Student Awards and Highlights


The Thomas Jefferson Odyssey of the Mind team led by Ms. Kara McPhillips earned Second Place in the State Competition!  Now they are on to the World Finals!

Congratulations to the Jefferson Chorus and their director Mr. Christian Banach for achieving a Superior rating at the District XII Middle School Chorus Assessment.

Virginia State Record in Barebow Archery: Arvand Fiske

2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts First Place Winner in Literary Category: Harper Rath

Congratulations to our 2022 TJMS County Level Reflections Winners: Dance Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme – Cate LaGarde (also advanced to Northern Virginia District Competition), Music Award of Excellence – Alaina Szeto, Photography Award of Excellence – Sami Wiriyotin, Film/Video Award of Merit – Lily Snyder, Visual Arts Award of Merit – Eve Torrico, Writing Award of Merit – Nareh Wilson

TJMS Reflections School Level Awards of Excellence Winners: Preontee Barua, Rose Burns, Sharon Cabrera, Theo Fusarelli, Wren Gable, Olive Goyette, Catherine Kelly, Sujoy Sarker.

TJMS Reflections School Level Award of Merit Winners: Noujail Benabdelaziz, Radhika Bhatnagar, Kelly Duarte, Kaya Gadhia, Annika Harvey, Daniel Reid Brady, Lindsay Sanchez.

Congratulations to these students who were recommended for advancement to the NOVA Regional Science Fair: Ryan Mohamed, William Motley, Caio Mota-Clem, Beckett Normington, Sabrina Yimer, and Eva Jaldin Torrico.

2022 TJMS Science Fair First Place Award Winners: Behavior and Social Sciences – Claire Schwentker, Behavioral and Health Sciences – Harper Rath, Chemistry – Eva Jaldin Torrico, Engineering Technology – Ryan Mohamed, Engineering Technology – Beckett Normington, Engineering Technology – Sabrina Wilmer, Physics and Astronomy – Kyler Strang, Plant Sciences – William Motley, Plant Sciences – Caio Mota Clem, Plant Sciences – Evelyn Donovan

2022 TJMS Science Fair Second Place Award Winners: Chemistry – Kiara Furrufino Uyeno, Chemistry – Preontee Barua, Engineering Technology – Afoyma Bedassa, Physics and Astronomy – Benjamin Biggs

2022 TJMS Science Fair Third Place Award Winners: Chemistry – Durriyah Saleem, Engineering Technology – Jori Willford

2022 TJMS Honorable Mention: Eloise Rawlings, Max Moore, Thu Ky Doan, Oleg Kaitov