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The Minerals Management Service and Herndon High School have joined forces to help revitalize the agency’s recycling program at their Elden Street location. The new program will not only increase recycling efforts, but also help provide scholarships to students at the local high school.

Under an agreement between MMS and the student environmental club at HHS, students will pick up recycled white paper, colored paper, newspapers, and cans from MMS. The HHS student environmental club currently collects recyclables from more than 150 local businesses. The student environmental club sells the recycled items and uses the proceeds to provide college scholarships to worthy students.

Over the past 15 years the recycling program run by the student environmental club has resulted in more than $200,000 in scholarships for HHS students.

The Herndon High School PTSA is looking for volunteers to hand out information packets during the following dates and times. Each shift needs two people. E-mail

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 31

<lst>8–10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

1–3:30 p.m.

6–8 p.m.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 1st

<lst>8–10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

1:00–3:30 p.m.

The South Lakes High School Class of 1985 will host their 20-year reunion, which will take place on Oct. 22 at the Reston Sheraton. Those interested in attending should email name and mailing address to For more information, visit Those interested in helping with planning should contact Melanie Kirsch Colston at 703-476-0579.