The Potomac Almanac welcomes school news and events, as well as notes on the accomplishments of local students. Mail to 10220 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854, fax to 703-917-0991, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos are encouraged.
“Once on This Island” The Bullis Middle School performs at the Blair Family Center for the Arts, the Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road, Potomac, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 18 at 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for students, $5 for adults. Call 301-299-8500 or the Arts Line at 301-634-3677.
Walt Whitman High School Festival of the Arts, 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda, features visual arts, photography and ceramics; performances by orchestra, band, chorus, dance, drama and poetry groups; and a student fashion show. A silent auction and student art sale will also be held both evenings. May 21-22, 7-10 p.m. Admission is free. Call 301-320-6600.
St. Francis Episcopal Day School, 10033 River Road, Potomac, will open a second section of third grade. St. Francis is a parish school offering a preschool and elementary program for children ages 2 1/2 through fifth grade. Openings are also available in the afternoon preschool session. Call Admissions Office at 301-365-2642 for more information.
<hdr15>Awards and Achievements
Several local students were named winners of National Merit $2500 Scholarships on April 30. Potomac residents winning the scholarships were Joshua Chang of Montgomery Blair High School, Alexander C. Fanaroff and Leslie A. Lee of Winston Churchill High School, Lisa L. Korn of Holton-Arms School, and Joel C. Sunshine of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. Wei Gan of Thomas S. Wootton High School and Michael F. Dinerstein, Neir Eshel, Caitlin C. Horn and Anushka M. Sunder of Walt Whitman High School also won the scholarships.
David M. Turnbull studied geography in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of the Foreign Study Program at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. David Turnbull, son of Bruce H. Turnbull and Susan W. Turnbull of Bethesda, is a junior at Dartmouth.
Charles M. Upton, son of Elizabeth and James Upton of Potomac, played the roles of William and a lord in a production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” for the dramatic company of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. The production took inspiration from the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” for the music and staging.