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Alexandria People Notes

Emily Haughton is one of 31 students welcomed by the Kennedy Center to participate in the 21st annual Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell. The Exploring Ballet is the Kennedy Center's exclusive three-week ballet training program under the tutelage of the legendary ballerina. The dancers, ages 14-18, were selected from auditions last winter and will participate in the program July 29 through Aug. 17.

The Parent Leadership Training Institute appointed Adrienne Fikes to executive director. Fikes served as a board member for more than eight years and helped build the organization and mission the institute represents today. The Parent Leadership Training Institute works to equip parents with civics and advocacy skills to improve parental involvement in their child’s health, safety and learning.

City of Alexandria Councilwoman Redella S. “Del” Pepper has been re-elected as treasurer of Northern Virginia Regional Commission. Pepper has represented Alexandria on the commission since 1991. She was first elected to the Alexandria City Council in 1985.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy announced that Sandra Marra and Marcia Fairweather will serve on the board of directors. The board of directors is made up of 15 elected volunteers who are elected to serve two-year terms. The board is responsible for communicating the mission and the purpose of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. They establish and maintain relationships with the stewardship council, clubs, partners, members, and other stakeholders. While enhancing the public standing of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, they also ensure legal and ethical integrity and fiscal accountability