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People Notes, April 16-22

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Loudoun County Animal Care & Control took home three awards at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s 2007 Animal Services Awards, presented March 14 in Washington, D.C. The department was honored with the 2007 Adoption, the Outstanding Customer Service and the Dedicated Service awards.

Sean Jackson of Sterling, a sophomore majoring in agricultural technology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, was recently inducted into the Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society.

The Sterling Volunteer Fire Company was notified that one of it's own is to receive the Governor's Award for Volunteerism and Community Service. On April 24, the award for the category of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery will be bestowed upon Technician Rebecca Welsch.

A Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigator was honored April 2 for going above and beyond in his efforts to support children and prevent child abuse and neglect. Investigator Dave Canham was one of five honorees from Northern Virginia at the annual Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) and Allies in Prevention Coalition luncheon. The event is the official kick-off for the 2008 Northern Virginia Blue Ribbon Campaign and National Child Abuse Prevention Month.