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Encyclopedia > Walt Whitman High School
Walt Whitman High School
Address 7100 Whittier Blvd.
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
Contact Information Phone: 301-320-6600
Fax: 301-320-6594
Established 1962
Community Suburban
Type Public Secondary
Student Body Co-Educational
Student to Teacher Ratio 33
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1897 (2005-2006)
District Montgomery County Public Schools
Nickname WWHS
Mascot Viking
Colors Black, White, and Columbia blue
Motto Pride + Determination = Success
Newspaper Black & White Online
School Website Walt Whitman Home Page
Administration

Principal- Dr. Alan Goodwin
Assistant Principal- Kathlyn Carroll
Assistant Principal- Benjamin Ouyang
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Walt Whitman High School is a public secondary institution serving roughly the western part of Bethesda--an unincorporated suburban area of Washington, DC, in Montgomery County, Maryland. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820 and rebuilt in 1850, which in turn took its name from Jerusalems Pool of Bethesda. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N...


The school, which takes its name after the American poet, is closed enrollment; students are required to have residency within the school's territorial boundary to attend. Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. ...

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History

The school opened in the fall of 1962 with 1,418 students and had a geodesic dome until renovation in 1992. In 1981, a 1,200 seat auditorium was added to the school. Dr. Jerome Marco was Principal from 1975 until his retirement in 2004. Currently, the principal is Dr. Alan Goodwin, who was Assistant Principal for several years before becoming principal. Six elementary schools feed Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, which in turn feeds to Walt Whitman. The elementary schools are Wood Acres, Bannockburn, Burning Tree, Carderock Springs, Bradley Hills, and Bethesda. In 2005, in wake of Hurricane Katrina, a Whitman student and her two younger sisters started Project Backpack, an organization which donated backpacks filled with toys to displaced children. The project exceeded all expectations and got thousands of backpacks. To honor their deed, President Bush invited them to light the national Christmas tree. Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Spaceship Earth in Epcot Center at Walt Disney World is perhaps one of the most famous examples of a large scale geodesic sphere. ... An auditorium is the area within a theatre, concert hall or other performance space where the audience is located in order to hear and watch the performance. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas W. Pyle Middle School is a school in Bethesda, Maryland. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


The Black & White

The Black & White is a national, regional and state award-winning newspaper that is student-financed and student-run. In addition to informing students, teachers, parents and community members of relevant issues and events, it also provides an open forum for an exchange of student ideas. It was established in 1961 and produces 12 issues each academic year. The newspaper was inducted into the National Scholastic Press Association Hall of Fame in 1991, during the tenure of longtime adviser Mr. Atwood. In 2001, the staff of the Black & White collaborated to launch the Spectator, a supplementary paper covering sports features and recreation. The newspaper has gathered numerous national awards for its print edition as well as its website, Black & White Online, established in 2001. The Black & White has over 70 staff members (print and online positions included) and the Spectator has more than 30 members. Some staff positions, like photographers, graphic artists, business and advertising managers, are shared by both papers. Louise Reynolds is the adviser to the Black & White. Forum is a United States constitutional law term that describes a government-owned property which is open to public expression and assembly. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An academic term is a division of an academic year, the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. ... The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1921 for high school and secondary school publications in the United States. ... Walhalla temple, Germany A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavour to honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. ... Look up tenure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... You may be looking for information on: Look up staff on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A photographer at the Calgary Folk Music Festival Paparazzi at the Tribeca Film Festival A photographer is a person who takes a photograph using a camera. ... Graphics are often utilitarian and anonymous,[1] as these pictographs from the US National Park Service illustrate. ...


Performing arts

WWHS is known for its successes in the performing arts. The Instrumental Music department oversees 6 standard ensembles and is directed by Chris Allen and Terry Alvey. The 19-member Jazz Ensemble has won the Chantilly Jazz Invitational for the past 7 years, and appears at many concerts around the DC area during the year (results and audio clips). The Symphonic Band has received a 1 (highest rating) at the county and state levels in grade VI literature for the past six years, and was the only school to perform grade VI music at State last year. The school has hosted various master classes, including the Air Force jazz band the Airmen of Note, the Shenandoah University Faculty Quintet and renowned conductor Anthony Maiello. Mr. Allen is the conductor of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Young Artists and has conducted several honor groups including the 2006 Junior All-State Band. The Choral Music department contains 5 regular ensembles and smaller chamber groups and is directed by Jeff Davidson. The Chamber Choir (formerly Chamber Singers) has been regularly recognized as one of the top groups on the East Coast for many years. Like the Instrumental Music department, the Choral Music department regularly wins straight 1's ("Superior"--highest rating) for Level VI (most advanced) choral arrangements in county, state, and national competitions. Combined, the Choral and Instrumental Music programs regularly place graduating students in top U.S. music schools and conservatories. The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some... An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or recording without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ... A musical ensemble is a group of two or more musicians who perform instrumental or vocal music. ... The title of music director is used by many symphony orchestras to designate the primary conductor and artistic leader of the orchestra. ... For the album by The Cure, see Concert (album). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Maryland Classical Youth Orchestras is the oldest youth orchestra program in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. ...


