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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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2018-2019 ranks MLWGS #15 in their Best Public High School National rankings, #2 in Virginia, and #1 Regionally. Also ranks the school #1 for Best Public High School Teachers in Virginia.

2019 AP Equity and Excellence Report show the MW class of 2018 scored 97.2% on Qualifying Scores for seniors who scored 3 or higher on at least one AP exam at any point during high school divided by the total number of school seniors.  Nationally, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ranked 1st among all states with 32.9% of their seniors in this scenario and Virginia ranked 8th with 28.5%. MW far out-paced national/state results. 

The Class of 2019 has thirteen National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists/Finalists and 3 Presidential Scholar Candidates (one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students).

Four MW students are invited to the Summer Residential Governor’s Foreign Language Academies: French, German, Spanish, and Japanese.

One MW student is invited to the Summer’s Residential Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts.

MW senior takes first place in the National Italian Exam, Level 2, winning a 2-week study scholarship abroad in Genova, Italy, summer 2018. 

MW senior named 2018 Russian Scholar Laureate.

(3) Dragons advance to Statewide History Day Competition. One advances to National competition. 

(2) Dragons take top prizes at the Asian American Celebration, win $1400 for MW Art.

GSMUN XXII, March 22-23, 2019 with Keynote Speaker Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group, a leading political risk and research consulting firm. 

(2) Math Art Seminar students have work chosen for display at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, 2019. 

MW student not in the Math Art Seminar had work chosen for display at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, 2019. This junior is the youngest MW student to have work accepted to an exhibit curated by this organization. (7) students have worked accepted into the Bridges Mathematical Art annual conference exhibit. 

MW wins back-to-back-to-back SABR Analytics Competition. The only high school to compete in this college-level event.

MW Baseball Seminar Partners with the Richmond Flying Squirrels for Education Day at the Diamond. 

MW is the #1 school in Virginia Math League Competition.

2 MW teams earn scholarship awards at 2019 Modeling the Future Challenge.

MW Future Problem Solving team wins a berth in International competition. 

2019 Regional Scholastic Art Awards: MLWGS had 59 total awards: 8 Gold Keys, 17 Silver Keys, and 34 Honorable Mentions.  

2019 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards: MLWGS had 11 total awards: 3 Gold Keys, 4 Silver Keys, and 4 Honorable Mentions. 

2019 National Scholastic Writing Awards: MLWGS had two awards: 1 Gold Key and 1 Silver Key.  The Gold Key winner travels to Carnegie Hall for the award ceremony.

We the People team took 2nd place at Regionals in December 2018 but finished strong by taking the State title in January 2019 for its 21st win at the championship.  The team will advance to Nationals later in the spring of 2019. The Walker team attended its 21st national competition in Washington, DC in April where the team finished in 5th place.

Academic Quiz Bowl wins the Regional title and advanced to the VHSL State Championship. The team wins its 3rd consecutive State Championship in 2019.

Dragon Chess wins 1st Place at VA Scholastic K-12 Championship in U1400 team.

MW team wins The Governor’s Challenge in Economics

MW Sophomore takes Grand Prize at Metro Richmond STEM Fair. The same student takes 2nd Place at VA State Science & Engineering Fair

Fall Drama: ‘Hamlet’ performed November 8-10, 2018.

Spring Drama: ‘Sweet Charity’ performed February 28-March 2, 2019.

Cantante String members perform at the Governor’s Mansion, December 2018.

MW Orchestra spread holiday cheer at Maymont’s Old Fashioned Christmas. 

Five MW students earn seats in the Virginia District 1 Senior Regional Orchestra. Two students selected for All-District Chorus

4 MW students qualify for All- Virginia Band auditions

3 MW students participate along with world-class musicians at VCU Jazz Day.

MW Jazz band receives awards at South Side Jazz Assessment

Weeks #1, #7, #10, #16 and #22 – Lexus of Richmond, Pursuit of Perfect Leadership Award Weekly Winner.

MW senior named VHSL Class 2A Male Athlete of the Year, a first for the school. A second athlete was recognized for their academic achievements.

MW junior named All-Metro Cross Country Runner of the Year for the second time by the RTD.

MW junior named 2018 USA Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year representing VA.

MW 2018 Boys Cross Country 2A State Champions for the sixth consecutive year. The Girls teams won 2nd place award.

MW 2018 Cross Country…Boys and Girls 2A Regional Winners for the sixth consecutive year with two individual regional champions. 

MW qualified for the 2A Golf State Championship for the first time.

Two MW runners compete at the New Balance Indoor National Track Championship

MW Boys and Girls win Indoor Track State Championship…this is the sixth consecutive year for the girls while the boys recaptured the title this year. 

MW junior is back-to-back 2019 State 2A One-Meter Diving Champion. This represents the fifth consecutive State title for MW in this sport.

MW Swim Teams at Regionals: the Girls repeated their 1st place finish for the fifth consecutive year, while the Boys also earned 1st place repeating their Regional win from 2018.

MW Girls Swim team wins VHSL State Championship for the fifth consecutive year. The Boys Swim team finished 2nd with two individual swimmers placing first in 100-butterfly and 100-breaststroke and the team of 400-free relay also taking first. 

MW Wrestling had 3 Regional Champions and qualifies a record number for the State championship. MW Wrestling had individual State Champion in 2019.

MW Girls Basketball with 3 players earning All-Region team; one on first-team, two on the second team.

MW Girls Basketball tips into the VHSL State Tournament for the first time in school history with an exciting run into the second round. The team finished 4th in the State.

MW Boys Basketball plays in Regional Tournament. 

(2) Dragons have video accepted into VHSL Film Festival. 

MW faculty member serving on the 2018-19 Teacher Collaborative Committee at the Federal Reserve in Richmond, VA.

MW librarian publishes another work on the life of Grace Arents, a local philanthropist.

Teacher of the Math Art Seminar had work chosen for display at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, 2019 and into the Bridges Mathematical Art annual conference exhibit.

English Department faculty member achieves National Board Certification in English Language Arts.

12.4% of MW faculty carries National Board Certification.

English Department faculty member receives Fellowship with Residency in France, summer 2019.

Math Department member is R.E.B. Award recipient.