School Notes Oct. 11-18

School Notes Oct. 11-18

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St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School welcomes parents of preschoolers to come learn about its challenging junior kindergarten and kindergarten programs and to tour the Lower School campus. The school provides a solid foundation in academics, service, the arts, technology, and athletics. Call ahead to reserve your spot for one of the following dates: Oct. 11; Nov. 1; Nov. 15; Dec. 6. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School Admission Office, 400 Fontaine St. 703-212-2705.

Junior Victor McKoy has been promoted to the top leadership ranks of the Air Force Junior ROTC detachment at Randolph-Macon Academy. Victor is the nephew of June Jordan of Alexandria. Victor was awarded the position of Lima Flight Sergeant. Victor is a member of the Academy’s football and track teams and the band; he was selected to be a Drum Major during his sophomore year. In track he was awarded both the Most Valuable Player and the Most Improved Player. Victor is also a participant in the Academy’s community service projects.

Leading professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP announced today that instead of reporting for work on Friday, Oct. 5, more than 700 employees will be heading into the community for a day of service in the Greater Washington area including mentoring students and building an outdoor classroom at Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria.

Jennifer Metcalf, daughter of Harold and Linda Metcalf of Alexadnria, was named to the dean’s list for the 2007 spring semester at Lynchburg College. Metcalf, a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, is a junior Environmental Science major.

Ben Sprague, son of Steven and Brenda Sprague o Alexandria, was named to the dean’s list for the 2007 spring semester at Lynchburg College. Sprague, a graduate of Bishop Ireton High School, is a senior Economics and International Relations major.

Abigail L. Crispin, an Art and Visual Culture major from Alexandria, received her Bachelor of Arts Degree and Honors from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine during the May 27 commencement exercises. Crispin graduated summa cum laude and during her time at Bates College made the dean’s list seven times, received the Geoffrey P. Charde Award of art history and was named a 2003 Dana Scholar. Crispin is a 2002 graduate of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes’, and the daughter of William Crispin and Maureen Mahoney.

The following Alexandria students at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have been named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2007 semester: Chapleigh Cathline Denman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Denman; Meredith Lane Ackerman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Ackerman; Jane Washington Wise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augustine W. Wise; Jacquelyn Andrea Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Daniel Jones, III; Rachel Ann Sinaiko, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Alex Sinaiko; and William Max Meyers, son of Mr. And Mrs. Larry D. Meyers.

Carlos F. Artieda of Alexandria has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for the 2007 spring semester. Artieda is a senior majoring in business administration.

Robbie M. Baden, of Alexandria, has been named a Collegiate All-American Scholar. Baden, who attends the University of South Carolina, is the son of Sherry Gohl and Robert Baden of Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany and Alexandria, respectively. Robbie has also become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a National Leadership and Honors Organization at USC.

Colleen Rosania, of Alexandria, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Rochester in New York. Rosania, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, is the daughter of Thomas Rosania and Catherine Kamery, and a graduate of Thomas H. Jefferson School for Science and Technology in Alexandria.

Christian Richard Millettt, of Alexandria, has received a doctor of medicine degree on June 1, at the 183rd commencement of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. Dr. Millett is the son of Jill and Richard Millett, also of Alexandria, and he will complete pre-med and dermatology residencies at the W. Johnson Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey. Christian graduated from the University of Virginia in 2002 with a bachelor of arts degree in music.

Emmanuel Gamor, son of Joseph and Muriel Vanderpuye of Alexandria has been named Director of Campus Involvement for the University of Florida's 2007 Homecoming celebration. Gamor is a 2005 graduate of West Potomac High and is currently a junior at the University of Florida majoring in political science. Gamor has many other leadership positions on campus. These include the Executive Board for Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., the Executive Board of Esquire, Preview staff and Upward Bound mentor.

Hillary Klemmt, a resident of Alexandria has recently been named to the dean's list at Boston University for the Spring semester.

Nicholas James Wagner has been selected by the University of Mary Washington for the "Honors Admission" program for the fall of 2007. Wagner graduated 6th in his class at Mount Vernon High School with a full International Baccalaureate diploma.

Mount Vernon High School made large, statistically significant gains on the 2007 SAT scores. Mount Vernon High students improved their school's average score in Critical Reading by 28 points, their school's average Mathematics score by 9 points, and their school's average Writing score by 15 points.

Mr. Matt Thompson's third period Major Time class at Mount Vernon High School will be actively involved each month this school year supporting the local community with service projects. This month, his students had a very successful collection of school supplies for needy families in the community. During the month of October they are doing a collection of Yoplait lids to support "Save lids to save lives," a breast cancer research initiative. For more information, contact Mr. Matt Thompson at or call 703-619-3174.

Two Mount Vernon residents have been promoted to the top leadership ranks of the Air Force Junior ROTC detachment at Randolph-Macon Academy. Junior Paul Piontkowski Jr., the son of Paul and Karen Piontkowski, was awarded the position of Third Squadron Supply Sergeant, with the rank of cadet master sergeant. PJ is active with the Academy’s community service program and sports activities. He is also a recipient of the Outstanding Cadet Award.

Senior Kevin Starr, is the son of Tom Bradley and Judith Starr, was awarded the position of Band Equipment Officer, with the rank of cadet second lieutenant. Kevin is active in the Academy band and flight program. He is a member of the National Honor Society. Kevin is a recipient of the History Medal and has been published in the Literary Magazine.