Miranda Raschid, a junior at Foxcroft School, has been selected to attend the prestigious Virginia Summer Governor’s Foreign Language Academy for French, Academic Dean Alexander O. Northrup announced Wednesday.
A multi-sport athlete and honors student who was recently elected Student Head of School for next year, Raschid is one of fewer than 100 students in the entire state selected to participate in this prestigious program, a full-immersion residential experience that will be held at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA from June 23-July 14.
The Governor’s Foreign Language Academies are highly-selective institutes for gifted 10th and 11th-graders. Students must be nominated by their high school, which is allowed only one nomination, and are then selected based of a number of criteria. The academies offer an intensive experience and unique challenge for students who have excelled in language study to continue their study of that language in a total immersion environment.
Miranda is the daughter of Karen Lilly of Purcellville, VA, and Michael Raschid of Berryville.