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The West Springfield High School Booster Club is selling fresh Florida citrus fruit on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5, in the parking lot of Washington Irving Middle School on Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield. Oranges, grapefruits and tangelos can be purchased in full and cartons for $25 and $15, respectively, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 703-451-6671.

The Marine Corps Marathon and FAMILIES Magazine recently presented the MCM Healthy School Award to Lynbrook Elementary in Springfield. Lynbrook has received this honor for four consecutive years. The Healthy School is presented to the school with the greatest number of students participating in the MCM Healthy Kids Fun Run. Washington FAMILIES Magazine, a proud sponsor of the Healthy Kids Fun Run, will make a $500 donation to the school's physical education department.

Cynthia Dahl, a French teacher at Lee High School, and Brendan Slocumb, an orchestra instructor also at Lee, were recently named the school's Teachers of the Year.

The 2004 edition of The Shield yearbook at Lee High School received top honors from the National Scholastic Press Association and the Virginia High School League, two national organizations that judge high school publications.

The Lee High School Library hosted an IB Librarians Networking Session for librarians all over the mid-Atlantic region. Twenty-eight participants from IB high schools in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware and Pennsylvania met for the day to share resources, lessons and tips for successful library programs that support the IB curriculum.

Thirty seven students from the Lee High School Choral Department successfully auditioned into the All-District 10 Choir. The students will participate in a two-day event in February, where they will prepare a concert to be conducted by the choral directors from Wagner College and William and Mary University. The students are:

Aimee Abdelrahman, Chris Alcala, Jehnna Kristen Alexander, Christine Bogan, Erika Cena, Brittany Coffman, Julie Crego, Anya Daly, Zilda Decker, Aimee Gervacio, Henok Girmai, Cameron Farley, Sara Ferguson, Stephanie Figueira, Patrick FitzGerald, Sherilyn Johnson, Erin Kiem, Mallory Lambert, Akua Marfo, Niki Maul, Jenna Miller, JJ Nell, Jimmy Nguyen, Yemisi Olusada, Alicia Perkins, Theresa Perkins, Cristhian Ramallo, Bridget Ramirez, Meaghan Redman, Heidy Romero, Frances Rosa, Lauren Schoske, Lauren Singh, Charina Smith, June Souaya, Matt Taguding and Nina Williams.

Lee High School student Amber Salter has recently been accepted at the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Troubador, Lee High School's literary magazine, won a first-place award from the Virginia High School League at the annual VHSL Fall Publications Workshop in Richmond.

Lee High School band members Denis Logie, Mike Erickson, Anton Maul and Carl Raezer were recently selected to perform in the George Mason University Honor Band on Nov. 12-13, in the Center for the Arts. Laren Hetland was an alternate.

Lee High School's Early Childhood Careers group recently donated three boxes of goods for the troops in Iraq. In addition to the goods, all 30 students hand-made and personalized 65 cards to go with the donation.

Lee High School's Early Childhood Careers group sponsors its annual Gingerbread House display. The houses are completely edible, and will be on display in the school's main office. They are also for sale at a starting price of $20. All proceeds to benefit the high school's preschool program. For more information, call 703-924-8300.