|5/2/2019||Jewell Pugh Named CBS19 Student Athlete of the Week|
|4/8/2019||Becca Nordt named CBS19 Student Athlete of the Week|
|3/22/2019||Cami Hoke Named CBS19 Student Athlete of the Week|
|3/20/2019||Meghan Walin - Schewels Athlete of the Week|
Please join us in congratulating Meghan Walin on being named the Schewels Athlete of the week. Please click to read the article from the Daily Progress.
Meghan Walin - Athlete of the Week
|2/7/2019||Monticello Athletes Make Committment Official|
|1/24/2019||Students Earn Recognition for Writer's Eye Submissions|
Adriana Wells recieved 3rd Place for her prose work titled: Patchwork
Henry Kipps recieved 1st Honorable Mention for his prose work titled: Color Pulse
Andrei Danilov received 1st Honorable Mention for his poetry work titled: Fall
|10/30/2018||Monticello Drama Wins at VTA|
Monticello Drama won first place at the Virginia Theatre Association for #WhileBlack, a one act play by senior Kayla Scott
Tyasia Lindsay, Mo Jackson, and Kayla Scott took home acting awards
Tylar Schmitt, Will Ancona, Mo Jackson, Josh St. Hill, Abigail Anderson won first place in the Virginia Improv Tournament.
|10/29/2018||Malachi Fields Named Schewels Athlete of the Week|
Congratulations to Malachi Fields for being named the Schewels Athlete of the Week. Please read his story here.
|10/26/2018||Jake Huffman named Student-Athlete of the Week|
Congrats Jake on being named CBS 19 Student-Athlete of the Week. Find the story here.
|10/15/2018||Ellie Quick Named Student-Athlete of the Week.|
Congrats Ellie on being named CBS 19 Student-Athlete of the Week. Find the story here.
|9/27/2018||Allison Davis named Student-Athlete of the Week.|
Congrats Allison on being named CBS 19 Student-Athlete of the Week. Find the story here.
|9/13/2018||Allie Cognata named Student-Athlete of the Week.|
Congrats Allie on being named CBS 19 Student-Athlete of the Week. See the story here.
|4/18/2018||Students Win National Latin Exam Awards|
Each year, Latin students may opt to take the National Latin Exam. Students earn certificates and medals, which can lead to scholarship opportunities and the Board of Education's Seal of Biliteracy on their diplomas. Congratulations to the students who earned recognition this year!
Cum Laude (With Praise - Certificate): Alexis Stadler, Mimi Leliveld, Wren Jenkins, Kendal Dill
Magna Cum Laude (With Great Praise - Certificate): Zac Carlson, Brennan Cox, Hannah Anderson, Amy Hickman, Delaney Eubank, Francis Pastor, Liam Steinke, Halle Early
Maxima Cum Laude (With the Greatest Praise - Silver Medal): Emma Jolly, Ryan Paduano, Lilly Encarnation, Paloma Alvarado
Summa Cum Laude (With the Highest Praise - Gold Medal): Camille Hoke, Charlotte Bailey, Parker Harrison, Sierra Garrison, Marissa Duffield, Kate Decker, Lizzie Heck
|11/14/2017||Monticello Drama Wins Numerous Awards|
Congratulations to Monticello Drama, which was selected a top six finalist at the 2017 VTA Conference for the student written and directed drama, "A King's Story." Thad Lane, Moaysia Jackson, and Josh St. Hill all won acting awards.
Monticello Drama also won the VHSL sub-regional competition on November 3rd, where Lane, Jackson, and St. Hill won additional acting awards.
|10/17/2017||Lindsay Gunsallus Selected Student Athlete of the Week|
Congratulations, Lindsay! Click HERE for the story.
|9/29/2017||Kevin Jarrell Selected Student Athlete of the Week|
Congratulations, Kevin! Click HERE for the CBS 19 News story
|4/24/2017||Chris Stanek awarded grant for beekeeping|
Congratulations to Mr. Stanek on receiving a $3,100 grant from Dominion for his proposal, "Operation Bee." Mr. Stanek will use this money to integrate beekeeping into the AP Environmental Science course and to create a beekeeping club open to all MoHS students. Below are excerpts from the Executive Summary of his grant proposal:
Beekeeping is a hobby, career, social service and a valuable part of the foundation of our food supply. This valuable public service is quickly becoming a lost art. The majority of beekeepers are over sixty years old. With more and more young people moving into urban settings, this skill is not being passed down to younger generations. We rely on honeybees to support biodiversity in our local landscapes and to pollinate our crops. We, as a school system, need to assume some of the responsibility of sharing this skill with younger generations. Students learn from authentic experiences, and beekeeping has many lessons to teach.
