Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Send your organization's announcement to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged. Questions? Call Bonnie Eaton at 703-917-6449.

Members of Loudoun County Public Schools’ Class of 2003 earned $4,449,230 in scholarships and grants. Altogether, 370 students were awarded money toward their future education.

The following are some of the countywide scholarship recipients:

* American Roentgen Ray Society Young Scholar Award (two awards for $1,000 each): Jennifer Sohn, Park View High School and Yasas Jayawardena, Park View High School.

* American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Scholarship ($1,000): Christine Quintana, Loudoun County High School.

* Armfield, Harrison & Thomas, Inc. Student Scholarship ($2,500 for first year, $250 for the next three years): William Benjamin Mann, Broad Run High School.

* Chauncey C. Stokes, MD Scholarship ($250 each): Lauren Grindle, Broad Run High School; Mary Gulick, Loudoun County High School; Rebecca Krone and Alexandra Mayer, Loudoun Valley High School; Monique Walker and Tammy Wynkoop, Park View High School; Katherine O’Neill, Potomac Falls High School; and Courtney Patterson, Stone Bridge High School.

* Delta Kappa Gamma ($500): Erin Martinez, Broad Run High School.

* Dulles Greenway/ Darrell Green Citizenship Award ($1,000 each): Kristine Detar, Broad Run High School; Jesse Robeson and Kira Whitacre, Loudoun County High School; Mairi Kincaid, Loudoun Valley High School; Jennifer Sohn, Park View High School; Yao Lu, Potomac Falls High School; and Andrew Archut, Stone Bridge High School.

* Hazel Porter Hess and George R. Hess Memorial Scholarship ($2,500 each for four years): Amy Haynes and Parker Simmons, Loudoun County High School, and Carrie Johns and Rachel Whitney, Loudoun Valley High School.

* Frederick Z. Hetzel Scholarship ($1,000): Philip Jon Gallo, Broad Run High School.

* John E. Divine Memorial Scholarship (Jointly sponsored by the Eastern Loudoun Civil War Roundtable and the Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable) ($300): Parker Simmons, Loudoun County High School.

* Dr. Juergen Reinhardt Memorial Scouting Scholarship ($1,000): Steven Yarborough, Stone Bridge High School.

* Kiwanis Club of Goose Creek Scholarship ($1,000): Mary Lopresti, Loudoun Valley High School.

* Ladies Board, Loudoun Hospital Center Nursing Scholarships: Erin Spath, Park View High School ($900); Mary Burton, Loudoun County High School ($900); Jennifer Rutherford, Potomac Falls High School ($900); Parker Engelman-Smith, Broad Run High School ($900); Kathleen Martin, Potomac Falls High School ($600); Christine Mitesser, Broad Run High School ($500); Charlene Jefferies, Broad Run High School ($650); and Katherine O’Neill, Potomac Falls High School ($500).

* Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League Conservation Scholarship (up to $4,000 at a rate of $500 per semester for four years): Michael Hower, Stone Bridge High School.

* Loudoun Education Association (LEA) Education Scholarship ($1,000 each): Erin Martinez, Broad Run High School; Maria Happel, Loudoun County High School; Mary Elizabeth Owens, Loudoun Valley High School; Ashley Bingaman, Park View High School; and Elizabeth Bubb, Stone Bridge High School.

* Loudoun Education Foundation Scholarship (each $5,000, $1,250 per year for four years): Maria Happel, Loudoun County High School, and T.J. Ensele, Park View High School.

* Loudoun Educational Media Association (LEMA)Scholarship ($1,000): Erin Martinez, Broad Run High School.

* Loudoun Healthcare Foundation Nursing Scholarships ($200): Charlene Jefferies, Broad Run High School.

* Loudoun Volunteer Services Student Scholarship ($500 each): Charlene Jefferies, Broad Run High School; Sara Higgins, Loudoun County High School; Mary Lopresti, Loudoun Valley High School; Jaime Sanchez, Charles S. Monroe Technology Center; Suzan Alves, Park View High School; Yao Lu, Potomac Falls High School and Amy Norman, Stone Bridge High School.

* Phi Delta Kappa Loudoun-Northern Virginia Chapter No. 1578 Scholarship ($500 each): Nicholas Marchio, Stone Bridge High School, and Maria Happel, Loudoun County High School.

* Simpson Memorial Scholarship ($2,500 each): Meredith Niswander, Loudoun County High School, and Teresa Rubins, Loudoun Valley High School.

* Sterling Youth Soccer Association Scholarship ($900 each): Meredyth Evans, Park View High School, Jason Kosmann, Loudoun County High School, and Trevor Lantzy, Potomac Falls High School.

* Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Loudoun Chapter Scholarship: Jesse Robeson, Loudoun County High School ($1,250); Amanda Lickey, Loudoun County High School ($1,250); Carrie Johns, Loudoun Valley High School ($2,000); Robert Adams, Park View High School ($2,000); Pakahn Soleymani, Potomac Falls High School ($2,000); Vanja Maric, Stone Bridge High School ($2,000).

* Woman’s Club of Loudoun Scholarship ($1,000): Joshua Ashby, Loudoun County High School.

