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David Ambrose, the son of Dave and Karen Ambrose of Centreville, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2008 semester at Old Dominion University. He is an RTS (Recreation Tourism Studies) major in the College of Education. To make the list, students must be enrolled full time and have a GPA of 3.4 or higher, with no grade below a C.

These students graduated from the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, May 10, from a class of 1,217 students. The featured speaker was Sen. John Warner, who is serving his 30th year in the U.S. Senate.

* Philip Arnone of Chantilly with a B.A. in sociology;

* Sulava Gautam of Chantilly with a B.S. in economics;

* Kirsten Shugrue of Chantilly with a B.S. in psychology;

* Megan Wittling of Chantilly with a B.A. in political science;

* Samuel Chang of Centreville with a B.A. in English;

* Christopher Plummer of Centreville with a B.A. in history;

* Kirsten Rice of Centreville with a B.S. in business administration;

* Diane Rogers of Centreville with a B.A. in English and theatre;

* Kathryn Korman of Centreville with a B.A. in history;

* Laura Ryerse of Centreville with a B.A. in English and French;

* Kathryn Boatner of Clifton with a B.A. in English;

* Andrew Drake of Clifton with a B.A. in English;

* Rachel Fellows of Clifton with a B.A. in French and international affairs;

* Lauren Kobyra of Clifton with a B.S. in psychology;

* Megan McCrum of Clifton with a B.A. in history

Mattia Shin, a student from Clifton, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Shin was invited to this awards ceremony sponsored by CTY (www.cty.jhu.edu) based on an exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second through eighth grade Talent Search participants. Seventh- and eighth-graders took the SAT or ACT—the same tests used for college admissions. Second- through sixth-graders took the SCAT, an above-level test scaled for younger students.

Since 1979, CTY has sought the most academically able elementary- and middle-school students and encouraged their enrollment in the annual fall CTY Talent Search, open September through November. Students then test in December or January.

Shin, who attends Little Flock Christian School Elementary School, joined other award recipients at the recent state ceremony, and was individually honored by Johns Hopkins for his academic performance and promise.

Yianni Vassilios Alepohoritis of Centreville has been named to the university's Dean's List at Wake Forest University for spring semester, 2008. Students who achieve a 3.0 or higher grade point average were named to the list.

A Summer Chinese Language Immersion class called the STARTALK program for middle school students will begin July 7-29 in Fairfax. This summer program will help rising sixth- to eighth-graders jump-start their Chinese language skills. In addition to learning the language, students will also engage in cultural activities such as the lion-dance, Chinese Yo-Yo, and Chinese calligraphy. For more STARTALK curriculum information, e-mail dc-startalk@hotmail.com.

The Fairfax STARTALK language class is Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) from July 7-25, (three weeks) at Lanier Middle School (3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax). The classes will be taught by STARTALK program certified teachers, also there will be two-day camp on July 28 and July 29.

The tuition is $150, which covers 60 hours of language and culture classes (20 hours per week) from July 7-25, and a two-day summer language camp held on July 28-29. Discount and financial assistance are available. Parents are responsible for their student’s transportation to and from the summer program at Lanier Middle school.

Go to the Experimental Chinese School Web site at http://www.nvaecs.org/ and look for the "STARTALK Summer Language Program" hotlink for registration forms and detailed information. Students of the two-day camp may have an opportunity to win scholarships or an iPod nano. If you are interested in this unique program, contact the site program manager, Mrs. Schueen Cher (cherfca@gmail.com ).

Tech Adventure Camp is designed to give current 5, 6, & 7 grade students an opportunity to explore careers and technology as they rotate through six areas over a two week program. The courses offered at the 2008 camp are;

Design in Mind, Focus on Forensics, A Virtual Life, It's a 3D World, Kid's Chef, and Robotic Engineer. Camp will be held at the Chantilly and Edison Academies, July 7-18, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The cost is $400 for Fairfax County residents and $500 for out-of-county residents. Registration Form A and information on the camp may be found in the Encore booklet now available online at;

http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OACE/summer/pdfs/Encore2008.pdf

Registrations should be mailed no later than June 24 to: Summer School Registration, Adult and Community Education, 6815 Edsall Road, Springfield, VA 22151. Call 703-208-7789.

