<lst>Send announcements to The Herndon Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged. Questions? Call Michael O'Connell at 703-917-6449.

Herndon High School and The Dulles Hyatt Hotel will be hosting the first annual Herndon High School Job Fair on Thursday, April 18 from 2:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Local businesses representing banking, child-care, construction, high tech, hospitality, and retail companies and representatives of the county government, the military, recreational organizations, and temp agencies will be on hand to interview students about employment opportunities. The Dulles Hyatt management staff and the school staff will also be hosting a resume writing workshop on April 15 in room 217. Employers interested in participating in the job fair need to call Linda Boyke at 703-810-2310 no later than April 8.

Michael Paul Steier of Herndon has achieved the Dean's List at Virginia Tech. Steier, a senior majoring in English, is also a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Katherine Le of Herndon Elementary School received a $300 grant as part of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Incentive Grant Program. Le was one of the 306 elementary and secondary teachers from around the state to be awarded VCA grants for the 2001-02 school year.

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Daniel A. Domenech will host a discussion forum on Live Online at on Thursday, March 21 from 12-1 p.m. moderated by Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher. Domenech will be available to discuss the current budget crisis facing Fairfax county Public Schools and will talk about two upcoming town meetings, scheduled for April 3, designed to actively solicit input from Fairfax County residents on the fiscal year 2003 budget. Questions may be submitted in advance to

For more information, contact Kitty Porterfield at 703-246-2877.

To celebrate Youth Art Month, the Greater Reston Arts Center is sponsoring its annual youth art exhibit, featuring the work of students from Herndon and Langston Hughes Middle Schools.

Showcasing art in pencil, pastel, scratch board, marker and pen and ink, the exhibition runs from March 17-30. An opening reception will take place on March 17 between 2-4 p.m. at the Greater Reston Arts Center Gallery, 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 110, Reston.

The Greater Reston Arts Center is a non-profit visual arts . organization serving Northern Virginia through art exhibitions, a Summer Art Program for children, the "Art-in-the-Schools" program, and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival which will take place May 18 and 19.

The dramatic Association of Gonzaga College High School will present the hit Broadway musical 42nd Street at the historic Gonzaga Theatre on March 21, 22 and 23 with all performances at 7:30 p.m.

Eighty young people from throughout the Washington metropolitan area make up the cast and crew for the production. Joining the young men of Gonzaga are young women from nine different area high schools. Reston resident Matt Magielnicki is a member of the cast and Herndon resident Tom Heinan is a member of the stage crew.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students under 21 and seniors. A $2 per ticket discount is available for groups of 15 or more. For ticket information, contact Paul Buckley at 202-336-7123 ext. 7404 or e-mail

The Council for the Arts of Herndon is offering scholarships again this year to students pursuing a career in the Arts. The scholarships are available to students ages 13 through 21 who reside in Herndon, attend a school there or are members in good standing of The Council for the Arts of Herndon. The scholarships are to help with expenses for college, summer programs or classes. Applications are available at the office of The Council for the Arts of Herndon, located in the old Town Hall building, 730 Elden Street or by calling 703-689-9535. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 19. Awards will be announced by May 17.