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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.  Recognitions listed on this page are reserved for SCHOOL INITIATED AND/OR RELATED activities and achievements. 

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MLWGS ranked #4 Best Public High Schools in America and #1 Best Public High School in Virginia in 2022 by Niche.  MLWGS ranked #1 for Best Public High School Teachers in Virginia.

MLWGS AP Results in 2021-2022.  471 students took 1,233 exams with 97.03% of our students that tested earning a 3 or higher score.

The MLWGS National Honor Society donates 250 coats to Coats for Kids. 

MW 2022 Yearbook Wins First Place with Special Merit Award from the American Scholastic Press Association

          The Class of 2023

Fourteen seniors were recognized as National Merit Scholarship Finalists 9 MLWGS students awarded National Recognition from College Board, 5 earn the National African American Recognition Award = NAARA, and 4 earn the National Hispanic Recognition Award = NHRA.

(4) Presidential Scholar Candidates from the Class of 2023.

MW Junior named 2022 Russian Scholar Laureate.

Dragons create PSA for hitting Cancer below the belt.

Sophomore Dragon Advances to the State Competition for Virginia History Day

MW Students Earn Summer Travel Awards from Language Honor Societies. 

MW freshman accepts scholarship for summer travel and study to Germany, 2023.

Senior has work selected for juried art exhibition in Nova Scotia, Summer 2023. 

Dragon named as BoB Squad Post-Season All-Star

GSMUN raises over $12,000 for charity at March 2023 Conference. 

Walker Debate wins 1st Place at Regionals

We the People team wins the VA State title in January 2023 for its 24th win at this championship. MLWGS wins the WTP National Championship, April 2023, its 5th national title in its 25th appearance. 

MW Quiz Bowl wins 1st Place at VHSL 3B Regional and 1st Place at VHSL State Championship

MW Students Take 1st and 2nd Places at Super Regional Forensics Tournament.

Dragons compete for the first time in the National Japan Bowl

Mech Tech Dragons (robotics) have their most successful performance yet at FIRST Championship in Houston .

Technology Students Association (TSA) names MLWGS students as State President and Vice-President at Technosphere. Three others named event finalists at same event. 

2022-23 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards: MLWGS had many students winning 24 awards including 3 Gold Keys, 1 American Voices Nominee, 9 Silver Keys, and 11 Honorable Mentions.  

2022-23 Regional Scholastic Art Awards: MLWGS had numerous students earn 69 awards; 28 Gold Keys, including 2 Gold Key Art Portfolios, 1 Gold Key Photo Portfolio, and 1 American Visions Nominee. 14 Silver Keys, including 1 Silver Key Art Portfolio and 1 Silver Key Photo Portfolio.  27 Honorable Mentions with 3 Honorable Mention Art Portfolios and 1 Photo Honor Mention Portfolio. 

Senior Wins National Gold Medal & American Visions Award in Scholastic Art & Writing. 

MLWGS Drama presents MacBeth, November 17-19, 2022, and Emma: A Pop Musical February 23-25, 2023.

A record number of MLWGS students accepted to District Band 2023. Then Audition for All-Virginia Band. 

MLWGS Advanced and Intermediate Orchestras received Excellent ratings.

MLWGS wins VHSL 2021-22 National Guard Cup (announced July 2022)

Six seniors sign NCAA National Letter of Intent on Signing Day, May 2023. 

MLWGS Senior named RTD Boys Scholar Athlete of the Month.   3 seniors named RTD Scholar Athlete of the Year finalists.

MLWGS Awarded VHSL 22-23 Fall Sportsmanship Honor Roll and VHSL 22-23 Winter Sportsmanship Honor Roll

Walker Girls Swim takes 1st Place at State Championship, Boys team takes 2nd. For the girls, this is the second consecutive year to win the championship. Regionals saw the same results as State. 

MW Cross-Country teams…girls and boys both win at Regionals, boys take 1st place and girls take 2nd, November 2022.  Girl’s team takes 2nd at State Championship

Three Dragons Named RTD All-Metro Swimmers.

MW Senior Named VHSL Boys Volleyball Player of the Year plus First-Team All State.  One other volleyball player also named First-Team All State.  The boys volleyball team finished State runner-up at the championship. Additionally, four players named First-Team All-Region. 

MW Coach Named VHSL Volleyball Coach of the Year.

MLWGS Librarian publishes article in School Library Connection, fall 2022.

Math Teacher Awarded Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Teaching

Social Studies faculty member awarded the 2023 Pat Taylor Teaching Award.

Teacher wins Scholarship for Summer 2023 Study at Oxford University.