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Congratulations to the Debbie Witherow Award Winner!

  Congratulations to Bea Webster, the winner of    this year's annual PTSA Debbie Witherow award! The Debbie Witherow award was established to recognize a graduating senior that might otherwise remain unacknowledged. The award is given to a senior - nominated by a faculty or staff member - who embodies the Marshall spirit: always there to help and cheer others, without seeking recognition for him or herself.

Here is the nomination we received for Bea:
Bea Webster, GCM Class of 2020, is a kind and intelligent young woman. She is the perfect recipient of the Debbie Witherow award. Bea embodies and exudes the Marshall spirit for everyone she meets. You can find Bea participating in class, laughing with friends, helping classmates study, reading books for pleasure, being a team player in sports, and serving as an exemplary leader in Best Buddies. Through Bea's dedication and example, the Best Buddies program has thrived over the last four years. She has increased membership, and students in Best Buddies take their role seriously. Bea's commitment has infused the entire group and they all work hard to create memories and friendships. Bea also understands that leadership isn't always about being in charge; it's about serving a community. She includes members' families in Best Buddies activities, befriends students and classmates who need a boost, and is willing to help any time a teacher or administrator has a need. When asked by staff to help develop a "lunch pals" program for students who wanted someone to socialize with in the cafeteria, Bea jumped at the chance to help organize and implement the program. We are proud to nominate Bea Webster for the Debbie Witherow award and are excited to see how she will continue to share the "Marshall way" with the world in her bright future. 

Congratulations, Bea! We wish you all the best as you graduate Marshall!
Memorial Day Field of Honor

We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.  Special thanks to the Class of 2020 and the Military Youth Liaison Organization for the beautiful Field of Honor in recognition of our nation's veterans.
Engineering Tomorrow Webinar for Middle and High School Students
Wednesday, May 27th at 1:00 pm

The Hayfield Science Honor Society has partnered with  Engineering Tomorrow  ,a national STEM nonprofit, to give students an inside look into the field of engineering  from the perspective of a successful engineer and nationally-recognized student researchers in a free virtual webinar on May 27th at 1:00pm! This webinar is appropriate for middle and high school students. It's a great opportunity for students to learn more about the breadth and depth of engineering, discover its applications, and ask questions about how they can get involved in STEM - all from the comfort of their couch! Click HERE to register!
Last Week to Order Yearbooks!

Please visit the Yearbook Order Center  by June 1st to purchase a copy of the yearbook by credit card. But hurry! We only have about 100 yearbooks left to sell.
As soon as distribution is safe and logistically feasible, we will do what it takes to get this book into students' hands! It may take a little longer than usual for this year's book to be shipped, but the yearbook staff can't wait to show it to the Marshall High School family once they've got it.

Click HERE  to place an online order.
Thank you for supporting our school's student journalism program. If you have any questions, please reach out to columbianyearbook@gmail.com.
Fairfax County Emergency Numbers


Emergency Basic Needs
703-222-0880, TTY 711

Emergency Mental Health (24/7)
703-573-5679, TTY 711   
Suicide Prevention (24/7)
703-527-4077 or
Text "CONNECT" to 85511 

Domestic & Sexual Violence (24/7)
703-360-7273, TTY 711     

Child Protective Services  (24/7)
703-324-7400, TTY  703-222-9452

Adult Protective Services
703-324-7450, TTY  703-449-1186                                
Upcoming Events
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