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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.

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.

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.

Gary M. Clemens, the clerk of the circuit court in Loudoun County, was elected as President of the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association at the annual convention of the VCCA in September in Lynchburg. Clemens commenced his one-year term as president on Oct. 1.

Held Saturday, Sept. 29, on Leesburg’s Town Green, the fifth annual "Fall into the Arts." A panel of art professionals, patrons and sponsors selected these four artists to receive an award in the following categories:

Purchase Award: Dan Williams (Leesburg) for his painting "Leesburg Restaurant."

Mayor’s Award: Mary Louise Ravese (Waterford) for her photograph "Monarch Cascade."

Digital Arts Award: Farshad Ferdowsi (Leesburg) for his digital photograph "Serenade."

250th Anniversary Award: Mokhtar Youssef (Leesburg) for his wood burning exhibit: "Shining Through."

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.

Joseph Guzman, deputy assistant secretary for strategic diversity integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine in its October 2007 issue. Guzman serves as the Sugarland Run District representative on the county School Board.