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FCPS School Board Holds Public Budget Forums

The Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) School Board invites the public to attend a special forum on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget. The forum will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. – noon at George C. Marshall High School (7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church).


George C. Marshall High’s thespians return to the stage this Saturday, Jan. 30, part of the Virginia High School League Liberty District One Act Play Competitions, hosted by the school (7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). The Marshall cast (above) will perform “Tongues” at 4 p.m. Rival McLean High School takes the stage at 2 p.m. Admission is free, and the entire competition runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Photo: Peggy Pridemore)

Participants will learn more about the budget, which will be submitted to the board for approval on Feb. 4, as well as how to involve the public in the budget process.

Local High School Student Recruited to College Team

Christine Grilliot, a standout athlete at George C. Marshall High School, has committed to play softball at the University of Mary Washington next year. Christine has been recruited as a pitcher for the 2010-2011 season.

As a member of the varsity softball team, she was named All-District 1st team and Marshall’s Most Outstanding Player Award for softball during her sophomore and junior seasons. During the 2009 season, Christine led the Lady Statesmen on the mound and also behind the plate in batting average, RBIs and total hits.

Students Face Faculty in Charity Basketball Game

The students of George Mason High School are challenging their teachers and staff at the yearly basketball game fundraiser. A halftime presentation will explain the game’s benefit, the George Mason High School Haiti Relief Fund. All proceeds go to the fund. Tickets are $3. The game takes place in the Mason “Pit” gymnasium (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). The game starts at 7 p.m.

College Student Receives University Scholarship

Jefferson Pham of Falls Church, has been awarded merit scholarships and endowed scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. Pham will be a pharmacy major.

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