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Katie Hooper, a senior at Lake Braddock Secondary and editor-in-chief of "The Bear Facts," is Virginia High School League's 2005 student journalist of the year, and will receive VHSL's Charles Savedge Scholarship.

Hayfield Secondary teacher cadet, Whitney Howell, won the $500 Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship of the Gamma Chapter. Whitney plans to attend George Mason University in the fall and pursue a degree in education.

Katie Bowler-Vitali and Fifhian Wilma of Hayfield Secondary were nominated for Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

Elease Dennis, Ana Carter and Aklele Tesfaye of Hayfield Secondary are representing the cosmetology classes at the Fairfax County Fair.

Hayfield Secondary School's Ken Halla was awarded a grant for $12,000 to pay for the Summer Honors and Advanced Placement Institute for high school students. Denise Stephanos, Ann Saad, Roxanne Seftas, Amy Kraut and Hilary Smith also were awarded a grant for the first ever Middle School Honors Summer Institute grant for $9,000.

Kimberly Greer, an middle school history teacher at Hayfield Secondary, has been selected as one of 15 participants in the Learning, Empowering, Assessing and Developing (LEAD) Fairfax Accelerated Certification Cohort for aspiring principals.

Yvonne Centala, English teacher and Japanese Anime Club adviser at Hayfield Secondary, took a 36-hour seminar on East Asia funded by the Freeman Foundation to enhance teaching about East Asia in secondary schools. The Foundation will award $300 to Hayfield in the fall 2005 for A/V materials on Japan.

Jung “Helen” Park of Hayfield Secondary won the 8th District Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the U.S. Rep. James P. Moran (D-8). Her artwork is now part of the Congressional Art Competition Exhibition in the Verizon Gallery of the Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale campus until May 31. Helen’s artwork will then be transferred to the United States Capitol for eight months. Jonathan Tadross received an honorable mention for his work that is also now in the competition show. Their art teacher is Sallye Mahan-Cox.