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Education Notebook 07/30/03

Merit Scholarship Winners

Fifteen recent graduates of Fairfax County Public Schools have been named winners of college-sponsored merit scholarship awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This is the fourth and final group of National Merit Scholarship award winners announced this year, bringing the total number of school system winners to 68.

Scholarship winners, with their probable career fields, are: Anne Geldermann, Chantilly High School, diplomatic service, Virginia Tech merit scholarship; Elizabeth Anderegg, Edison High School, secondary education, English, University of Oklahoma merit scholarship; Meredith Huddleston, Fairfax High School, international relations, government service, Rhodes College merit scholarship; Kathleen McCrory, Lake Braddock Secondary School, biomedical engineering, University of Maryland merit scholarship; Megan McCrory, Lake Braddock Secondary School, neuroscience, University of Maryland merit scholarship; Alexander Orr, Langley High School, business, law, Washington and Lee University merit scholarship; Christine Bobal, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), medicine, Boston University merit scholarship; Saul Dorfman, TJHSST, physics, Rice University merit scholarship; Alex Hergenroeder, TJHSST, finance, University of Virginia merit scholarship; Richard Leiva, TJHSST, electrical engineering, Virginia Tech merit scholarship; Jonathan Mizrahi, TJHSST, physics, Brandeis University merit scholarship; Linh Pham, TJHSST, computer engineering, Virginia Tech merit scholarship; Joseph Phillips, TJHSST, undecided, Arizona State University merit scholarship; Daniel Priest, TJHSST, law, Carleton College merit scholarship; and Christopher Seidler, TJHSST, music education, Pennsylvania State University merit scholarship.

College sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. A total of 8,000 students were awarded National Merit Scholarships this year.

Alumni Web Site

A newly expanded alumni Web site for graduates of Fairfax County Public Schools is now available at www.fcps.edu/alumhome.htm, where alumni can find information about upcoming reunions and events.

Nearly 50 reunions are listed on the site, with links to individual reunion Web sites for more information.

A county school-system alumnus can also add his or her name to elementary, middle, and high school directories by filling out a short form with his or her name and e-mail address. Users can search directories by school, graduation year and name. Participation is completely voluntary and free of charge.

The alumni page also provides information on how to get a copy of a high school transcript, as well as links to individual high school alumni Web sites.

FCPS Events Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 2

Lee High School reunion, class of 1983. Hyatt Arlington Hotel, Arlington. For more information, call 800-655-7971 or on the Web, www.GreatReunions.com.

Saturday, Aug. 9

Lake Braddock Secondary School reunion, class of 1988. Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, Vienna. For more information, call 800-655-7971 or on the Web, www.GreatReunions.com.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Robinson Secondary School reunion, class of 1983. Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, Vienna. For more information, call 800-655-7971 or on the Web, www.GreatReunions.com.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Chantilly High School reunion, class of 1993. Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfax For more information, call 800-655-7971 or on the Web, www.GreatReunions.com.