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To have real estate information listed in The Arlington Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. This free community listing is reserved to events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Mike DiCicco at 703-917-6432 with any questions.

For the second year in a row, high school seniors in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland will have the opportunity to receive $5,000 in scholarships by writing an essay on organ and tissue donation. A total of nine scholarships will be awarded: three in the District of Columbia, and three each in the Maryland and Virginia counties served by the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium, the Washington, D.C. area's organ and tissue recovery organization. The winner will receive $3,000, and two runners-up will receive $1,000 each. WRTC's Donor Family Council is sponsoring this special project of financial assistance to area college-bound students. Participants must follow the rules and submit an essay (maximum 1,000 words) 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 www.beadonor.org.

The 50th Annual Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Sunday, March 6, at Wakefield High School, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road. Students, parents and community members are invited to come out and view the projects, which will be on display in the boys gym, from 1-3 p.m. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. and is open only to students who are part of the competition, and their families.

About 300 students from public, private and parochial schools in Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church will have a project on display. The categories vary in subject matter and include topics from behavioral science to zoology.

Community members are invited to observe the successes and accomplishments of the many students who are participating.

For more information, contact fair director Constance Skelton, at 703-228-6163.

EF Foundation for Foreign Study, a worldwide organization dedicated to encouraging cultural awareness and mutual respect between nations through international exchange, is seeking potential host families for the 2005-2006 school year in the City of Alexandria, Arlington County and Southern Fairfax County. Host families are responsible for providing room, board and a caring environment for EF exchange students, who range from 15 to 18 years old and attend area high schools. The students, who are selected for the program based on their academic achievement, maturity and adaptability, are fully insured, speak English and bring their own spending money. Host families are eligible for a tax deduction and a $500 scholarship toward EF's outbound study abroad program. Contact Erika Christ at 571-322-0006 or the EF Foundation headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts at 1-888-44-SHARE. Further information can be found at www.effoundation.org.

The Society of Recovering Sorority Girls (RSG), through its founders, Kristina “Morgan” Rose and Deandra “Brooksie” Brooks, announce the start of Arlington's “Project Cinderella” for the 2005 prom season. “Project Cinderella” is a formal dress donation drive that will provide high school girls in need with a dress to wear to their prom. Dresses will be collected through mid-May. The organization requests that donated dresses be in good condition and dry-cleaned. Gently used prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and formal wear are all acceptable donations. All donors will receive income tax receipts from the Arlington County School District. To participate, contact Morgan and Brooksie at info@recoveringsororitygirls.com.

The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications to the Virginia Sheriff’s Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Arlington resident students planning to attend or currently attending a Virginia college or university and majoring in the criminal justice field. Application forms can be found at www.virginiasheriffs.org/vsi/scholarship/index.htm. For more information call Major Karen Albert, Director of Administration, at 703-228-4461. The applications must be submitted to the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office by April 1.

The following students from Arlington were recently named to the Dean's List at the college of William and Mary for the fall semester: Cecilia Cackley, Kristin Corcoran, Laura Cylke, Alexander Danvers, Anne Gessler, Amanda Heyer, Cecily Hutton, Younes Jabbara, Robert Kolick, Daniel Kuehn, Lydia Malley, Alexander Massey, Benjamin Merrill, Adriane Miller, Anne Mueller, Melissa Park, Rachel Scheer, Abigail Shockley, Robert Simmons, Sara Strehle and Karolina Swiadek.

In order to achieve Dean's List status, a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 Quality Point Average during the semester.

Rebecca Herman, the daughter of Michael and Phyllis Herman of Arlington, appeared as a member of the “cookie” chorus in three recent performances of Lawrence University’s production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera “Hansel and Gretel.” A senior at Lawrence, she is a 2001 graduate of Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda, Md.

The following Virginia Tech undergraduate students, all residents of Arlington, were among those honored at the university's Fall Commencement Ceremony held Friday, Dec. 17, in Cassell Coliseum:

Eric Fox received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the College of Science.

Ashley Smith received a bachelor of science degree in interior design from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Yenan Boya received a bachelor of science in business degree in finance from the Pamplin College of Business.

Jesse Panneton received a the degree of bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from the College of Engineering.

Pauline Tran received a bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business.

Aaron Armstrong received a bachelor of science in civil engineering degree from the College of Engineering.

David Cylke received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the College of Science.

Ryan Gold received a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Nina Greenblatt received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the College of Science.

Daniel Anderson received a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the College of Engineering.

Melat Tafesse received a bachelor of science in chemical engineering degree from the College of Engineering.

Evan Close received a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

David Gnugnoli received a bachelor of science degree in biology from the College of Science.

Stephanie Powers received a bachelor of arts degree in communication from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Alyssa Yount received a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in psychology from the College of Science.

Samantha H. Dorsey of Arlington recently finished filming "Founding Mothers." A 2002 graduate of Washington-Lee High School, Samantha is a junior at James Madison University majoring in history. In Cokie Robert's "Founding Mothers," she portrays Peggy Shippen, the wife of Benedict Arnold. Founding Mothers will air on the History Channel on March 6 at 7 p.m.