Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


Springfield: Hayfield Graduation 2016

Ali Alsayed wins faculty award, praised as an inspiration to Hayfield.

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Lorton and Springfield: Metropolitan School of Arts Honors First Graduating Class

Metropolitan School of Arts Honors First Graduating Class

“We’re overjoyed to see these successful graduates go on to some of the most elite college programs, as well as achieving academic scholarships,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and president of Metropolitan School of the Arts of Alexandria.

Fairfax: Children’s Science Center Celebrates One Year Since Opening

The Children’s Science Center has announced a summer-long celebration of the first year of operations at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall.

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Fairfax: Teaching Children Financial Literacy Basics

On June 17, approximately 80 volunteers from PwC worked with 1,024 children from grades K-6 at Mosby Woods Elementary School. This is PwC’s fourth year at Mosby Woods, one of their “adopted” schools.

Three Generations of Fairfax High School Grads

When Claire Higginbotham graduated June 15 from Fairfax High, she became the third generation in her family to graduate from that school.

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Westfield Graduates: Ready for the Future

Learning to persevere.

Westfield High School’s commencement speaker, Ishwarya Sivakumar, selected in a school audition process, gave her 655 graduating classmates “one last ecology lesson” on Tuesday, June 21, in the EagleBank Arena at George Mason University.

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Mountain View Honors Students

Three seniors recognized during graduation ceremony.

During Mountain View’s spring commencement last week, three graduating seniors were honored with special awards from the faculty.

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Mountain View: ‘Struggle Develops Your Strength’

Mountain View grads share stories of perseverance.

Mountain View High is a school full of heart, and it’s openly on display at every graduation.

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Reston: Program Encourages Children to ‘Read for the Win!'

Reston Regional Library’s annual summer reading program keeps minds fresh during the summer months.

Sean Aiken Heads BASIS Independent McLean

Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, is blazing the trail for Tysons Corner’s first preK to 12th school.

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Farewell to Chantilly High

Graduates look toward their future.

Six hundred and thirty Chantilly High School seniors celebrated as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at EagleBank Area located on George Mason University’s campus on June 20.

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Potomac: Mural Honors C&O Canal Partnership with School

Seven Locks Elementary School students pay tribute to 100th anniversary of U.S. National Parks.

Each class at Seven Locks Elementary School looks forward to field trips to the C&O Canal. They study the ecosystem, gain an understanding of the history and the economics, experience the fun of dressing up in the clothing worn by the lock keepers and families who lived on the canal boats, meet the mules and take a ride on the General Jubal T. Early canal boat. They learn to love and appreciate the nearby C&O Canal through their school’s collaborative educational partnership with the National Park Service (NPS).

Potomac Brief: Libraries Offer Opportunity For Accredited High School Diploma

Montgomery County Public Libraries is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning.

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Arlington: Triumph Over Loss at Yorktown Graduation

Parents and students celebrate perseverance.

The Green Household is going to be a little quieter after graduation. On June 23, Viktor Green was one of the 440 graduates from Yorktown to walk across the stage at Constitution Hall in D.C. Viktor Green lives one block away from Yorktown High School, and so throughout the sports seasons the teams would come over to their house for lunches and snacks.

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Wakefield High School: Hard Work and Proud Parents

Doug Johnson struggled to explain what it feels like to be a father watching his daughter graduate.