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Camps & Schools Notes

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<lst>Know something that should be featured in School Notes? Awards? Special events? School fairs? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991 or write an e-mail to Nina M. Dry at vienna@connectionnewspapers.com. Call 703-917-6458.

Historic Vienna Inc. sponsors "A Week in History" camp. Two sessions are offered — one from July 19-23, and one from July 26-30 — at the Freeman House daily, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Designed for children ages 8-10. Activities center around the history of Vienna, the Freeman House and the adjacent W&OD Railroad. Campers must bring their own lunch. Fee is $115 for Vienna residents and $135 for non-residents. For more information, or to register call 703-938-5187.

The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department hosts its Summer Playground Program for children 6-11 through Aug. 6, at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Weekly sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., daily. Cost per session is $60 for town residents and $75 for out-of-town participants. Activities include arts and crafts, games, field trips and special events. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's Summer Excursion Camps for rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders takes place weekly from July 21 to Aug. 6. Activities include white-water tubing, ropes courses, mountain biking, Kings Dominion rides and more. For information on dates and fees for each camp, call 703-255-6360.

Vienna Parks and Recreation Department sponsors Youth Sports Camps throughout the summer. Children can learn the fundamentals of golf, horseback riding, fencing, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football and cheerleading. For information on dates and fees for each camp, call 703-255-6360.

Theresa M. Gieseler of Vienna has been named a United States National Award Winner in Business Education by the United States Achievement Academy. Gieseler, a student at George C. Marshall High School, was nominated by teacher Bonnie Thompson. She is the daughter of Allan and Anita Gieseler of Vienna.

Catherine Phillips of Vienna was recently named to the All-A Scholastic Honors list. To qualify, students must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester and have no grade lower than an A and no incompletes in any course during the semester.

Ariel L. Baniowski, daughter of Julie and Alfred Baniowski of Vienna, recently participated in the Naval Academy’s week-long summer seminar program in Annapolis, Md. This seminar was designed for upcoming students to get a feel for the challenges and benefits of a Naval Academy education.

The following students of Vienna/Oakton have been inducted into the 2003-04 National Honor Roll: Andrew J Coatsworth, Kevin F Davis, Saam Dilmaghani, David Font, Lisa Gollobin, Sonya K Hsieh, Michael Hughes Jr., Rachael Jaye, Jamie Jacee Jones, Nida Karimi, Mahesh Karra, Christopher Koinis, Tom Nash, Marc Anthony Nichols, Katherine Serabian, Ashley Steinkraus, Yu Xiang and Khadijeh Zarafshar.

The National Honor Roll recognizes high achieving high school and middle school students.

Alexander Randolph of Oakton was recently named to the Upper School Dean's List at Randolph-Macon Academy for the fourth quarter.

Christopher Jordan and Kathryn Klein of Vienna were recently named to the Upper School Dean's List at Randolph-Macon Academy for the fourth quarter.

Christine S. Okano of Vienna is a recipient of a scholarship distributed through BP America, in partnership with BP and Amoco independent retail owners and operators. Christine is a student at Robinson Secondary School.

Eric Lukas from Oakton High School has been selected to attend Governor's School for Humanities at the University of Richmond this summer. This intensive four-week program of classes, workshops, field trips and special events is designed to encourage students’ individual growth as well as to challenge them to achieve personal excellence in their fields.

Girl Scouts. Two age groups open to girls between 5 and 11, and 11 and 17, with activities/events planned all year round. Activities include high-adventure outings such as rock climbing, white-water rafting and back packing, international and national travel, internship opportunities on Capitol Hill, theater, art, science, technology and making friends. For more information, call Betsy Kiger at 1-800-523-7898, ext. 578, Sharon Fontanella at 703-451-4680 or Dale Hook at 703-866-1840. Visit www.studio2B.org or www.gscnc.org.