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Lashawne E. Booker of Alexandria was named to the Outreach School Vice President's Honor Roll at the University of Wyoming. The Outreach School offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and certificates to students nationwide through online programs.
Charles Forrester Budde of Alexandria received a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Budde graduated summa cum laude, earning Dean's High Honors.
James Teague, a student at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes High School, has been chosen for a scholarship that will permit him to spend a year studying in Germany. James will attend a month-long language camp in Bavaria before spending the next ten months living with a host family and attending a German high school. He is going to Germany as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship program, which is available for American students ages 15 to 18 with GPAs of 3.0 or higher. For more information, visit http://www.councilexchanges.org/cb.
Brian Leggett, a T.C. Williams High School graduate, has received a High Honors scholarship to Barton College, Wilson, N.C. The $4,500 scholarship can be renewed for four years. Brian is the son of Edward and Lauren Leggett of Alexandria. He plans to major in business administration.
Alexandria resident Seth Tinkham, a recent graduate of Connecticut College, New London, Conn., was honored with the Most Spirited Governor Award from the college at a ceremony held in April. The award is presented to a house governor whose positive attitude and energy encourages the enthusiasm of others during the Student Leadership Recognition Banquet. Tinkham, a 2000 graduate of St. Stephen's and St. Agnes High School, is the son of H. Stetson and Sandra Tinkham of Alexandria.
The Virginia Home Education Association's Homeschool Conference & Curriculum Fair will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond Saturday, Aug. 28. Longtime Alexandria resident Ann Cameron Siegal will lead a session on Congressbear. The conference is designed for experienced homeschooler as well as those interested in pursuing homeschooling. Hosted by the Science Museum of Virginia, this family-friendly conference will included sessions on getting started, homeschooling teens, hands-on teaching and more. For more information, visit www.vhea.org,
e-mail Conference@vhea.org or call 1-866-513-6173.