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School News & Notes


McLean High’s Hedge Scores High on SAT Shefali Hegde, a junior at McLean High School, scored 2390 on the SAT.

A Home Fit for a Mayor


City of Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner happily let the News-Press cameras invade her family’s home on Ellison Street. The Gardeners’ cats Junior and Toby were not as trusting, though they warmed up to the idea in the end.

Mason Snags District Title


On Sept. 16, the George Mason High School golf team defeated Clark Country to go 9-0 in district play, capturing the Bull Run district title.

Northern Virginia Art Beat


The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards 2008, at Heineman Myers Contemporary Art (4728 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Md.). Runs through September 27. Gallery Hours: 1 – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, call 301-951-7900 or visit www.heinemanmyers.com.

PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Roach Sings the Blues at Tinner Hill


Locals gathered ‘round, to hear blues singer and artist Michael Roach, bottom left, performed in Falls Church for a one-night, one-show, invitation-only concert at the historic Henderson House and Gardens to benefit the Tinner Hill John Jackson Blues Festival last Sunday, July 27. The festival is co-sponsored by Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and the City […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Will Oscar Smell

I am proud to report that I achieved one of my New Year’s resolutions this week by, for my first time, seeing all five Academy Award “Best Picture” nominees prior to the Oscar ceremonies this weekend. It was hard to make it to a screen still showing “Michael Clayton,” but since it was the last […]

Michael Buckley Becomes an Internet Sensation

You or someone you know has undoubtedly sat in front of a computer and laughed out loud at YouTube sensation What the Buck, who has more than 30,000 subscribers. His videos, which are also on MySpace and his own Web site, buckhollywood.com, give his humorous, sarcastic take on all things pop culture. He’s done more […]

School News and Notes

Commended Students in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program McLean High School Each of the commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2008 competition by taking the 2006 Preliminary SAT/National Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The McLean High School students who earned this distinction include: Simon […]

Mustangs Keep Winning Duals

For over a month now, the George Mason High School varsity golf team has yet to cede a dual match to the opposition. Since August 23, the Mustangs have hit their stride, winning all 16 matches in which they have taken part. However, last Tuesday’s match against Madison County might have been the sweetest of […]