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Nancy Hannans, art teacher at Hayfield Secondary School, has been named Middle School Art Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Art Education Association. Hannans has been a Fairfax County Public School employee for five years. She also received Teacher of the Year honors from the Northern Virginia Art Education Association.

The Fairfax County School Board awarded the contract for the power distribution upgrades at Frost and Lanier Middle Schools and Fairfax and Woodson High Schools to Waco, Inc., in the amount of $564,000.

More than 70 West Springfield High students who have maintained at least a 3.4 grade point average in their history classes were inducted into the History Honor Society at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. West Springfield history teacher Jim Percoco, author of "A Passion for the Past, was the guest speaker.

Citrus sale sponsored by West Springfield High School Spartan Booster Club, Dec. 7 and 8, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Irving Middle School, Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Half and full cartons of oranges, tangelos, and grapefruit, $13-$24. 703-569-8627.

Teenagers from a dozen local high will wrap thousands of packages this holiday season at Fair Oaks Shopping Center to raise funds for the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), a marketing organization for students. Located on the lower level near Lord & Taylor, students at the Holiday Gift Wrap Center charge a nominal fee for wrapping packages through Dec. 24. All proceeds benefit the Fairfax County Public Schools' DECA program. Funds earned this year will help to send students to a national marketing competition in Orlando, Fla.

Holiday Gift Store will be open Nov. 29-Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6,13,16-20, 6693-B Springfield Mall, Springfield. Marketing students in Fairfax County Public Schools’ Classroom-on-the-Mall program will sponsor “Santa’s Little Helpers,” a store for shoppers age 3-12. Call 703-971-3289.

The MOMS Club of Burke is sponsoring a Pre-school Fair as a service to parents in the community. It is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Burke Volunteer Fire Department Meeting Hall, 9501 Old Burke Lake Road in Burke. The fair is free and is open to the public. Over 20 Burke and surrounding area preschools are planning to attend. Parents are invited to come and gather information about preschools in the area and talk with all of the attending preschool directors all in one location. For more information, send an e-mail to burkemomsclub@onebox.com or call 866-841-9139, ext.1581.

Long & Foster Real Estate is offering a $125,000 Scholarship Program for well-rounded graduating high school seniors entering an accredited four-year college or university. All applications must be received by the deadline date of March 3, 2003, in order for the selection committee, comprised of local members of academia, to select the final scholarship winners by Spring 2003.

The Long & Foster Scholarship Program will award $1,000 to each of 125 worthy recipients throughout the region for the 2003-2004 academic year. The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the student's name. Once the winners have been selected the scholarships will be awarded beginning May 1, 2003. Applications for the Long & Foster Scholarship Program can be obtained from any of Long & Foster's 200 residential sales offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, from high school guidance counselors, via Long & Foster's Web Site at www.longandfoster.com/scholarship or by calling 1-703-359-1750 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

A hard copy of the application and the required attachments must be mailed to Long & Foster Corporate Headquarters by March 3, 2003 at the following address: Long & Foster Scholarship Program, c/o Corporate Marketing Department, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 11351 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-6082, Attn.:  Colleen Park.