School Notes

School Notes

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The League of Women Voters of Loudoun County is hosting a “Meet Your Legislator” night with high-school government classes from all 10 Loudoun County high schools invited. The event, to be held March 22, at the Potomac Falls High School Cafeteria, will give students the opportunity to meet and pose questions to the Sen. Mark Herring, (D-33), Dels. Tom Rust (R-86), Chuck Caputo (D-67), Bob Marshall (R-13), Joe May (R-33) and Dave Poisson (D-32). Contact Jean Brown at 540- 338-7628.

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10), along with the other members of the Virginia congressional delegation, will sponsor the 20th annual "Academy Day," Saturday, March 24, for students interested in attending one of the nation's service academies.

The program will be from 8:45 a.m.-noon, at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum off Route 28 in Chantilly. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants should enter the parking area through Lane 5.

Representatives from the Naval Academy, the United States Military Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy and the Coast Guard Academy will be on hand to explain the admission process and answer questions. Information on ROTC programs also will be available. Contact Suzanne Grimsley in Wolf's office at 703-709-5800 or 1-800-945-9653.

The Cedar Lane Elementary School PTA in Ashburn is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior of 2007 who attended Cedar Lane and who is pursing an undergraduate degree. Applicants must have attended Cedar Lane.

Applications available from high-school guidance offices. Applications must be completed in full including essay questions and transcripts; and must be postmarked by April 9. Contact Debbie Schwind, 703-723-3843.

The Allstate Foundation will be presenting a series of Safe Teen Driving programs at county schools. All presentations begin at 7 p.m. Parents and teens are encouraged to attend. Includes a presentation from the Sheriff's Office on new and existing driving laws, insurance education and a question-and-answer period. Locations: Stone Bridge High School, April 12.

This year Potomac Falls High School will be celebrating the school's 10-year anniversary at its annual Night at the Falls, April 14. This year's theme is "Panthers of the Caribbean" and the school is in search of hidden treasure for the Night at the Falls silent auction and raffle. Donations are tax deductible and all profits from this event go directly to support academic, athletic and extracurricular programs at Potomac Falls High School. Contact Kathleen Rice, Night at the Falls auction chairperson, at or 703-444-2462.

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.

A group of Belmont Ridge Middle School students completed the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) program and chose to help female victims of domestic violence as part of their community project.

The students collected gently used clothing and new toiletries such as toothbrushes and shampoo for LAWS to provide to victims who are staying at the shelter.

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 Contact Peggy Fowler at 571-252-2200 or at

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 or by telephone at 703-450-2344.

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 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

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.