Thirty-two Loudoun County Public Schools students have been selected to participate in the Governor’s School program. The Governor’s School takes place each July. Rising juniors or seniors are eligible to apply for competitive openings in a number of subjects. Selections take place each fall for this summer residential program. Interested students are encouraged to apply in mid-October. The following LCPS students have been invited to participate in Governor’s School programs:

* Agriculture: Adam Filion, Loudoun County High School.

* Arts: Joseph Boukhira, Potomac Falls High School; Katrina Bramhall, Heritage High School; Emily Bzdyk, Loudoun Valley High School; Ben Carnevale, Loudoun County High School; Morgan El-Shafey, Loudoun Valley High School; Danielle Gaquin, Loudoun County High School; Lauren Hafner, Loudoun County High School; Carleigh McKenna, Potomac Falls High School; Arash Sadraee, Stone Bridge High School; Candice Ulbrich, Loudoun Valley High School; Jessica Wells, Park View High School.

* French: Kshiti Shah, Broad Run High School.

* German: Jessica Smith, Broad Run High School; Kelly Weiler, Stone Bridge High School.

* Humanities: Molly Coyle, Loudoun County High School; Eric Duchon, Loudoun Valley High School; Matthew Greeson, Loudoun County High School; John Lanham Jr., Loudoun Valley High School; Rachel Link, Potomac Falls High School; Sommer Long, Stone Bridge High School; Mark McCartney, Stone Bridge High School; Caroline McEntee, Loudoun County High School; Phoebe Quin, Loudoun Valley High School; Matthew Steiner, Park View High School.

* Math/Science: Nathan Glenn, Broad Run High School; Michael Loew, Broad Run High School; Philip Zapfel, Stone Bridge High School.

* Russian: Marion Chamberlin, Loudoun Valley High School; Matthew Reed, Potomac Falls High School.

* Virginia Institute of Marine Science: Yassaman Pourkazemi, Potomac Falls High School.

Loudoun County High School in Leesburg will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2003-04 school year. For Alumni Night on Friday, Sept. 19, when the Raiders play Fauquier. The school plans to recognize the three undefeated football teams in the program’s history and former homecoming queens. The first undefeated team was the first in the program’s history, in 1954. The 1985 and 1996 squads were also undefeated. Members of these groups are requested to call 703-771-6580 to participate.

The annual Loudoun County Public Schools College Fair will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28 at Stone Bridge High School. Representatives from more than 175 institutions will be present. Limited parking will be available at the school, with satellite parking at Sanders Corner Elementary, Hillside Elementary and Eagle Ridge Middle School. Shuttle buses will run every 15 minutes from these schools. Buses will also leave the other county high schools at 5:30 p.m. for Stone Ridge.

Cadet Phillip A. Johnson, a rising sophomore majoring in economics, is among 383 Virginia Military Institute cadets who were recently named to the dean’s list for the second semester of the 2002-2003 academic year.

Keslie Tomlinson, daughter of Gail and Ed Tomlinson of Sterling, graduated Denison University with a bachelor of arts degree with a major in physical education (sports management). She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, the varsity field hockey team and lacrosse team.

The following Loudoun residents were among 620 students named to the dean's list at Mary Washington College in Fredricksburg, Va. for the spring semester: Joanna M. Kropat, Stacy M. Long and Karen L. Reffner of Purcellville; Sebastian Hughes of Round Hill; Lydia C. Forgues and Maureen Haley of Ashburn; Angela C. Clemons, Gina M. Roth, Sara M. Vitale and Cari A. Rainbolt of Sterling; Kimberly A. Derr, Annwyn B. Smart and Matthew J. Milnes of Leesburg; and Rola Stader of Dulles.

Ashley LeMarr, daughter of Ronald and Susan LeMarr of Loudoun County, graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy on May 31. LeMarr participated in the flight program, earning her solo wings on her 16th birthday and her private pilot's license on her 17th. She was also named to the dean's list and the president's list, and was a member of National Honor Society and French National Honor Society. She will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Laura Hendrick of Sterling has been chosen to participate in the American Kennel Club Internship Program this summer in New York. Hendrick, who will be a senior at Virginia Tech in the fall with a major in English and business management as a minor, is a second year intern with the AKC. She will be working with the AKC Gazette editorial staff writing short articles and assisting with features.

Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) is offering a new degree in international marketing beginning with the fall 2003 semester. The two-year associate in applied science degree is a response to the importance of global marketing in the current business environment. The program concentrates on business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions by means of traditional marketing methods and electronic commerce. Graduates may wish to seek careers with the federal government or private industry.

For additional information on NVCC's international marketing program or other degrees offered by the marketing program, contact Katherine Olson at 703-323-3167 or visit

Fall semester classes start Aug. 25. Students can register through NOVAnet, the College's telephone registration system. In-person registration starts Aug. 11. Visit

Registration is now open for the third year of Loudoun County Public Schools' (LCPS) stringed instrument program. The program will not be in partnership with Shenandoah University for the 2003-2004 school year, but there are no major changes to the program. Registration forms are available at school offices, guidance departments, from music teachers and at the Fine Arts Office at the LCPS North Street Offices, 102 North Street, N.W., Leesburg. The program will be offered to students in grades 4-8 at each of the school system’s nine middle schools and Harmony Intermediate School. For the first time, a county-wide stringed orchestra will be formed. The orchestra will meet one night a week and is open to third-year students and second-year students with a teacher recommendation. Call Joshua Russell at 703-669-1427.