Richard W. Hartman III received the juris doctor degree on May 10 from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Hartman was among 146 students receiving their law degrees during commencement ceremonies held on Washington and Lee University’s historic front lawn. He received his B.B.A. degree from Radford University in 2005. Hartman is the son of Richard W. Hartman II and Patricia A. Hartman of Centreville.

Scott Gilmore Decker of Clifton graduated magna cum laude from Lynchburg College with high honors in management on May 10. Lynchburg College is a private college in central Virginia enrolling 2,500 students in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional and grad studies.

Colin Powell Elementary Web curator Rhapsody Barbrow has been awarded the FCPS Best Practices Award for May for her work on the school web site. Barbrow was cited for excellent adaptation of the elementary school template (http://www.fcps.edu/powelles). Awards are presented monthly during the nine-month school year.

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is looking for volunteers to serve as Area Representatives in the community. ASSE provides academic year, semester and short-term exchange programs in the U.S. for high school-aged students from around the world. Students are 15-18 years old, have passed a series of academic and character requirements. Contact Louise Hackman at 540-286-2529 or call 1-800-677-2773.

Host a Chinese Exchange student for two weeks in your home through the U.S.-China Friendship Exchange. A group of students will be here July 8-20 to study English and American culture. Hosts will provide room, board, and hospitality for these visiting students. Students come from Shanghai and Beijing, China, and are 15-17 years old. The students will be attending Intensive English language courses at the ASTAR Language School in the community. Pays $250 per student. Call 1-888 893-6783 or email andrew@forteintl.com.

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2007 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

FROM CENTREVILLE:

* Parisa E. Ahmadi of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Jeneffer P. Bey, of Centreville, a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Emily C. Brown of Centreville, a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

* Vanessa G. Bush, of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in theatre arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Michael S. Casey of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

* John R. Cassara of Centreville, a senior majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Jiyoung Cho of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Sara K. Church of Centreville, a junior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Megan A. Cole of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

* Kathleen V. Corcoran of Centreville, a junior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Tara A. Darby of Centreville, a junior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Michelle L. Decker of Centreville, a junior majoring in management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Mary K. Dennie of Centreville, a senior majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Patrick J. Dohmann of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in geography in the College of Natural Resources.

* Colleen N. Dolinger of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in fine arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* James E. Dorman of Centreville, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering.

* James M. Duffy of Centreville, a senior majoring in mathematics in the College of Science.

* Nga T. Duong of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Katherine E. Dye of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science.

* Susan A. Furst of Centreville, a senior majoring in statistics in the College of Science.

* Jordan M. Gallivan of Centreville, a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Jennifer E. Given of Centreville, a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Kaitlin T. Glennon of Centreville, a junior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Matthew J. Grimsland of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Michael C. Hahl of Centreville, a freshman majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Saira Haider of Centreville, a senior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Andre K. Han of Centreville, a freshman majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science.

* Jessica L. Hastie of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Brian A. Howell of Centreville, a junior majoring in geography in the College of Natural Resources.

* Mark T. Jeon of Centreville, a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Jennifer A. Kilby of Centreville, a freshman majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Ji Won Kim of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Ryan Kim of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Tristan J. Kissell of Centreville, a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

* Young H. Kuen of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Stephanie C. Ladwig of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Christopher J. Lane of Centreville, a freshman majoring in economics in the College of Science.

