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School Notes are for awards and achievements, as well as special events. Send information via e-mail to herndon@connectionnewspapers.com, or mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Friday before publication. Entries will run as space is available. Call 703-917-6449 with questions.

Moving on to Life in the Community: A Resource Fair on Vocational, Residential, Independent Living, Leisure/Recreation and Advocacy Options will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. Fair is sponsored by FCPS Career and Transition Services, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board MR Services, The Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, Arlington County Schools, the Coalition of Private Providers, and the Arc of Northern Virginia. Students and families will have the opportunity to gather information about area vocational, residential/leisure and advocacy options and financial estate planning information.

This resource fair is designed to help parents plan for the future of their children who will require ongoing support to live and work independently. For more information, contact the high school employment and transition representative at the student’s school; Sue Eaton, resource fair coordinator, at 703-503-4794 or susanne.eaton@fcps.edu; or visit the Career and Transition Services Web site at www.fcps.edu/ss/career_transition.htm.

Vocal musicians from 16 Fairfax County public schools have been named to the Virginia Music Educators Association Honors Choir for 2006. The 46 students will perform at the VMEA convention on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Homestead in Hot Springs.

Local students selected for the 120-member VMEA Honors Choir include: Herndon High School, Nate Tao; Westfield High School: Joshua Burke.

Auditions were open to seniors enrolled in choral programs at their respective schools.

Karah Morgan from Herndon High School was one of fifteen students from Fairfax County Public Schools who have been named 2007 National Achievement Scholarship Program semi-finalists in an academic competition for black American high school students conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Miami University, a public university in southwestern Ohio, awarded 665 degrees to students graduating in the summer term on Aug. 18, including Zachary J. Meyer, of Gilman Court in Herndon, who graduated with a bachelor of arts degree.

EF (Education First) Foundation for Foreign Study needs host families for foreign exchange students for 2006-07 in Arlington and Fairfax County high schools. Host families provide room, board, and a caring environment in exchange for an enriching cultural experience for their family. EF selects students from Europe, Asia, and Latin America based on their academic achievement, maturity, and adaptability. Students are fully insured, speak English, and bring their own spending money. If you would like to share your America with a high school exchange student, contact local coordinator Ruth Roush at home 703-751-0165, cell 703-626-5005, or ruthnnva@comcast.net. For more info about EF, visit www.effoundation.org.

Volunteers are needed for the Reston-Herndon American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) tutoring/mentoring program at Forest Edge Elementary School which provides help for academically at-risk young girls. This ongoing activity provides support with friendship, homework help and fun from 3:15-4:15 p.m. each Tuesday that school is in session. Call Fran Lovaas at 703-318-9628 or email flovaas@aol.com. Visit http://seiz2day.com/aauw/tutoring.htm

Herndon High School senior dues have been set at $85. These dues cover the cost of cap and gown, use of the Patriot Center for graduation, and other end-of-year senior activities. Send in a check made out to Herndon High School, and mail to the school at 700 Bennett St., Herndon, 20170, attn: 12th Grade Office. On the memo line of the check write “Senior Dues” and the student’s name. All questions regarding senior dues can be directed to Mrs. Barlow at 703-810-2291.

Free tutoring available: Herndon High School has partnered with Herndon United Methodist Church to provide free after-school tutoring in many subjects, including, math, languages, chemistry and science and English. The sessions are held Wednesdays, 6:45-8 p.m. at the church directly across the street from the school.