Schools, Jan. 7-14

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) announced the opening of their 2009 scholarship program. The scholarships are open to aspiring artists who are seniors at any Fairfax County high school. Applicants must be an art/photography student at his/her high school and must have applied to, or been accepted at, an art school or program at a college or university, for the summer or fall 2009 term. Completed applications must be received by the LRA at P.O. Box 2513, Reston, VA 20195-2513 by Feb. 28. Visit www.leagueofrestonartists.org for details.

The Lake Anne Elementary First Lego League team, The Sea Monsters, won first place in robot performance at the state championship tournament held at James Madison University. Team members: Steven Anderson, Andrew Barrett, Ryan Barrett, Patrick Keefer, Joshua Kobayashi, Julia Morgan, Mia Rickenbach, Natalie Schauer, Amaani Sirajuddin, and Brentan Walter. The team is coached by Wally Walter, John Barrett, Kim Schauer and Siraj Sirajuddin.