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On July 25, Samuel W. Tucker Elementary students returned to school for their second year on a modified calendar. Students attend school for the same number of days (183) as their peers in the Alexandria City Public School District, but summer days are redistributed throughout the year in quarterly breaks known as Intersessions. Students may vacation during these days but typically attend enrichment and remediation classes at the school. Last year, students participated in classes that included Knitting for Kids, Kid Science, The Magic of Magic, Newspaper Times, Math in the Real World, Games, Games, and more Games, and Dance and Sing. Planning is already underway for the Oct. 3-14 Intersession. Residents with a special skill or hobby should contact Susan Stickles, intersession coordinator, at 703-933-6314 or susan.stickles@acps.k12.va.us.

Catherine Johnson, of Alexandria, was named to the Deans' List at Suffolk University in Boston for the spring semester of the 2004-2005 academic year.

Katie Landry, the daughter of James and Yong Saporito of Alexandria, graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School June 2. During the end-of-the-year awards ceremony, Katie was recognized for earning one of the top scores in the Virginia Math League in Pre-Algebra. She also received the Most Improved Player Award for girls' soccer earlier this spring.

Anna Schmidt, daughter of Paul and Cathryn Schmidt of Alexandria, has been named to the 2004-05 Lawrence University dean’s list for maintaining a minimum 3.4 grade point average. She is a 2001 graduate of T.C. Williams High School.

Benjamin Gibson recently graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va with a Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Engineering in May of this year. He is the son of David and Bernadette Gibson, of Alexandria.

Catherine Annalisa Miller, of Alexandria, a master’s student studying landscape architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, recently received the Faculty Book Award and the American Society of Landscape Architects Graduate Merit Award.

Alexandra Barr, daughter of Jane and Barry Barr of Alexandria, received her bachelor of arts degree cum laude from Mount Holyoke College.

Jessica Lynn Golliday, daughter of C. Leslie Golliday Jr. of Alexandria, received her bachelor of arts degree magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College.