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Alexandria: Celebrating Constitution Week

DAR, students celebrate Constitution Week.

Students from across Alexandria gathered at City Hall Sept. 21 to participate in the signing of a proclamation to kick off Constitution Week, a week designated to promote the study and appreciation of the document sometimes referred to as “America’s birth certificate.”

Alexandria: Michael Routhouska New Principal at Ramsay Elementary

For some of us there are defining moments in our lives that forever color who we will be.

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Lorton: South County High Dedicates New Artificial Turf Fields

South County High School is the latest among county schools to have completed switching competition and practice fields from real grass to artificial turf.

Principal Nardos King Leaves Mount Vernon High School

On her last day, Mount Vernon High School principal Nardos King went into school trying to act like it wasn’t anything different. But as she walked through the halls, she couldn’t help but reminisce over the 20 years of different jobs and professional growth she experienced in the building.

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Potomac Snapshot: Geneva Day School Celebrates 50TH Anniversary

Geneva Day School recently held a 50th birthday celebration in conjunction with its annual Welcome Back Social, which is traditionally held on the first Friday of September after Labor Day.

TJHSST Junior Named National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador

Youth Service America and the Festival of Children Foundation recently named Fairfax City resident, Christopher Cao, a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador.

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Arlington: Thomas Jefferson Students Learn Global Perspective

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is an International Baccalaureate school.

Multi-colored flags from around the world line the hallways, and a map of the world covers one wall in the main office at Thomas Jefferson International Baccalaureate World School at 125 South Glebe Road.

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Great Falls Friends & Neighbors Awards Scholarships

Supporting women in their quest for education, career.

Martina Atabong, 35, is the first member of her family to go to college. “I’m the only one,” she said.

Herndon: Remembering Christine Sleeper

Sunday, gathering in memory of Herndon Latin teacher.

Beloved Herndon High School Latin teacher Christine Sleeper, who died Feb. 15, 2015 at 98, kept a Trojan horse in her classroom and a Latin word on her license plate.

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League of Women Voters Hosts Springfield Candidates

Dozens of Springfield district constituents came out to the West Springfield Government Center to hear from candidates running for supervisor and school board positions. The Sept. 9 event was the first in a series of meet-and-greets for the different Fairfax County magisterial districts, hosted by the League of Women Voters.

Burke-Based Author and Professor Launches First Book

When Burke resident and George Mason University English professor Art Taylor set out to enter The Washington Post short story cover contest, he never expected it would lead to his first book.

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Fairfax Station: Brothers Launch Handcrafted Greeting Card Company

Patrick Hulse, together with his brother Shane, has cracked the code: turning what he loves into a business. Patrick is a junior at the Rhode Island School of Design pursuing a degree in illustration. Shane is a freshman at New York University studying business. Last year, the South County High School graduates (Patrick 2013, Shane 2014) launched “Little Wishes,” a handcrafted greeting card company.

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Fairfax County School Board Reflects on First Day of Later Start Times

James Madison High School senior Ben Press provided firsthand testimony for the positive effect of new later start times for Fairfax County high school students. “Your investment in our health paid off, as can be seen in the better-rested faces of thousands of high school students across the county,” said Press, addressing the Fairfax County School Board in his new role as student representative at their Sept. 10 meeting.

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Herndon High Latin’s Certamen Team Wins National Championship

Eight Herndon High School Latin students won the National Certamen championship in the National Junior Classical League Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

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Mountain View High School: Helping Students Reach Their Goals

Gary Morris takes the reins at Mountain View High.

Gary Morris is Mountain View High School’s new principal. But before he became an educator, he was a professional football player.