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The winners of the Metro 2002 Student Poster Contest were recently announced. Lynna Chung of Langley High School won the Grand Prize in the Senior High category, receiving a $500 U.S. savings bond. Chung also won second place in Virginia in the Senior High category and received a $200 U.S. savings bond. Yoomin Kim, from James Madison High School, won third place in the Senior High category, and received a $100 U.S. savings bond.

Lisa Perrine Carlivati, daughter of Dianne and Peer Carlivati of Reston, elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. Lisa is one of the elite "Junior 24," a select group of Harvard students based on outstanding academic achievement honored at induction ceremony on May 3.

Eric A. Heisman, son of Kim and Suzanne of Great Falls, awarded $26,000 academic scholarship from University of Tampa. Eric completed freshman year at NOVA and will start sophomore year at University of Tampa in August.

Jessica Alise Lipps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lipps of McLean, made Deans' List at Washington University in St. Louis for Fall 2001 academic achievement in College of Arts and Sciences.

McLean Community Center's summer session registration began Wednesday, May 15 at 9 a.m. for residents of Dranesville Small Tax District 1A only. Registration for nonresidents begins Wednesday, May 22 at 9 a.m. The Center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean. Classes for adults include Bridge: Defensive Card Play; Internet Fundamentals and e-mail; Adult Tap Dance; Kundalini Yoga; Fencing; Puppy Obedience Training; Screenwriting; Safari and African Travel. Classes for children include Baby-sitting; Technology Days of Summer; Kinderdance; Your Manners Are Glowing; The Games Camp; Starting Stitches; Miniature Quilt Class; Tiny Tee Baseball; and others. Several cooking classes for both adults and children are also offered. For more information call 703-790-0123.

<lst>The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF), in commemoration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, recognizes the efforts of Becky Sipos of McLean High School for encouraging students to pursue their career interests. Sipos 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 problem-solving skills and encourage them to take a leadership role in whichever career path they choose. For more information on NYLF programs, visit

Spring Hill Elementary's Annual Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for Friday, May 31. Registration and refreshments are from 9-9:15 a.m. From 9:15-10:15 a.m. parents will attend an information session, while students have classroom visitation. Bring a completed registration form, the child's original birth certificate and Social Security number, and a residence lease or deed as proof of residency if you do not already have students enrolled at Spring Hill. The health form must be submitted before the child can enter school in September. These forms will be available on May 31.

The National Tournament of the Science Olympiad took place May 17-18 at the University of Delaware. The event brings together the best middle and high school-aged scientists from across the nation and includes competitive events representing biology, chemistry, Earth sciences, problem solving, physics, and technology. Participating area students include: (from McLean High School) Kenneth Beasley, Alex Beck, Laura Belazis, Youjin Choi, Spencer Dickson, Siddharth Gauba, Dean Howarth (coach), Kunal Kathuria, Benjamin Lee, Samarina Lowrie, Terrence Moore (asst. coach), Gregory Perrino, Sandeep Silwal, and David Wei; (from Longfellow Middle School) Omar Bohsali, Rebecca Butier, Linda Chin (asst. coach), Megan deBettencourt, Carol Dinion (coach), Sam Glauber, Tom Hopkins, EB Kuhn, Julie Kye, Ping Lin, Ann Caroline McMichael, Joanna Moser, John Park, Hayley Reddish, Connor White, and Crystal Zeng.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will offer the Institute for the Arts summer program, July 8-Aug. 1, at Fairfax High School. This summer enrichment program, which runs from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, offers more than 100 fine arts courses in dance, visual arts, music and theater arts. A student may participate in one or more disciplines by taking four classes daily in his areas of interest. The program is open to rising seventh- through rising 12th-graders.

FCPS students who are currently enrolled in grades six-11, county residents enrolled in private schools and nonresidents are eligible to enroll. Brochures can be found at all Fairfax County public libraries and school registration centers, as well as online at Registrations must be received at the Summer School Office, 5775 Spindle Court, Centreville, VA 20121, on or before April 26. Tuition and transportation costs are $570 for Fairfax County residents and $770 for nonresidents. Students will be expected to participate in all activities during the institute.

Potomac Softball Camp for girls ages 8-14 will be held June 17-21 at Potomac School. The sessions are 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM June 17-20 and 9:00 AM to Noon on June 21. The cost is $200. For more information please contact Camp Directors Brian Parry @ or Wayne Loving @

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 to 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.