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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 Michael O'Connell at vienna@connectionnewspapers.com. Call 703-917-6440.

The Admission Game orientation takes place on Sunday, June 6, at the Marriott Tysons Corner at 6 p.m. This workshop gives students and parents a hands-on experience with the college admission process. Participants are oriented to the pressures an admission committee will feel to meet budget, improve ratings and satisfy constituent needs — all before it reviews a single application. Participants are then walked through an orientation to the credentials, an exercise that gives them a chance to rate the strength of academic programs and debate the merits of an essay. For more information, visit www.theadmissiongame.com or call 717-291-3982.

A "lock-in party" for Vienna area sixth-graders takes place from Friday, June 11, at 10 p.m. until Saturday, June 12, at 7 a.m., at the Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Celebrate the end of the school year with movies, games and food. Participants are asked to bring sleeping bags and pajamas. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

The following Marshall High School students were recognized in the annual International DECA Career Development Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.: Shaw Miseko was a top 10 finalist in the Full Service Restaurant Marketing Management category; Ashley Smith O'Meara was a top 10 finalist in the Entrepreneurship Participating Event; and Alena Golovchenko was a top 20 finalist in the Apparel and Accessories Marketing Event.

Oakton High School student Rita Bagai won third place at the annual International DECA Career Development Conference held in Nashville, Tenn. She participated in the Business Financial Services Marketing Research category.

Sean Okochi won first-place honors in the Virginia Primary Division of the 2004 Metro Student Poster Contest. 365 entries were submitted under the theme, "Metro Matters to Me." Winners were honored at a reception on Friday, May 14, at Metro headquarters. Sean is a student at Marshall Road Elementary and Young Art Studio, Vienna.

Kristina Leigh Ashwell of Oakton has been selected by Mary Washington College for "Honors Admissions" for the fall of 2004. Each year, Mary Washington College offers "Honors Admission" to students who apply early and who have an outstanding high school performance record and SAT scores. Kristina is the daughter of Ronald and Donna Ashwell of Vienna and is a senior at James Madison High School.

Teresa Maclin of Oakton High School was recently named as a 2003 Wolf Trap Scholarship recipient. Maclin is in her eighth year of teaching orchestra, currently teaching over 195 orchestra students at Rachel Carson Middle School and Oakton High School. She lives in Fairfax Station with her husband, Chad.

Dara McCorkle of Vienna has been selected to participate in the Southeastern Piano Festival at the University of South Carolina School of Music. The elite group of 20 students will study, perform and compete for cash awards, scholarships and the opportunity to perform with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra. Dara is the daughter of John and Greer McCorkle. Her piano teacher is Carol Ann Barry.

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.

Kasey Dailey, Sam Ludwig and Robert Ross, all of Vienna, have been selected to attend the summer program at the North Carolina School of the Arts. They have been recognized for excelling in the Drama Department at James Madison High School. Kasey, a sophomore, is the daughter of Steven and Dawn Dailey of Vienna, and plans to study drama. Sam is the son of Hollis Holmes of Vienna and Walter Ludwig of Takoma Park, MD., and plans to study drama. Robert is the son of Anne Ross of Vienna and Mark Ross of Merrifield, and plans to study film making.

The FCPS All-Virginia Band and Orchestra selected Madison High School students Colleen Fulco, Jessie Kieffer, Sarah Kim, Hugh McCarthy, Carol Peterson, Jordan Teague, James Trichilo and Robert Wang, to participate in the 126 member FCPS All-Virginia Band and Orchestra for 2004. The group performed in Blacksburg earlier in April.

Marshall High School students Amanda Barrow, Mia Choi, Tim Hargrove and Kira Topik, were among the 126 students named to the 2004 FCPS All-Virginia Band and Orchestra. The group performed in Blacksburg earlier in April. Additionally, two Marshall High students, Hee Won Kim and Jon Johnson, qualified with 63 other students to the FCPS All Virginia Chorus for 2004. They performed in Richmond in late April.

Oakton High School students Elizabeth Font, Evan Humphrey, Kara Peterman, Michelle Thibault, and Chris Whittemore, were among the 126 musicians selected for the 2004 FCPS All-Virginia Band and Orchestra. The group performed in Blacksburg earlier in April. Oakton students Jessica Haney, Devon Ogden, Spencer Wood, Ben Skerritt, Andrew Miller, Les Starck and Abby Runkle, qualified for the 65 member FCPS All-Virginia Chorus for 2004. The group performed in Richmond in late April.

As Oakton principal Charlie Ostlund and director of student activities Dave Morgan approach the end of their careers with the Fairfax County Public School system, they are flooded with awards from the Virginia High School League (VHSL). Last week, the VHSL gave Ostlund a Lifetime Achievement Award, on honor bestowed on school administrators, coaches or contributors who are recognized for long-standing service to its programs of at least 15 years. Morgan, meanwhile, was awarded the Torch of Honor, the VHSL's highest award, given to those who have "demonstrated outstanding service to the League at regional or state levels beyond that mandated by regular employment, service to other professional organizations, innovation in developing new programs or expansion of existing programs and other evidence of exceptional service to high-school activity programs over a period of at least five years," according to a release by the school. Morgan, it was also announced, will be one of eight members inducted into the VHSL's 15th Hall of Fame class.

Vienna resident Meghan Coffee of Thomas Jefferson High School was one of six Fairfax County Public Schools students to win a college-sponsored scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Meghan received a Wheaton College merit scholarship. She plans to study law. College-sponsored merit scholarships provide $500-$2,500 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the school financing the scholarship. So far, 59 FCPS students have received 2004 National Merit Scholarships and National Achievement Scholarships.

Vienna resident Sean Mackesey of Thomas Jefferson High School was one of six Fairfax County Public Schools students to win a college-sponsored scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Sean received a Northwestern University merit scholarship. He plans to study engineering. College-sponsored merit scholarships provide $500-$2,500 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the school financing the scholarship. So far, 59 FCPS students have received 2004 National Merit Scholarships and National Achievement Scholarships.