School Notes

School Notes

If you would like to submit school announcements, send them to The Arlington Connection at 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, Va. 22102; fax to 703-917-0991; or e-mail Photos, especially color, are appreciated. Deadline is Friday before publication.

Members of the Yorktown High School community have created the Lillian Day School Spirit Scholarship Fund in memory of Day, Yorktown’s registrar for 22 years, who died in November 2002. The Scholarship Fund will provide grants to assist with college expenses of students who foster school spirit at Yorktown High School through their participation in school activities.

Day was the wife of Bonner Day, the mother of three children, a devoted member of Arlington's Memorial Baptist Church, and an enthusiastic volunteer in a number of church, school, and other community activities. As registrar at Yorktown, she produced and distributed thousands of transcripts annually for students and alumni to colleges and prospective employers.

Grants from the Scholarship Fund will be awarded to college-bound Yorktown students who have good grades (a GPA of 3.5 or higher) and who foster school spirit through participation in activities like student government, athletics, clubs or drama, for at least three years.

The Scholarship Fund has been established as an endowment fund within the Arlington Community Foundation (ACF), which will accept donations to the Fund and administer grants awarded from the Fund. Students seeking scholarships this year must submit an application to the ACF by March 3 and will be considered for all the ACF-administered scholarship funds for which they are eligible.

Contributions to the Day fund are tax-deductible. Checks should be made payable to The Lillian Day School Spirit Scholarship Fund and mailed to The Arlington Community Foundation, 2525 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington Community Foundation Tax ID #541602838

Glebe Elementary fourth-graders are headed to Williamsburg supported in part by a grant from the SNAP foundation and by a Barnes and Noble sponsored fund-raiser. The project, titled “Focus on Williamsburg,” will allow Glebe students to experience Williamsburg through the lens of a camera and will combine the subjects of art history/photography, science, writing, and social studies into one multidisciplinary project. Students will begin the project on the school grounds with separate history and science lessons based on the Williamsburg colony and on the functions of a camera. A photographer from National Geographic Traveler magazine will come to the classroom to teach the students about how a camera works. A major focus of this project is for students to make connections between Colonial Williamsburg and their own life experiences. They will make comparisons and connections between the past and the present through writing about their photographs. SNAP, in a partnership with Kodak, provided Glebe School with cameras for every student, prepaid developing and a color printer to support this project.

Pat Dierkes, a 2000 graduate of Yorktown High School, made the dean's list with 18 credit hours at Mary Washington College for the fall 2002 semester.

Sara Rebecca Voegler of Arlington was named to the president's list at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., for the fall 2002 semester for earning a perfect 4.0.

Arlington residents Andrew M. Pelkey and Claire F. Zietz were named to the dean's list at Tufts University in Boston for the fall 2002 semester for earning a grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

Beth England, eighth-grade student at Williamsburg Middle School, and co-president of the WMS Chapter of Roots & Shoots, has been selected to be a U.S. Youth Ambassador for the 2003 International Roots & Shoots Youth Summit, to be held March 25-30 in Minneapolis, Minn. England was selected by the Jane Goodall Institute for her leadership skills, her outstanding contributions to her community and for her commitment to global peace, humanitarian, environmental and animal issues. Students from elementary, middle, high-school and college level applied and competed for this opportunity. Beth will be joined by a dozen other U.S. students and student youth ambassadors representing their countries. The students will spend a week working with Dr. Goodall and other dignitaries during the Summit. A special feature of the Summit is the "Outdoor Challenge Courses" that will promote teamwork and establish multicultural relationships among the participants.