Thanks to the Hendi family of Rosemont for reporting on Maury School's 75th Anniversary celebration on June 3. Here is their report:

"Hi, my name is Sebastian Hendi. I'm 8 years old and in the 2nd grade in Ms. Hee's class at Maury. For Maury's 75th anniversary ceremony, my Cub Scout group (Pack 135), led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. It went well. It was the best pledge ever! The city's mayor and the school superintendent were there, and gave speeches; short ones, thankfully. There was lemonade and cake for everybody but we didn't get any because we went back to our classrooms before the end of the ceremony. After it was over and all the guests left, we had some. I love going to Maury. It's a great school!"

"Hi! My name is Matias Hendi. I am 6 years old in kindergarten in Ms Milton's class at Maury. When Maury was 74 it was a long time to be 75. Maury was a good school when it was 73. When Maury was 72 I did not go to the school here. I will finish Maury when it is its 80th anniversary. It's a long time away!"

CONGRATULATIONS to Josh and Ben Norris of Rosemont for their outstanding performance at the track meets at the Special Olympics Virginia games held at the University of Richmond two weeks ago. Nearly 2,000 Special Olympics athletes and their coaches were at the competition. Special Olympics Virginia was celebrating 30 years.

Josh Norris won a gold medal in the 50-meter run and a silver in the 400-meter run. Ben Norris won a silver in the 50-meter run and a gold in the 200-meter run. Del Ray resident, Ryan Bailey, won a bronze in the 50-meter run and a gold in the softball throw.

Alexandria resident David Chong, who attends T.C., won a silver in the 200-meter and a bronze medal in the 50-meter run.

Check out Supper Under the Stars Wednesday June 29 at 5 p.m. at King Street Gardens Park at the corner of King Street and Daingerfield Road across from the Metro. Joe Theismann's Restaurant will be serving Enchilada De Pollo, Carne Saltiado, Mexican Rice, salad, and dessert. Music by Pasaporte Latino. Tickets are $15 per person in advance or $18 at the door. Contact or call 703-838-9683.

Thanks to Sebastian and Matias Hendi for covering the Maury anniversary. Are you a Rosemont kid who loves to write and talk? See your name in print and be a Rosemont Reporter-for-a-day and cover the July 4th picnic for this column. Send an e-mail to

<1b>— Francine Neville