Whitman Drama is directed by theater professional Christopher Gerken and produces a fall musical (with a student Pit orchestra), a student-directed talent show, and a winter play. The home of the theatre program, the Daryl Shaw Auditorium, holds 1,200 seated audience members. The school is a member of the Critics and Awards Program for High School Students (Cappies) National Capital Area and has been nominated for and won several awards at the annual Gala. Last year Whitman performed Funny Girl in the Fall a version of Dracula written for the production. The Talent Show will be in April followed by a weekend of one-act student produced plays. This year, Whitman will perform Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida in November and a comedic play The Nerd in spring. Whitman's visual arts program was also strong under the guidance of former Advanced Placement teacher [1]Walt Bartman Sr. who led countless students to excel and over the years receive 10 presidential scholar awards in Visual Arts, scholastic awards, and other recognition. The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[1] Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... A pit orchestra is a type of orchestra that accompanies performers in musicals, operas, and other shows involving music. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... For other uses, see Play (disambiguation). ... The Critics and Awards Program for High School Students or short form, The Cappies, is an American high school awards program intended to encourage students to become involved in the theater. ... The Critics and Awards Program for High School Students or short form, The Cappies, is an American high school awards program intended to encourage students to become involved in the theater. ... Look up gala in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the film of the same name, see Funny Girl (film). ... This article is about the novel. ... Week End The weekend is a part of the week lasting one or two days in which most paid workers do not work. ... A one act play, or more commonly one act, or one-act, is a short play that takes place in one act or scene, as opposed to plays that take place over a number of scenes in one or more acts. ... Aida is a musical drama in two acts based on Giuseppe Verdis Italian-language opera by the same name, which is in turn based on a story by Auguste Mariette. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... Advanced Placement (AP) is the term used to describe high school classes that are taught at a college level. ... The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President of the US, to recognize and honor some of the most distinguished graduating high school seniors in the United States. ...


Every other year, Whitman holds a schoolwide Shakespeare Festival for one day in April. It is based in student projects, which encompass posters, food, live performances, videos, demonstrations, costumes, and often a trebuchet. Everything is linked to some aspect of Shakespeare, his work, or the Renaissance. The festival is organized and run by students, with the aid of the English department. This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Placard redirects here: this should not be confused with Plaque or Plack Poster from the Spanish Revolution A poster is any large piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. ... Buskers perform in San Francisco A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for another group of people (the audience). ... For other uses, see Video (disambiguation). ... A man holds up a street puppet designed to resemble George W. Bush at a demonstration against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005 in Washington, D.C.. American Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, August 28... Yarkand ladies summer fashions. ... For the typeface, see Trebuchet MS. Trebuchet at Château des Baux, France A trebuchet is a siege engine employed in the Middle Ages either to smash masonry walls or to throw projectiles over them. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... For other uses, see Festival (disambiguation). ...


This year the Shakespeare Club will direct a production of The Taming of the Shrew.


It's Academic

The It's Academic team currently won fifth place at the NAQT championships in Chicago, and finished second place in the local Quizmaster challenge. The team is coached by Jan Danis, the 2007 co coach of the year.


Role in popular culture

Walt Whitman High School was the subject of the 2006 book, The Overachievers. The non-fiction book concerns itself with several students who were members of Whitman's class of 2004 and 2005. The author, Alexandra Robbins, is a Whitman alum of the class of 1994. The Overachievers or The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Teens is a nonfiction book written by Alexandra Robbins. ... Alexandra Robbins is an investigative journalist, lecturer, and author. ...


Statistics

88% of the Seniors attend 4-year colleges. 6% attend 2-year colleges. More than 75% attend college out-of-state. Some foreign students return to college in their own country. Students come from more than 40 countries. 77% of students are white, 3% are African-American or Black, 7% are Hispanic, and 13% are Asian-American.


Athletics

  • Track and Field State Semifinalists '07
  • Boys Basketball Division 4A State Champions '06
  • Girls Field Hockey Regional Champions '06
  • Will Sharbaugh - Wrestling State Champion '06
  • Wrestling State Champions '05
  • Eren Civan - Wrestling State Champion '04 '05 '06
  • Girls Soccer State Finalists '05
  • Girls Soccer State Champions '04
  • Girls Field Hockey State Finalists '04
  • Boys Volleyball Regional Champions '03
  • Boys Soccer State Champions '00
  • Girls Volleyball State Champions '98
  • Girls Basketball Division 4A State Champions '95
  • Boys Cross Country 4A State Champions '95
  • Greco-Roman Wrestling '68-69
  • Boys Tennis Division 1 1st Place '05
  • Boys State Cricket Champions '07
  • Boys Tennis County Champions '07
  • Boys Rowing State Champions '98


Fall 07 Season: 4A State Cross Country Boys Individual Champioship: Andrew Palmer (Class of 2010)


Field Hockey 10-5


Football 6-4 w/ Playoff Berth


Golf: 4A State Champions


Boys Soccer: 11-4-2 w/ Playoff Berth


Girls Soccer: 10-5 w/ Playoff Berth


Girls Tennis: 10-2


Volleyball: 2-8


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Preceded by
First winner
National Academic Championship champion
1983
Succeeded by
Wheelersburg High School

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Students and Leaders: Walt Whitman High School (148 words)
Walt Whitman High School opened in the fall of 1962 with 1418 students.
The school was built on 17 levels, with a center courtyard and a geodesic dome for its gymnasium and auditorium.
Today, Whitman is an exceedingly cosmopolitan school, a total number of 1847 students (projected estimate) from more than 55 countries.
Walt Whitman High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1009 words)
Walt Whitman High School is a school located in Bethesda, Maryland, a Washington, D.C. suburb, named after famous poet Walt Whitman.
Students from Whitman were profiled, some under pseudonyms, in Alexandra Robbins' 2006 book 'The Overachievers.' She interviewed these students about the stress and level of work involved in graduating from high school before moving on to a top college or university, often perceived as the goal of most Whitman students.
Walt Whitman High School is the least diverse high school in Montgomery County.
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