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Alexandria School Notes: Sept. 19, 2012

Saturdays/Sept. 29 and Nov. 3

Williams Band Tag Days. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The main fundraisers supporting the T.C. Williams bands. Uniformed band members will visit homes throughout the city to request donations to fund equipment and uniform purchases and maintenance, lesson scholarships, competition fees and other band expenses.

The West Potomac High class of 2011 completed over 4,000 hours of community service through the SHOUT (Students Helping Others, United Together) program in June. Students planted gardens, painted murals, organized closets, helped teachers and assisted younger students during their last month of school. Half of the service hours were donated to community organizations including Gum Springs Head Start, Habitat for Humanity-Restore, United Community Ministries, Delaware State Parks, and No Worries Now, a non-profit that organizes proms for teens with life-threatening illnesses. In addition, over 2,000 SHOUT hours were performed at schools in the West Potomac pyramid. Of the school’s 500 seniors, 134 participated in SHOUT. For most WPHS students, volunteering in the community has been a mandatory component of their English or social studies classes. Members of class of 2010 established the SHOUT initiative to give seniors the opportunity to give back to the community. Members of the community who are interested in having West Potomac High students SHOUT for their organization can contact Adriana Meeks at ammeeks@fcps.edu.

Cara Donley, daughter of Kerry and Eva Donley, graduated from Indiana University in June. While at Indiana, Cara was a member of the Women's Rowing Team and served as captain her Junior and Senior years. She was named Academic All-Big Ten in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She was named Most Dedicated Athlete in 2010, won IU's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2011 and was named 2nd Team All-Big Ten in 2012. She was a 2008 graduate of T. C. Williams.

Michaela Reilly Balderston of Alexandria, a graduate of T.C. Williams High School, earned Dean's Award for academic excellence at Colgate University. Balderston concentrated in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization.

Caroline T. Kelly of Alexandria has been named to second honors on the Clark University Dean's List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2012 semester.

Sixty-eight students at Bishop Ireton High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams: Catherin Addington ’12, Helena Barber ’12, Noah Brooksher ’12, Alexander Caraballo ’13, Matthew Dubow ’12, Mia Finley ’12, James Fonda ’12, Brittany Harris ’12, Stephanie Heredia ’12, Robert LaRose ’12, Nicholas Manzek ’12, Tamra Nebabu ’13, Liam O’Connor ’12, Ciana Puglise ’12, Jacob Ramey ’12, Christine Snyder ’12 and Stephen Washington ’12.

Eleven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Catherine Babiec ’13, Jacob Bisnett ’13, Melanie Blower ’12, Catherine Burgin ’12, Madeline Caballero ’12, Jessica Mairena ’13, Emily Masi ’13, Matthew McShea ’12, Katie Necochea ’13, Jessica Taylor ’12 and Kaitlyn Wagner ’12.

Forty students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Patrizia Adriazola ’13, Celina Amados ’13, Andrew Baehre ’12, Andrew Bladen ’12, Clara Bouquet ’13, Brendan Bowe ’12, Aberdeen Bowman ’12, Sara Brisson ’12, Daniel Burns ’12, Fiona Carroll ’12, Dylan Connor ’12, Carlos Daing ’12, Aida-Stephanie Dohou ’12, Kateri Donovan ’12, Justin Estevez ’12, Katherine Fogarty ’12, Paige Foley ’12, Devon Gaffey ’12, Nicholas Galdos ’12, Gabrielle Gonzalez ’12, Suzanne Johnson ’13,

Stephanie Kapllani ’13, Matthew Krause ’12, Michael Ly ’12, Allyn Melliza ’13, Edmond Moreno ’12, Michaela Mulokey ’13, Veronique Nguyen ’13, Sandie Nunez ’13, Bryan Phan ’13, Karla Ponciano ’12, Elizabeth Schaefermeier ’12, Karen Shufflebarger ’12, Carl Shumate ’12, Courtney Skolnick ’13, Elisabeth-Rose Smith ’12, Nicholas Warner ’12, Ronald Wiltsie ’13, Makeda Yohannes ’13 and Madelyn Zeigler ’12.

ACPS School Nutrition Services (SNS) seeks new members for its advisory group, a collection of Alexandrians who meet at least twice each year. The advisory group provides SNS with feedback about school food services and activities and helps spread the word about SNS missions and objectives. In addition, parents who belong to the advisory group often provide contacts to community resources, such as chefs who can conduct demonstrations at ACPS. The advisory group is also instrumental when it comes to special SNS-related programs, such as Farm2School Week held each November, Strawberries and Salad Greens Day in May and National Nutrition month in March. Are you interested in serving? Email food@acps.k12.va.us.

Anastasia C. Voellm, the daughter of Frederick and Catalina Voellm of Alexandria, was recognized as a member of “The Academy’s Own” for assisting the Admission Department. She was honored during the Randolph Macon Academy’s awards ceremony on May 14.

