Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

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The Washington Regional Transplant Consortium's Donor Family Council offers scholarships to area high school seniors. Participants must follow the rules and submit an essay (maximum 1,000 words) about organ and tissue donation on the theme, "Organ & Tissue Donation: Persuade Someone to Give the Gift of a Lifetime." The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 15, at midnight. Visit

Irish Fun. Club Phoenix Teen Center hosts "Luck 'o the Irish" contests on Friday, March 18, beginning at 3:30 p.m., at the center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Event included games and a pie-eating contest. Free and open to Vienna sixth graders. 703-255-6360.

The Vienna Woman’s Club offers two college scholarships for rising college freshmen living within the Vienna zip codes 22180-22183:

* The Joanne Craig Cook Memorial Scholarship, a $4,000 scholarship for a student pursuing a degree in education. This one-time scholarship has been donated by the Cook Family in her memory.

* A $1,000 annual scholarship presented by the Vienna Woman’s Club. These scholarships are awarded in May, and applications are available in the career centers of James Madison, Oakton, George Marshall, Thomas Jefferson, Paul VI and Flint Hill High Schools. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is April 8. For more information, call 703-281-9747.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens offers Discovery Creek's Summer Nature Adventure, a day camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 11, from June 13 to Aug. 19. For more information or to register, call 202-337-5111 or visit

Colvin Run Elementary was recently named among the 2004 Johnie Forte Jr. grant winners. Winning schools receive up to $500 for recycling or litter prevention projects. Colvin Run's project was “The Lifecycle of Recyclable Products.”

Cadet Laurel Ford has received the Bronze Eagle award for the second quarter at Massanutten Military Academy. To qualify, a cadet must have maintained a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.49. Ford is the daughter of Mrs. Darby Ford of Vienna.

Girl Scouts. Two age groups open to girls between 5 and 11, and 11 and 17, with activities/events planned 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 or

Club Phoenix Teen Center. Vienna Community Center features a big screen TV, jukebox and CD player, Dreamcast, pool and pingpong tables and more for Vienna-area middle-school students. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m., Friday from 3-10 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 703-255-6360.