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George Washington High School Does Computer Science!

The GWHS Hour of Code and Computer Science Fair!

GWHS students showed off their computer science and programming skills on our Computer Science Fair that followed the entire school partaking in an “Hour of Code.” All students were exposed to computer science.

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To our very own Athletic Director, Ken Geiser, on receiving the 2020 State Award of Merit from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association!

AD of the Year 2020

Congratulations to the GW Eagles who won Young Artists Awards in the Young Artists Exhibition!!

Akhmad Djuraev (11th grade) – 2 awards!
Dianyliz Diaz-Lopez (9th grade)
Maria Kaufmann (9th grade)
Petro Glagola (Grade 9)
Joel Johnson (Grade 11)
Lana Vabishchevich (Grade 12)
John Long (Grade 9)

Their teachers, Ms. Hagelin, Ms. Defabis, Mr. Meekins, Ms. Colletti, and the rest of the GW Community are so proud of these students and all who participated! Click Here for more information and the Opening and Award Ceremony recordings.

Congratulations and Best of Luck

to the GW Competitive Spirit Team as they compete at the PIAA District XII Competitive Spirit Competition! The team will be fighting for a qualification to compete at Hershey for the State Championships. They are defending champs! You got this, Eagles!

Here is news coverage of the teams season: In year of uncertainty, George Washington cheerleaders hoping to defend championship


to Ms. Hagelin and The Group! They received a fantastic shout out from GLSEN Philly, a leading organization in supporting LGBTQ students all across Philadelphia and the nation. Thanks to Ms. Hagelin and students in The Group, more and more students feel that they have a safe home at GWHS. Go Eagles!

We are very proud

of Lylia Belbejra, a Senior Eagle who was highlighted in a 6ABC News story about Mayor Kenney’s budget proposal which would fund the Catto Scholarship program!

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GW Senior, Randy Hosear was in the Northeast Times spotlight, recently! Congratulations, Randy!
Here’s the article.


to the following students who competed in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy Science Fair Regional competition! Out of 12 students who participated, we received 6 first-place awards and 6 second-place awards.

1st place awards: Laury Chery, Aleena Cheriyan, Jannatun Amika, Helena Joy, Mokhinur Kodirova, and Kuralai Zholdosh Kyzy

2nd place awards: Hanna Shibu, Ketevan Pirosmanashvili, Noila Sattarova, Alpha Barry, Chandrama Subedi, and Sarvinoz Nurillaeva


to Senior Eagle, Charles Doran for his First Place performance at the 27th Philadelphia Academies Speech Contest! Rikiyah Hunter also competed and represented GW.


to Ireland Smith for scoring her 1,000th point! She’s only the second G.W. player to accomplish this feat. Here’s a Northeast Times article chronicling her achievement!

Eagles in the workplace!

Three GWHS students experienced the world of business through Old Navy’s This Way Ahead program!


to the GW Cheer Team for taking FIRST PLACE at the CoEd Division Championships! Good luck at States! Go Eagles!


to the Varsity Football team for winning the 2019 Turkey Bowl. They beat Archbishop Ryan 20-7! Go Eagles!


for Sandra Alias and Lisa John on winning the All Public League Badminton Championship!


to Dito Sakhokia, G.W. Class of 2019, on earning the Young Heroes Award from the National Liberty Museum! We’re very proud of this Eagle! Here’s an article about Dito’s award.

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the spotlight in the Northeast Times about our very own Husayn and Hassan Bonaparte!


Our GW Unified Track and Field team traveled and competed in the Interscholastic Unified Track and Field State Championships last week. They came home with the gold – 1st place State Champions! Congratulations to all who competed and supported!


to our very own Zachery Gender and Emmanuel Molina for competing in the ESPN Special Olympics Unified All-Star Soccer match in Orlando! you can see news coverage of the event from PA Unified Sports and Fox Sports Orlando.


Congratulations to Augustine Nyae for winning the Public League Track and Field Championship in the High Jump with a leap of 6 feet 2 inches!!


Congratulations to Ms. Kathy Paul for winning a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The Lindback Foundation says the following about the recipients:

“The Lindback Foundation is honored to recognize the committed teachers and principals in Philadelphia’s public schools,” said David Loder, Lindback Foundation Trustee. “There is no more important mission than to educate and encourage our students and future leaders. These award winners serve as exemplary educators and role models every day and we applaud their accomplishments and dedication to their students and school communities.”

Since 2007, the Lindback Foundation has awarded 669 Distinguished Public Teacher Awards and 56 Distinguished Principal Awards, and has granted over $3.3 million in awards during that time.



This week, GW Culinary held our annual Platinum Chef competition. Student teams from each grade competed all week to be crowned Platinum Chef. The winning team won with a dish of Butterfly Pea Flour Cannelloni, Stuffed with Chicken. To the right are this year’s final standings.

“At the end of the competition, each team unconditionally hugged which was the best feeling a culinary instructor could ever hope for.” – Chef Beck


Happy Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day to our wonderful front office staff!


Our very own Ms. Britt is celebrated by the City of Philadelphia!


Congratulations to 7 DECA Seniors for being recognized among 20 others from the state of Pennsylvania! Calaya Zhou, Casey Harrington, Dito Sakhokia, Janet Davis, Madina Shavkatova, Rincy Roy, Amyah Cotton.


For the last 8 days, members of the GW Family have hosted 18 Italian exchange students. These students hosted our own in the Fall and we had the opportunity to return the favor and introduce them to GW and Philly hospitality! Thank you to Chef Beck who organized the exchange. Thank you to the students in our amazing Culinary program who worked so hard to host our Italian GW Family!