School Notes: July 14

School Notes: July 14

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Community members are invited to donate school supplies for children in need through the "Tools for School" program, sponsored by Riggs Bank, ABC7 and the Kids Action Network. Supplies collected at Riggs' branches through Aug. 13 will be distributed to Arlington students through the Arlington Housing Corporation. Call 800-368-5800 or visit

Two Arlington residents, Paul Wolfram Fischer, a junior history major, and Cyrus Kiefer Kouhestani, a senior economics and political science double major, were named to Denison University’s (Granville, Ohio) dean's list for spring 2004. Students on the dean's list have attained a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Both Fisher and Kouhestani are graduates of Yorktown High School.

Sanjana Tandon and Alfred Simkin, of Wakefield High School, and Laura Franklin and John Burke, of Yorktown High School, are among 93 students attending Virginia Tech's Governor's School for Agriculture this month. Established at Virginia Tech in 2001 as a one-month residential program for gifted students, the Governor's School will be held from July 4 to July 31. 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.

Sibel Solak, a H-B Woodlawn High School graduate, and Christina Niner, a Washington Lee High School graduate, are among 212 students selected to be Pamplin Leaders at Virginia Tech for the 2004-05 academic year. The Pamplin Leader Award is a one-year, merit-based $1,000 tuition scholarship and is presented annually to one qualified student from each Virginia public high school who plans to attend Virginia Tech. The applicant is required to submit an application, which demonstrates academic accomplishment, leadership experience and community service activities.

Virginia Hafer, a 2000 graduate of Yorktown High School, has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Wellesley College. Hafer has accepted a research job at MIT-Lincoln Labs in Lexington, Mass. She is the daughter of Tom and Ann Hafer, of Arlington.

Erin O'Leary, of Arlington, a graduate from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has received the Sherrie Clark Compassion and Caring Award. Dr. Carroll U. Stephens and Mr. John P. J. Havran established the award in honor of Dr. Sherrie Clark to recognize fourth-year students who demonstrate outstanding professionalism and go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the animals under their care during clinical rotations .

Marymount University will hold an information session to promote the M.A. in Humanities and the M.A. in Literature and Language on Wednesday, July 14, at 7 p.m., in Gailhac 53, Main Campus – 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington. For more information or to register, call 703-284-5902 or visit

DeVry University's Arlington Campus will hold an open house to discuss undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered by the university on Friday, July 16, 6-8:30 p.m. The campus is located at 2341 Jefferson Davis Highway in Crystal City. For more information, call 703-414-4000 or visit