School Notes

School Notes

At its meeting on Monday, Feb. 9, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized the football team of James Madison High School, Vienna, for "excellence in athletics." The recognition was given in honor of the team's second Northern Region Division 5 title and finishing the season with a 10-3 record.

Also recognized at the meeting were Madison High's Luana Jang and Oakton High's Amanda Goodman and Deborah Perl, members of the 2004 Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program.

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 house is 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

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.

Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Va. has named two local student to the honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2003-2004 academic year. Kelly Herbert, a 10th grader from Oakton, and Christopher Jordan, an 11th grader from Vienna, were both named to the Upper School dean's list.

The Robert E. Lee High School library is accepting donations of used books for its annual book sale through March 2004. Fiction and non-fiction books including children's books, cookbooks, college textbooks and others are welcome. All proceeds benefit the library's efforts to buy new books and materials for student use. Robert E. Lee is located at 6450 Franconia Road, Springfield. For more information, call 703-924-8370.