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Schools Sept. 6-13

Send announcements about school achievements to the Mount Vernon Gazette, by e-mail to gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday at noon for next week's issue. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with questions.

Prior to reporting to school, every student entering the sixth grade in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) during the 2007-08 school year is required to receive a booster dose of the tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine—if at least five years have passed since the last dose of tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine (DTP, DTaP, DT, or Td) was administered. Students who are 11 years old should get the Tdap immunization, and documentation should be provided to the school as soon as possible. The Tdap booster vaccine can be obtained from a pediatrician's office or from the Fairfax County Health Department. Fairfax County Health Department clinics will administer the vaccine at no charge on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

* Mount Vernon Clinic, 8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 233, Alexandria, 703-704-5203.

* Springfield Clinic, Cary Building, first floor, Suite A100, 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, 703-569-1031.

U11 Girls LMVSC "Patriots" Travel Soccer Team is seeking talented players to play for the upcoming year (2007-08). The team is registered for the Fall 2007 with WAGS (Washington Area Girls Soccer). The team emphasizes team building and individual skill development at a higher level that will enhance the player's love of the game. For tryout dates and times, contact Sally Sternal at SallySternal@aol.com or call 703-619-1346.

Colby Snyder, a 2002 graduate of West Potomac received Bachelor of Science degrees in business management and in finance from Virginia Tech as well as a minor in leadership and a minor in real estate.

Dennis J. Bayon of Alexandria was named to the dean's list at Boston University.

The following students received degrees from Boston University: John A. Banta, William J. Blonigan, Sarah R. Coats, Rashida Merchant, William Gage, Julia R. Reeder, William E. Zamagni, Joelle E. Marston and Fedra Y. Sanchez.

The following students from Mount Vernon were named on University of Mary Washington’s Dean’s List:

Hillary Graves, sophomore

Katharine Bertron, sophomore

Rachel Blier, sophomore

Thomas Tokhi, senior

Sari Atchue, junior

Terra Fox, senior

Daniel Dickert, senior

Mary Dickenson, senior

Jessica Van Brocklin, junior

Lindsey Bechtold, sophomore

Daniel Funk, son of John and Nancy Funk of Alexandria, was the recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded at Fort Belvoir through the Defense Commissary Agency. Daniel plans to attend Florida State University in the fall.

Chapleigh Cathline Denman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Denman of Alexandria, has graduated cum laude and received her bachelor of arts degree in communication studies from Vanderbilt University.

Jacquelyn Andrea Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Daniel Jones III of Alexandria, has graduated magna cum laude and received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology and Spanish from Vanderbilt University.

Jane Washington Wise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augustine W. Wise of Alexandria, has graduated magna cum laude and received her bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and French from Vanderbilt University.

Matthew Misner Motley, son of Mike and Christie Motley of Alexandria, has been selected by the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg for "Honors Admission" for the fall of 2007. Matthew, a 2007 graduate of West Potomac High School, is a member of the National Honor Society and the orchestra, has been an athlete on the cross country, winter and spring track teams and is a recipient of the Scholarly Athlete Award.

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.