AP Environmental Science provides the perfect setting to explore beekeeping. Students can learn many of the major themes and topics of this rigorous course through beekeeping. Each unit or theme allows the classroom hives to be explored from a different perspective. Using beekeeping as an authentic classroom experience will give students real methods to apply the course content in a way that provides a service for their community and a reward (honey) for their hard work.
While AP Environmental Science is way to look at the science of beekeeping through the lense of a college level course, it makes the hive inaccessible to many students at Monticello High School. Learning the skill of beekeeping is a valuable experience and should be available to all students. In order to provide this opportunity the school will also host a beekeeping club. The club will expand the educational opportunities enabled by the hives and provide continuity between academic calendar years. The club will be open to all grade and academic levels at Monticello.
|4/21/2017||Apoorv Sharma participated in U.S. Geography Olympiad|
Apoorv Sharma, a junior, qualified and competed in the U.S. Geography Olympiad, which took place Friday, April 21. He was the only student representing MoHS and the Albemarle county schools at this level. Apoorv is a past competitor at the National Geography Bee.
Apoorv was also the "lone fighter" for MHS at the State Championship of National Academic Quiz Tournament, held at UVA on April 1st, 2017. There were multiple teams from prominent schools including Thomas Jefferson High School and Maggie Walker High School (both Governor's Schools) with 4-6 players in each team. Although the MoHS team was severely disadvantaged due to Apoorv being "solo", he stood ground and finished #33 among 145 brilliant participants in individual standings.
|4/18/2017||Student performers in Hip-Hop Festival|
Congratulations to Jose Antonio, Josh St. Hill, Jadiss Thomas, Rayquan Thomas, Jahmein Vest and Shaun Woode. Each student performed at the Nine Pillars Freshman Class High School Hip-Hop Showcase on Monday, April 17. They all earned an radio interview with Remy St. Clair on 101.3 FM! Contact Mr. Wade in the attendance office for more information.
All the performances were captured on Facebook Live and you can watch them here (albeit without the best sound quality):Josh St. HillJose Antonio & Shaun WoodeJadiss Thomas, Rayquan Thomas, & Jahmein Vest
(plus additional MoHS students)
|4/17/2017||Two students selected for Governor's School in French|
Congratulations to Megan Petty and Caroline Sarpy. They pair earned invitations to participate in the Académie Française du Gouverneaur de Virginie, a three-week residential immersion program, at Washington & Lee University this summer.
|4/14/2017||Two students selected for Governor's School in Theatre|
Congratulations to juniors Italyia Lee and Elena Schmelter! They have been selected for this summer's Governor's School academy in performance. Two selections for one school in one performance area is very rare. In order to see these two students display their talents, please come see the spring musical, In the Heights.
|4/14/2017||Natalie Steinberg places 3rd at TomTom Youth Summit|
On April 13, 2017, Natalie Steinberg participated in the TomTom Festival Youth Summit Business Pitch Challenge, proposing her idea, Boutique Network. Natalie won the third place prize, a mentorship from the Community Investment Collaborative. Congratulations Natalie!
|4/14/2017||MoHS Latin students earn awards on National Latin Exam|
Several Monticello Latin students took the Natinal Latin Exam in March. Many earned recognition. Please join us in congratulating them on their performance!
