Thursday, May 16, 2013
T.C. Williams tops Lee 9-2 in Patriot District playoff game.
The T.C. Williams High School baseball team topped Robert E. Lee 9-2 Wednesday night at Simpson Stadium in a second-round game of the Patriot District tournament, according to The Washington Post. “Far from perfect, but it was a memorable last game at home,” tweeted T.C. Williams ace Alec Grosser, who emerged as a major league pitching prospect this season. “Thanks to everyone that came out.” With the victory, the Titans advance to the district semifinals and also clinched a berth into the 16-team Northern Region tournament. T.C. Williams will travel to Burke to face Lake Braddock at 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, in a Patriot District semifinal game. The winner will play Monday, May 20 at Lake Braddock in the district final.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Boundary Stones takes a look at the first 10 days of Gerald Ford's presidency, when he commuted to work from his home in Alexandria.
Boundary Stones, a local history blog from WETA dedicated to sharing interesting stories and historical nuggets about Virginia, Maryland the District, recently looked into the first days of Gerald Ford’s presidency when he and his family remained at their residence on Crown View Drive in Alexandria. For 10 days in August 1974, the new leader of the free world commuted to the Oval Office each morning from his home just off Janneys Lane. According to the Boundary Stones post, titled "When the White House was in Alexandria": You could say that things moved quickly for Gerald Ford in the ’70s. The longtime congressman from Michigan had been tapped at Vice President in December 1973 after Spiro Agnew resigned. Then, less than a year later, Ford…
T.C. Williams High School band is one of 15 from around the country selected to perform at halftime of 2014 bowl game in New Orleans.
The T.C. Williams High School marching band is heading to The Big Easy. The Marching Titans will represent Alexandria and Virginia at the 2014 Sugar Bowl, to be held Jan. 2, 2014, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Directed by Carlos Gonzales, the T.C. Williams band is one of 15 high school units from across the country selected to perform at halftime of the BCS bowl game. The 80-member band will spend five days in New Orleans, rehearse with the other invited high school bands, learn from nationally renowned adjudicators and explore the city that gave birth to jazz. “I am thrilled to see that the Marching Titans will be representing Alexandria at the 2014 Sugar Bowl Game, bringing prestige and honor to our historic city,” Alexandria Mayor …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
T.C. Williams alum Chip Esten helps raise funds for the Alexandria Scholarship Fund.
Star of ABC show “Nashville” Chip Esten recently returned to Alexandria to play a fundraiser for his alma mater. Esten performed Friday night at Durant Center at a $150-per-ticket benefit for the Alexandria Scholarship Fund, reports Megan Cloherty for WTOP. Esten played for about 200 school supporters and others at the May 3 event at the Durant Center. “Most of the people here have had to listen to me play music over the years, so now it’s funny they were nice enough to cough-up for the charity and listen to it again,” he told WTOP. He recalls his time at T.C. Williams for WTOP: "My teachers always loved me the year after I was in their class. I'd be walking down the hall and they'd be like, 'Chip, how are you doing?' I'd be like, 'What? …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
T.C. Williams High School conducted the performance.
Tuesday, April 30
By Brenna Carroll, Bishop Ireton High School student All that could be heard coming from T.C. Williams High School’s auditorium on a recent Friday night was laughter and applause as members of "The Wiz" cast delighted audience members with musical numbers from the upbeat redo of a classic tale based on L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Decorated with a script full of wit and a libretto filled with endlessly catchy melodies, by Charlie Small and William F. Brown, "The Wiz" was sure to be a night of fun on all sides of the stage lights. The story follows Dorothy on her journey from Kansas to Oz as she encounters creatures unimaginable in the real world. Dorothy, played by senior Samantha Rose Williams, showed off her range of …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Event will be held May 3 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
Mark your calendars! T.C. Williams Crew will hold its annual barbecue and bluegrass fundraiser this Friday. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Old Dominion Boat Club, 1 King St. The food will be provided by Pork Barrel BBQ. Music will be provided by City Farm—and it’s not your grandfather’s bluegrass, according to PTSA announcement. There will also be a silent auction featuring trips, services, merchandise, restaurant certificates, music events, movies, theater and sporting events. Tickets are $40 or two for $75. The price includes the silent auction, food, drinks and music. Tickets must be purchased in advance online through Paypal. Visit the event website for more information.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Actor Mark Wahlberg visited Alexandria on Wednesday.
Academy Award-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg visited Alexandria's T.C. Williams High School Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by nonprofit Get Schooled aimed at encouraging students to graduate. • See: Mark Wahlberg Visits T.C. Williams High School The 41-year-old Boston native answered questions from moderator Sway Calloway from MTV News and several students during the event. The video above includes a few of his responses, including what he considers his favorite movie. Wahlberg was scheduled to visit the White House with a student and college counselor later Wednesday to speak with a presidential adviser about the importance of improving graduation rates, according to The Washington Post. For the quickest updates, "like" Del …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Actor Mark Wahlberg talks to T.C. Williams students about the importance of hard work and finding a passion in life.
Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. Slouched in a chair wearing a Los Angeles Clippers T-shirt and blue jeans, Wahlberg, whose new film “Pain and Gain” hits theaters on Friday, talked to students about how he turned his life around, the importance of working hard in school and pursuing passions. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it. It’s through hard work that I’ve been able to achieve this kind of success.” A high school dropout, …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Tennis teams currently can't practice at the high school.
Alexandria City Public Schools has plans to build six tennis courts on the campus of T.C. Williams High School, with construction expected to begin in spring 2014. Monica Szczepaniec with Alexandria City Public Schools’ educational facilities office told members of the Seminary Hill Association on Thursday that athletic department officials requested the courts. “Currently students are being bused to other jurisdictions around Virginia to practice and play competitively,” Szczepaniec said. “This cuts into their study time.” A community meeting with students and school neighbors was held in October 2012 at T.C. Williams. The school district analyzed building courts either in the northwest corner of the school property, adjacent to King …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Event includes used book sale, games, music, more.
The 26th Annual T.C. Williams Titan Expo is coming to the high school this year on Sunday, May 5. The community fun fair will include games, food, live music, a full court press, moonbounce, car bash and book sale. The event will raise funds for the Larry Trice PTSA/SCA Scholarships, which are awarded to T.C. Williams students interested in pursuing post-secondary degrees, particularly in the technical and education fields. The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the high school, located at 3330 King St. Admission is free, but 50-cent tickets will be sold for games, activities and food. To date, the expo has raised more than $350,000 in direct funds for scholarships, which have been awarded since 1986. The award amount is $1,800 a …