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Hayfield senior Laura Spurlock won an “Award of Merit” from the Virginia State Parent Teacher Association for her Reflections literature entry.

Caitlin Butler of Hayfield Secondary received one of two $2,000 Northern Virginia Fellowship of Christian Athlete Student Leadership Scholarship Awards. She will be attending Bridgewater College, playing softball, and working toward a degree in Health & Exercise Science.

Hayfield Secondary social studies teachers Ken Halla and Debbie Sullivan, math educators Liz Morris, Ginny Yeager and Thomas Johnson, as well as family and consumer sciences teacher Patti Heller were nominated for Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

Hayfield Secondary students recently participated in the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Winning first place was Rishi Singh for his project titled “The Effect of the Amount of KCL on V. unguiculata.” Second-place winners included Ashley Kennedy, Kashaf Chagala, Alex Wakim, Taslima Choudhury, Julianna Smith, Jason McCormack, Andrew Melim and Tamar Roomian. Third-place honors were given to Dimelza Gonzales-Flores, Elena Tenore, Payam Abedi, Eric Nelson and Jeffrey Zub. Philip Beisel, Rebecca Scarborough, Laura Puterbaugh, Matthew Faggion, Stephen Woody, Jon Mayer, Corey Thomas and Danny Southard all earned honorable mentions.

James Messenger and Megan Carey of Hayfield Secondary placed second in “Duo Interpretation” at Virginia High School League State Forensic Championship. The entire Forensics Team placed third for the “Sweepstakes” at the Washington Arlington Catholic Forensic League Metrofinal Championships. James and Megan along with Angie Castillo, Karissa Castillo and Molly Dickerson will travel over the Memorial Day weekend to Milwaukee to compete in the National Catholic Forensic League National Championship Tournament.

Hayfield Secondary students Esther Rhee and Alicia Farley have been selected for the Foreign Language Governor’s School this summer. From all of Virginia, only 60 students per language are selected to participate in these programs. Esther will attend the Latin program, while Alicia will attend the Japanese program. In addition, Jessica Johnson was selected as an alternate to the Latin Academy.

Sara Aultman of Hayfield Secondary will have her review of Woodbridge High School’s production of “Damn Yankees” published by the Washington Post.

Cheryl Foil of Lake Braddock Secondary School has recently been selected as a recipient of corporate-sponsored merit scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Jennifer Wax of Lake Braddock Secondary School has recently been selected as a recipient of corporate-sponsored merit scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.