2024-05-29 1:20 AM

The Woman’s Club of McLean awarded four student musicians and 10 elementary school safety patrol members for their efforts at its annual ceremony on May 7.

The musicianship of four students at Cooper and Longfellow middle schools in McLean was recognized. Katherine Quion, of Cooper Middle School, played Valse Triste by Jean Sibelius on the viola. Nancy Kurtic, also of Cooper Middle School, played excerpts from Chocolats by Philippe Rose on the trumpet. Jennifer Steele, of Longfellow Middle School, performed the Bassoon Concerto in F Major by Carl Maria von Weber. Finally, violinist Minyoung Hwang, also of Longfellow, performed Czardas by Vittorio Monti. Both Longfellow musicians were accompanied by music teacher Laura Marchisotto Bogart. The four students each received an award of $100 from the Woman’s Club.

Ten students at McLean elementary schools were recognized for their contributions as safety patrol members. The honorees were Lauren Cain and Luke Voorles of Church Roads Elementary School; Nicole Berry and Cameron Carlson of Kent Gardens Elementary; Hannah Yo and Christopher Gray of Franklin Sherman Elementary; and Delaney Bond and Zain Zahr of Spring Hill Elementary. The students received trophies engraved with their names and the names of their schools, and each school received an award of $80 for safety program equipment.

The students’ parents and the school principals, music directors, and patrol sponsors attended the ceremony, as did Officer Thomas W. Harrington, school resource officer of the Fairfax County Police Department.





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