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Judy Shepard's sixth-grade students at Louise Archer Elementary of Vienna recently placed first nationally in the Continental Math League, Pythagorean Division. Christine O'Donnell earned a perfect score in each competition. Other leading scorers include: Ellen Chapin, John Welch, John Clougherty, Sarah Doan, Alison Gale, William Hayward, Toni MacRenolds, Megan Tetlow, Masooma Raza, Rachel Hecht and Katie Tontodanato.

The University of Virginia hosts a certificate program information session at the Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church. Participants receive an overview of the program and meet course instructors. Online course demonstrations are offered for certificate programs available in an online format. Free. The course offered is Accounting, on Tuesday, May 25, at 6 p.m. To attend, participants are encouraged to RSVP online at www.scps.virginia.edu/northern/forms/bt.htm

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.

The U.S. Department of Education announced that Jonathan J. Schwank of Vienna, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, is a 2004 Presidential Scholar. He is recognized for his academic achievements and his leadership and civic values. He will be recognized in Washington for the department's National Recognition Week, June 19-22.