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July 25, 2002

<lst>Each year, the Southwestern Youth Association presents citizenship awards to students from the Centreville/Clifton area. This award, which includes a plaque and a $50 savings bond, is given to a student from each school who demonstrates the highest qualities of leadership through his or her efforts, and contributions to the school and community. These students, selected by their principals and teaching staff, need not be athletes, but those who typify the "good citizens" in their respective schools.

SYA is proud to announce the winners for the 2001-2002 school year:

* Khanh Nguyen, Mountain View Alternative School

* Rebecca Mongold, Rocky Run Middle School

* Lauren Trainor, Ormond Stone Middle School

* Peter Pak, Centreville Elementary

* Gabriela Garcia, London Towne Elementary

* Taylor Vicinus, Willow Springs Elementary

* Jessica Dempsey, Willow Springs Elementary

* Alyssa Juan, Bull Run Elementary

* Nicholas Alasomuka, Centre Ridge Elementary

* Matthew Crumplar, Clifton Elementary

* Maggie Kiely, Cub Run Elementary

* Juan Carlos Sanchez, Deer Park Elementary

* Val Arduini, St. Andrew the Apostle School

* Peter James Rechter Jr., Union Mill Elementary

* Kevin Stewart, Virginia Run Elementary

* Mark McDonald, St. Timothy School

Centreville resident Tiffany Rydzy, president of the Manassas Campus Rotarac Club, will represent Northern Virginia Community College at the United States, Canada, and Caribbean 2002 Rotarac Conference in Austin, Texas, July 25-28. Rotarac, a service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30, is dedicated to professional development, leadership development and service projects. The conference theme is "Make Contact" and Rydzy is planning to do just that. The agenda includes numerous seminars and leadership training opportunities, as well as a service project. Rydzy is pursuing an associate degree in fine arts.

Heather Carver, daughter of Bob and Dot Carver of Chantilly, has earned Dean’s List honors for the spring semester at Lynchburg College, a private college in central Virginia.

These Centreville students made the Dean's List at Mary Washington College for the Spring Semester 2002:

Erin McTigue, Amanda Mulhern, Brandon Robinson, Catherine Smith, Alyssa Tice, Brian White and Michael Plummer.

College Funding Resources of Fairfax will reveal the "closely guarded" inside secrets of college planning. Learn why some middle- and upper-class parents pay close to nothing for their children’s education and how to lower your out-of-pocket costs to be able to increase your financial aid eligibility.

These are just a few of the topics that will be discussed at a free workshop to be held on Tuesday, July 30, from 7-8 p.m., at the Chantilly Regional Library. Call (703) 421-2294.

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.

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.

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.