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Three students from Centreville High School's music department were recently named to the All-State Orchestra: Eric Adamshick — cello, Shanna Linn — viola, and Yurina Otsuka — violin. Also, the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble both received Superior ratings at the District XI Band Festival last weekend. The Superior rating is the highest rating possible.

Amy Sanders, the daughter of Mark and Susan Sanders of Clifton, a freshman at Penn State University has made the Dean's list. Amy is a meteorology major and an athlete on the Lady Lion's Track and Cross Country Team.

Dean Nezam Razavi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amir Razavi of Centreville, was named to the Arts and Science Dean's list at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., for the 2006 fall semester. To qualify, students must receive GPAs of 3.5 to 4.0.

Jillian Cairns was named to Middleburg's Foxcroft School's Honor Roll for the first semester of the 2006-07 school year. The senior earned High Honors for achieving a GPA of 90 or better, with all grades above 80. Jillian is the daughter of Jud and Janice Cairns of Chantilly.

Rachel Tashman, class of 2009 at Skidmore College, earned highest honors for the fall semester. She is the daughter of Hunter and Linda Tashman of Point Pleasant Drive in Chantilly. Highest honors are awarded for a quality point ratio of 3.670 or more from a possible 4.0.

Jon-Michael Eclar of Chantilly, enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, was named to the Dean's list for the Fall 2006 semester. Eclar is a junior majoring in music industry. To qualify, students must achieve at least a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

Joshua Bowser, son of Joseph Kopfman of Oak Hill and Kim Kopfman of Fairfax, graduated from Lynchburg College with a B.A. in economics in last January.

Matthew Noel Perry, a senior at Hampden-Sydney College, was named to the Dean’s list for the first semester of the 2006-2007 academic year. To earn this distinction, students must achieve at least a 3.3 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Matthew graduated from Chantilly High School and is the son of Tim and Marilyn Perry of Chantilly.