Area Roundups

Area Roundups

Time to Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m. So before going to bed Saturday night, make sure to turn all clocks, watches and the time on electronic devices forward one hour.

Area Students Named to 2016 Virginia All-State High School Honors Choir

Sixty-five Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) high school students have been named to the Virginia All-State Honors Choir for 2016 and will perform as a group on Saturday, April 30 at the Sandler Center for Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. Additionally, 39 FCPS students were named alternates to the All-State Honors Choir.

Area students selected for the 2016 Virginia All-State Honors Choir and as alternates include:

  • Edison High School: Talia Carter, Madison Serner, Emma Krause, and alternates Emily Wylie, Jocelyn Dawson, and Nicholas Riehle (Anna Robinson, director).
  • Fairfax High School: Robert Pazhwak, Hannah Hardiman, and alternate Bree Banya (Luke Frels, director).
  • Hayfield Secondary School: Jessica Pressley and alternate Nathan Tepe (Walter Krushinski, director).
  • Lake Braddock Secondary School: Erin Coughlan, Rachel Sowa, and Renata Botelho (Mary DeMarco, director).
  • Lee High School: Rachel Fuhs and alternate Brian Almodovar.
  • Robinson Secondary School: Haley Landry and alternate Alexandra Waniel (Mike Horanski, director).
  • South County High School: Shruti Nallappa, Jaspreet Chahal, and alternates Brittany Alvarado and Caroline Lawrence-Hovey (Jennifer Willard, director).
  • West Springfield High School: Jennifer Hess and Katie Ballou (Dustin Brandt, director).

Woodson High School: Megan Humes, Lucas Valdes, Maddie Peri, Jessica Yellowitz, and alternates Xiara Colon and Ellie D’Alessandro (Michael Ehrlich, director).

Virginia All-State Honors Choir is sponsored by the Virginia Choral Directors Association, an affiliated unit of the Virginia Music Educators Association.

Real Food for Kids Expo at Robinson Secondary

Kate Sherwood, executive chef for Center for Science in the Public Interest, will be the emcee for the March 12 Real Food For Kids Culinary Challenge and Wellness Expo and a culinary competition judge. The event is free to the public and will be fun and informative for the entire family. The Expo will be held on Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax. Register at

You can learn about food writing, promotion and photography, family meal planning, school gardening and school food. And, everyone will enjoy watching a culinary competition among 11 student teams challenged to prepare a delicious and nutritious school breakfast, lunch or snack. Fairfax County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services director Rodney Taylor, a pioneer in farm-to-school dining programs, and executive chef Paul Davis will present their new specialty salad and sandwich lines for students and teachers as well as sample creative new school lunch dishes. Free admission. Drawings for prizes from Williams-Sonoma and Earls Kitchen + Bar. Lunch available for nominal prices.