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<lst>Hanna Gardner '06 of Fairfax earned the Presidential Scholarship at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. Presidential Scholarships are awarded based on grade point average, rank in class and test scores. The Presidential Scholarship is valued at $40,000 over four years. Gardner is the daughter of Chris and Paula Gardner.

Heather Cable of Springfield, a senior majoring in policy studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, recently participated in the rehabilitation of a Syracuse-area home with Habitat for Humanity. Cable is the public relations coordinator of the Syracuse University chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The project became a focal point, or "lab," where students and faculty work and learn side-by-side with local residents.

Kelly Conniff, 16, of Springfield attended the Governor's German Academy this past summer for three weeks. She was selected along with 44 other candidates from various Virginia high schools who competed to attend this year's German Academy. She lived along with the other students at James Madison University where only the German language was spoken or read in all classes and activities. Kelly is a junior attending West Springfield High School.

Jessica Shipman of Springfield was the grand-prize winner for the Real Life, Real Choices Photo Contest. Her photo was a portrait of her own friends. The contest was open to youth in sixth through 12th grades who have made the decision to avoid alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco and violence through high school. The complete list of winners is available at www.rightchoicesforyouth.org.