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Kevin Flora, a junior majoring in mathematics at Bridgewater College, has made the Dean's List for the Spring Semester. He is the son of Patricia Flora and the late Dr. Karl Flora of Centreville. Students on the Dean's List have attained a 3.4 or better GPA.

Juliaette Lamond, a senior business major at Wake Forest University, has made the Dean's List. She lives on Madonna Lane in Fairfax.

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Elizabeth Richardson, a junior mathematics major at Wake Forest University, has made the Dean's List. She lives at Deviar Drive in Centreville.

Michele S. Kovalcik of Chantilly was named to the Dean's List at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania. To attain this recognition, a student must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Steven G. Terhar has made the Dean's List for the Spring Semester at the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. The Computer Engineering maintains a 3.64 GPA. He will begin his senior year in the fall and will graduate in May 2003. Steven is the son of John and Lynn Terhar of Chantilly's Pleasant Valley community.

Stephanie Stites of Chantilly recently received a Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University during its 120th commencement ceremonies.

Elizabeth Woltering of Clifton has been named to the Highly Distinguished Faculty Honors List for the Spring 2002 semester at the College of Charleston. Faculty honors are awarded to students enrolled in at least 14 credit hours who have maintained a grade point ratio of between 3.8 and 4.0.

Shannon Foley of Chantilly has been named to the Distinguished Faculty Honors List for the Spring 2002 semester at the College of Charleston. Faculty honors are awarded to students enrolled in at least 14 credit hours who have maintained a grade point ratio of between 3.6 and 3.79.

Students from Stone Middle School's music department recently traveled to the Music in the Parks festival in Hershey Park, PA, and won numerous accolades. The Symphonic Band received a Superior rating, won first place in the junior high division and the Best Overall Band Award. Deidre Denson, director of the band program at Stone, stated that after the Symphonic Band played, one of the judges jumped onto the stage to congratulate them, which is very unusual. The Concert II Band also received a Superior rating and won first place in the middle school division. The Orchestra received a Superior rating, won first place in the middle school division and won the Best Overall Orchestra Award. Chorus received an excellent rating.

The Symphonic Band also received Superior ratings from all the judges at the Virginia Music Educators' Association district band festival held at Lake Braddock in March. The Concert II Band received an overall Superior rating there. The Orchestra also received straight Superior ratings.

Michael Heiner, a senior at Centreville High School, has been named the recipient of the 2002 Laura Ashley Piper Scholarship by Fairfax County Public Schools.

Heiner is an honor student, award-winning athlete, and Eagle Scout and is active in his church. At Centreville High, he is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Math, Latin, Business, and Social Studies Honor Societies, and the recipient of the Principal's Award. As a member of the school's cross country team, he has been selected for the All-District and All-Region teams, as Centreville's most valuable player, and as the recipient of the Virginia High School League Sportsmanship Award. In indoor track, he was named to All-District, All-Region, and All-State teams and helped lead his team to the district and regional championships and to a second place finish in the state. As an outdoor track competitor, he was named to the All-District team in the 800, 1,600, and 3,200 meter races.

Heiner is a member of the Centreville Show Choir and has participated in All-District Choir for three of his four high school years.

"He is innovative, enthusiastic, 'a philosopher,' and a great asset to the school," says Centreville High principal Pam Latt in nominating Heiner. Track coach Roy Ferri praised Heiner for his role in encouraging his relay to win the regional championship.

Chantilly High School's Class of 1992 will hold its 10-Year Reunion on 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.

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.

The Franklin Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra Camp will take place July 1-19 at Franklin Middle School. The schedule is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $150/student. The final concert will be July 19 at 6 p.m. for the orchestra and 7:30 p.m. for the band. The camp is for grades 3 to high school. Students will experience the following classes: full band classes for all levels of band experience, sectionals with instrumental specialist, music theory sessions, classes for elementary through high school, orchestra classes for all levels of orchestra experience, special classes for beginning band and orchestra students. Students may study the following instruments: all woodwinds, all brass, all percussion and all strings instruments. For an application, call Lawrence Walker at 703-904-5145.

Fairfax County Public Schools is sponsoring a Tech Adventure Camp July 8-19 at Chantilly and Edison High Schools from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Class selections include: Web Page Design, Digital Photography, Aviation, Robotics, Electronics, Visual Basic Programming, Culinary, and First Aid. Students currently in grades 6, 7, and 8 are eligible to register; transportation will be provided for Fairfax County residents. Tuition including transportation is $300 for Fairfax County residents and $400 for out-of-county residents. Visit the Tech Adventure Camp Web site at www.fcps.edu/DIS/OPTS or call 703-208-7789.

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.