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Week in McLean

Marshall High Teams in National Finals

Three Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) teams have been named national finalists in the open division competition of the CyberPatriot V, the premiere high school cyber defense competition designed to inspire high school students to pursue careers in cyber security or other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. The teams are from Chantilly Academy and Marshall Academy, two of the six high school academies in FCPS.

Two Marshall Academy teams qualified for the national finals. Team one members are C.J. Gardner, Alex Handley, captain Kevin Houk, Jack Lynch, Ramon Martinez-Diaz, and Peter Morrissey. Team two members are Pear Ansorrypour, Charlie Franks, Jessie Galanxhi, Peter Marr, Alex Ryan, and captain Jacob Walters. Marshall Academy’s Cyber Security Club is sponsored by Computer Systems A-plus instructor Jason Simeon and career experience specialist Shelli Carpenter and mentored by Ryan Walters, president and CEO of TerraWi.

A total of 12 teams were named finalists in the open division.

McLean Senior Source Volunteer Opportunity

Do you love living in McLean? Want to help make it easier for you, your friends and your neighbors to continue to live and “age in place?” You can help make it happen by volunteering with the newly-formed McLean Senior Source to connect residents with resources making it possible to live active, independent and social lives in a familiar, multi-generational neighborhood.

Volunteers are needed to staff the resource desk located in the McLean Community Center (MCC). Volunteer for a few hours a month to answer telephones and connect callers with the “village of services” that residents can safely, easily and affordably access. Training will be provided by the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. The first training session will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the MCC, located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean. (Participants should bring their own brown bag lunch.)

For more information and to get involved, contact Betty Yurkewitch by email at betty.yurkewitch@verizon.net or by telephone at 703-790-9586.