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Westfield High Orchestra Boosters will host a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the school, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly. Vendor spaces are available for $60 each at www.WestfieldOrchestra.org/fundraising/CraftShow.htm. Call 703-266-1182.

Bull Run Elementary invites family and friends of current, reserve, former or retired members of the United States military to attend a special Veterans Day observance at Bull Run on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. Contact Mary Obarowski at 703-227-1400.

Order holiday greenery from the Westfield High Crew team. Select from two sizes and colors of florist quality poinsettias and mixed wreaths with noble fir and fragrant juniper with berries and cones. Orders Due Nov. 14 with pickup on Dec. 2. Go to: http://www.westfieldcrew.org/fundraisers.html. Contact Candis Anhalt (703-815-8883) or Elena Howard (703-830-7251).

Westfield High’s Haunted House and Wax Museum will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $5 for the Haunted House, Wax Museum and Witches Cave, and $12 for families of three or more. (Haunted House rated PG-13). Come in costume and get a treat! Call 703-488-6439.

Community members are invited to join a discussion about issues impacting local student education at a School Board Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Chantilly High School. At this PTSA-sponsored event, School Board Representatives Kathy Smith (Sully District) and Elizabeth Bradsher (Springfield District) will lead the exchange. Contact Mary Crowson at mcrowson@cox.net or Ted Velkoff at tvelkoff@cox.net.

Growing Footsteps School Age Learning Center and Rainbow Child Development Center, located at 14311 Braddock Road in Centreville, are hosting a special Trunk or Treat Festival on Friday, Oct. 31 from 4:30-7 p.m. Bring your friends and family to a fun and safe alternative to trick or treating. There will be a bounce house, door prizes and candy and treats for the children. Call 703-830-1010 or 703-222-9550.

The Fairfax High School Theatre’s One Day Drama Camp will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. The camp costs $40 and is for students in Grades 1-8. Fairfax County Schools are closed on Election Day. No previous theatre or acting experience is necessary. Visit www.fxplayers.org or call 703/818-0926.

Westfield High will present the "Bong Show," a free program for parents, Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Centreville Presbyterian Church. Westfield Alcohol and Drug Services Counselor Leslie J. Churn, plus Chantilly High’s Karen Chase and Leslie Roberts of Centreville High, Mountain View and Liberty Middle School, will discuss dangerous and illegal substances being used by local students. Suggestions on how parents can spot substance use by their children and their peers will be given, and treatment resources provided. Offered by the Westfield Community Coalition and the Westfield PTSA in conjunction with Centreville and Chantilly Community Coalitions.

Future business teachers from Indiana University of Pennsylvania visited Chantilly High School’s Business Department on Oct. 24. Chantilly was selected due to the outstanding reputation of its business department. The visit was coordinated by Linda Rounsavall from the office of NBEA (National Business Educators Association) headquartered in Reston. Chantilly High School Finance teacher and 2007-2008 Dulles Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year, Janice Findley, hosted the group of 10 future teachers who got a chance to experience the wide range of business classes available at Chantilly High School. Following a luncheon prepared by the Academy’s Culinary Arts Program, they took a tour of the Chantilly Academy of Engineering and Scientific Technology and Health and Human Services.

The Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently held its fall induction at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. New inductees are, from Centreville: Rebecca Duncan and Philip Shapiro. From Chantilly: Tiffany Sanford.

Andrew Barstow of Centreville, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering, is the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alpha Company Executive Officer for the 2008-09 academic year.

Junior and senior corps of cadets interview for leadership positions in the spring semester and serve in their assigned position for the fall or spring semester of the following year. Cadet officers lead between 30 and 200 cadets.

The Northern Virginia Christian Academy (K-12), 11000 Berry St., Fairfax, will hold an Open House from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Contact 703-273-0803 or www.nvchristianacademy.org.

The Centreville School Pyramid presents Rosalind Wiseman, author of "Queen Bee Mums and Kingpin Dads" and "Queen Bees and Wannabes," on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at Liberty Middle School. Spanish, Korean and Chinese translators and childcare for school-aged children will be available.

Samantha Luffy of Centreville was selected to play a performer for University of Mary Washington production of "Elegies: A Song Cycle." Luffy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Luffy of Centreville and is a 2007 graduate of Westfield High School. Performances were held Sept. 25 through Oct. 5 in Klein Theatre.

The Centreville High Wildcat Music Department presents the following activities:

* Band /Jazz — Dec. 4, Feb. 19, May 7, May 14;

* Choir — Dec. 18, March 18, June 4, June 5;

* Orchestra — Oct. 23, Dec. 11, March 12, May 21;

* Guitar - Jan. 30, May 8;

To help keep the music playing, keep an eye out this fall for CVHS Wildcat Band Scrip cards, car washes and fruit sales. Be sure and join us for the Wildcats' home football games and the halftime entertainment your generous support provides.

