Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Longfellow Middle, Langley High Win Science Olympiad

Teams from Longfellow Middle School and Langley High School captured first place in Division B and Division C, respectively, in the 2015 Virginia Science Olympiad, held at Lake Braddock Secondary School.

The Longfellow team is made up of students Shihao Cao, James Chen, Matthew Cox, Alexy Didenkov, Alice Fontaine, Alex Kao-Sowa, Michael Kruppa, Jules LeMenestrel, Cathryn Liang, Jocelyn Liu, Zain Mirzam, Matt Moschella, Siona Prasad, Reva Siva, Katherine Wu, Kathryn Yang, Vicky Yang, Hana Yu, and Arnold Zhang.

Members of the Langley team are Andrew Chen, Zach Chou, Paul Dell, Jaisohn Kim, Andrew Makris, Amy Zhao, Tyler Larkworthy, Sungho Lee, Ashley Zhang, Nathan Bala, Ben Culmer, Callan Cramer, Kevin Zhou, Andy Tan, and Trevor Dankworth.

Great Falls Senior Center to Host Talk on Terror

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) has announced Dr. Sebastian Gorka as guest speaker for the May 5 event. His subject will be “The Rise of ISIS And Its Impact on America.”

Dr. Gorka is a recognized international authority on terrorism, irregular warfare and national security. At the highest level he has briefed and advised the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the US Special Operation Command, NATO, the National Intelligence Council and the CIA. He has also served as lead lecturer for US Special Operations Command’s Terrorism program and is a frequent guest lecturer at the FBI, the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School as well as other related agencies and war colleges. Dr. Gorka appears regularly as an analyst and commentator in the US and international media, to include the BBC, CNN, Fox News and EuroNews.

The May 5 event will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1020 Springvale Road, Great Falls. The program runs 11 to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. A modest contribution is appreciated.

The event sponsor is Thrivent Financial, a faith-based, not-for-profit membership organization, a Fortune 500 financial services organization and the nation’s largest fraternal benefit society.

Reservations are a must and need to be made by April 28 by emailing Polly Fitzgerald at pollyfitz1@verizon.net or calling 703-759-4345. For additional information see website at gfseniors.org.