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James Madison High School will present "Fame: The Musical," in the school's theater on April 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and also at 2 p.m. on April 13. Ticket prices are $6 in advance, $8 at the door. The school is located at 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. For more information, call 703-319-2306.

Kilmer Middle School will present "Bye Bye Birdie," a musical comedy, on April 18, 19 and 20. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the school, located at 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. More than 40 Kilmer students are in the cast and crew of this musical, which highlights American teen-agers' craze for rock and roll music. Tickets are $4 and will be available at the door.

The public is invited to Green Hedges School, located at 415 Windover Ave., Vienna, on Friday, March 22, at 2:30 p.m., when Hilary Tham, Malaysian-born local poet, will read poetry and lead students in discussing and reading poetry they have written during her residency at the school. This spring Tham has offered instruction to students in grades one through eight and has worked intensively with the fifth grade. Later this spring, students will publish a special edition of the school's literary journal. The anthology of poems written by students under Tham's guidance will honor the 60th anniversary of the school's founding by Frances and Kenton Kilmer.

The Virginia Commission for the Arts selected 306 elementary and secondary teachers representing schools throughout Virginia to receive 2001-02 Teacher incentive Grant Program funding. Receiving a grant from the Vienna area were Sandra Beall, Jeff Bechtle and Nadine James of Louise Archer Elementary School in the amount of $300.

Graduating seniors residing in or near Great Falls are invited to apply for two Alexander DeFilippis Scholarships being offered this spring. The Women's Association of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Great Falls is proud to award these college scholarships to young men and women who have served their community with their time and talent. Memebership in St. Catherine of Siena Parish is not required. All college-bound seniors who are local residents (Great Falls, Vienna, Reston, Herndon, McLean, Sterling and Potomac Falls), may apply.

The selection process will place major emphasis on the student's development of good character and demonstrated service to others by involvement in school, church or community projects. The student must also have a 2.5 or higher overall high school grade point average. Two scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded this year. Scholarship application packages are available in the St. Catherine of Siena Parish office at 1020 Springvale Road, Great Falls. The applications must be returned by May 15.

The Vienna Woman's Club is in its 40th consecutive year of granting college scholarships. Graduating high-school students who reside in Vienna ZIP codes 22180-22182 and who have been accepted by a two- or four-year college are eligible. Applications are available from guidance counselors and should be postmarked by April 12.

The following local high-school reunions are being planned for the summer and fall of 2002. First-Class Reunions is in the process of locating alumni. Alumni may call 888-327-1984 or visit www.fcreunions.com update their information.

James Madison High School — Class of 1987, 15-year reunion, July 6, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner; Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, June 1, at Holiday Inn Tysons Corner;

Oakton High School — Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, July 27, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner; Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Aug. 10, at Holiday Inn Old Town Alexandria; Class of 1987, 15-year reunion, Nov. 29, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner;

Thomas Jefferson High School — Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Aug. 17, at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax; Class of 1971-72, 30-year reunion, July 13, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner; Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Aug. 10, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner.

Langley High School — Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Aug. 10, at Holiday Inn Tysons Corner; Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Oct. 12, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner.

The nationally ranked Varsity Dance Team of Oakton High School will be offering a one-day dance-team camp on Saturday, April 13, from 1-6 p.m. at Oakton High School (OHS). This camp is open to students currently in seventh through 11th grades. Students do not have to be in the OHS district to participate. Registration forms are available in area public and private schools or can be obtained from members of the Oakton Dance Team. Campers will take part in a performance directly following the camp for friends and family members and should end by 6:30 p.m.

Campers will work directly with the team members and coaching staff of the OHS Varsity Dance Team. Dance-team techniques and at least one full routine will be taught, more if time permits. Campers will receive a T-shirt and snack and will be included in the evening performance along with the OHS Dance Team. Cost of the camp is $42; there is a $5 discount for registration postmarked before March 30. Only the first 75 campers will be able to participate. Spectators will not be allowed to watch during the day, but families are welcome to videotape the performance that evening. Each camper will receive two tickets for the evening performance, and tickets may be purchased at the door for $1. All proceeds benefit the OHS Varsity Dance Team.