Alexis Reyes of Centreville recently completed a training program at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Working with Tire Kingdom, the Manassas Campus automotive program created a special five-week course to teach basic automotive skills and provide employment opportunities.

Applications for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology are now available in all public middle schools and private schools. At each middle school, a designated counselor has applications, brochures, and newsletters about the admissions process. If a student cannot obtain an application from the middle school or private school, or if the student is home schooled, call the admissions office for an application at 703-876-5265. Applications will be due no later than Friday, Oct. 24.

Clifton Children's Academy is offering a new Accelerated Junior Kindergarten program. It is available to those children who may have just missed the cut-off date for public kindergarten, those children who may not have been quite ready to begin kindergarten this fall, or those children who are excelling on the academic front and are looking for even greater challenges. The program consists of language arts, early math, social studies and science, as well as foreign language and visual arts. The school is located on Compton Road in Centreville. Call the school at 703-968-8455 or visit it's Web site at www.childrensacademy.com.

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 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.

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

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

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

* Kathryn A. Prociv of Centreville is a freshman majoring in geography in the College of Natural Resources.

* Lauren M. Prociv of Centreville is a sophomore majoring in economics in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Sarah A. Reeves of Centreville is a sophomore majoring in physics in the College of Science.

* Mark P. Regan of Centreville is a senior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering.

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

* Eunjung Shin of Centreville is a freshman majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering.

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

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

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

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

* Ji Hyun Sung of Centreville is a junior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

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

* Daniel Won of Centreville is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

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

* Jieni Yao of Centreville is a sophomore majoring in chemistry in the College of Science.

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

* William M. Banick of Centreville is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

* Michelle E. Colandro of Centreville is a sophomore majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Naveen Dhananjayan of Centreville is a senior majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Frank H. Grace of Centreville is a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Rachel R. Islin of Centreville is a senior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

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

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

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

* Lindsay C. Martin of Centreville is a sophomore majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science.

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

* Brent J. Riedel of Centreville is a junior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Dawit Tesfaye of Centreville is a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Hai N. Thai of Centreville is a senior majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering.

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

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

* Sylvia D. You of Centreville is a sophomore majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Traci M. Batla of Clifton is a sophomore majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Priya Berry of Clifton is a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business.

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

* Michael L. Blecker of Clifton is a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* John H. Boatner of Clifton is a junior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Yoori Cho of Clifton is a junior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Michael E. Chorney of Clifton is a junior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering.

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

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

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

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

* Amelia S. Grooms of Clifton is a freshman majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Colleen A. McCabe of Clifton is a senior majoring in industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering.

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

* Aaron P. Myhr of Clifton is a senior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering.

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

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

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

* Tran P. Pham of Clifton is a senior majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Kenneth T. Pyo of Clifton is a junior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

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

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

* Kelly A. Shaffrey of Clifton is a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

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

* Jeffrey J. Simmons of Clifton is a senior majoring in building construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Sean P. Simmons of Clifton is a senior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Mary J. Swim of Clifton is a freshman majoring in biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Nicholas D. Tatalovich of Clifton is a junior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

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

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

* Jeffrey A. Bennett of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Kathleen E. Berger of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Lauren E. Binford of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Briana N. Bishop of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Lauren A. Burbach of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Kristin D. Clarke of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Jon E. Crain of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Theresa E. Cutler of Oak Hill is a freshman majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Emily T. Dao of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Brendan B. Dillon of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Caroline M. Epley of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Katherine T. Gilbertson of Oak Hill is a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Ainsley M. Gutshall of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Richard R. Hardy of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Colin M. Harrell of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in music in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Lauren C. Howard of Oak Hill is a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Stephen J. Hurley of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Thomas C. Ivey of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Monica L. Judkins of Oak Hill is a freshman majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Daniel H. Kang of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Jason E. Klein of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Laura C. Klene of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in environmental science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Justin A. Lamont of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Rebecca L. Landau of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Zach W. Landau of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Kevin R. Larson of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Justin W. Lauffenburger of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Katherine L. Mason of Oak Hill is a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Justin A. Metcalf of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Stephanie H. Mitchell of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Kristen A. Palmisano of Oak Hill is a freshman majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Sarah A. Perich of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Alexander C. Purcell is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Andrew J. Rediger of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Kevin D. Robinson of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering.

* John F. Roller of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Jon B. Russell of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering.

* Nicholas S. Saunders of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Michael D. Sorensen of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Shannon M. Steinberg of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

* Jason W. Vick of Oak Hill is a junior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Jason R. Weiskopf of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering.

* Lauren B. Wiley of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Megan E. Woodworth of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Chelsea J. Wright of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Chelsey L. Zacherl of Oak Hill is a senior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering.

* Leah N. Zacherl of Oak Hill is a sophomore majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.