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Springfield Estates Elementary celebrates Frontier Day on Friday, May 17. Sixth grade students will rush to stake a claim on their own piece of land, pitch a tent, and spend the day on the prairie. The day is designed to offer students an up-close look at frontier life, including working collaboratively, singing period songs, dancing the Virginia Reel and other square dances, and playing frontier games. For more information, contact principal Susan Garrison or news liaison Judy Gibson at 703-921-2300.

The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF), in commemoration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, recognizes the efforts of Lillie Brown of West Springfield High School for encouraging students to pursue their career interests. Brown shows commitment to enhancing the educational experience by nominating McLean High School students to explore NYLF programs in law, medicine and/or defense, intelligence, and diplomacy. Students are nominated to participate in NYLF programs based on demonstrated academic achievement an interest in one of NYLF’s three core fields of study. The young scholars from around the country who attend NYLF are introduced to industry leaders and participate in rigorous reality-based simulations that challenge their problems-solving skills and encourage them to take a leadership role in whichever career path they choose. For more information on NYLF programs, visit www.nylf.org.

The Robert E. Lee High School Bands will present a Spring Concert on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. The Concert, Symphonic and Wind Ensemble bands will perform in the Auditorium at Lee High School, 6584 Franconia Road, Springfield. Admission is free. Call 703-924-8300 for more information.

An Annual Student Art Exhibit will be held on Friday, May 25, from 6:30-9 p.m., at St. Bernadette's School. The awards presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. This exhibit is the first in a series of annual exhibits. Artwork representing every student in every grade at St. Bernadette's will be on display, representing all forms of art media. The awards ceremony will recognize students in all grades, with first-, second- and third-place and honorable mention awards.

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 to update their information.

Fairfax High School — Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Aug. 10, at Hyatt Fair Lakes; Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Aug. 17, at Hilton Arlington Towers;

Thomas Jefferson High School — Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Aug. 17, at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax;

Hayfield Secondary School — Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, July 13, at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax;

Lake Braddock Secondary School — Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, June 29, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner; Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, June 1, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner;

Robinson Secondary School — Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Oct. 19, at Hilton Crystal City;

Robert E. Lee High School — Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Aug. 17, at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner;

W.T. Woodson High School — Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Aug. 24, at Holiday Inn Old Town Alexandria.