The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs honored 87 African and African-American students in its 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony in April at the Career Center. The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs is a council of representatives from civic, religious and social organizations of Northern Virginia. Committed to excellence in education, the group endeavors to foster high academic achievement through its annual awards ceremony honoring high achieving African and African-American students in 5th, 8th and 11th grades.
Graduating seniors Stephanie Dugan of Chantilly High School and Jose Orellana Martinez of Mountain View High School were honored as Apple Scholars by the Apple Federal Credit Union.
During the June 13 Remembrance Cabaret for Westfield High grad/Virginia Tech victim Reema Samaha, New York Life presented a $10,000 grant to Angel Fund.
Today, we rejoice in the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the federal right of same sex partners to legal marriage in the cases of Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder, Bourke v. Beshear.
Fort Hunt Elementary School students Yasmine Bolden, left, and Katrina Kulinski were honored June 17 by the Kate Waller Barrett chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
The year has not been without its challenges, but so many wonderful things happened for us this year, too, as we celebrated 75 years of excellence.
School Board approves recommendations from advisers, with amendments.
Though it was the second packed house in as many months, it may be early yet to call crowded Fairfax County School Board meetings a trend.
Students graduate from Mountain View High.
Mountain View High graduations always tug at the heartstrings. That’s because the students have had to overcome so much to reach that finish line.
Graduations have always made Margret Lingenfelter sad. “It really resonates with me and holds a weird place in my heart,” the West Potomac High School class of 2015 president said during her graduation remarks to fellow wolverines.
Fort Hunt Elementary School students wave to Fort Hunt staff and faculty as they leave school on the last day before summer vacation.
110 students had 4.0 GPAs or higher; receive $4.9 million in scholarships.
Despite a power outage and rain storm, Chantilly High's spirited graduation ceremony at GMU's Patriot Center carried on last Thursday, June 18 without a hitch.
Virginia Episcopal School graduated 52 students and offered a certificate to one English Speaking Union student during its 99th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 23. Headmaster Tommy Battle congratulates Taylor Enrique McHugh, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tomas McHugh of Centreville. He will be attending James Madison University in the fall.
Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre (MVCCT) named Andrew Schurr as its 2015 scholarship recipient.
First-year principal Michael Mukai commented that after his brief time with West Springfield’s graduating seniors, he wasn’t ready for them to go yet. “And your parents, after 18 years, aren’t ready for you to go yet either,” Mukai said, to a mix of applause and laughter from the audience at George Mason University’s Patriot Center.
Lofty eagle imagery permeated the Thomas A. Edison High School commencement exercises. Principal Pamela Brumfield challenged graduates “to lead and soar as an eagle.” Class vice president Sara Meyer explained “Eagle Pride” as the intangibles related to working your hardest.