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal): Marissa Duffield, Delaney Eubank
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal): Amar Ma’ayan, Ellie Wray
Magna Cum Laude: Eric Farrar, Liam Steinke
Cum Laude: Francis Pastor
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal) and a PERFECT PAPER: Kate Decker
Magna Cum Laude: Lilly Encarnation, Jillian Jacobson
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal): Zach Danial
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal): Lizzie Heck, Halle Early, Paloma Alvarado
Magna Cum Laude: Kendal Dill
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal): Amaya Wallace
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal): Perry Lee, Vivian Morris
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal): Zadie Lacey
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal): Sophie Condron
Magna Cum Laude: Piper Goodman
Cum Laude: Marina Pastor
|4/14/2017||Will Nordt & Rafael Torres earn prize at TomTom Youth Summit|
On April 13, 2017, Will Nordt & Rafael Torres participated in the TomTom Festival Youth Summit Community Pitch Challenge, proposing their idea for a charity golf tournament to support disabled veterans. Will & Rafael won $250 to use towards their project. Congratulations Will & Rafael!
|3/28/2017||Photography Students Published|
Congratulations to the following MoHS photography students that were published in the 2016-2017 version of "Crossroads V." The book contains poetry, prose, and photography from central Virginia teens. Of the 36 total that were selected for photography, 17 were from our Photography class at Monticello. The book was released on Monday, March 27, 2017.
- Tianna Ames
- Caleb Buow
- Emily Carter
- Sadie Carter
- Renee Craft
- Abby Davis
- Jacob Gillespie
- Madison Gneiting
- Grace Hallowell
- Peyton Lewis
- Camden Luck
- Marcus McCrea
- Elise Moya
- Tania Nuevo
- Marina Pastor
- Nikki Shiflett
- Sarah Wojack
|2/16/2017||Team 20/20 students recognized for video production|
Congratulations to students in the Team 20/20 classes for their participation in the 360 Filmmakers Challenge Fall 2016! One video, The Fakes, was awarded the One Moment award during the national showcase competition!The Fakes360 Filmmakers Challenge
(Facebook)All 360 videos by Team 20/20
Note that these videos are best viewed on a mobile device. If viewing on your computer, you can scroll around the video area using your mouse and by dragging on the video itself.
|2/11/2017||Sophia Shepherd is Newsplex Student Athlete of the Week|
Three-sport senior Mustang Sophia Shepherd was recognized as the Newsplex Student Athlete of the Week on Thursday, February 9. Congratulations to Sophia. Coverage is available at the link below.Student Athlete of the Week: Sophia Shepherd
|2/11/2017||Kevin Jarrell honored by Falcon Club|
Monticello junior quarterback Kevin Jarrell was honored at the recent Falcon Club banquet with the Corbett King Memorial Student-Athlete Award.
Jarrell passed for 1573 yards, completing 96 of 204 attempts, with 10 touchdowns this past fall, and was second on the team with 583 rushing yards on 139 attempts with eight touchdowns. Combined, Jarrell accounted for 2,156 total yards and 18 touchdowns.
Jarrell threw for a career high 279 yards versus Powhatan with a career high three touchdowns. His 94-yard touchdown pass against Powhatan matched the longest pass play in school history.
A multi-sport student-athlete, Jarrell also plays varsity baseball and has played varsity basketball for the Mustangs. In the classroom, Jarrell excels as a student, sporting a 4.6 GPA.
|2/7/2017||Haislip signs to play college football|
Congratulations to MoHS senior football player Trevor Haislip! Trevor signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Glenville State College on Monday, February 6. We wish Trevor the best of luck as he continues his academic career as a Pioneer.Press ReleaseSigning Photo
|2/6/2017||Robotics Club performs well at FIRST Robotics|
On Saturday, February 4 at Norfolk State University the Monticello Robotics Club competed at the FTC Eastern Virginia Qualifier. Two teams, nescio and Aluminati, made it to the semifinal matches. The Aluminati won the Design Award for the Northeast Virginia Qualifier. The Avengineers made it to the final match, consisting of the top 6 teams. The club is sponsored by the Craddock Insurance Company and coached by Jennifer Peairs, Eric Bredder, and John Baran.
Aluminati: Clay Chisholm, Connor McCampbell, Yehya Mahmoud, Jeffery John, (Jacob Robb, Ayaz Adatia, Shaar Haq)
nescio: Michael Murphy, Aaron Selig, Andre Danilov, Rayn Pratt
Avengineers: Emma Wood, Lauren Mason, Bailey Sickler, (Caroline Hollowell, Grace Burns)
Congratulations to all the MoHS Robotics Club members!