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Scott A. Meyers, a fourth-grade teacher at Rolling Ridge Elementary School, has been nominated for the fifth time for inclusion in the annual Who's Who Among America's Teachers for 2007. Less than 1 percent of all nominated teachers are published three or more times. Meyers was also included in the 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2005-06 editions. All of the 114,000 teachers included in the book were nominated by former students, who themselves are currently listed one of three Who's Who students editions.

The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office participated in several events in recent weeks to help raise proceeds for charitable organizations. Among them was the 6th Annual Rock-N-Ride to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and the 15th Annual Day Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics. In August a onetime Sheriff’s Office cruiser saw its last two nights of action at the Prince William and Clarke County Fair demolition derbies.

Michael G. Dunn has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

He is the son of James and Maureen Dunn of Norman Place, Leesburg. His the brother James Dunn, resides in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dunn is a 2007 graduate of Bishop O'Connell High School, Arlington.

Christina R. Burke has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

She is the daughter of Doreen and Darryl Burke of Carrington Drive, South Riding.

Jungok Park of Ashburn received at gold medal for singles men's tennis at the tennis competition in the 2007 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, which was held at Wakefield Park, Annandale Sept. 18-20.

Eric Adolphe, a local business leader, has been selected as a winner of the 2007 Tibbetts Awards. Adolphe is best known for his work in technological innovation through Optimus Corporation. He founded Optimus in 1992 and grew it to an $85 million business, which was acquired by Aviel Systems in 2005.

Nicholas A. Lombarde has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college.

The cadet is a student at Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Mo.

Lombarde is the son of Angelo L. Lombarde of Lima, Ohio, and Keron S. Shaffer of Glade St., Potomac Falls.

He is a 2007 graduate of Potomac Falls High School.

Don M. Middleton retired from the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative’s board of directors in September after serving as co-op director for 30 years. He represented the Loudoun County region. Middleton was elected to the Tri-County Electric Cooperative Board of Directors in 1977. He was instrumental in helping Tri-County merge with Prince William Electric Cooperative to form NOVEC in 1983.

Army National Guard Pfc. Allison M. Sinclair has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

She is the daughter of Clint Goodwin of Ladiesburg Place, Ashburn and Anne Sinclair of Davis St., Charles Town, W.Va. Sinclair is a 2005 graduate of Broad Run High School, Ashburn.

Army Pvt. Andrew J. Good has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Good is a 2006 graduate of Dominion High School, Sterling.

Maureen Hempenius, member of the student recognition committee of the Loudoun Volunteer Services (LVS) Board of Directors, presented Sarasi Jayaratne, a student at Potomac Falls High School (PFHS), with a Certificate of Appreciation, honoring her as the September Student Volunteer of the Month. Sarasi founded an organization called "Keep Reading Foundation," which accepts donations of books in English from churches, schools, libraries, individuals, etc., and ships them to Sri Lanka, so the children there can continue their study of the English language. Since the beginning of the foundation, more than 2,000 books have been collected and shipped.

Loudoun County Sheriff Steve Simpson was elected to the Virginia Sheriffs’ Associations board of directors for 2007/2008.

Army National Guard Pvt. Robert G. Nicol has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

He is the son of William Nicol of Woodlea Drive S.W., Leesburg.

Bowman Consulting announces Scott Miller of Sterling as the 2007 recipient of the Intern Scholarship Award Program. Miller was selected from a pool of 13 college interns taking part in the Bowman Consulting Intern Experience Program. As the winner of this scholarship, Miller will receive $3,000 to be applied towards his tuition at Virginia Tech.