Camp and Schools Notes

Camp and Schools Notes

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.

The Old Oakton High School reunion takes place Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m., at Oakton Elementary School, 3000 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton. Students, staff, faculty and graduates, and their friends and families, of the old high school are invited to attend. Admission is $5. For more, call 703-938-8605 or 703-938-8176.

Club Phoenix Teen Center hosts an open house for parents on Wednesday, May 25, at 5 p.m., at the center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. The purpose of the program is to give teen center parents an opportunity to view the facility, share information, meet the staff, complete the required registration form and discuss issues and concerns. Parents can also sign up to be teen center volunteers or serve on the Club Phoenix Parent Advisory Committee. For more, call 703-255-5721.

The Vienna Community Center hosts "Sports Night," for middle school students from 6-11 p.m., at the center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Drop in for basketball and refreshments. Free. For more, call 703-225-6360.

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 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

The Oakton High School Dance Team offers a Junior Dance Camp this summer for rising first through eighth graders, from July 25-27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. The cost is $75 before July 1, and $84 after July 1. For more information and to download the camp flyer and registration form, visit and click on '2005 Summer Camps'.

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 or contact Emily Swenson at 703-246-3460 or

Ten students and two advisers from Oakton High School recently flew to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., to participate in NASA's Student Launch Initiative program. The program provides schools with $2,500 to build a rocket that flies to an altitude of one mile and carries a scientific payload. The payload will be measuring the acceleration of the rocket in three dimensions in addition to other tests.

Students from three teams from Louise Archer Elementary were selected as the sixth grade criteria winners for Application of Science, Math and Technology; sixth grade criteria winners for Innovation, Originality and Creativity; and sixth grade criteria winners for Team Collaboration and Communication in the northeast region in the 2004-05 eCYBERMISSION competition. The competition is a Web-based science, math and technology competition sponsored by the U.S. Army, allowing students in grades six through nine compete for regional and national awards while working to solve problems in their community.

Sarah Welsh, a freshman at Oakton High School in Vienna, placed first in the zoology category for a project titled "Daffodil Bulbs as an Effective Deer Repellent" at the 20th Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair at Randolph-Macon College.

Christopher Jordan of Vienna was inducted into the German National Honor Society at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal. To qualify, a student must earn at least a grade point average of 3.5 or better in that foreign language, and a 3.0 GPA overall. A senior at Randolph-Macon, Christopher is the son of Jeffrey and Carol Jordan of Vienna.

About 311 runners participated in the inaugural Vienna Elementary Run for Fun, a 5K race and 1-mile fun run and walk, on Sunday, May 1. The overall female winner of the 5K was Amy Feuerback of Falls Church with a time of 20:45.6, and the overall male winner was James Baker of McLean with a time of 17:30.2. The honorary co-chairs for the race were Stu Gibson, Fairfax County Public School Board member and Town of Vienna Mayor M. Jane Seeman. The race committee honored retiring Vienna Elementary School Principal Linda Clark with a class participation award named in her honor. Proceeds from the race will benefit the educational enrichment programs of the Vienna Elementary School PTA.