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Artwork by students from Holmes, Irving, Jackson, Liberty, and Longfellow Middle Schools and Hayfield Secondary School is now on permanent display at Lacey Center, 3705 Crest Drive, Annandale. The artwork includes self-portraits, masks, paintings, and other media. More than 100 students participated in the project.

Sign Up for Cub Scouts. Join Scouting Night for boys ages in the first through fifth grades (ages 7-10) is coming to several area schools. Boy Scouting is available to boys who are 11 through 17 years old, or who have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award, or have completed the fifth grade. Boy Scouts camp, hike and fish in the great outdoors. They get together in troops and try out new experiences.

Venturing offers a program that is fun and full of challenge and adventure for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Learn more about Venturing's outdoor, sports, arts and hobbies, community service and Sea Scouting crews.

For more information about these programs, call Scott Romans at 703-455-2167.

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.

Robert E. Lee High School Class of 1994 graduates and their dates are invited to "The Martini Project," benefiting the AHA and the Grier Hansen scholarship fund. Event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. at Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway. Enjoy an open martini bar from 8-10 p.m., complimentary food buffet, music, raffles, LHS memories, special performances and more. Tickets will only be sold in advance and are $50 each. Log onto www.criscismartiniproject.bigstep.com or call 310-927-1017 for details.

Lake Braddock High School's class of 1984 celebrates its 20 year reunion on Oct. 9, at Doubletree Hotel Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. For more information, visit www.GreatReunions.com.

W.T. Woodson High School sponsors its Class of 1984 20-Year Reunion, on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8 p.m. - midnight, at The State Theatre, Falls Church. For more information or tickets, visit www.capitalreunions.com.

W.T. Woodson High School sponsors its Class of 1979 25-Year Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the International Country Club, Chantilly. For more information or tickets, visit www.capitalreunions.com.

Hayfield Secondary School hosts its Class of 1994 10-Year Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at The Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner. For more information or tickets, visit www.capitalreunions.com.

Fairfax County Public Schools sponsor its 29th annual College Fair on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall. More than 350 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada will be represented at the Fair, including two-year and four-year colleges, business, technical and nursing schools. For more information, visit http://www.fcps.edu/DSSSE/CollegeFairNight, call 703-876-5248 or students can talk to their school counselors and career center specialists. Fair Oaks Mall is located at 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax.

Fairfax County Public Schools sponsor College Night on Monday, Oct. 18, at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road. This program offers workshops related to college admissions and:

• Attending and affording private colleges.

• College athletics and the NCAA.

• Considerations for students with disabilities in the college admissions process.

• Financial aid.

• Successful strategies for college-bound minority students.

• Writing the college application essay.

• The admissions process for students pursuing the arts.

For more information, visit http://www.fcps.edu/DSSSE/CollegeFairNight, call 703-876-5248 or students can talk to their school counselors and career center specialists.

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.

W.T. Woodson High School students James Adams, Jeffrey Bergemann, Braden Blake, Christine Blessing, Andrew Brick-Turin, William Cang, Amber Dennison, Katharine Dickson, Sean Douglass, Arianna Drumond, Kimberly Feeney, Mary Gaski, Neha Govil, Rachel Griendling, Erin Hall, Meredith Hertel, Gaurav Hiranandani, Lindsay Hixon, Piao Ji, Patrick Kim, Jessica Leiman, Neal Livesay, Rachael Long, Daniel Miller, Katherine Mulhall, Ester Pak, Kristin Rector, Evan Smith-Francis, Dean Smollar, Leilani Uyehara, Hilary Ward, Brian Wells, Yang Weng, Timothy White and Abigail Zaniel have been named Commended Students in the 2005 National Merit Scholarship program. Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent or more than 1 million students who entered the 2005 competition by taking the 2003 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Fairfax High School's class of 1974 celebrates its 30-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Hyatt Fair Lakes Hotel, 12777 Fair Lakes Circle. For more information, visit www.GreatReunions.com.

Kimberly DeLisi, a student at the Robinson High School, is participating in the Career Exploration in the Life Sciences Seminar through Cornell University's world-class College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) this summer.

CALIBRE, an employee-owned government information technology and management services firm, donated 13 desktop computers to Franconia Elementary School. CALIBRE and the school formed a partnership in June 2002 to share and develop resources, promote community involvement, and enhance student learning. In addition to donating equipment and school supplies, CALIBRE frequently provides technical support, financial support and volunteers for tutoring and mentoring. Franconia Elementary School, in return, provides student writings and artwork for the company's newsletter and Alexandria headquarters office, use of the school's facilities, and seasonal concerts for employees.

Senior Chip Fowler has been promoted to the top leadership ranks of the Air Force Junior ROTC detachment at Randolph-Macon Academy. Chip is the son of Amanda Fowler of Springfield and Chip Fowler of Arlington.

Eileen O'Brien, a student from Robert E. Lee High School and Jessamyn Randall, a student from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology recently completed the Pre-Collegiate Program in Early American History at the College of William and Mary. While enrolled, students lived at the university in residence halls, and upon completing the program, students earned four hours of college credit.

Little Run Elementary School of Fairfax is participating in "Building School Pride," a program designed by KNEX Industries to bring math, science and technology concepts to life. Little Run's fourth, fifth and sixth graders participating in this project have about 30 days to build their invention.

Arianna Drumond, a student from W.T. Woodson High School, recently completed the Pre-Collegiate Program in Early American History. While enrolled, students lived in a residence hall, and upon completion received four hours of college credit.