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Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

Dominion High School is collecting formal dresses until April 21, as part of its Prom Dreams 2007 program, which community families participate in prom activities without the financial burden. Caitlin's Closet, a part of the Brunell Family Foundation, will be partnering with the school. Donations can be dropped off at the school, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling. Dresses will be modeled and distributed Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Stone Bridge High School Student Activities Department is sponsoring the Loudoun Rewards Card, good for discounts at local businesses. Cost $20 at local businesses, and the card is good for one year, at many county businesses. Student activities will keep 50 percent of the profits of each card sold. Visit the Stone Bridge Web site at www.loudoun.k12.va.us/sbhs. Contact Peggy Fowler at 571-252-2200 or at pfowler@loudoun.k12.va.us.

The Broad Run High School Project Graduation Committee is selling raffle tickets. The cost of a ticket is $5, with a limit of 400 tickets available. One winner will receive $1,000. A second winner of $1,000 will be one of the seniors who attends Project Graduation party. Contact Carol Peters by e-mail carol.peters4@verizon.net or by telephone at 703-450-2344.

Stone Bridge High School students won awards at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Shenandoah Region Competition Friday, March 9, at Shenandoah University in Winchester.

Capturing first-place awards were Jodi Davis, Introduction to Business Communications; Colby Caldwell, Tiffany Levy, Alyssa Jensen and Brooke Martin, Parliamentary Procedure Team.

Taking home second-place awards were Bryan Reilly, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure; Korrin Allen-Cervantes and Catherine Christensen, American Enterprise Report.

Placing third were Maggie Hinson, Siatta Merchant, Kristen Pascale, Entrepreneurship Team; Randyl Fabian, Samantha Greenwood, Management Decision Making Team and Joshua Buckingham, Public Speaking I.

Two students were installed as Shenandoah Region FBLA officers; Colby Caldwell, Reporter, and Brooke Martin, Parliamentarian.

Stone Bridge adviser, David Palanzi, was recognized for his service as the Shenandoah Region Adviser.

Eagle Ridge has been recognized as the 105th middle school in the nation, the eighth middle school in the state of Virginia, and the first of two middle schools in Loudoun County to receive the Schools to Watch honor. Schools to Watch is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999 to identify schools that are on their way to meeting the forum's criteria for high performance. The National Forum is an alliance of more than 60 educators, researchers and officers of national associations and foundations dedicated to improving schools for young adolescents across the country.

Faculty and graduate students from The George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science will lead approximately 120 high-school students from Loudoun County Public High School through nine workshops at the GW Virginia Campus to illustrate different engineering careers. The workshops include building a 20-foot modular bridge, digitizing a crash test dummy, creating an electrical circuit, testing driving skills and tracking computer hackers. Participants also may experiment with computer animation and digital media, experience a simulated earthquake, learn how technology contributes to crisis management, and learn how to separate fact from fabrication in accident investigation.

Discover Park fix it weekend, April 28-29, at Sully Elementary School, 300 Circle Drive, Sterling. Beginning at 8 a.m., do some minor maintenance. No skill is required, but bring tools if you have them, such as drills — corded and cordless, routers, grinders, rakes, circular saws, table saws, propane torch, etc. Lunch provided. Contact Valerie Petrey at valerie@sullypto.com or Peter Kronenberg at 703-887-5623 (cell), peter@sullypto.com.

In recognition of student volunteerism, the Loudoun Volunteer Services (LVS) board has established scholarships for graduating seniors from each Loudoun County public and private high school and from the home-school community.

The scholarships recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Loudoun County community through their volunteer efforts. Students should submit their scholarship applications to Loudoun Volunteer Services, MSC 03, 1 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg, 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.

Golfers and sponsors are encouraged to Tee off for the Titans at the second annual Dominion Classic, to be held Wednesday, May 16, at Lowes Island Country Club.

All proceeds from the tournament, held in conjunction with ATLAS (Association of Titan Leaders Assisting Students), will go toward funding student activities at Dominion High School.

Entry fee is $250 per person and participants will receive access to range and practice facilities, tournament gift bags, a continental breakfast, lunch on the course and an invitation to the post-tournament awards reception. Contact Eric Holmberg at 703-749-1014 or eholmberg@wthf.com.

The Briar Woods High School Music Boosters will be hosting its first annual rummage sale Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., rain date Sunday, June 3. All donations can be dropped off at the school bus parking lot) on Friday, June 1, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. The boosters will be accepting furniture, no torn or broken pieces, house wares, kitchen gadgets, electronics, toys, sports equipment, books, compact discs, DVDs, gently-worn clothing and more. This sale will benefit the Briar Woods High School Band Department in helping to purchase equipment. All donations are tax exempt.