWGS on Friday, March 30th

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2016 The MLWGS Foundation is gearing up for Alumni Showcase, a biennial event during which Governor’s School graduates return to their alma mater to talk to current students about the many paths life can take after high school.  We have a great list of about 50 speakers signed up for this year, including a solar […]

National English Honor Society Induction

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National English Honor Society Induction Ceremony will take place on Monday, March 12th from 11:30-12:20 in the school’s auditorium.  Parents are invited!

Mech Tech Dragons are Champions at the 2018 FIRST Chesapeake District NoVA Competition + earning (2) significant awards

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The Mech Tech Dragons are the 2018 FIRST Chesapeake District Northern Virginia Event Champions and Industrial Safety Award Winners and Chairman’s Award Winners! To all of our sponsors, teachers, families, mentors, and alumni: Thank you. The Mech Tech Dragons were able to put together a strong Saturday qualification and to overcome some setbacks Sunday morning to qualify and make […]

Musical Dragons Qualify for All-State Orchestra

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Minji Cho (’21, Chesterfield), violin, and Andrew Shin (’18, Henrico), viola, qualify for All-State Orchestra based on their audition performance Feb 24, 2018, at JMU.

GSMUN Fundraiser, Monday, March 5 at Panera Bread on West Grace Street

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This year, the Governor’s School Model United Nations Conference (GSMUN) has partnered with Love146, an international human rights organization dedicated to ending child trafficking and exploitation. Join us for a fundraiser night at the Panera Bread on West Grace Street on Monday, March 5 anytime from 4 PM – 8 PM! Show the electronic flyer […]

The General Assembly has designated March 14 as a Day of Honor for the Marquis de Lafayette in Virginia

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Cr: Wikipedia Lafayette and the Virginia Campaign 1781 House Joint Resolution 797, Designating March 14, in 2015 and in Each Succeeding Year, as a Day of Honor for the Marquis de Lafayette in Virginia. On March 14, 1781, 23-year-old Major General Marquis de Lafayette landed at Yorktown, Virginia, to begin a campaign against the British […]

MW’s Annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament Starts March 13 (Tuesday)

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This year’s March Madness Dodgeball Tournament starts March 13th. The tournament will be limited to 16 teams and the money raised will be donated to the Cameron Gallagher Foundation after the championship game at the Spring Pep Rally. Contact Mr. Piersol for information.

Walker’s Academic Quiz Bowl Team Captures State Title

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The Academic Quiz Bowl Team, also known as ‘BoB Squad,’ participates in local, regional, state, and national quiz bowl competitions.  Additionally, the team writes and hosts its own tournament to raise money.  From June to November, the team prepares by writing over 500 questions for GSAC (Governor’s School Academic Competition).  They then host mid-Atlantic area […]

Walker Wrestling has 2x State Champion with 2018 win

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Senior Joe Paul (Prince George) Congratulations to the wrestling team who took 5 wrestlers to states this year, returning with (4) All-State wrestlers; David Winters placed 6th, Ned Cooper and Cole Cummins both placed 5th and Joe Paul earned his second State Championship. Coach Blanton says: “Way to go team on a great season!”   […]