Achievements

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Landon boys achieve in all areas of school and life, taking inspiration from the success of their peers and Bears who have come before them.

Our comprehensive and challenging academic program and balanced approach to boys’ development give them skills and strategies to be equipped intellectually, socially, and emotionally to achieve success and find happiness in college and in a wide array of careers.

Kevin Hetzel

Upper School Art Teacher 

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Zach '24

Student 

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Jack '27

Student 

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College Success

Landon graduates head to college with an invaluable body of knowledge and experiences.

More remarkable and impactful, however, are the skills each boy possesses and uses as soon as he steps foot on a college campus: the abilities to think, question, solve, create, and articulate. Landon boys attend top colleges and universities, and they arrive ready to lead.

Class of 2021 Profile

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58% of Class of 2021 graduates attend colleges on U.S. News &World Report's Top 50 National Universities or Liberal Arts Colleges lists.

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Accomplished Bears

Boys work harder and achieve more when they respect and connect with their teachers. Landon faculty members are experts in boys’ education and know that boys will only fully open themselves to complex intellectual problems and inspirational ideas when they trust that their teachers genuinely care about their well-being and success. The accomplishments of our students, alumni, and faculty are a testament to the strength of the Landon community.

 

Kien Phoung ’22

Kien was one of four students out of 16,000 nationally to represent the U.S. in the International Chemistry Olympiad. Kien won a silver medal at the competition after attending a training camp. Read more.

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Troy Prinkey

World Languages Chair Troy Prinkey was nominated for GLSEN’s Educator of the Year. The award honors educators who make a difference in the lives of students who identify as LGBTQ.  Read more.

 

David Eusse  ’10

Eusse stepped away from teaching Middle School Spanish at Landon during the pandemic to serve as a medic in the National Guard. He was honored by NBC during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Watch more

 

TJ Kim ’22

TJ was selected as a 2020 Young Wonder honoree as a part of the CNN Heroes program. TJ started "Operation SOS" as he was learning to fly and has been flying supplies to rural hospitals during the pandemic. Watch more.

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The 10 formative years I spent at Landon gave me structure, consistent support, love, and discipline. It gave me a solid foundation based on the core values of honor, respect, and service to others. It’s hard to adequately measure how Landon has positively shaped my life.

- stephen gordon, SR. '75

 

Austin Bisnow ’06

As lead singer for Magic Giant, Austin Bisnow has performed on Good Morning America, rocked the stage at Coachella, and released singles that reached the top 30 on Billboard charts. His contributions as a songwriter and producer have been featured in collaborations with Akon, Gym Class Heroes, and more. Bisnow also co-founded the Get Well Soon Tour, which brings artists, such as Bruno Mars, John Legend, and Maroon 5, to perform for children at hospitals worldwide.

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Tarek Elgawhary ’97

Elgawhary created the nonprofit Coexist Foundation in 2012 to unify communities across divides of faith, race, class, and ethnicity by building and sponsoring programs at primary and secondary schools in areas of turmoil such as Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Uganda. A graduate of Princeton University, he also created an e-learning platform dedicated to providing English language materials to help students make sense of Islam in the world today.

 

Scott Harris ’86

Harris is the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, an honor and responsibility he assumed in 2013 as only the 20th person to hold the prestigious position in our country's history. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law,  Harris originally aspired to be an engineer. He began his career as a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals before serving as an Assistant United States Attorney and then legal counsel for the Supreme Court. 

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    Arts Excellence

    Landon has a long history of producing graduates who thrive in art and entertainment careers, including the founder of Atlantic Records, an actor on hit television series American Horror Story and The Flash, and a New York Times best-selling author who was a finalist for the National Book Award. Because every boy is immersed in the arts throughout his Landon career, each develops an appreciation for his own talents as an artist and for the arts in general.

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    Andrew Gray ’21

    Andrew began his study of violin before he could hold one. He was the concertmaster of the 90-person Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra's Philharmonic and played in Landon's advanced string ensemble. He was a first prize winner of the National Chamber Ensemble Outstanding Youth Artist Competition. Bethesda Magazine honored him with an Extraordinary Teens Award in 2021. 

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    Cyrus Redjaee ’21

    Cyrus is one of the state's best baritone saxophone players. His honors include being selected for the Maryland All State Jazz Ensemble for three straight years. As a sophomore, he was the youngest ever chosen to hold the baritone saxophone chair (the highest honor) as part of that Ensemble. At Landon, Cyrus played in the Jazz Band. Watch how Cyrus prepares for his performances.

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    Peter Qui ’21

    Peter received a Gold Key honor—given to the most accomplished works— as well as three Silver Keys in the 2021 Maryland Region of the Scholastic Art Awards. He also won a Congressional Art Award, second place, from U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin. Peter was president of Youth Art Bridge, which auctioned student art to raise money for cancer research.

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    Championship Athletics

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    A Winning Tradition

    Since winning its first Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) title in 1939, Landon has won at least one IAC title every year except three. This winning tradition comes from an unrivaled combination of committed student-athletes, knowledgeable and caring coaches, and state-of-the-art athletic facilities.

    In the last five years, Landon has won 19 IAC championships in eight different sports.

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    College-Bound Athletes

    Many of our student-athletes compete at the collegiate level across all divisions; since 2010, more than 160 Landon graduates have played NCAA athletics. Sixteen from the Class of 2021 join them.

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    Sam Anas ’11

    Sam is a professional hockey player with the NHL's St. Louis Blues, signing in October 2020. Anas was the American Hockey Coaches Association Rookie of the Year in 2014 and led Quinnipiac University in scoring his first two seasons. He helped Landon win the state title and was The Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year in 2011. 

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    Sachin Das ’19

    Sachin plays tennis at the University of Chicago, where he was first team All-UAA (University Athletic Association) in singles in 2020. He was The  Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year and the IAC Player of the Year in 2018. He helped lead Landon to an IAC title in 2017, its first outright league championship since 2004.

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    Joey Epstein ’18

    Joey led the varsity lacrosse team to an undefeated season and national championship in 2017. As a senior, he was named USA Today Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year. As a standout at Johns Hopkins, Epstein earned unanimous Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors and was the first sophomore to serve as a team captain since 1975.

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    Issa Mudashiru
    ’21

    As an All-IAC honoree, Mudashiru will play soccer at Princeton University. He played as an amateur for Loudon United, the second division affiliate of DC United. He also is working with Grassroots Soccer, a not-for-profit agency that leverages the power of soccer to educate at-risk youth in developing countries.

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