Message from the Principal


Greetings Saxons,

There are no winter doldrums in Saxon Country! Our students continue to excel. Don’t believe me? Well, let’s role the videotape (or at least the pictures and descriptions). 😊

Please join the Art department in congratulating the following students for receiving Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mentions in the regional Scholastic Art Awards.

Langley students won 26 awards! Gold Key Winners, Anya Huang, Delphia Huang, Tiffany Li, Soobin Park and Lukas Shao will move on to National Adjudication

Jasmine Alcorn 

Mady Callanan

Fiona Dempsey

Isabella Duque

Anya Huang

Delphia Huang

Emily Hur

Tiffany Li

Maya Malik

Shumvobi Mitra

Celia Myers

Milan Nguyễn 

Ashley Osganian

Soobin Park 

Lukas Shao

Maya Velgot

Andrew Wang

Yimiao (Stella) Wang

Meredith Yu

Isabella Zhang

Clemence Zou

A shout out to the Langley Forensics team for taking home the second-place trophy in the team competition at the Northern Regional Tournament !

Sebastian Ghersi – Extemporaneous Speaking – 2nd place advances to Super Regionals
Michael Li – Extemporaneous Speaking – 6th place
Veda Jackson – Humorous Interpretation – 2nd place advances to Super Regionals
Ashley Headrick – Impromptu Speaking – 1st place advances to Super Regionals
Khalid Foraida – Impromptu Speaking – 3rd place advances to Super Regionals
Risha Polturi – Original Oratory – 3rd place advances to Super Regionals
Taiki Bongiovi – Original Oratory – 6th place
Jiayi Wang – Poetry – 3rd place advances to Super Regionals
Sophia Bongiovi – Humorous Dramatic Interpretation – 4th place alternate for Super Regionals
Maya Velgot & Maya Sachdev – Humorous Duo Intrepretation – 6th place

Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Team which finished 3rd place overall against competitive teams from all over the east coast the University of Pittsburgh competition.

Awards were earned for placing top 6 in an event. The following students placed in their events:

2nd place awards
Zahra Izzi and Zelmay Jan in Cell Biology
Claire Kim and Mia Tripathi in Write It Do It
Arnav Ketineni and Mansi Bhardwaj in Forensics
Claire Kim and Nik Polyakov in Flight
Lilly Wu and Jason Zhang in It’s About Time

3rd place awards
Scarlett Adams and Anderson Hoang in Forestry
Pranav Gupta, Lilly Wu, and Scarlett Adams in Codebusters
Lindsey Sherry and Evan Ru in Dynamic Planet

4th place awards
Scarlett Adams, Mia Tripathi, and Anderson Hoang in Experimental Design
Nik Polyakov and Jason Zhang in Detector Building

5th place awards
Shae Tu and Raahil Mallick in Scrambler (a car that carries an egg)
Claire Kim and Pranav Gupta in Trajectory (catapult)

6th place awards
Isabella Zhang and Raahil Mallick in Bridge
Claire Kim and Ruthie Chian in Astronomy
Zelmay Jan and Mansi Bhardwaj in Dynamic Planet

Saxon Stage had an outstanding showing at the Virginia Thespian Festival, which took place at Shenandoah University. 

Students who received a Superior rating will move on to perform at the International Thespian Festival, which takes place in late June at Indiana University. 


Thespy Results:

    • Tori Ransom - Superior
    • Abby Joe - Superior
    • Jacqueline Gauthier - Excellent
    • Brady Kastner & Nico Morandi-Zerpa - Superior
    • Conor Farah & Sarah Hilton - Excellent
    • Michael Thomas & Eli Roberts - Excellent
    • Tori Ransom & Scarlett Spano - Excellent
    • Tess Jannery-Barney - Superior
    • Ava Carter - Excellent
    • Scarlett Spano - Excellent
    • Anna Cox - Excellent
    • Ashraya Suri - Excellent
    • Hannah Chuh - Excellent
  • Duet Musical 
  • Ashraya Suri & Hannah Chuh - Excellent
  • Jenny Mears - Superior (perfect score)
  • Andy Powell - Superior 
  • Anna Jordan - Superior
  • Daniel Qiu - Superior
  • Izzy Steenburgh – Superior


Saxon Stage earned 2nd place in the Liberty District One Act competition. Way to go, thespians! Shoutouts to the following students who garnered accolades during the competition.

VHSL One-Act District Competition Liberty Division:

    • Judges Rating: Superior
    • Langley High School (Saxon Stage) now moves on to the Regional round, which is Wednesday, February 8th (more details to come)
  • Competition One-Act All-Star Cast
    • Langley High School also had the TOP TWO performers of the competition!
    • Scarlett Spano - 1
    • Frankie Diorio - 2

Langley's Model United Nations team competed in the University of Pennsylvania’s Model UN competition for high school students January 26-29.
The team won the OUTSTANDING LARGE TEAM DELEGATION award (equivalent to SECOND PLACE). Way to go, team!

Congratulations to Saxon Boys’ Swim and Dive- Liberty District Champs!
Congratulations Matteo Vasiliadis, who placed 1st in Dive, and Danny McGaughey, who placed 3rd in Dive. 

Congratulations to senior Saxon boys’ basketball players.

We salute our senior co-ed golfers! Also, we thank and congratulate Coach Al Berg on his 26 years of coaching Saxon Golf and the 11 VHSL titles earned over the course of his career!

Senior gymnasts, we celebrate you!

Seniors on the Saxon Swim and Dive team, we are proud of you!

Finally, please join me in congratulating Ms. Oak Kim on her retirement. For the past 18 years, she worked in Langley’s cafeteria. Today was her final day of employment.

I wish each of you a warm and relaxing weekend!