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Burke, Lorton, Springfield: Lake Braddock Running Back Signs for University of Virginia

On Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, Lake Braddock Senior running back Lamont Atkins, of Burke, signed his grant-in-aid scholarship package to play football for the University of Virginia. The grant-in-aid signature guarantees the future Cavalier a full-cost athletic scholarship at the university.

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Mount Vernon: Tag Day Yields More than $29,500

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Hundreds of West Po performing arts students hit the streets for last Saturday’s annual Tag Day.

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Mount Vernon, Springfield: School Performance, Meals Tax Discussed with Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber

Three FCPS board members speak to business leaders.

“I learned about empathy and coding,” was the response from one young Fairfax County Public Schools student who participated in this summer’s Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics lab program.

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2007 West Springfield Grad Competed in Olympic Rowing

As a freshman at West Springfield High School, Matt Miller passed the eye test for the rowing team.

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Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Award Scholarships

Eight local young women are getting some much appreciated assistance toward achieving their educational goals, thanks to the efforts of the Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Scholarship Fund, Inc. “Actually, it’s more than just a boost for their educational endeavours,” said Ricki Harvey, past president of the fund, who now serves as the Publicity Director for GFFNSF.

Great Falls: Winning Silver in South Africa

Omeed Mossadeghi of Great Falls, a Langley High student, comes home with Silver in World Championship.

Omeed Mossadeghi of Great Falls, a Langley High student, Mossadeghi, has recently returned from third Annual International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Tournament in Cape Town, South Africa 2016.

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Fairfax County School Board Postpones Decision on New Sponsorship Policy

Fairfax County Public Schools are far from becoming a David Foster Wallace novel.

Fairfax Namesake School District in California Celebrated

While there can only be one Fairfax County Public Schools system, members of the FCPS board and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors congratulated the namesake Fairfax School District in Bakersfield, Calif. on its 125th anniversary.

Lorton 17-year-old Dies after Sep. 7 Shooting

Maurice Anderson Berger, 17, of Lorton was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body on the sidewalk on the 9700 block of Hagel Circle the night of Sep. 7.

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Herndon: Building a Family for 25 Years

Herndon Children’s Center celebrates 25th anniversary.

The Herndon Children’s Center (HCC), caring for and educating area kids from 3 months to pre-school, has been “building a family” for 25 years in the same location off of Spring St. in Herndon.

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Mount Vernon: New MVHS principal brings new mission and vision.

It might surprise some people, Mount Vernon High School Principal Dr. Anthony Terrell said, but 90 percent of students at his school — with a 54 percent poverty rate — are consistently on time to class.

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Burke: Students return, principals stress inter-student encouragement.

South County High School senior Dominique Butler remembers skipping class as a freshman. But when she saw how it was affecting her chances at going to college, she turned things around. When she saw freshmen from her neighborhood on the first day of school, she made sure they wouldn’t make the same mistakes she did.

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Springfield: Students return, principals stress inter-student encouragement

South County High School senior Dominique Butler remembers skipping class as a freshman. But when she saw how it was affecting her chances at going to college, she turned things around. When she saw freshmen from her neighborhood on the first day of school, she made sure they wouldn’t make the same mistakes she did.

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Fairfax Station, Lorton: Students return, principals stress inter-student encouragement

South County High School senior Dominique Butler remembers skipping class as a freshman. But when she saw how it was affecting her chances at going to college, she turned things around. When she saw freshmen from her neighborhood on the first day of school, she made sure they wouldn’t make the same mistakes she did.

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Mount Vernon: Church Holds 8th Annual Back-to-School Festival

Harvest Assembly Baptist Church encourages school success.

Hundreds of children participated in Harvest Assembly Baptist Church’s 8th annual Back to School Festival on Sept. 3.