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Students Nominated for W&M Leadership Awards

Recently, 21 students from Fairfax County Public Schools were nominated for the College of William and Mary Leadership Award, which recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities both in the classroom and in the community.

Students Nominated for W&M Leadership Awards

Recently, 21 students from Fairfax County Public Schools were nominated for the College of William and Mary Leadership Award, which recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities both in the classroom and in the community.

Local students who were nominated include Excy Guardado of Falls Church High School, Delanyo Kpo of George C. Marshall High School, Anna Glendening of McLean High School and Rachel Boots of J.E.B. Stuart High School.

Every student nominated is invited to come to the campus of William and Mary next Fall to attend the William and Mary Leadership Conference that will explore qualities and applications of leadership.

Bishop O’Connell H.S. Celebrates Opera Night

The Washington Vocal Arts Ensemble will host Opera Night at Bishop O’Connell High School (6600 Little Falls Rd., Arlington) on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy a night of classical opera and Broadway selections performed by members of the Washington National Opera Company.

Advance tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets cost $25 at the door. For more information, call 703-237-1462 or visit www.bishopoconnell.org/operanight.

All funds will go towards the Bishop O’Connell music department for equipment, instruments and master classes that will provide faculty and students with musical knowledge and expertise.

 

F.C. Locals Named National Merit Semifinalists

Robby Culhane, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) and resident of Falls Church, was named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). TJHSST has an impressive 149 semifinalists.

Katherine E. Gianturco, a senior at Falls Church High School, was also named a National Merit semifinalist.

G.M.H.S. Ornament Sale to Benefit All-Night Grad

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) of George Mason High School is sponsoring a White House Ornament Sale to raise funds for the 2010 All-Night Graduation Celebration for seniors.

Ornaments cost $20 and can be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Mustang Café (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church).

For $5 more, orders can be mailed or delivered. To obtain an order form, visit www.georgemasonptsa.com.

SCA Hosts ‘Fifth Element’ Fashion Show

The School Community Association (SCA) of George Mason High School will host a fashion show and fundraiser featuring “Fifth Element” t-shirts on Thursday, Oct. 22 between 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event will be held in the auditorium of the school (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). For more information, call 703-248-5500.

 

Students Selected for Honors Choir

Seniors Laura Landes, Raha Mirzadegan, Paul Ruess and Sarah Wilcox of McLean High School were recently selected out of more than 600 high school seniors to participate in the 2009 Virginia Honors Choir.

Auditions were open to all seniors enrolled in the choral programs at their respective schools. Twenty percent of the audition score was based on the students’ ability to sight-read music.

The selected students will have two days of rehearsal from Nov. 19 – 21 before they perform at the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) convention at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va.