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Oakcrest School seniors Kathleen Ouyang, Grace Tatlonghari and Mollie Kelly attended the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lecture with Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, M.D., and Thomas Jessell, Ph.D. "Making of Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory" was a two-day conference for students inclined towards medical or science careers. The conference was divided into four lectures as well as question and answer sessions. The first lecture described the history of brain research, the second covered cell differentiation, the third explained brain functions, and the fourth described memory. Ouyang intends to pursue the humanities while maintaining her interest in science. Tatlonghari hopes to pursue a career in forensic science. Kelly plans to enter the field of medicine as a pediatric oncologist with a specialization in genetics.
Mudit Mathur of Vienna has been named to the fall honors list at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mathur is majoring in mechanical engineering.
Joel Holland and Andrew Timbers, both of Vienna, have been named to the dean’s list at Babson College of Wellesley, Mass.
The Sugar and Spice Project at Wolftrap Elementary is in its eighth year of donating fancy holiday clothing to the school's Committee for Helping Others. Brownie Troop 3735, made up of third grade students at Wolftrap, makes hand-made embellishments for the donated clothing. Adopted families will receive the holiday clothes along with gifts, foodstuffs, and gift certificates. Last year, more than 176 families benefited from the program. Contact principal Anita Blain at 703-319-7300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Brian C. Jones, son of Michelle B. Krocker of Oakton and Michael R. Jones of McLean, has received his commission as an officer in the Marine Corps after completing Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico. Jones is a 2004 graduate of St. Johns College High School of Washington, D. C., and is a 2008 graduate of University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa with a BA degree.
Kelsey Dunn of McLean has graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, S.C.