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Kristen Garaffo, Christine Nguyen, Danny Yoerges and Daneil Paris of Hayfield Secondary School were selected to perform in the Virginia State Honors Choir on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Virginia Music Educatore Conference in Norfolk. Nick Peterson and Latham Gunn were selected as alternates.

Garry McLinn of Lake Braddock Secondary School was selected to perform in the Virginia State Honors Choir on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Virginia Music Educatore Conference in Norfolk.

Cameron Meyer of Lee High School was selected as an alternate to perform in the Virginia State Honors Choir on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Virginia Music Educatore Conference in Norfolk.

Amy LaCrosse, Esther Lee and Dan Plehal of West Springfield High School were selected to perform in the Virginia State Honors Choir on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Virginia Music Educatore Conference in Norfolk. Karin Carneal was selected as an alternate.

Lake Braddock Secondary School juniors David Grant and Alyssa Johnson recently received the 2004 Achievement Awards in Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). David and Alyssa are among 689 students nationally selected for the awards.

Lee High School junior John O’Malley recently received the 2004 Achievement Award in Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). John is among 689 students nationally selected for the award.

West Springfield High School juniors Emily Boling and Elizabeth Cole recently received the 2004 Achievement Awards in Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Emily and Elizabeth are among 689 students nationally selected for the awards.

Diane Birch, a Business Teacher Lee High School, was selected as the Virginia Council on Economic Education 2004 S. Buford Scott New York Stock Exchange scholarship recipient. As a result of this scholarship, she attended a five-day summer teachers' workshop program held at the New York Stock Exchange.

Lee High School Spanish teacher Jennifer Bury was awarded "Spanish Cultural and Language Fellowship" by The Washington Post and Embassy of Spain. She studied at the Universidad de Alicante in Alicante, Spain for three weeks this summer.

Heather Sullivan of Lee High School has recently received various awards, including the Family and Consumer Sciences New Teacher of the Year Award, the Helen Hopper Scholarship and an award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Sullivan has also been elected as a state officer (VP) for the Virginia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Lee High School History teacher Mike Cecere is now a published author of "They Behaved Like Soldiers: Captain John Chilton and the 3rd Virginia Regiment, 1775-1778." The next book due out this fall is "An Officer of Extraordinary Merit: Charles Porterfield and the American War of Independece, 1775-1780."

Celia Blotkamp, Lee High School's Test Coordinator, has been recognized as Volunteer of the Month for the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL).

Melanie Morris and Mike Cecere of Lee High School are participating in a grant at the Library of Congress titled, "An Adventure of the American Mind."

The Lee Debate/Forensics team had its first tournament recently at Edison. J.J. Ibrahim got an honroable mention in Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Walid Chaya got fifth place in Storytelling and Krishan Arora got third place in Student Congress.

The Lee High School Madrigal Choir and Ladies' Chamber Choir have been selected by audition to perform at Union Station. They will sing in front of the Norwegian Christmas Tree on Saturday, Dec. 18, during the noon hour.

Brendan Slocumb, Lee High School orchestra teacher, has been selected to conduct the 2004 Hendersonville All County Orchestra in Hendersonville, N.C.

Nineteen Lee High School students and two chaperones recently attended the Alcanza College Fair at GMU. This fair targets the Hispanic student population.

Michael Morgan, an eighth grader at Randolph-Macon Academy, was recently named to the MS principal's List for the first quarter of the 2004-05 school year. Michael is a Springfield resident.