School Notes

School Notes

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South Lakes High School's class of 1984 will hold its 20-year high school reunion Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. For more information, visit

Sunrise Elementary School is celebrating its 25th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 13, from 6-8:30 p.m., at 10824 Cross School Road. The celebration will bring together alumni, both teachers and students, as well as present teachers, students and faculty. Dessert will be served and attendees will be able to take tours of the school. For more information visit RSVP by Oct. 15.

Thirteen students from Fairfax County Public Schools have been named semifinalists in the 2005 National Achievement Scholarship program, an academic competition for Black American high-school students, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation including Benjamin Leatherwood of South Lakes High. The semifinalists will compete for more than 800 achievement scholarship awards, worth $2.7 million, to be awarded next spring.

The Hunter Woods Elementary, 2401 Colts Neck Road, Reston, community will rededicate the school with the installation and dedication of an outdoor bronze sculpture, Friday, Oct. 8, at 1:30 p.m. The sculpture was designed by Lauren Quast, a seventh-grader at Langston Hughes Middle. Her design, a mountain climber, was selected while she was a sixth-grader at Hunter Woods and was created by New York sculptor Mike Pilato. The climber will be attached to a 7-foot boulder.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., announces the Long & Foster $200,000 Scholarship Program for graduating high-school seniors entering an accredited four-year college or university. The program will award $1,000 to each of 200 recipients for the 2005-2006 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. A selection committee will select the final scholarship winners by April 15, 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 in, and any part-time job held while in school. In addition, applicants are asked to write a short essay on either their most significant high-school experience or their expectations for college.

Applications for the program can be obtained from any of the Long & Foster's residential sales offices, from high-school guidance counselors or via Long & Foster's Web site at

A hard copy of the application and the required attachments must be mailed to Long & Foster Scholarship Program, c/o Corporate Marketing Department, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 11351 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-6082, Attn: Erin Wendel by March 1, 2005.