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To have school information listed in The Arlington Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or write an e-mail to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457.

Former Arlington Public Schools special education students who graduated, completed their school progrm, transferred or withdrew from school during the school year 2000-2001 should cantact the APS sTudent sErvices Recorde Department by Sept. 15 if they would like a copy of their special education records. Additionally, former special education students with birth dates of 1978 or 1979 should contact the Records Department for copies of their special education records. Call records clerks Xenia Castaneda or Mary Beth Vieiraat 703-228-6062.

The George Washington High School Class of 1971 would like to invite the classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972 to a Reunion at Holiday Inn Ballston/Arlington on Sept. 16. Contact Sara Cheshire at 703-317-0893 or visit gwaa.cps.k12.va.us.

Claire Lauterbach, of Arlington, was named to the dean's list with distinction at Duke University for the Spring 2006 semester.

Becca Herman, daughter of Michael and Phyllis Herman, Arlington, earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and a bachelor of music degree in opera/vocal studies, student-designed, cum laude from Lawrence University. She is a 2001 graduate of Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda, Md.

Timothy Walters, of Arlington a senior majoring in landscape architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, recently received the Benjamin C. Johnson and Janice K. McBee Prize for Excellence in Design. This award is given to a fourth-year undergraduate student and one graduate student based on academic achievement, design performance, leadership in studio, contribution to collective learning in studio, confidence in graphic, written, and verbal communication, and demonstrated vision for landscape architecture.

The following Arlington residents and Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university's Spring Commencement Ceremony held Friday, May 12 in Lane Stadium: Sharon Brown, Alexandre Monnard, Thomas Sawner, James Fedoroff, Wade Kallio, Faiz Munshi, Ekta Shah, John Shulsky, Joseph Hickman, George Lang, Veronica Rivera, Esin Ozdag, Tri Phan, Michael Seppala, Hon Mu Shin, Nathan Zimmerman, Patrick Cox, Julie Noble, Anhvu Buchanan, Gayle Ruddick, Sarah Druy, John Kurcis, Gene Pierson, Jeffrey Rusincovitch, Stacey Rusnak, Alexandra Sehler, Byron Diaz-Citan, Maria Kapasouris, Christopher Chase, Donal Goff, Claire Mulloy, Larkin Read, Gabriel Dunn, Lindsey Gowin, Gina Lodato, Cullen McDonald.

Eric A. Brown of Arlington is among 518 students who are starting at Bates College this fall. Brown, a 2006 graduate of Georgetown Day School, is the son of Robert Brow and Brooke Alexander.