Tressa Seetin, of Alexandria, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies and a minor in women's studies from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Seetin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Seetin of Alexandria.

The following University of Mississippi students are listed on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester. For the honor, a grade-point average of from 3.75 through 4.0 is required of full-time students carrying at least 12 semester hours.

Ashton Elizabeth Hellmuth of Alexandria.

Nolan Peters, of Alexandria, 9th grade, was named to the Honors List for Trimester 3 at Saint James School (MD). Parents are Mr. Theodore Peters and Mrs. Kristin Davidson.

Ellie Barton (12th grade) was on the Honors List at Saint James School (Md.). Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Barton.

Jasmine Bagley of Alexandria, a junior fashion design major at Moore College of Art & Design, was awarded the first Penny Fox Internship Fellowship at Honors Convocation on April 13. Bagley is completing her summer internship at Diane Von Furstenberg at the company’s headquarters in New York.

Two Bishop Ireton rising seniors have been named Finalists for the 2012 Positive Coaching Alliance Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Award. Congratulations to both Tommy Kelly of Alexandria and Camille Weber of Springfield. The PCA awards post-secondary education scholarships to dozens of high school athletes in selected geographic regions: Chicago, Eastern Massachusetts, Houston, New York City Tri-State Area, Northern California, North Texas and Washington, D.C. Winners of the $2,000 scholarships will be announced at an Oct. 11 event at Georgetown University. Visit http://www.positivecoach.org/our-programs/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships/2012-scholarship-finalists-washington-dc-area/ for more details.

The following students from Alexandria enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester:

*Austin C. Gage is a senior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Christopher J. Boucher is a senior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*D'Elia M. Chandler is a junior majoring in English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Samuel J. Ferrara is a freshman majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering.

*Andrew K. Kicinski is a sophomore majoring in mathematics in the College of Science.

*Sarah E. Tianti is a senior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Renee C. Von Guggenberg is a sophomore majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science.

*Olivia N. Foroughi is a freshman majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Sandy S. Janwatin is a sophomore majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

*Marin A. Nolan is a freshman majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

*Robert S. Smith is a senior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering.

*Rebecca L. Stone is a freshman majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

*Molly E. Vaughan is a sophomore majoring in interior design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

*Florence C. Graham is a senior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

*Vamseedhar Gunduboina is a senior majoring in aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering.

*Peter T. Raum is a senior majoring in physics in the College of Science.

*Elizabeth M. Luby is a senior majoring in biological systems engineering in the College of Engineering.

*Rachel M. Montoni is a senior majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

*Robert J. Calvey is a senior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

*Daniel A. Chique Canache is a senior majoring in engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering.

*Michael L. Chung is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

*Kellie M. Del Signore is a sophomore majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*John E. Hartley is a sophomore majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business.

*Stephanie M. Mateus is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

*Christine R. McCoy is a senior majoring in economics in the College of Science.

*Daniel J. Noelle is a senior majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering.

*Eduardo A. Ramirez is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

*Thinh C. Trinh is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

*Erika L. Weidman is a senior majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science.

*Patricia I. Welling is a junior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

Bucknell University has conferred bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students who completed their graduation requirements during the summer. Degrees were awarded in July for studies in liberal arts and professional programs in engineering, education, management and music. Ryan S. Gribbon of Alexandria, daughter of Michael and Gage Gribbon and a graduate of St. Stephens & St. Agnes School, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

The Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College welcomed several new faculty members for the fall 2012 semester, including a NOVA graduate, Ousmane A. Diall, who was assistant professor of mathematics and supervisor of the Woodbridge Campus Master Math Lab during the last academic year. He brings teaching experience from the Community College of Philadelphia, LaGuardia (N.Y.) Community College, Virginia Tech and George Mason University. He earned a master’s degree in mathematics at Virginia Tech and another master’s degree in statistical science at George Mason.

The following Virginia Tech students from Alexandria were among those honored at the university's spring commencement ceremony held May 11 in Lane Stadium.

Travis Batchelor received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Jeremy Bernier received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in mathematics from the College of Science.

James Hale received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Calvin Hentges received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Emmanuel Koduah received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the College of Science.

Kwabena Owusu-Boateng received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in biochemistry from the College of Science.

Amanda Griffin received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in psychology from the College of Science.

Kristen Politte received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the College of Science.

Kerrianne Beyer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree summa cum laude in fine arts from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in Spanish from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Andrew Blacker received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Kinsey Cunningham received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental policy and planning from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Jennifer Hofmann received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree magna cum laude in management and a Bachelor of Science in Business degree magna cum laude in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business.

Nicholas Schaum received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in biological sciences from the College of Science.

Meaghan Wilson received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in animal and poultry sciences from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Lauren Kurz received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree cum laude in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business.

Ruth Mikre received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fine arts from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Rebecca Quigley received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of Science.