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School News & Notes


Falls Church H.S. Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year Francis “Buck” Payne, a social studies teacher and program coordinator of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID) at Falls Church High School has been named the Fairfax County Public Schools 2009 Teacher of the Year.

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Mason Student Wins Second Place In Poetry Contest Julia Douglas, a student at George Mason High School, won second place in the Poetry Out Loud Competition on March 5 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

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Falls Church Robotics Team Set to Compete The George Mason High School Robotics Team is gearing up for the D.C. Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotic competition from Feb. 26 – 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.).

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Marshall Academy’s NA students to learn directly from IT pros Level 2 students at Marshall Academy, based at George C. Marshall High School, Network Administration class will participate in a job shadow day at the Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Feb. 5.

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TJHSST Students Named Semifinalists by Intel Fifteen students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) have been named semifinalists in the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search – Varun Bansal, Kevin Casto, Sudha Guttikonda, Jared Hallett, Lily Hsiang, Rishi Iyengar, Alexandar Kim, David Kim, Joy Lee, Jessica Liu, Manchali Madduri, Sumit Malik, Christopher […]

Beaming With Joy


Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s Ariel Colonel strikes a mid-air pose at the Girls Gymnastics team first home meet on Dec. 2, in which they placed first. Notably, senior Kelly Watson placed first all around. (Photo: Courtesy Victoria Linnell)

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Westgate Assistant Principal Receives Award Julie Kindelan, assistant principal at Westgate Elementary School has been named the Virginia Association for Elementary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year for 2008.

Anything But Straight: Defending Liberalism

It’s campaign season, which means conservatives will try to paint Democrats as “liberals,” as if it were a dirty word. I, for one, am proud to be a liberal and believe we should stand up against these conservative smears. One of the great fallacies in modern lore is that liberalism stands for nothing and liberals […]

Community News & Notes


Arlington Student Earns Degree With Honors After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, James C. Montana, entered Amherst College. Son of Dr. Stephen Montana and Dr. Margaret E. Coogan, Montana majored in German and philosophy at Amherst. He received a bachelor’s degree, with summa cum laude distinction. He is also a […]