School Notes

School Notes

Sonia Gill of Fairfax Station was named to the National Honor Roll. Sonia is a student at Flint Hill School in Oakton.

Christine Cary of Oakton was named to the National Honor Society. Christine attends Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria.

Elizabeth Hines of Oakton was named to the National Honor Roll. Elizabeth is a student at Flint Hill School in Oakton.

The following students from James Madison High School were named to the National Honor Roll: Amber Alexander, Olivia Atherton, Yana Blinov, Allison Caras, Moohan Lee, Erin Neff, John Physioc and Alexandra Pomeroy.

The following students from George C. Marshall High School were named to the National Honor Roll: Kristine Bennett, Adam Burch, Layne Fletcher, Laurie Paguio, Lois Pennylegion, Mojdeh Rezaeipour, Gregory Sanders and Sarah Stephens.

The following students from Oakton High School were named to the National Honor Roll: Katie Budd, Hossein Ghaffarinik, Brendt Harris, Kim Dale, Katherine Ku, Jessica McHie, Daniel Stine, Meghan Vanarsdale and Colleen Whalen.

Vienna-based Commonwealth Consultants, an independently owned public relations firm, announces a scholarship program for economically disadvantaged youth to attend a 4-year university program at George Mason University in Fairfax. Two $10,000 scholarships have been awarded to two full-time students beginning in the fall of 2003.

The James and Joan Lamb Scholarships are named in honor of the company president's parents, who came from "working class" backgrounds and provided "unique moral leadership to their families, friends and their Northern Virginia Community."

Candidates for the scholarships are required to submit a personal essay. To qualify, the student's parents or guardians must earn less than $50,000 a year. For more information, visit or call 703-827-0800.

Substance Abuse Education seminars for parents will continue to be held in the new year at three locations, Langley High School, McLean High School and Herndon High School. At Langley High School there will be sessions on Feb. 18, March 10 and 31, April 28 and May 19.

At McLean High School the sessions will be Feb. 4 and 25, March 17, April 14, May 5 and 26, and June 9.

Long & Foster Real Estate is offering its annual Long & Foster $150,000 Scholarship Program for well-rounded graduating high school-seniors entering an accredited four-year college or university. The Long & Foster Scholarship Program will award $1,000 to each of 150 worthy recipients throughout its seven-state region for the 2004-05 academic year. The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the student’s name. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2004, and the scholarships will be awarded beginning May 3, 2004.

Eligible high-school seniors must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need, indicate positions of leadership they held while a student and describe in which school groups they have been involved, community organizations in which they have served, and whether they have held a part-time job while in school, to be considered well-rounded applicants. Applicants will be asked to write a short essay on either their most significant high-school experience or their expectations for college.

Applications for the Long & Foster Scholarship Program can be obtained from any of Long & Foster’s residential sales offices, from high-school guidance counselors, or via Long & Foster’s Web site at Check the Long & Foster Web site for a list of service areas where applicants must reside to be eligible for the scholarship program.

A hard copy of the application and the required attachments must be mailed by March 1, 2004, to Long & Foster Corporate Headquarters at the following address: Long & Foster Scholarship Program, c/o Corporate Marketing Department, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., 11351 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-6082, Attention: Colleen Park.

Lorien Wood is a Christ-centered school with integral curriculum modeled after Rivendell School in Arlington. Lorien Wood features small, mixed-age classes, with emphasis placed on character development, community and parental involvement. Doors open in the greater Vienna area in fall 2004 with grades K-4, expanding through grade eight over the next four years. The next open houses are Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 6, at 9:30 a.m., all at Church of the Good Shepherd, 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. R.S.V.P. appreciated but not required at or 703-281-1807. For additional information, visit