Jul 26, 2014

McLean Whiz Kids: New Eagle Scouts, Dean's List

In this column, McLean Patch shines the spotlight on our local "Whiz Kids."

McLean Whiz Kids: New Eagle Scouts, Dean's List

We write a lot about local politicians, Tysons Corner traffic tangles and other grown-up goings on about town, but we thought we'd pause a moment to highlight some of our younger neighbors.

These McLean kids - and young adults - caught our attention for their recent accomplishments. A round of applause for the group, please!

  • Ari Cukierman, a senior at the College of William and Mary and a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, recently  received the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy for 2012. Cukierman is double-majoring in Physics and Math. On Feb. 3, he will speak at Charter Day alongside the new chancellor of William & Mary, Robert Gates. 
  • Andrew Patrick Thebes was named to the President's List at Clemson University for the fall 2011 semester. He is majoring in politican science.
  • Flannery Hourican was placed on the Gettysburg College Dean's Honor List for the fall 2011 semester.
  • Gordon Brown, the son of McLean residents Kevin and Lucinda Brown, qualified for the Dean's List at Davis & Elkins College for the fall 2011 semester. He is majoring in biology.
  • Three seniors recently reached the rank of Eagle Scout. William Augustine "Gus" Newton, Joseph Braeden Sebastian and Nathaniel A. "Nate" Webber received the awards on Sunday at .

Do you know a child that deserves to be included in our next installment of McLean Patch's Whiz Kids? Email bobbi.bowman@patch.com or lauren.sausser@patch.com and let us know.

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