Our Successes Add Up

The Regional School Board of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School values the achievements of its students and staff and dedicates this page 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.


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Virginia Living ranks MLWGS as a Top High School in its State of Education issue, October 2017. 

Niche ranks MLWGS #23 in their Best Public High School National rankings and #2 in Virginia.

2018 VSBA Showcases for Success includes (3) MW Programs.

The Class of 2018: Twelve National Merit Semi-Finalists, Eleven Finalists and one Winner. 9 Presidental Scholar Candidates. 1 UVA Jefferson Scholar.

Four MLWGS students attend 2017 Summer Governor’s School Academies spending weeks immersed in a language or program; Medicine, Latin, Japanese, and Spanish. 

MW senior is chosen for a 2018 VMFA Fellowship Award for art. 

MW freshman wins a 2018 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History Essay Contest sponsored by the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy.

(2) Math Art Seminar students have work chosen for display at the Bridges Mathematical Art Conference, Stockholm, Sweden

MW sophomore selected as a semifinalist in the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage essay awards.

We the People team wins the Regional title in December 2017 and its 20th State title in January. The Walker team attended its 20th national competition in Washington, DC in April where the team finished in 5th place.

MW Math Modeling has (4) teams recognized as ‘finalist’ in the HiMCM Math Modeling Contest putting them in the top 8% of 938 teams competing worldwide giving us the best results in five years.

MW wins back-to-back SABR Analytics Competition.

MW team is runner-up at the Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.

Ten Dragons participated in the 50th US National High School (K12) Chess Championship in Columbus, OH.  Five students who played in the U1200 section won 2nd place in the team standings. One student in the U1200 section won 2nd place in the individual standings.

The MW Debate team for wins the state debate championship held by the Virginia Catholic Forensics League (VCFL).

Academic Quiz Bowl, aka BoB Squad, wins State Title at VHSL State Championship, repeating title from 2017.

Walker Model Congress hosts its annual conference with keynote speaker Congressman Donald McEachin, representing VA’s 4th District,  February 16-17, 2018.

Model United Nations Club hosts Samantha Power, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, at GSMUN XXI, March 23-24, 2018.

Mech Tech Dragons host STEM Day for middle schoolers, 2-24-2018. 

The Mech Tech Team 422 attended the World Championships where they became a Safety Award Finalist, also selected to an alliance for the first time and played in a playoff match for the first time. The team advanced to become a Carson Division finalist.

Fall Drama: ‘An Ideal Husband’ performed November 9-11, 2017.

Spring Drama: ‘Spamalot’ performed March 1-3, 2018.

2018 Scholastic Art Awards: MLWGS has 80 total awards: 16 Gold Keys, 26 Silver Keys including 2 Portfolios, and 38 Honorable Mentions.  One National Medalist.

2018 Scholastic Writing Awards: MLWGS has 21 total awards: 5 Gold Keys, 6 Silver Keys, and 10 Honorable Mentions.  One National Medalist.

For the first time ever a Virginia student (MLWGS Senior) Earns 1st Chair Violin in the All-National Honor Ensemble Symphony Orchestra.

(2) Students, one violinist, and one violist qualify to participate in All-State Orchestra based on their auditions.

MW Chamber Orchestra earns ‘Superior’ rating at the District 1 Assessment Festival. 

Weeks #1, #5, #8, #17  and #25 Lexus of Richmond, Pursuit of Perfect Leadership Award Weekly Winner.

Maggie Walker 2017 Cross Country…Boys and Girls 2A Regional Winners for the fifth consecutive year with one individual regional champion. 

2017 Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams are VHSL State Champions for the fifth consecutive year with one individual State champion and five earning “All State” titles.

(4) Walker runners named to 2017 All-Metro Cross Country Team.

Walker Sophomore wins 2017 USATF Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championship.

Maggie Walker 2A East Girls Indoor Track are 2A Conference, Regional and State Winners for the fifth consecutive year. One student won the title in the 1-mile and 2-mile race at State.

Two MW students win titles at 2A East Diving Regionals and States: 1st place and 2nd place for the fourth consecutive year. 

MLWGS Swim Teams at Regionals and States: the Girls repeated their 1st place finish for the fourth consecutive year, while the Boys earned 2nd.

Wrestling 2x Individual State Champion with 2018 title plus (4) All-State Wrestlers.

Senior signs a national letter of intent for The University of Virginia to play softball. 

Science Teacher is State Finalist for 2017 Presidental Math and Science Teacher Award.