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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.