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Lauren Schultz of Sterling, class of 2010, has been selected to participate in the Junior National Student Leadership Conference, an extraordinary leadership development program for outstanding middle school students.

Loudoun Hospital Center is accepting applications for the summer high school student volunteer program. Students must complete the 8th grade by June to participate in the eight week program. Volunteers may help in many different areas, including radiology, lab, medical/surgical floors, pharmacy, physical medicine and rehabilitation, nursing and rehabilitation, food services, and the information desk. Opportunities are available at the Lansdowne and Cornwall. Deadline is Apr. 1. Call Joyce Sargent at 703-858-6468.

Loudoun Volunteer Services is offering ten $500 scholarships to seniors, one for each Loudoun public high school with a graduating class, one for C.S. Monroe Technology Center, to one senior student in a private school and to one home-schooled senior. Students who have performed volunteer service at their church, school or for their community and who have a pending acceptance to an accredited college, business or vocational school are eligible for the scholarship. Students should submit their scholarship application to Loudoun Volunteer Services, 1 Harrison St. SE, P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, VA 20177-7000, by the close of business on April 5, 2004.  Applications are available at each school, by visiting www.loudoun.gov/pio/student.htm or by calling Lisa Rose, Volunteer Coordinator at 703-777-0113. Scholarship winners are selected by the Loudoun Volunteer Services Student Volunteer Program Committee, based on a demonstrated contribution to the community through volunteer service. Various clubs, community organizations and corporations from throughout the region donate money for these scholarships. To learn more about Loudoun Volunteer Services visit www.loudoun.gov/pio/volunteer.htm.

The 10th Congressional District Art Show will be Saturday, Apr. 3, at Heritage High School in Loudoun County. The competition is open to all high school students in the 10th District. Students interested in participating should contact their school's art teachers or principals for detailed information on how to enter their work. All pieces entered in the competition will be displayed at the show, which will be open to the public from 12-2 p.m. at Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Road SE, Leesburg. The entry named "Best in Show" will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year, alongside "Best in Show" entries from similar shows in congressional districts across the country.

World renowned ethnobotanist will visit Loudoun Country Day School on Tuesday, Mar. 2 at 7:00 p.m. as part of their lecture series and education program. RSVP by calling 703-777-3841. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children to defray the costs for the lecture. The slide show and lecture will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing by Dr. Mark Plotkin. To learn more about ACT (Amazon Conservation Team), please check out their website at http://www.amazonteam.org.

Daybreak Community Church will present the one-man, character-building "The Pro-Kids Show" on Friday, Mar 12 at 7 p.m. in Farmwell Station Middle School's auditorium. For more information, call Ralph Metzler at Pro-Kids at 703-404-2737.

The Virginia Commission for the Arts selected 276 elementary and secondary teachers representing schools throughout Virginia to receive 2003-2004 Teacher Incentive Grant Program funding. Certified elementary or secondary teachers currently employed by a Virginia educational institution (PK-12) were eligible to apply. The following teachers were among those who received the grants: Brian D. Kirk and Tim Paganos, Stone Bridge High School.

The PTSO of Stone Bridge High School is seeking vendors to participate in their annual Home & Garden Fair. All area businesses involved with any aspect of home building, decorating, furnishing and/or landscaping are invited to participate. The fair will be held on May 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the SBHS facilities. To reserve a space or obtain more information, contact Janet Klancher at 703-729-5975.

Stone Bridge High School Booster Club will be sponsoring a mulch sale with delivery scheduled for Saturday, April 17. The cost is $3.25 per 3 cu. ft. bag of premium shredded hardwood mulch. Free delivery of 25 or more bags within a five mile radius; smaller orders may be picked up at the high school between 9 a.m. and noon on April 17. Order forms are due no later than Friday, March 19. For more information, contact Tim Buchholz at 703-307-6812 or email timbuch2@aol.com.

Park View High School's graduation has changed from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17.

Stone Bridge High School's Project Graduation is raffling off a 2004 Nissan Sentra in a Car or Cash sweepstakes. Project Graduation sponsors an alcohol-free, drug-free, tobacco-free, all night party for graduating seniors. All proceeds of the Car or Cash Sweepstakes will go to support this event. Winners of this raffle may choose the car, donated by Brown's Sterling Nissan, or $10,000. Only 600 tickets, costing $30 each, will be sold. The winner will be announced at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 1 at the high school. The winner does not have to be present to win but is required to be a licensed driver. Entry forms are available in the Stone Bridge High School office, in the school's newsletter and on its web site, www.loudoun.k12.va.us/schools/sbhs/. Checks may be made payable to "SBHS Project Grad" with the note "Sweepstakes." Entry forms may be mailed to: SBHS Project Graduation, 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA 20147. A receipt/ticket will be returned by mail. For more information, call 703-729-2379 or 703-729-5717.