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Meredith Bean McMath's play, 'Sticks & Stones,' took first prize in the Source Theatre's Ten Minute Play Competition held Aug. 6-9 in Washington, D.C. The 2-person play dealt with childhood sexual abuse. McMath is a resident of Hillsboro. She co-produced last year's Tally Ho Radio Show last year with mother, Maxine Bean. This November, McMath's two act Civil War drama, 'All for the Union in Confederate Virginia,' will be presented by the Lincoln Preservation Foundation. It is based on the true story of three young Loudoun women who wrote a newspaper for Union soldiers from the heart of the Confederacy.

Poster contest winners for Loudoun County Public Library's 2003 Summer Reading Program, "Sit. Stay. Read! Summer Reading Fun for Everyone!" are Rooney DeButts, in the ages 3-5 category, Middleburg Library; Katie Juneau, in the ages 6-10 category, Rust Library; and Sahr Gohar, in the ages 11 and older category, Sterling Library. The contest is an annual event. Winning designs are made into a framed poster and displayed at the winning branch through Dec. 2003.

Joseph Wilson, Youth Outreach Specialist with Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services, has been recognized as a "Man of Vision" by Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault (VAASA) for his work with local youth and adults in awareness and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault. VAASA, a coalition of sexual assault crisis centers in Virginia, works on behalf of victims of sexual assault and seeks to foster social change toward the elimination of sexual assault in Virginia.