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Chantilly High's Charge Ahead program will once again be offered for incoming freshman. It lets them become acquainted with the school and includes a tour of the building and grounds, a schedule seminar, technology seminar and a study, writing and research-skills seminar. It also includes an introduction to SGA programs and activities, as well as a preview of the clubs, sports and extracurricular opportunities.

The week concludes with a barbecue for students, parents, the principal and assistant principals. The two sessions are Aug. 7-11 or Aug. 14-18 and the fee is $130. See Chantilly High’s Web site for the application.

Willow Springs Elementary will hold its open house Thursday, Aug. 31, from 9-10 a.m., for grades K-three, and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for grades four-six. Families and students will meet the teachers and Principal Liz Rhein and tour the school.

Hilary Lynne Hodge of Clifton graduated from the University of Florida with a master's degree in linguistics.

Jon-Michael Eclar of Chantilly was named to the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts dean's list for the spring 2006 semester. Eclar is a junior majoring in music industry.

Andrew McNeill of Clifton was named to Syracuse University's Martin J. Whitman School of Management Dean's List for the spring 2006 semester. McNeil is a finance major.

Christine Elizabeth Tubesing of Centreville graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Arts and Science. She received a bachelor of arts degree in economics. Christine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David L. Tubesing of Centreville.

Dean Nezam Razavi of Centreville was named to the Vanderbilt University Dean's List for the spring 2006 semester. He is in the College of Arts and Science. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Amir Razavi.

Peter Douskalis of Centreville, a jazz studies major in the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University, was named to the Spring 2006 dean's list.

Class Reunion. Chantilly High's Class of 1991 High School Reunion. For more information, call 703-266-6702 or www.capitalreunions.com.

Northern Virginia Christian Academy (NVCA) is now accepting applications for the 2006-2007 academic year for grades K-12. NVCA is an independent, non-denominational private school in Fairfax City dedicated to equipping students with the resources they need to excel academically, grow spiritually and thrive individually. Go to www.nvchristianacademy.org/ or call 703-203-0046.

The ASPECT Foundation is looking for families to host a foreign exchange student for the upcoming school year. The students come from all over the world for the chance to experience life in the USA while attending high school. These students have their own health insurance and spending money. Host families provide the student with room and board. Call 703-433-0362.

Deer Park Elementary requests that the Centreville community save their Campbell's Labels for Education for our 2006-2007 school year collection effort. The goal is 56,500 labels for a new digital electronic piano. Place any labels in the school's lobby collection box at 15109 Carlbern Drive. Further information on the program and participating products can be obtained on the Campbell's Web site at www.labelsforeducation.com.