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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.

Robinson Secondary School hosts its Class of 1984 20-Year Reunion, Saturday, Sept. 11, from 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., at Mango Mikes Restaurant, Alexandria. For more information or tickets, visit www.capitalreunions.com.

The West Springfield High School Band will conduct its annual Tag Day on Saturday, Sept. 11. Members of the band will be going door-to-door in the community to solicit financial support for this year's activities. The funds will be used to buy equipment, uniforms and pay for trips to various national, regional and state marching band competitions. As they go door-to-door, band members will pass out performance schedules and a coupon for free food at West Springfield football games. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Annandale High School hosts its Class of 1979 25-Year Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m., at The Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner. For more information or tickets, visit www.capitalreunions.com.

Lake Braddock High School's class of 1994 celebrates its 10 year reunion on Oct. 2 at the Hyatt Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. For more information, visit www.GreatReunions.com.

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 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.

Ryan T. Newmeyer, son of Navy Cmdr. Kevin P. Newmeyer of Springfield, recently participated in the Naval Academy’s week-long summer seminar program in Annapolis, Md. This seminar was designed for upcoming students to get a feel for the challenges and benefits to a Navel Academy education.

The following students of the Springfield area have been inducted into the 2003-04 National Honor Roll:

Robert A Bethea, Lauren Brown, Michael J Campbell, Sarah French, Ann Fu, Bernadette N Gaston, Sharon Gonzales, Suraya Hassani, Silvia T Henriquez, Claire E Howard, Katherine Ibarra, Ashley Jackson, Josh Koch, Callyn A Lepine, Sara Ann Lu, Van-anh T Nguyen, Muhammad Siddiki, Oshila Sulaiman, Andrea Terrazas and Jiang Ling Wang. The National Honor Roll recognizes high achieving high school and middle school students.

Melissa Shue and Ashley Kang, students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, were recently selected to attend Virginia Tech’s Governor’s School for Agriculture this summer. Students will receive instruction from the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Natural Resources, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Monica Tubesing and Gautam Malhotra, students at Lake Braddock Secondary School, were recently selected to attend Virginia Tech’s Governor’s School for Agriculture this summer. Students will receive instruction from the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Natural Resources, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Tyler Heath, son of Russell and Susan Heath of Fairfax, graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy on May 29, 2004. An Eagle Scout, Tyler has chosen to enlist in the U.S. Army.

Brian Platt, son of Gary and Michele Platt of Springfield, graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy on May 29, 2004. This fall, Brian will attend George Mason University, where he will be awarded a three-year Army ROTC scholarship, valued at $20,000 per year. He had also been accepted to the University of Tampa on a four-year Army ROTC scholarship valued at $25,000 per year.

Thomas A. Egeland Jr. of Fairfax Station has been accepted by Hampden-Sydney College and will enroll with an Alumni Award in August 2004. Tom is a graduate of Hayfield Secondary School and is the son of Thomas A. and Charlene M. Egeland of Fairfax Station.

Grant Cobb of Fairfax, a student at WT Woodson High School, was awarded a full-tuition, room and board scholarship to attend The Marie Walsh Art Foundation 2004 Summer Seminar Program.

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.

Kristen Clements, JeNaye Johnson, Ashley Kim, Julianne Lee and Channa Catherine Yu, students at Lake Braddock Secondary School, recently graduated from the Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute (PYLI) sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax. The institute provides students with a unique combination of leadership and community service skills that prepare them for active roles in improving the quality of life in their community.

Brian D. Nichols has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. Nichols is the son of Rick and Barbara Nichols of Midlothian, Va., and the grandson of Bob and Dottie Tedesco of Fairfax.

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.

Girl Scouts. Two groups open to girls between 5 and 11, and 11 and 17 years old, 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.