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Hillman Terzian of Oakton, son of Grace and Philip Terzian of Oakton and a rising senior at Oakton High School, was among 111 students selected to attend Washington and Lee University's Summer Scholars Program, June 29-July 25. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to sample college life. Its primary goals are to stimulate and extend the intellectual curiosity of the participants and to help prepare them to meet the academic and social challenges of college.
Twenty students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have been named winners in the second annual metropolitan Washington essay contest on compassionate care for the elderly. The essay contest asked students to record their observations on aspects of elder care in America and suggest ways to maintain or improve the quality of life or to discuss the impact of science and technology on the care and treatment of America’s aging population. Winners received a monetary award and were named honorary youth advisors to the foundation, which works to raise awareness among today’s young people concerning their responsibility to aging members of their own families and to the elderly who need care. Among these students are Joelle Early of McLean High School and Bridget Byrne of Oakton High School.