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Woodson High Premieres Musical 'Waiting'

Seated right onstage, the audience becomes part of the action when Woodson High presents an original musical, “Waiting.” It presents a slice of teenage life, as seen through the eyes of servers at a diner. The cast and crew of nearly 70 have been rehearsing since February, and the show is the world premiere of a play by Sarah Motes Ashley. She and Woodson Director Terri Hobson attended Woodson together as teens.

Fairfax High Presents 'Big: The Musical'

In today’s world, many young people spend so much time on their smartphones that they miss chances to just go out and play. But Fairfax High’s production of “Big: The Musical” reminds them and others to sometimes be kids again and have fun doing so.

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South County High School Team to Compete in National Math Competition

It’s a question math students often ask their parents and teachers: When will I use this in real life? Last winter, South County High School math teacher Daniel Southard gave his students a concrete answer, attached to a financial incentive.

Project BEST Sparks Excitement for Science

Student-led nonprofit wows middle schoolers with experiments.

Watching yeast rise may not be the most exciting, unless it involves baking cinnamon rolls, but by the end of the day, middle school students from Fairfax County will have had a chance to extract strawberry DNA, study soap molecules, learn about centripetal force and build a motor from scratch. These are the experiments Project BEST, Building Excitement for Science and Technology, had at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston on Saturday, April 18 during its third annual Science Innovation and Inspiration Youth Conference.

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Thomas Jefferson Class of 2019: 70% Asian, 1.6% Black

Some say unbalanced admissions demographics at Northern Virginia’s top high school speaks to system-wide equity problems.

Consider: 70.2 percent Asian, 20.7 percent White, 5.1 percent Multiracial/Other, 2.4 percent Hispanic, 1.6 percent Black: This is the ethnic breakdown of the 493 students admitted to the 2019 class of the Fairfax County Public Schools magnet institution Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

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Alexandria: Plaque Recalls Education Before Desegregation

Alumni of Parker-Gray High School gather.

Alumni and city officials gathered on April 16 for the unveiling of a plaque outside the Alexandria City Public Schools’ Central Office commemorating Parker-Gray High School.

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Lyles Crouch Students Remember Abraham Lincoln

On the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the students in the Lyles-Crouch After School Theater program presented an original play “Abraham Lincoln: And Now He Belongs to the Ages.”

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Chantilly Students are Opening a Serious Chapter in History with 'Radium Girls'

Chantilly High is performing the play, “Radium Girls.”

A slice of American history is presented in Chantilly High’s production of the drama, “Radium Girls.” It features a cast and crew of 35, and Director Ed Monk says his young thespians are doing a terrific job.

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Westfield High Presents "Pajama Game" May 1-2

“Pajama Game” is Westfield High’s Cappies show.

Featuring a cast and crew of 60 and a 25-piece orchestra, Westfield High presents the musical comedy, “Pajama Game.” It’s the school’s Cappies show and the students have been rehearsing since March.

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Centreville High Takes on Teddy Roosevelt, Murder and Comedy

Centreville High presents “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

A comedy about an unlikely subject, “Arsenic and Old Lace” takes place in a house in Brooklyn in the 1930s. Two, sweet, elderly ladies, the Brewster sisters, live there and are well-liked by everyone. But they have a big secret ...

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Potomac: Bullis 5K Run/Walk/Buddy Run Returns

Events raises funds for local causes.

"Stepping Towards a Better Future — Come Run … Come Walk … Come Change a Life" is the theme of the 7th annual “Bullis Gives Back” 5K Run/Walk and Buddy Run — a theme that Bullis students embrace through doing.

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Langley Case Day Seniors to Attend United States Supreme Court Tuesday

Langley senior Eryney Marrogi sat on the judicial bench four seats from U.S. Supreme Court Clerk Gen. William K. Suter, retired. Suter and Marrogi grilled Langley seniors Katherine Cassidy, Madeline Shaw, Cameron Davis and Paul Dell for 15 minutes each.

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‘West Side Story’ Opens Thursday

Yorktown Theatre Arts presents its spring musical “West Side Story,” Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25 at 7 p.m. in the school theatre located at 5200 Yorktown Blvd.

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Yorktown Coding Club is Competing in California

Yorktown High School Coding Club students (from left) Brandon Peck, Ji Lee, and Evan Cater are traveling to San Francisco on April 21-25 to compete in the Microsoft U.S. Imagine Cup 2015 Finals.

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South County Pyramid Holds Art Show

Student artwork from six schools was on display at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.

Student artwork from six local schools was featured during the South County Pyramid Art Show held for the first time last week at the Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-16, in Lorton. The artwork came from student artists at Laurel Hill Elementary, Newington Forest Elementary, Silverbrook Elementary, Halley Elementary, South County Middle School, and South County High School.

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