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Success Stories 2023-2024

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The Regional School Board of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School values the achievements of its students and staff, dedicating this section to honor them.

Honors are earned by students and staff as representatives of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School.

Listed in order by school honors, individual achievement, group achievement, the arts, sports, and faculty or other honors.  Recognitions listed on this page are reserved for SCHOOL INITIATED AND/OR RELATED activities and achievements. 


School Successes

2023 AP’s School Honor Roll, Platinum Distinction

MLWGS is ranked by Niche.com as the #8 Best Public High School in America in 2023, the 7th Best Magnet School in America, the 2nd Best High School in Virginia but the #1 School for Teachers in Virginia, and #1 Best High School in Richmond. 

2023 MLWGS Yearbook wins VHSL First Class Honors in Media Relations.

(Will be updated throughout the school year)

Student Successes

The Class of 2024:

  • 20 were named National Merit Semi-Finalists and ​30 more received Commendations in the National Merit Program. 

(11) MLWGS students, 3 seniors and 8 juniors, earn College Board Academic Honors

Two MW students are invited to the 2023 Summer Residential Governor’s Foreign Language Academies: French and Spanish.

MW Junior named 2023 Russian Scholar Laureate.

(2) Juniors recognized for assisting Lakeside Elementary School Robotics

(Will be updated throughout the school year)

Team Successes

The MLWGS Bhangra Club wins 1st Place at the Festival of India.

Mech Tech Dragons (Robotics) team captains the winning alliance at Rumble in the Roads.

MLWGS Drama presents Snow Angel, November 2023

(Will be updated throughout the school year)

Athletic Successes

Boys cross country team wins the Regional title and the 2023 VHSL State Championship.

Girls cross country team wins the 2023 Regional title. 

(Will be updated throughout the school year)

Faculty Successes

Fine Arts Chair has three pieces accepted into the Virginia Juried Art Exhibition.

Science Department teacher named 2022-23 Virginia Girls Tennis Coach of the Year.

(Will be updated throughout the school year)

Prior academic year Success Stories are archived here