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Wilson athletes earn All-Met honors

The Washington Post honors the area’s top athletes in each sport for the fall, winter, and spring seasons. A First Team, Coach of the Year, sometimes a Second Team, and Honorable Mentions are named for each respective sport. In addition to Wilson’s exceptional year filled with team championships, the following Wilson athletes took home this

Wilson wins big honors at C-SPAN video contest

Every year Wilson students participate in film competitions across the country. From San Diego, California to Atlanta, Georgia, students in Kadesha Bonds’ Mass Media and Communication classes enter videos in hopes of winning local and national awards. This year, students in Bonds’ class entered the C-SPAN Documentary contest. The theme for this year’s contest was

Gun confiscated from Wilson student

This story has been updated with Principal Martin’s most recent communication.  Administrators found and removed a gun from a student’s backpack today at approximately 1:15 after a video clip showing the gun was posted on Snapchat.  Principal Kimberly Martin sent out an email to the Wilson community at approximately 2 p.m.. In the email, she

The biggest freshman class in decades encounters struggles with overcrowding*

BY LINDSAY HARPER, CONTRIBUTOR The start of the year was stressful for freshmen who experienced crowded classes and repeated scheduling changes, amplifying the challenge of transitioning from middle school to high school. Wilson currently has 527 freshman students, compared to 482 sophomores, 421 juniors, and 408 seniors. There have been many contributing factors to the

Question and Answer with Kimberly Martin

TRANSCRIBED BY SOPHIE REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR The Beacon’s Erin Doherty had the opportunity to speak to Kimberly Martin, Wilson’s incoming principal for the 2015-2016 school year, in a phone interview. Martin’s appointment as Wilson principal was announced June 2 by DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson after a months-long interview and selection process. Erin Doherty: Can you

Abroad At Wilson

BY NORA CHARLES, FEATURES EDITOR Twelve years ago, the trips abroad that Wilson offered looked strikingly different.  The options were few, mostly involving train rides through Europe and tours of sites booked through a pricy touring company. This changed in 2005 when an exchange student went home to Falconara, Italy and raved about Wilson to

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