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Erin L. Hutnick of Herndon graduated from Siena College, Loudounville, N.Y., with a bachelor of arts in economics, magna cum laude.

Anne Ocheltree of Herndon, a senior in aerospace and ocean engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, participated in the project design of a single-engine jet aircraft with other undergraduate engineering students from Virginia Tech and their counterparts at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. The design won the Best Overall Award in NASA's 2004 Revolutionary Vehicles and Concepts Competition. The competition, sponsored by the NASA Langley Research Center's Aerospace Vehicle Systems Technology Office and FAA's Hughes Technical Center, challenged students to develop innovative concepts and systems for future aircraft. This marks the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past seven years that Virginia Tech/Loughborough University teams have won first place in NASA-sponsored university design competitions.

Herndon High School's class of 1999 will hold its five-year reunion Aug. 7 at Champps in Reston, from 7-10 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes an appetizer buffet and two drink tickets. Cash only will be accepted at the door. Please RSVP to Herndon1999@hotmail.com as soon as possible. Champps is located at 11694 Plaza America Drive.