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The Herndon High School NJROTC will be host to the George Washington University Field Meet, Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The meet will take place in the school's stadium and will include 21 ROTC teams from around the region. Schools scheduled to compete include: Annapolis; Calvert; Chantilly; Hayfield; Herndon; La Plata; Linganore; Osbourne Park; Paint Branch and Woodson. The ROTC teams include all the branches of service including Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines. The George Washington University Naval ROTC will be supplying the judges for the events which include push-ups, sit-ups, tug of war, numerous running events as well as a few unique relay competitions.

The Herndon High School NJROTC booster club will be serving food and refreshments. The event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

For more information regarding the meet, contact Cadet Andrew Kucinich at 703-742-0117. For more information regarding the Herndon NJROTC visit the Web site at www.herndonnjrotc.com.

Fairfax County Public Schools' new superintendent, Jack Dale, will be discussing his vision for the Fairfax County Public Schools and addressing current interests at the cluster 7 meeting at Oakton High School's media center, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. A question and answer period with Dale and School Board members follows.

The Herndon High School Drama Department will present "Inherit the Wind," by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Nov. 11-13, at 7:30 p.m., in the Herndon High School auditorium. Visit www.herndondrama.org for more information.