The Activities Office organized its second ever Signing Day for graduating seniors being accepted to colleges to play sports on April 26. At the event, students were acknowledged by school faculty and coaches for committing to play at their respective schools.

“I had been talking to a couple of schools that I liked academically but Delaware was beautiful and close to home and the head field hockey coach was really friendly and they asked me to play for them in November,” said senior Maddie O’Beirne, a center midfielder who signed to play field hockey.

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Marketing teacher and DECA adviser Jen Hendrickson received an Outstanding Virginia DECA Advisor award on March tenth at this year’s Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference, making it the third time she has received this award in her career.

“To be the only one from Fairfax County really surprises me because I work with a ton of other advisers who are awesome,” Hendrickson said.

These awards are based on a point system where advisers can earn points based on their participation in events at the local, district and state levels.

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Marshall’s two FBLA teams placed first and third in the Regional Spring conference at the University of Richmond on March 7.

The first-place team, consisting of seniors Sandy Vo, Shannen Escobar, Nathaniel Chen, Corey Martin and James Cusack, will go on to the National Competition in Philadelphia in April.

“We had a good amount of wins in first, second and third place,” said vice president director of activities, Negin Hooshmandnia, senior.

Each team member competed in one of five categories: Environment, Health and Safety, Personal Finance, Consumer Rights and Technology.

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Spring sports, such as lacrosse and baseball, have a positive outlook for the 2012 season with the introduction of Green Days, which are new as of this year for Marshall and all other Virginia public schools.

According to boys lacrosse coach Andrew Freeman, the state instituted the pre-season work out days because they allow the players to practice with more freedom before the season and they help high school sports provide the flexibility that club sports offer.

The state also instituted Yellow Days, which are pre-season conditioning, and Red Days, which are hands-off days.
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