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The Environmental Quality Advisory Council of Fairfax County is seeking a high school student interested in serving on the council from July 2005 through June 2006. As a member of the council, the student will be involved in the process of making decisions and recommendations that impact the environment in the county. High school sophomores or juniors in good standing who are residents of Fairfax County, Clifton, Herndon or Vienna may apply. Homeschooled students may also apply. Applications are available from the science department chair, guidance counselor, social studies chair or principal of each public, private or parochial school in Fairfax County. Interested students may also contact Noel Kaplan of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1210, TTY 711, or via e-mail at eqac@fairfaxcounty.gov. For information about the council and the student member position, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eqac. Applications must be postmarked by May 6.

The Vienna Woman's Club presents its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Scholarship awards are presented by event's guest speakers. Public is welcome to attend. For more, call 703-281-9747.

A lock-in party for sixth graders takes place Friday, May 20 at 9 p.m. to Saturday, May 21, at 7 a.m., at Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Participants are asked to bring a sleeping bag and pajamas. Tickets are $15 per person and go on sale May 13, at 3:30 p.m. For more, call 703-255-6360.

James Madison High School PTSA sponsors a raffle for a chance to win a 2005 Scion xA. Tickets are $35, and proceeds benefit the annual All-Night Graduation Celebration. Only 600 tickets will be sold, and the drawing takes place June 3, provided that a minimum number of 350 tickets are sold. Participants must be 18 or older. Taxes and fees for the vehicle will be paid by the winner. To order a ticket and see the official raffle rules, visit www.fcps.edu/MadisonHS. For more information, call Mary Mainland at 703-242-4655.

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 www.discoverycreek.org.

Volunteer Fairfax hosts its fourth annual Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute Aug. 8 to Aug. 12, at the Mason District Government Center. PYLI is a five-day institute open to high school students that teaches students an array of leadership skills including team building, project leadership, decision making and diversity training. For more, visit www.volunteerfairfax.org or contact Emily Swenson at 703-246-3460 or eswenson@volunteerfairfax.org.

Benjamin Schwank of Vienna recently won a top honor at the 20th Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair at Randolph-Macon College.