School Notes

School Notes

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Bishop Ireton Concert. The Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert band will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at the auditorium, Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Admission $3 adults, $1 children. For more information, call 703-212-5162.

Ten Alexandria students have enrolled in Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. The students are: Caitlin Brinkman; James Flanagan; Kristen Smith; Nicky Corbett; Kimberly Ricks; Melissa Younger; Patrick Burke; Katherine Lord; Gianopiero Piccinini; and Yoori Jung.

Aria Grabowski of Alexandria, a freshman at American University, Washington, D.C., participated in a community service project that saw AU freshmen contribute 10,000 hours of community service at 59 regional locations. Five hundred fifty students participated in the Freshman Service Experience, held Aug. 23-26.

The Guiding Our Children Home Alliance invites the general public and home schoolers to bring and play games at the Sherwood Hall Library the second Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5 p.m. The Sherwood Hall Library is located at 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria.

The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) recently hosted 15 international student leaders from the Near East and South Asia for a student-to-student discussion as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. Nathan Qazi, editor-in-chief of NVCC's Alexandria Campus student-run newspaper The Student Voice, led the discussion among the student visitors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. They exchanged questions and answers with NVCC student leaders examining the role community college students play on and off campus in activism and civic responsibility, grassroots organizing, leadership development, citizen participation, and the basic differences between community colleges and four-year universities.

A student team from Virginia Tech's landscape architecture program at the Alexandria campus has won a $4,100 second place team award in the National Low Impact Development (LID) Student Design Competition, jointly sponsored by the University of Maryland, Prince George's County and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Virginia Tech graduate student Meredith Upchurch of Alexandria.; Laurie Schween, a fifth-year visiting student from Louisiana State University; and Kate Belski of Haddonfield, N.J., a senior majoring in landscape architecture, designed the winning entry which was on display recently during the National Low Impact Development Conference in College Park, Md. The landscape architecture program is part of Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Sixteen students from Bishop Ireton High School participated in the breast cancer Walk last Saturday as "Cardinals for the Cure." Each walker honored Mrs. Margarite Scafari, former Vice-Principal for Academics at BIHS, and her struggle with breast cancer. Cardinals for the Cure was founded in Fall 2004 by Emma Jellen and Mia Breheny, juniors at BIHS, and to date has raised nearly $1,000 for the cause. Mrs. Kelly is the faculty moderator for Cardinals for the Cure.