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Brent Vincennes, a senior at Robinson Secondary School, was named to the 2002-03 National Honor Roll. Vincennes also was picked as one of the Elite Students for 2002-03.

The Woodson Pyramid Art Show runs through March 28 in the Inova Fairfax Women's Center Artrium.

Little Run Elementary School on Olley Lane in Fairfax will host this year's spring carnival, "Medieval Festival" and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The festival will feature Renaissance-themed games, activities, entertainment, food, concessions, prizes and fun as well as a silent auction — all benefiting Little Run Elementary. Tickets are five for $1 pre-sale and four for $1 at the door. For more information, contact Melodye Creason at creasonm@usa.redcross.org/, call 571-212-9168 or visit the LRES PTA Web site at www.freewebs.com/lrespta.

St. Bernadette's School Art Show will take place Friday, March 28, 6:30-9 p.m. This year's theme is "Just Imagine." Enjoy viewing the children's artwork and celebrating their imagination and creativity. An awards ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. St. Bernadette School is located at 7602 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield.

The Robert E. Lee High School Library is accepting donations of used books for its annual book sale through April 7. Fiction and nonfiction books including children's books, cookbooks, college textbooks and many others are welcome. All proceeds will help the library buy new books and materials for student use. For more information or to make a delivery, contact the library at 703-924-8370.

Terra Centre Elementary School Kindergarten orientation/registration for the 2003-2004 school year will take place on Monday, May 12 at 2 p.m. Those with a child who will be five years old on or before Sept. 30, 2003 and will be attending Terra Centre should call the office at 703-249-1400 or stop in the school office to pick up a registration packet.

The Jewish Social Service Agency is offering coffee with a career counselor, co-sponsored with Border’s Bookstore. On Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., learn resume writing tips, job search strategies and think up alternative employment possibilities. At Border’s Bookstore, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-204-9100 for more information.

At the annual Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference in Richmond, 74 Robinson Secondary School marketing students (members of DECA) set a new record of eight first place wins and 37 students qualifying for the competition international competition in Orlando, Fla., on April 25-29.

The following students distinguished themselves in the Virginia competitions:

Fundamentals of Marketing: Communications, Arielle Gart, second place; Job Interview, Elizabeth Caniano, finalist.

Individual Role-Play: Food Marketing Associate Level, Katharine Marlow, state finalist, and Kerry McLernon, runner up; Restaurant Management, Mohamed Sayed, runner up; Quick Service Restaurant Management, Marcella Cavallaro, state finalist; Apparel and Accessories Associate Level, Angela Willet, state finalist; Apparel and Accessories Management, Ann Nason, state runner up; Marketing Management, Alexander Shapiro, first place.

Management Team Decision Making: Hospitality Services, Anderson and Stauffer, state finalist; Financial Services, Nick Tatalovich and Kim Knodt, state runner-up.

Written Events: Business Financial Research, Jenny Kimmelman, Stephen Jefferson and Melanie Chidester, first place; Food Marketing Research, Tom Crosson, Kari Hollenbeck and Farrah Cosby; Retail Marketing Research, Escaffi, Ryan and Ruckstal, runner-up; E-Commerce Business Plan, Jr. Njomo, Sean Foster and Stein, first place; Entrepreneurship Written, Ryan Owens, David Willet and Allison Wright, runner up; Advertising Campaign, Matt Oleary, Angie Casey and Kerisen Cunningham, runner up; Advertising Campaign, Nathan Lewis, Abushaibe and Eljaiek, first place; Technical Sales Event, Andrew Allman, state finalist.

Chapter Events: Free Enterprise Event, James Brumbaugh, Brittany Payton and Allison Garfield, first place; Creative Marketing Project, Mueller, Hope Huddock and Brad Bucher, first place; Public Relations Project, John Kim, Katie Horvick and Missy Rachel, first place; Annual Report Honor Chapter, Ryan Owens, chapter president.