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Loudoun County Sheriff’s recruits took the top academic spots and leadership roles in the 119th session of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Deputy Sheriff School. Deputy David L. Hill took the Directors Award for the Basic Deputy Sheriff School for being first in his class and Lisa M. Beardsley took second. Aaron M. Kozikowski received the Emergency Vehicle Operators Course Award. Kozikowski also served as vice president. The recruits are Lisa M. Beardsley, Chad T. Braun, Mark A. Childs, Jesus J. Diaz, David L. Hill, Casey L. Johnson, Ronald A. Kelly Jr., Aaron M. Kozikowski, David C. Martin, Marty J. Messemer, Christopher T. Miller, David R. Rizer, Wade D. Smith and Curtis E. Toy.

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Del. David Poisson (D-32) has appointed Ibrahim Moiz to be his legislative assistant in the upcoming General Assembly session, which convenes Jan. 14. Moiz served last year as law clerk to Maryland District Court Judge Thomas Love and more recently in the Fairfax law firm of Garbia, MacGregor & Plocki. He also previously served as director of civil rights for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Chris Kingery of the Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services has received the "Unsung Hero" award from the Chesapeake Chapter of the Association for Commuter Transportation, which includes Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. Kingery was nominated for her outstanding customer service skills in dealing with the growing ridership of LC Transit, the county’s commuter bus program.

Coed Venturing Crew 761, chartered by the Rotary Club of Sterling, recently held its eighth annual Court of Honor where one Outdoor Bronze, three Gold, four Ranger and nine Silver awards were presented to local Venturers. In addition, five BSA Scuba and Snorkeling, and two Recruiter special awards were presented to Venturers and Advisors.