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South County Secondary School Band Boosters present “An Evening of Jazz, Etc.” Tuesday, May 30 in the school cafeteria. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a performance by the guitar ensemble, SCSS band performers and middle and high school jazz bands at 7:15 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the South County music program. Tickets $10 for dinner and show, and $5 for show and dessert only. Visit www.southcountyarts.org for advance ticket sales before May 25. Dinner tickets not available at the door. Make checks payable to SCSS BCA.

The National Merit Scholarship Program designated several Fairfax County Public Schools students as Merit Scholarship winners for 2006. Scholarships, which range from $500 to $10,000, are corporate-sponsored and are renewable for up to four years of study at the college of the student's choice. This year's scholars include Joceline Vu of Fairfax Station, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, who received a scholarship from Science Applications International Corporation for biochemistry.

The yearbook at Robinson Secondary School, "Sentry," was named 2005 Yearbook Pacemaker Award finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association. This was one of 55 finalists from across the nation.

Lake Braddock Secondary School is having a reunion for the class of 1996 at the Hilton in Arlington on Saturday, Aug. 5. Visit www.greatreunions.com for classmate information.

The third grade girls in Brownie Troop 1735, in cooperation with Art for Humanity, are collecting used shoes to send to Honduras. All types of shoes are welcomed, with tennis shoes in children’s and youth sizes encouraged. Adult sizes 11 and larger not needed. Cleaned pairs of shoes can be tied together and deposited in the collection bin near the Halley Elementary main office until May 11. For more information visit www.artforhumanity.org or for donation pickup contact glenevans@starpower.net.

The National Merit Scholarship Program designated several Fairfax County Public Schools students as Merit Scholarship winners for 2006. Scholarships, which range from $500 to $10,000, are corporate-sponsored and are renewable for up to four years of study at the college of the student's choice. This year's scholars includes Joceline Vu of Fairfax Station, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, who received a scholarship from Science Applications International Corporation for biochemistry.

“Snapshot” on Silverbrook Elementary School, produced by Amy Boynton, won a Telly Award for cable programming. A profile of staff members at the school, the segment was made for the news magazine show edtv. Many winning programs will be re-broadcast over the summer. See Fine Tuning program guide for dates and times.

Several local students placed in the top ten at the International DECA Conference in Dallas, Tex. These students include:

* Susan Jung, Edward Cooter and Alex McMillen of Robinson Secondary School, E-Commerce Business Plan Pilot Event.

* Katie Planert, Kim Smith and Ivan Karpov of Robinson Secondary School, Creative Marketing Research Project.

* Zeina Al-Khalaf, Stephen Schoen and Janeen Yassin of Robinson Secondary School, Entrepreneurship Written Event.

* Ryan Snyder and Scott Levine of W.T. Woodson High School, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Management Team Decision.