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McLean H.S. Chamber Pairs With German Musicians

On Thursday, May 28, the McLean High School (MHS) Chamber Soloists and long-time musical partners, the Detmold Youth Orchestra from Germany, will perform together.SNTaylorDemeterEDIT

McLean H.S. Chamber Pairs With German Musicians

On Thursday, May 28, the McLean High School (MHS) Chamber Soloists and long-time musical partners, the Detmold Youth Orchestra from Germany, will perform together in the MHS Craighill S. Burks Theatre (1633 Davidson Rd., McLean) at 7:30 p.m.

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Taylor Demeter (center) of George Mason High School, seen here with with Ronald McDonald (left) and NBC News Anchor Eun Yang (right), was awarded a $1,500 scholarship at the 2009 McDonald’s Educates Scholarship Program ceremony held recently on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Courtesy Maria Vera)

More than 75 string, brass, woodwind and percussion musicians of this joint orchestra will perform works that include the music of Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bizet and Tchaikovsky. For more information, visit www.mhsorchestra.org and click on “DJO Exchange.”

Local H.S. Students Honored at Intel Fair

Six Fairfax County high school students received awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 Special Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Agilent Technologies, including a few local residents.

Scott Skirlo of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), won First Award and Best in Category in Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering. Skirlo’s TJHSST classmate, Joy Lee, was given Third Award in Biochemistry. Lee was also honored with special awards, including a tuition scholarship award from the Office of Naval Research on behalf of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, First Award from Air Force Research Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Air Force, Fourth Award from the American Chemical Society, and finally, Second Award from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

From George C. Marshall High School, Joseph Gerner won Third Award in Energy and Transportation.

An additional special award, a tuition scholarship, was won by Sumit Malik of TJHSST from the Office of Naval Research on behalf of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

Highlanders Make Music at Jammin’ Java

The McLean High School Jazz Band will play alongside Langley High School at Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave., Vienna) on Saturday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 and can be purchased online by visiting www.jamminjava.com. For more information, call 703-714-5700.

Oakcrest School Teacher Awarded Fellowship

Oakcrest School teacher Dr. Arundhati Jayarao of McLean has been selected for an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship for 2009-2010. Dr. Jayarao was selected from a large pool of applicants as one of 24 outstanding educators for this prestigious Fellowship. The Albert Einstein Fellowship offers teachers with demonstrated excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics an opportunity to serve in the national public policy arena.

Dr. Jayarao will be serving her fellowship in an office on Capitol Hill, in association with the Department of Energy Office of Science, where she will provide real-world perspectives to policy makers and program managers.

Varsity Sports Banquet to Honor MHS Athletes

All McLean High School (MHS) varsity athletes, their families and MHS Coaches are cordially invited to attend the 2009 Varsity Sports Award Ceremony on Monday, June 1, beginning with a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria (6133 Davidson Rd., McLean). There is no cost for coaches and varsity athletes. The family/guest fee is $15 per person. For more information, call 703-714-5860.