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The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) has announced the winners of the 2004 High School Arts Award, which recognizes four local graduating seniors for their hard work, enthusiasm and outstanding achievements in the fine arts. This years recipients from South Lakes High School are Chris Tate, who will attend Northern Virginia Community College and Aidan Rowley, who will attend Virginia Commonwealth University. The recipients from Herndon High School are Kathryne E. Wood, who will attend Salem College and Alex Huneke, who will attend Ringling School of Art and Design. The students each received a $500 award and a free membership to GRACE. All four students plan to continue their study of art as they enter college.

Brian P. Brett of Reston, a recent graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was one of 33 high school graduates to receive the 2004 BP Community Scholarship. The award ceremony was held June 29 in the Mansfield Room at the U.S. Capitol.

Ashur Blaine Novick of Reston received his master of business administration May 17 from Wake Forest University's Babcock Graduate School of Management in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) has announcedthe 2004 LRA Art Scholarship Award Winners from Herndon High School, Anne Marley, a graduating senior from Reston, was awarded a $250 scholarship to study photography at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Alexander Huneke of Herndon was awarded a $250 scholarship to study fine art at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla. In addition to receiving their scholarships, Marley and Huneke will be invited to exhibit their work at the League of Reston Artists 11th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, June 7-July 6 at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery of the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Plaza. The League of Reston Artists Annual Art Scholarship program is designed to acknowledge senior students from Herndon High School and South Lakes High School who plan on pursuing further studies in the arts.

The following Reston residents were among the Virginia Tech students honored at the university's spring commencement ceremony, held May 14 in Lane Stadium:

Eliana del Carmen Lamadrid-Eckert received a master of architecture degree in architecture. William DeReuter received a bachelor of arts degree in economics. Yahong Gu received a master of science degree in civil and environmental engineering. Elizabeth McConnell received a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in biology. Michael Cavalieri received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree in mechanical engineering. Alexander Barrie received a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering degree in aerospace engineering. Brian Crabtree received a master of science degree in environmental science and engineering. Kristin Delo received a bachelor of science degree in sociology. Anne Drury received a bachelor of science degree in interior design. Julia Fox received a bachelor of science in civil engineering degree in civil and environmental engineering. Kathleen Green received a bachelor of science degree in sociology. Rumana Kashem received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management. Crystal Lamb received a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in environmental science. Jennifer Magathan received a bachelor of architecture degree (cum laude) in architecture. Deborah McGarry received a master of arts in education degree in education (curriculum and instruction). Farhat Rahman received a master of public administration degree in public administration/public affairs. Sara Rangos received a master of arts degree in economics. Shannon Riva received a master of arts in education degree in education (curriculum and instruction). Michael Sor received a bachelor of science in computer engineering degree in computer engineering. Nicole Torres received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. Terry Banks received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree in mechanical engineering. James Bowman received a bachelor of science degree in hospitality and tourism management. Farhad Ghoushbeigui received a master of information technology degree in information technology. Peter Goldberg received a master of science degree in human development. Alison Havermann received a bachelor of arts degree in communication. Sean Kluckman received a bachelor of science in civil engineering degree in civil and environmental engineering. Matthew Kushin received a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in psychology. Paul Prishivalko received a bachelor of science in computer engineering degree in computer engineering. Kathryn Stuard received a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in psychology.

Michael Thompson received a bachelor of arts degree in international studies. Audrey White received a bachelor of arts degree in art and fine art. Mark Taczak received a bachelor of science in materials science and engineering degree (summa cum laude) in materials science and engineering.