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Woman’s Club Honors Young Musicians & Safety Patrols

414mclean1Four student musicians and 10 student safety patrol members at McLean schools were honored at a May 6 event held by the Woman’s Club of McLean.

The musicianship of four students at Cooper and Longfellow middle schools was recognized, and students also performed on their instruments. Tracy McConnaughay of Cooper Middle School played “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg on the euphonium. Min Lee, also of Cooper Middle School, played “Concerto No. 3, k. 216,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on the violin, accompanied by Myunghee Lee. Ji In Park of Longfellow Middle School performed “Concerto in G, First Movement,” by Carl Stamitz on the flute, accompanied by Hee Ra Son. Finally, Nadia Jo, also of Longfellow, performed “Concerto in A Minor, First Movement,” by Camille Saint-Saens on the cello, accompanied by Jade Sohn. The four students each received an award of $100 from the Woman’s Club.

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Ten students at McLean elementary schools were recognized for their significant contributions as safety patrol members. The honorees were Halle McLean and Cotter Smart of Chesterbrook Elementary School, Sean Loftus and Teymur Zavar of Churchill Road Elementary, Samantha Gonzales and Omar Al Masri of Franklin Sherman Elementary, Sydney Leonard and Kailen Jordan of Kent Gardens Elementary, and Sarah Gaiter and Patrick Oh of Spring Hill Elementary. The students received trophies engraved with their names and those of their schools, and each school received an award of $80 for safety program equipment.

The students’ parents and 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. The award ceremony is an annual event of the Woman’s Club of McLean.