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Lights! Camera! Awards!: Wilson mass media wins big at national competition

Way back in January, The Beacon wrote about how Wilson’s Mass Media team was unsure how they would secure funding for their annual trip to the Student Television Network Convention (STN), the premier national competition for 3000+ American mass media students. Usually, DCPS provides the funding, but this year, the competition was being held in

Indoor Track competes in national competition

On March 9th, Wilson seniors Jacob Boss, Dominick Hogans, Isaac Frumkin, and sophomore Raymond Stevens ran in the sprint medley relay (SMR) at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York. The team was “Emerging Elite”, with Coach Tia Clemmons saying it was more of a “learning experience that they qualified and competed in a

DC population hits 700,000

13 years ago, DC was a very different city. Crime was higher, the city’s high schools were not meeting Common Core standards, many areas had not been hyper-gentrified, and the city’s population was abysmally low, at only 567,000 people. Today, DC has become a wealthier economic boomtown, whose population, according to estimates by the city

JROTC wins big at citywide competition

Wilson’s JROTC drill team recently won the Best Elite Overall award at the General Earle Wheeler Drill Contest, a citywide drill team competition in which 10 schools from across the region competed for various awards on February 3rd. JROTC drill competitions focus on “precision, sharpness, and discipline” and not on physical abilities, according to Cadet