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The Dominion High School Drama Department will be presents the musical "Godspell." With a score by the acclaimed composer Stephen Schwartz, the music, dance and storytelling will entertain people of all ages. The show is filled with a wide variety of music ranging from a Vaudevillian number to the famous "Day by Day." Set in an urban alleyway, the play relies solely on the performers and musicians as they work together to form a community. Performances April 27-29 at, 7:30 p.m. and April 30, at 3 p.m., at Dominion High School, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling. Tickets are available at the door for $7. Call 703-444-8025.
More than 40 clarinet, saxophone and flute players from area schools will present a benefit concert Saturday, April 29, at Seneca Ridge Middle School, 98 Seneca Ridge Road, Sterling. All proceeds from the performance benefit the Children's Care Fund of Children's Hospital. The middle- and high-school-age musicians will pay tribute to the music of the Beatles under the direction of Ted Hasko, a private music instructor in Loudoun whose original arrangements were created especially for the event.
The event is open to the public. The concert begins at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Donations will be taken at the door. Checks can be made payable to Children's Hospital. Call 703-430-8060.
Stone Bridge High SchoolÕs Running Dog Productions brings ÒSeussicalÓ to life Thursday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, May 6, at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Children can meet their favorite characters after the 12:30 p.m. matinee Saturday, May 6. Tickets are $6 at the door. Glen Hochkeppel directs and Debbie Settle music directs, with Dave KellerÕs award-winning musicians in the pit band blending up their Broadway-style rhythm and melody. Stone Bridge is located at 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn, 703-779-8900.
Dates for SAT testing for 2005-2006 have been established for Loudoun County Public Schools. The tests are administered on nationally standardized dates and require advanced registration.
Students may register online or may obtain paper registration materials from the guidance office of each high school. Registration and study information is available at www.collegeboard.org for the SAT. Students should register at least six weeks in advance of the tests.
Most colleges require SAT or ACT for college admissions. Some colleges also require certain SAT II subject tests for admissions or placement. Students should check with all of the colleges to which they plan to apply to determine which tests are required and preferred.
Students usually register for the SAT or ACT in their junior year and repeat the test in the senior year. Some students elect to take both the SAT and ACT.
The SAT test dates are:
* May 6: SAT and SAT II subject tests, Broad Run High School.
* June 3: SAT and SAT II subject tests, Park View High School.
In recognition of student volunteerism in Loudoun County, the Loudoun Volunteer Services Board has established scholarships for graduating seniors from each Loudoun County public and private high school and from the home-school community.
In support of the Student Volunteer Program, the scholarships recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Loudoun County community through their volunteer efforts. Different from traditional scholarships, the Loudoun Volunteer Services' Student Scholarships place more emphasis on a demonstrated interest in and service to the community than on academic or athletic excellence.
It is the goal of the Loudoun Volunteer Services Board to provide opportunities and to encourage students to become active in their community through volunteer service. The Loudoun Volunteer Services' Student Scholarships are funded each year through contributions from county businesses and civic groups.
Students should submit the scholarship applications to Loudoun Volunteer Services, 1 Harrison St., S.E., P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, VA 20177-7000, by the close of business May 1. Applications are available at each school, by visiting www.loudoun.gov/pio/student.htm or by calling 703-777-0113.
Sponsorship opportunities and tee times remain for the inaugural Dominion Titan Golf Classic, May 17, at Lowe's Island Country Club. The fund-raising event, presented by ATLAS (Association of Titan Leaders Assisting Students) to support student and faculty activities at Dominion High School, will tee off on the River Course, at 9:30 a.m.
The tournament field will be limited to 84 golfers. Participants will receive a tournament gift bag and will have access to practice facilities prior to the shotgun start. There will be a continental breakfast, boxed lunch and post-tournament awards reception.
To register for the tournament or to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities, contact Eric Holmberg at 703-720-8058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The board of directors of Virginia Smiles, a nonprofit organization that provides a link between families affected by cleft lip and/or cleft palate and the medical community that serves these patients, announces the 2006 Virginia Smiles Scholarship Program, which will award a $1,000 college scholarship to a high-school senior or college student in Virginia who was born with a cleft lip or cleft palate, and who is registered to attend a Virginia college in the fall of 2006.
Requirements for the scholarship include a completed Virginia Smiles College Scholarship Application, which is available at www.Virginia-Smiles.org; a 500-word essay describing why he/she is deserving of the $1,000 scholarship from Virginia Smiles; and attendance and participation at the Virginia SmilesÕ Family Picnic July 9, located at Nottoway Park in Vienna, Recipient will receive the award, and must give a 10-minute speech to families of children born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate, and other guests. The speech must highlight the accomplishments of his/her life and how he/she overcame the challenges of being born with a cleft lip/cleft palate.
All entries must be postmarked on or before May 31. Candidates should mail their application and essay to Virginia Smiles, P.O. Box 2891, Fairfax, VA 22031-2891.
Dominion High School's second annual Project Graduation, a night-long celebration of the Class of 2006, will take place June 17, at the high school from 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
This alcohol- and drug-free event, following that morning's graduation exercises, is sponsored by ATLAS and being organized by the parents of underclassmen to provide an exciting, fun-filled, and safe celebration.
The theme will be "A Day at the Beach" and will feature a disc jockey, dancing, games and giveaways. Food is expected to include submarines sandwiches, ice slushies and a chocolate fountain. Door prizes will be drawn all night. A grand prize will be awarded at breakfast.
Many businesses and community organizations have already contributed to make this a truly memorable night for students. Businesses, organizations or individuals that would like to donate items or make a monetary donation are encouraged to contact Jane Lettmann at 703-444-5139 or e-mail Lett10s@aol.com.
The 1976 gradating class of Broad Run High School in Ashburn is holding its 30-year reunion July 22, at the Holiday Inn at Carradoc Hall in Leesburg. The class is looking for classmates and need help from friends and family of alumni. Call Ana Mallory (Miranda) at 847-797-9043 or e-mail BRHS76@comcast.net.
The Discovery Park Project Committee has received several recent donations in support of Discovery Park, the new Science Park and Playground to be built at Sully Elementary School in October 2006.
Flooring Solutions Inc. in Sterling is supporting the Rain Wheel in the amount of $500. Middleburg Bank in Ashburn donated $200 to sponsor the Trustworthiness Pillar of Character. Bill Hough of Chantilly Crushed Stone donated $6,000 to sponsor both the gazebo and Fort Discovery. In addition, Chantilly Crushed Stone also bought a total of 15 pickets for $420. Scott Plein of Equinox Investments is supporting the four animal habitats for a total of $2,400. Chantilly Turf Farms donated $200 and Edgar Hatrick, Superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools, sent $100.
These donations along with the money raised in the recent walk-a-thon and cowpie bingo bring the total raised for Discovery Park to almost $75,000. A total of $130,000 is need for the project, which is scheduled to be built in the fall.