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School Notes

July 18, 2002

Daniel Morales of Clifton was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa on June 1 as part of the 2002 Williams College graduation ceremonies. An English major, Daniel was nominated to membership based on his class standing at the end of his senior year.

The Deer Park PTA will hold the first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Deer Park Library. This is a general meeting and all are welcomed to attend. Topics of discussion will include the projected budget and the new school year.

Seventeen students in Fairfax County Public Schools have been named recipients of college-sponsored merit scholarship awards by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The scholarship winners are recent graduates of Centreville High, Oakton High, Thomas Jefferson High and Woodson High.

The scholarship recipients, with their sponsoring college in parentheses, include: Jessica Romine (University of North Texas) of Centreville High; Emily Guendelsberger (Oberlin College) of Oakton High; Rachel Brown (Washington University), Kevin Cahill (Rice University), Eric Chu (Case Western Reserve University), Elizabeth Evans (Macalester College), Elizabeth Harrell-Edge (Sarah Lawrence College), Alexander Hreiz (Georgia Institute of Technology), Jesse Hurdus (Virginia Tech), Karen Kelly (Baylor University), James Kynes (University of Florida), Moses Lei (Northwestern University), Jingyi Li (Rice University), Molly Mahar (University of Southern California), Emily Riggs (Oberlin College), and Jan-Willem Van Der Vaart (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) of TJHSST; and Wade Miller (Georgia Institute of Technology) of Woodson High.

The Fairfax County students are part of the final group of 1,800 National Merit program finalists to receive college scholarships. The college-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

Centreville Preschool Inc., a nonprofit co-op preschool, has a limited number of slots available for 3- to 4-year-olds in its afternoon programs beginning in September. CPI is located at 13916 Braddock Road. Call CPI at (703) 830-5656.

Free music concerts will be presented by students in the Franklin Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra Camp, Friday, July 19, in the school cafeteria. The orchestra concert is at 10 a.m., and the band concert begins at 2 p.m. The concerts will be professionally taped, and CDs will be available for purchase.

The Chantilly High School Children's Theatre will be presenting its annual summer children's play, "Attack of the Cafeteria Zombies." It is a hilarious play about silly aliens who attempt to take over a school, and the brave students who save the world. Performance dates are July 19 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and July 20 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. in the Chantilly High auditorium at 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Tickets are $3.

Chantilly High School's Class of 1992 will hold its 10-Year Reunion on Saturday, July 20 at the Waterford at Fair Oaks in Fairfax. Call First-Class Reunions at 888-327-1984 or visit the Web site at www.fcreunions.com to update information.

The Charge Ahead '06 Team at Chantilly High School, comprised of faculty, staff, SGA officers, and Charge Ahead alumni, is offering rising freshmen the opportunity to become acquainted with Chantilly High. Offered in two, one-week sessions, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-16, this team guarantees that all participants will be "seasoned Chargers" by Sept. 3.

Sign up now for a week that will include: a tour of the school and grounds, a motivational speaker, future school activities and programs, a technology seminar, an ice cream party, a study/writing/research skills seminar, "meet your subschool day," and more.

Registration forms are available in the main office. Completed forms with $120 fee can be turned in during office hours or mailed to the school. Call 703-222-8100.

Brookfield Elementary School will pilot two full-day kindergarten classes for the 2002-2003 school year. It will also have three half-day kindergarten classes. Parents will be notified of the opportunity to have their children in the full-day program. From the pool of those interested, there will be a lottery to select the students who will be in the full-day kindergarten program. The classes will be balanced to include ESOL and non-ESOL students.

Robinson Secondary's Class of 1992 will hold its 10-Year Reunion on Oct. 19 at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington. Call First-Class Reunions at 888-327-1984 or visit the Web site at www.fcreunions.com to update information.