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Lee High School student Vernisha Sellers is the winner of this year's Senior Soloist Competition at the Music Educators National Conference. She will perform a flute concerto with the Wind Ensemble on the spring band concert, May 12.

TOT Preschool, a ministry of Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, is accepting registrations for three- and four-year-old children. For more, call 703-644-6384 or send an e-mail to tot@sumcdisciples.org. The Sydenstricker United Methodist Church is located at 8508 Hooes Road, Springfield.

West Springfield High School’s Class of 1980 celebrates its 25-year reunion on June 25, at the Hyatt Arlington. For more information, visit www.greatreunions.com.

Springfield’s Hidden Pond Nature Center offers various summer camps for youngsters. For more, call 703-451-9588.

* Pond Pals, open to ages 4-5; children explore Hidden Pond Park’s forest and wetlands through hands-on activities, nature crafts and games. The session takes place from July 6 to July 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $60 per child.

* Pohick Peepers Camp, open to ages 5-6; children take part in field study, crafts, games and stories. Session takes place Aug. 1 to Aug. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost per child is $60 for the three-day session.

* At the five-day Junior Naturalist camp, open to ages 9 to 11, children can participate in a variety of outdoor activities designed to stimulate their interest in the natural world and breathe life into history. The camp takes place July 11 to July 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $85 per child.

* Pohick Ranger camp allows children ages 9 -12 to explore the park’s wetlands and forests in search of all that lives there. This will be an active, hands-on program, with the emphasis on outdoor field study. This camp takes place from July 25 to July 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $85 per child.

St. John's Center for Early Childhood Education is taking registrations for the 2005-06 school year. St. John's offers classes for 2,3 and Pre-K 4 year olds, and before and after school care for K-5. St. John's is located at 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-256-7748.

Hayfield Secondary's Model UN, led by Jim Stevens, recently competed at the Virginia Tech Model United Nations conference held at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Danny Tisen and William Rowland finished fourth in their category while Jessica Johnson, Jack Keefe, Wes Fite, Justin Helsey and Jasmeet Kapor finished second.