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Eric Rigel of Ashburn, a student at Stone Bridge High School, is among the 93 students attending Virginia Tech's Governor's School for Agriculture this summer.

Established at Virginia Tech in 2001 as a one-month residential program for gifted students from across the state, the school will take place from July 4-31. While in attendance, students will receive instruction from the university's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Natural Resources, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

The following local high school students will attend the annual Commonwealth Youth Conference for Leadership Effectiveness program to help develop their leadership skills. The five-week conference co-hosted by Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation began June 13.

Lena Bushrod, Loudoun County High School; Matt Shankle, Loudoun County High School; Sophia Laura Fang, Heritage High School; Stephanie Ruth Garcia, Heritage High School; David Coradazzi, Heritage High School; Evette Becker, Heritage High School; Hoang Phuong, Heritage High School; and Terrell Ward, Heritage High School.

Kara Kolster of Ashburn, a graduate from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has received the Old Dominion Kennel Club of Northern Virginia Award.

The commemorative certificate and monetary award is given to a fourth-year student who demonstrates an interest in purebred dogs.

The following Loudoun County students graduated from Virginia Tech Friday, May 14: Kara Burke of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication; Corrie Davidson of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication; Corinne DeGastyne of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal and poultry sciences; Julie Harding of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history; Jonathan Healy of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in accounting and information systems; Courtney Johnson of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Science degree in human development; Paul Larkins of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in computer science; Jarrod Mohammed of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in finance; Christopher Morales of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in marketing management; Jennifer Shughart of Ashburn received a Master of Arts in Education degree in education (curriculum and instruction); Raheel Aidrus of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in computer science; Brad Bauder received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in secondary education (physical education); Reid Farmer of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology; Paul Huang of Ashburn received a Master of Information Technology degree in information technology; Kara Kolster of Ashburn received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in veterinary medicine; William Long of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality and tourism management; Ashley Pitts of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history; Dianne Simons-Hicks of Ashburn received a Master of Arts in Education degree in education (curriculum and instruction); Eric Wong of Ashburn received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree (summa cum laude)in interdisciplinary studies; Jessica Tipton of Bluemont received a Bachelor of Architecture degree (cum laude); Jordan Condon of Purcellville received a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in art and fine art; Jennifer Boastfield of Leesburg received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English; Stacey Donley of Leesburg received a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in clothing and textiles; Justin Gawrilow of Leesburg received a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in computer science; Caitlin MacCarthy of Leesburg received a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in biochemistry; Lauren Ritter of Leesburg received a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife science; Gayle Ritz of Leesburg received a Master of Arts in Education degree in education (curriculum and instruction); Emily Torres of Leesburg received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology; Gary Walenga of Leesburg received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree (magna cum laude) in finance; Jessica Franck of Leesburg received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in finance; Mensur Medic of Leesburg received a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in computer science; Dustin Pitsch of Leesburg received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in economics; Melissa Robinson of Leesburg received a Master of Science degree in human development; Jennifer Smith of Leesburgreceived a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology; Lisa Sova of Leesburg received a Master of Business Administration degree in business administration; Nathan Jones of Lovettsville received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in business information technology; Matthew Noerpel of Lovettsvillereceived a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree (magna cum laude) in civil and environmental engineering; Lindsey Heath of Purcellville received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering degree in industrial systems engineering; Mary Keenan of Purcellville received a Bachelor of Architecture degree (cum laude) in architecture; Michael Magoffin of Purcellville received a Master of Information Technology degree in information technology from the Virginia Tech; Jaimee Mancuso of Purcellville received a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in political science; Crystal Owings of Purcellville received a Master of Accounting and Information Systems degree in accounting and information systems; Lindsay Potts of Purcellville received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture and applied economics; Heather Todd of Purcellville received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in secondary education (physical education); Kevin Reichert of South Riding received a Master of Science degree in computer science and applications from the College of Engineering; Lindsay Cash of Lincoln received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in marketing management from the R.B. Pamplin College of Business; Susan Conway of Lincoln received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in veterinary medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine; Raqib Ali-Sheikh of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in marketing management from the R.B. Pamplin College of Business; John Benoit of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering degree in industrial systems engineering from the College of Engineering; Seth Blanchard of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the College of Science; Abby Brown of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the College of Science; Ashley Dawson of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in accounting and information systems from the R.B. Pamplin College of Business; Alison Flora of Sterling received a Master of Information Technology degree in information technology from the Virginia Tech; Laura Hendrick of Sterling received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Jennifer Howes of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in civil and environmental engineering from the College of Engineering; Emalyn Jamil of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the College of Science; Kelly McGrath of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition, foods, and exercise from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Sarah Phillips of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science degree in human development from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Anuj Saxena of Sterling received a Master of Science degree in computer science and applications from the College of Engineering; Donell Slaughter of Sterling received a Master of Arts in Education degree in education (curriculum and instruction) from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Judith Toepfer of Sterling, VA 20164

Toepfer will receive a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree in chemical engineering from the College of Engineering; Aaron Wallo of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in physics from the College of Science; Erica Wible of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in psychology from the College of Science; Victoria McDermott of Sterling received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Sara Bateman of Sterling received a Master of Arts in Education degree in education (counseling) from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Samuel Davies of Sterling received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Maran Gladding of Sterling received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Joseph Grefenstette of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering from the College of Engineering; Lauren LeHew of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of Science; Janice Liddy of Sterling received a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) in music from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Robin Mack of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the College of Science; Brian Munse of Sterling recieved a Bachelor of Science in Business degree (summa cum laude) in business information technology from the R.B. Pamplin College of Business; Kimberly Munson of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition, foods, and exercise from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Brandon Olson of Potomac Falls received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public and urban affairs from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies; Justin Reeves of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree (cum laude) in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering; Jacob Richkus of Potomac Falls received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree (cum laude) in business information technology from the R.B. Pamplin College of Business; Lindsey Robison of Potomac Falls recieved a Bachelor of Science in Business degree (cum laude) in marketing management from the R.B. Pamplin College of Business; Autumn Wacker of Sterling received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree (magna cum laude) in secondary education (physical education) from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Elizabeth Ceglowski of Potomac Falls received a Bachelor of Science degree in human development from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

The following local students at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va., were named to the collegeÕs DeanÕs List for the spring semester of the 2003-04 academic year: Gina M. Vitale of Sterling, sophomore; Sebastian Forgues of Leesburg, junior; and Kira M. Whitacre of Leesburg, freshman.

Deok-Hoi Koo of Sterling, 11th grade, was named to the Upper School PresidentÕs List at Randolph-Macon Academy, located in Fort Royal, for the fourth quarter. Randolph-Macon Academy, founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades six-12. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and students in grades nine-12 participate in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Baby lambs, goats, piglets, and chickens are among the farm animals welcoming educational groups to guided tours of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Temple Hall Farm Regional Park Interpretive Center in Leesburg. The farm is accepting summer and fall educational tour reservations. Admission for teachers is complimentary and the minimum group reservation size is 15 paid visitors. Tours are available Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations are required. The fee is $3 per person, with an additional $1 per person for a wagon ride. Free Sunday afternoon farm visits, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., will continue through October. For more information or to make a reservation, call 703-352-5900 or visit www.nvrpa.org/templehallfarm.