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Editor's Note: In last week's "School Notes," the extensive list of names was a portion of the Dean's list from Virginia Tech. The header was inadvertently admitted.

Elizabeth Carrington, a French teacher at Stone Bridge High School, has been chosen to help read and score the Advanced Placement French Language Exam by the College Board Advanced Placement Program. More than 6,000 readers from universities and high schools worldwide evaluate 1.9 million exams in 19 disciplines each year.

Matthew J. Price of Leesburg received a bachelor's of science degree in accounting from the University of Scranton, Pa., May 30. He was one of 849 students to receive bachelor's and associate degrees from the school during the ceremony.

The Department of Defense Education Activity office is accepting applications for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Two high-school juniors or seniors from each state and the District of Columbia will be chosen to participate in a week-long immersion program which introduces students to the functions of the federal government and, in particular, the United States Senate. Students will be selected for the program based solely on their outstanding ability and demonstrated qualities of leadership as elected or selected high school student officers of the 2004-2005 school year. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation is again making a $5,000 scholarship award available to each of the participating delegates. The foundation will also provide $1,000 to each state-level department of education to assist with the selection process. Interested students should contact their high school principal or Colleen Bryant at cbryant@mail.va12ed.edu or 804-786-4640 by Sept. 22. Students may also visit the USSYP Web site at www.ussenateyouth.org.

The Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is offering its three-year (eight semester) veterinary technology program online in addition to the traditional on-campus program, starting in Fall 2004. For more information contact Dr. Terri Champney at 703-450-2619.

Winnie-the-Pooh Preschool located at Mount Hope Baptist Church on Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn, has added another 3-year-old class for the 2004-05 school year. Winnie-the-Pooh is a nondenominational cooperative preschool offering morning and afternoon classes for 3- to 5-year-olds. Winnie-the-Pooh is the only preschool in Loudoun County owned and operated by the parents. Applications are available by contacting 703-724-0496 or visiting www.wtpp.org.

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.