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Freedom Hill Elementary School's PTA Annual Flower Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Stalcup Nursery will provide the flowers, which include impatiens, pansies, New Guinea impatiens, geraniums, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, herbs, begonias, petunias, marigolds, salvias, ageratum and more.

Lindsay Grant, a student at Oakton High School, will receive the Freddie Mac Youth Leadership Award on April 24, at the Eighth Annual Greater Washington Community Service Awards Dinner, for her dedication to the American Red Cross National Capital Chapter and its Youth Task Force, a youth-led community service group in the region.

Last year Flint Hill School, an independent JK-12 school located in Oakton, received a matching grant for a Teacher Education Initiative for Technology. The Edward E. Ford Foundation approved a $50,000 matching grant for Flint Hill's Upper School to find release time for teachers; laptops for home use; on- and off-campus training, including summer technology workshops; and software and training materials. One hundred and thirty-nine donors — including faculty, staff, parents, alumni, grandparents, foundations, corporate matching gifts and business friends — contributed $55,602 to achieve this goal and to raise a total of $105, 602. This grant and the increased support staff will help Flint Hill School ensure a cutting-edge faculty and will provide a model for its Middle School and Lower School divisions.

The All-County Choral Festival Concert will be held Saturday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m., at Fairfax high school, 3500 Old Lee Highway. The concert involves approximately 700 chosen sixth-grade singers from all over Fairfax County, who have been preparing music since December. The concert is free. For more information, call 703-267-2800.

Graduating seniors residing in or near Great Falls are invited to apply for two Alexander DeFilippis Scholarships being offered this spring. The Women's Association of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Great Falls is proud to award these college scholarships to young men and women who have served their community with their time and talent. Membership in St. Catherine of Siena Parish is not required. All college-bound seniors who are local residents (Great Falls, Vienna, Reston, Herndon, McLean, Sterling and Potomac Falls), may apply.

The selection process will place major emphasis on the student's development of good character and demonstrated service to others by involvement in school, church or community projects. The student must also have a 2.5 or higher overall high school grade point average. Two scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded this year. Scholarship application packages are available in the S t. Catherine of Siena Parish office at 1020 Springvale Road, Great Falls. The applications must be returned by May 15.

The following local high-school reunions are being planned for the summer and fall of 2002. First-Class Reunions is in the process of locating alumni. Alumni may call 888-327-1984 or visit www.fcreunions.com update their information.

James Madison High School — Class of 1987, 15-year reunion, July 6, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner; Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, June 1, at Holiday Inn Tysons Corner;

Oakton High School — Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, July 27, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner; Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Aug. 10, at Holiday Inn Old Town Alexandria; Class of 1987, 15-year reunion, Nov. 29, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner;

Thomas Jefferson High School — Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Aug. 17, at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax; Class of 1971-72, 30-year reunion, July 13, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner; Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Aug. 10, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner.

Langley High School — Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Aug. 10, at Holiday Inn Tysons Corner; Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Oct. 12, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner.