School Notes

School Notes

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Newington Forest Elementary School alumni are asked to contact the school to help with the "Where are they now?" section of the alumni book to be distributed at the school's 20th anniversary celebration on Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m., at the school. Alumni are asked to share their best memories, both of Newington Forest and since graduating, and give some information about their current lives. Alumni may mail the information to the school or complete an alumni information form online at Contact Patricia Portare by writing to her at Newington Forest Elementary School, 8001 Newington Forest Ave., Springfield, VA 22153; calling 703-923-2617; or e-mailing

Nathan Zachary Schuh, son of Martin and Jo Schuh of Burke, was recently awarded the Tau Sigma Delta, an Architecture and Allied Art Award, by Drury University. Schuh is a senior at Lake Braddock Secondary School.

Cadet Justin Clearfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Clearfield of Burke, recently completed the 2003 Summer Cadet Program of Massanutten Military Academy. Clearfield completed the Army Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps Leadership Education and Training Program. The academy develops the academic, leadership and character potential of its students. Clearfield was named to the summer honor roll and received a National Physical Fitness Award, an academic achievement ribbon, proficiency and good conduct ribbons and the Orienteering Ribbon. He also served as cadet squad leader and cadet corporal.

Twenty students from Fairfax County Public Schools 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, raising awareness concerning responsibility to the aging and the elderly. Among these winners are Jack Humphrey of Fairfax High School Academy, Paula Evans of Lake Braddock Secondary School and Danny Cassiday of Woodson High School.