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School Notes May 6-12

Stone Bridge High School students brought home a number of awards from the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Shenandoah Region Competition on March 13, at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. Taking home second-place awards were Andrew Nagle (Accounting 2), Patrick Harbolic (Business Communication), Alex Wynn (Business Math), Christy Rosa & Alexandria Dowels (Desktop Publishing), Michael Dolan (Intro to Parliamentarian Procedure), Connor Rodenbough (Personal Finance) and Samantha Smith and Carlo del Mundo (Website Development). Placing third were Sherman Virk (Computer Applications), Michael Pirello (Computer Problem Solving), and Hillary Pitts, Megan Web and Brandon Wood (Entrepreneurship). Shin Park was installed as Shenandoah Region FBLA Parliamentarian. With 191 members the Stone Bridge Chapter was recognized for having the largest chapter in the Shenandoah Region.

Families in Sterling and surrounding communities have a new option in Montessori education as Lola’s Place announces the addition of a primary program. The five-day primary program educates children ages 3 through 5 in a Montessori environment. For more information or to schedule a tour call 571-434-7555 or e-mail cascadesdirector@lolas-place.com. Visit www.lolas-place.com.

Loudoun’s Natural History Day Camp will be held again this summer. Two sessions: June 22-26 and July 6-10; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., daily at The 720-acre Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, Woods Road. For children entering 3rd through 7th grade. $130/student. Visit www.LoudounWildlife.org or 540-338-6528.

Take a romp through the swamp at Crocodile Dock 2009 Vacation Bible School. It happens this summer, Aug. 3 through 7 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Road. Registration begins April 15. All children aged 3 and potty-trained through rising 5th graders. Registration is $30 per child with a family registration maximum of $65. 703-430-6455 or www.sterlingumc.org.

Registration begins April 15, for Sterling United Methodist Church's annual summer camp program. All children aged 3 and potty-trained to rising 5th graders. The camp will run from July 13 through July 31, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registration is $125 per child per week. A discount is available for families registering three or more children. 703-430-6455 or www.sterlingumc.org.

The Visiting International Faculty Program honored Edwin Alberto Escorcia Daza, a Spanish Teacher at Sterling Middle School during the 2009 International Educator of the Year awards program.

The following Ashburn residents graduated from Virginia Tech: Victoria Conolly; Thomas Curcio; Douglas Holt; Jordan Holt; Kevin Ingersoll; Ruiqi Zhang.

The following Sterling residents graduated from Virginia Tech: Khalid Ibrahim; Jeremy Berg; Katelyn Carney; Caitlin Cooke; Paul Hamp; Esvith Palomino-Quillama; Norman Pullen; and Brandi Ronci.

The following students won prizes during the MADD Poster/Essay contest; Jhavi Schatz; Rachel Zaragoza; Mark Bunney, Jr.; John Brabender; Lauren Beard; Sanjana Kurup; Omisha Mondal; Samantha Huynh; Ngan Tran; Patrick Dinsmore; Shonalika Mondal; and Kimberly Devilla.