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The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) announces 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 yearÕs 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 in the fall.

James Sherrill, son of Charles and Janice Sherrill of Oak Hill, was honored at William Jewell College's fourth annual David Nelson Duke Undergraduate Colloquium Day convocation. Sherrill, a junior, is a computer science and political science major. He gave a presentation entitled, "Discovering the Future of Automated Healthcare Applications." The colloquium is part of the school's effort to increase involvement of undergraduates in research.

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) announces the 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 upcoming League of Reston Artists 11th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition from 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.

Sarah Belen, daughter of Fred and Gail Belen of Oak Hill, has been accepted at Gannon University, Erie, Pa. and will attend in the Fall 2004 semester as a pre-med major. Belen will also play for the school's lacrosse team.

Herndon High School's class of 1999 will hold its five-year reunion Aug. 7, at Champps in Reston, from 7-10 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes an appetizer buffet and two drink tickets. Cash only will be accepted at the door. Please RSVP to Herndon1999@hotmail.com as soon as possible. Champps is located at 11694 Plaza America Drive.

The Virginia Tech Army ROTC held its commissioning ceremony for the class of 2004 June 21, at Donaldson Brown Auditorium.

Christopher Hull of Herndon, a graduate in geography from the College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech, has been commissioned to Alaska.

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

Benny Abney received an education specialist degree in educational leadership and policy studies. Jaret Conary received a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Jennifer Doyle received a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Daniel Grubb received a bachelor of arts degree (in honors) in communication. John Herr received a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies. Averlyn Herring received a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in human development. Davy Ho received a bachelor of science in business degree in economics. Christopher Hull received a bachelor of arts degree in geography. Trevor Lawrence received a bachelor of architecture degree in architecture. Donna Nguyen received a bachelor of arts degree in international studies.

Huy Nguyen received a bachelor of science in computer engineering degree (cum laude) in computer engineering. Matthew Nuss received a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

Andrew Parker received a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering. Gabriele Perrault received a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in clothing and textiles. Alicia Salo received a bachelor of science in business degree (cum laude) in management.

Jacob Selmer received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. Adam Smith received a bachelor of science in computer engineering. Scott Tmay received a master of arts in education degree in education (curriculum and instruction).

Daniel Toxie received a bachelor of science in industrial and systems engineering. Lauren Wells received a master of arts in education degree in education (curriculum and instruction). Jennifer Witte received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management. Wai-Ling Wong received a bachelor of science in business degree (cum laude) in marketing management.

Wai-Ling Wong received a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in clothing and textiles. Geoff Adams received a bachelor of arts degree in history. Aaron Aggerwal received a bachelor of science in business degree in finance. Jensen Anderson received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management. Robert Andrews received a bachelor of science degree (summa cum laude) in environmental science. Kristen Argy received a bachelor of science in business degree (cum laude) in marketing management. Bradford Ashby received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management. Allison Berg received a bachelor of science degree in sociology. Ajay Bhatia received a bachelor of science in computer engineering degree in computer engineering. Jeremy Bradford received a bachelor of science degree in computer science. Christina Buchanan received a bachelor of arts degree in communication. Danny Burke received a bachelor of science degree in housing, interior design, and resource management. Kerem Cetinbas received a bachelor of science degree in building construction. Emily Conway received a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies. Lindsay Cooper received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management. Timothy Cosgrove received a bachelor of science in computer engineering degree in computer engineering. Courtney Danto received a bachelor of science in business degree (cum laude) in marketing management. Jennifer Duffie received a bachelor of science in business degree (cum laude) in marketing management. Erica Erickson received a bachelor of arts degree in art and fine art. Melissa Evans received a bachelor of science degree in biology. Manzheng Fu received a master of science degree in computer engineering. Lindsay Fulcher received a bachelor of science in business degree in management. Grady Gillies received a bachelor of architecture degree in architecture. Matthew Grimm received a bachelor of science in business degree in management. Ryan Hanlon received a bachelor of arts degree (cum laude) in English. John Hurwitz received a bachelor of science degree (in honors) in mathematics. Nipun Jawalkar received a bachelor of science degree (magna cum laude) in computer science. Nipun Jawalkar received a bachelor of science degree (magna cum laude) in mathematics. Robert Jones received a bachelor of science in business degree in accounting and information systems. Jeffrey Kann received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management. Jessica Lamont received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management. Sarah Machak received a bachelor of architecture degree in architecture. Brian McCarrick received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering degree in electrical engineering. Matthew Mcdonald received a bachelor of architecture degree in architecture. Amelia Moore received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management. Amelia Moore received a bachelor of arts degree in art and fine art from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Kristin Nichols received a bachelor of science degree in biology. Anne Ocheltree received a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering degree (cum laude) in aerospace engineering. Courtney Parker received a bachelor of arts degree in communication. Janet Rollins received a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Nicole Roth received a bachelor of arts degree in English. Mahsa Saeedpour received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the College of Science. Raymond Sheeley received a bachelor of science degree in biology. Stephanie Shegrud received a bachelor of arts degree in international studies. Kelly Sloan received a bachelor of science degree in biology. Greg Turner received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management. Orion Wilkinson received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree in mechanical engineering. Sean Wills received a bachelor of arts degree in history. Mason Young received a bachelor of science in business degree in accounting and information systems. Katie Zuchowski received a bachelor of science degree in wildlife science. Matthew Moriarty received a bachelor of science in business degree (cum laude) in business information technology. Michael Maloney received a bachelor of science in business degree in accounting and information systems.