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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 Nina M. Dry at vienna@connectionnewspapers.com. Call 703-917-6422.

Hawaiian Nights. Club Phoenix presents Hawaiian Nights, an end of the year party for middle schoolers, on Friday, Dec. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the club, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Cost is $5 at the door, and the event includes food, dancing and fun. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Valentine's Dance. Club Phoenix presents a 6th grade Valentine's Dance on Friday, Feb. 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the club, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Event includes food, drinks and games. Free. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Vienna area students in grades 6-8 are invited to join the after-school program at Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. The program is offered throughout the year, Monday-Thursday, from 2:30-6:30 p.m., and includes homework time, arts and crafts, snacks, field trips and more. Free. For more information, call 703-255-5721.

Virginia International University offers five minority student scholarships. Undergraduates can receive $1,450 or half a semester's tuition, and graduate students can receive up to $1,850. Interested candidates must apply for full-time enrollment at VIU, and must complete and submit a scholarship application form along with an essay describing the role the student would like to take in the future of VIU. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. For more information, visit www.viu.edu.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. sponsors the Long & Foster Scholarship Program, awarding $1,000 to each of 200 recipients for the 2005-06 academic year. The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the student's name. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2005, and the scholarships will be awarded in the beginning of April 2005. Eligible high school seniors must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate leadership and financial need, indicate positions of leadership and list all school groups and/or community organizations in which they have served or been involved, and any part-time job held while in school. Applications can be obtained at www.longandfoster.com/scholarship or from high school guidance counselors.

The Herb Block Foundation offers at least 50 community college scholarships annually to Washington, D.C., area high school graduates pursuing either academic or vocational training. The program is designed to serve high school graduates, first year college students or those who went to work after high school and now wish to resume their studies. Applications and supporting documents must be received by Dec. 1, 2004. High School counselors and financial aid directors at schools in the area are provided with application forms and brochures. For additional information, call 609-771-7878.

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.