* Claire E. Lang of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Jennifer M. Lawall of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Samuel C. Linton of Centreville, a freshman majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Priyanka Malla of Centreville, a junior majoring in industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Joseph B. Marshall of Centreville, a junior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Erin G. Meschter of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Tara A. Mitchell of Centreville, a junior majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Thomas B. Mitchell of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Mary F. Moussa of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Kelly A. Munt of Centreville, a senior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Natalie B. Mutchler of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Alexandra N. Ong of Centreville, a freshman majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Carla J. Perez of Centreville, a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Christopher J. Perry of Centreville, a junior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Andrew D. Pittman of Centreville, a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Kathryn A. Prociv of Centreville, a freshman majoring in geosciences in the College of Science.

* Lauren M. Prociv of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* William E. Quinn of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in theatre arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Sarah A. Reeves of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Kathryn C. Rismiller of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* John Y. Saad of Centreville, a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Farihah Saleem of Centreville, a freshman majoring in interior design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Jillian N. Saltpaw of Centreville, a senior majoring in fine arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Eunjung Shin of Centreville, a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Brendan P. Simpers of Centreville, a senior majoring in management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* David H. Slover of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Michael E. Smith of Centreville, a senior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Hannah J. Soh of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in art in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Erik J. Stange of Centreville, a senior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Brian M. Stewart of Centreville, a senior majoring in building construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Lan-Anh T. Tran of Centreville, a freshman majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Karen E. Tucker of Centreville, a junior majoring in industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Daniel Won of Centreville, a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Allison M. Woo of Centreville, a junior majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Lauren C. Young of Centreville, a senior majoring in industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering.

* William M. Banick of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

* Michelle E. Colandro of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Caitlin A. Flynn of Centreville, a senior majoring in animal and poultry sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Matthew W. Ho of Centreville, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Ashleigh R. Joshua of Centreville, a senior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Daniel D. Kim of Centreville, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Juliana Ko of Centreville, a freshman majoring in English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Divya R. Kumar of Centreville, a junior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Sarah E. Long of Centreville, senior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Lindsay C. Martin of Centreville, a freshman majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science.

* Jaeho Oh of Centreville, a freshman majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Matthew O. Spencer of Centreville, a sophomore majoring in economics in the College of Science.

* James M. Strange of Centreville, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Matthew D. Taylor of Centreville, a senior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Dawit Tesfaye of Centreville, a junior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Jenkey Van of Centreville, a senior majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Brian J. Wright of Centreville, a senior majoring in statistics in the College of Science.

FROM CLIFTON

* Cameron D. Berthelsen of Clifton, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Amit Bery of Clifton, a senior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Michael L. Blecker of Clifton, a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

* John H. Boatner of Clifton, a sophomore majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Dana L. Comber of Clifton, a sophomore majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Jennifer L. Comber, a senior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Christina T. Conrad of Clifton, senior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Blake A. Day, a sophomore majoring in English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Kristen L. Garrett of Clifton, a junior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Marissa R. Gavaghan of Clifton, a senior majoring in wildlife science in the College of Natural Resources.

* Ryan R. Giorgiani of Clifton, a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Elise N. Glaum of Clifton, a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Alexandra M. Joachim of Clifton, a sophomore majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Rachael M. Johnson of Clifton, a freshman majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

* Raymond J. King of Clifton, a senior majoring in engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering.

* Paul D. Le Bel of Clifton, a junior majoring in environmental science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Jennifer K. Libbares of Clifton, a sophomore majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Stephanie K. Lizza of Clifton, a sophomore majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Amanda N. Marshall of Clifton, a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Christine M. Munchak of Clifton, a sophomore majoring in fine arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Kunal Namballa of Clifton, a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

* Kimberly K. Nguyen of Clifton, a junior majoring in fine arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Alyssa M. Peltier of Clifton, a sophomore majoring in fine arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* David C. Rigotti of Clifton, a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Bridget S. Ripa of Clifton, a sophomore majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Samantha P. Schneck of Clifton, a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

* Laura S. Shapalis of Clifton, a sophomore majoring in wildlife science in the College of Natural Resources.

* Bryan B. Tropeano of Clifton, a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Thomas C. Whitehead of Clifton, a junior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Stephanie N. Yang of Clifton, a sophomore majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.