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Marshall Students Commended in Merit Competition

Fifteen students from George C. Marshall High School have been commended for their 2009 National Merit Scholarship competition.

They are: Allison Borda, Michael R. Bradford, Ryan S. Campbell, Tarun Desai, Allyse N. Golden, Alison R. Klein, Virginia T. Lee, Arielle R. Mandell, Hannah M. Morgan, Zachary R. Popkin-Hall, Lucas J. Rooney, Sunjay Sethi, Patrick C. Walsh, Elaine A. Wilcox-Cook and Matthew X. Wu. The students will not go on in the competition, but were placed among the top 5 percent of 1.5 million who entered the competition by taking the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualify Test.

Falls Church H.S. Celebrates Homecoming

The weekend of Oct. 3 will begin the Falls Church High School Homecoming, with their homecoming game tailgate at 4:30 p.m. that will include food, music, games and outdoor basketball.

The homecoming football game will begin at 7:30 p.m. against Washington-Lee, with half-time presenting a band performance, banners and floats and the introduction of the Homecoming Court.

Saturday, the homecoming dance will be held in the Falls Church High School cafeteria, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. Oct. 4. For more information, call 703-207-4000.

St. James Invites Families to Family Fun Night

St. James Catholic School will hold a Family Fun Night from 5 – 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. The event is open to families of students of St. James with games, bingo, open gym and movies. Admission is free. For more information, call 703-533-1182.

M.E.H. Readies Students for Creative Competition

Students from Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, that wish to become involved in Odyssey of the Mind (O.M.), an international program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students, must complete registration packets available in the cafetorium, in Lisa Mueller’s room or online.

Teams are responsible for finding a coach, judge, and volunteer for competition day, and may have between five and seven students per team.

Completed packets are due to Mueller in room 302 by Friday, Oct 3. For more information, e-mail Mueller at [email protected]

Mason Students Raising Funds for Annual Trip

As a part of the MUSIC (Many Useful Students In our Community) Days program, students from George Mason High School will be performing odd jobs around Falls Church to raise funds for the band and choral programs’ planned trip to New York City.

Students will be available to work on Oct. 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22; and Dec. 26.

The students will provide a variety of services: yard clean-up, babysitting, general help around the house and for events, musical needs and more. For this event, at least two students are assigned to each job. Students are asking for fair donations to help them reach their funding goals.

To schedule work, contact Lisa Ensign or Ann Divecha at [email protected], allowing two weeks notice prior to the requested work date. For more information, call Mary Jo Webster at 703-248-5500 extension 3019.

Girls Scouts, Brownie Troop Hold Fundraisers

On Oct. 4, the Girl Scout and Brownie Troop from the Congressional Schools of Virginia are hosting a car wash, yard sale and bake sale at the American Legion (400 N. Oak St., Falls Church). The Girls Scout and Brownie Troop is raising funds for its November trip to New York City.