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Fairfax: PVI Pitchers Riddick, Coritz Combine for 5­Inning No-­Hitter

Panthers sweep frigid doubleheader from Marshall, West Potomac.

The Paul VI baseball team swept a doubleheader from Marshall, West Potomac.

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Northern Virginia Nereids Send Synchronized Swimming Duet of Woodson and Robinson Students to Nationals

High school juniors Margot Baden and Jackie Hafner, students at W.T. Woodson High School and Robinson Secondary School respectively, and their coach chose to set their duet synchronized swimming routine to a medley of music from the “Batman” franchise.

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Oakton and Marshall High School Teams Go to Nationals at Robotics Competition

This Friday and Saturday annual Greater DC Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition was held at the Patriot Center: 48 teams primarily from Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland created robots to compete in this year’s game “Recycle Rush.”

Oak Hill Resident Performs 10 Months of National Service

Rubina Ellis of Oak Hill is one of 96 men and women that pledged to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 21st Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

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Fox Mill Elementary Welcomes Musicians From Japan

School hosts a concert from Aun-J Classic Orchestra, and performs at the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

On a morning not too long ago, students at Fox Mill Elementary School experienced an exciting opportunity to meet the members of Aun-J Classic Orchestra from Japan.

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Vienna Children Learn about Micro and Macro Economies

Westbriar Elementary School children learn about financial literacy.

Students in Future Business Leaders of America spent the day teaching Westbriar Elementary School students in Vienna about financial literacy during “JA in a Day.”

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Inspiring Middle School Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

A capacity crowd of 500 middle school girls and parents filled the NOVA-Annandale Ernst Center auditorium on Saturday, March 21, to attend STEMtastics 2015.

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MPA Celebrates Youth Art Month

On March 25, McLean Project for the Arts welcomed hundreds of students and their families for the opening reception for Youth Art Month Part 2: Langley High School Pyramid.

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Fairfax County School Board Votes Down Veterans Day School Holiday

Fairfax Station resident Steven Hunt, retired U.S. Navy, put it bluntly: “Votes count, words don’t.” That was following a vote in which all but two members of the Fairfax County School Board voted against an amendment to the 2015-2016 calendar that would have made Veterans Day a school holiday.

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South County High School Closing in on Fundraising Goal for Artificial Turf

South County High School is looking for real green to transform into artificial green. The school plans to replace two natural grass fields -- the football stadium and track -- with artificial turf that can withstand increased foot traffic and play during rain or snow, and cost less to maintain.

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West Springfield High School Hosts Job and Opportunity Fair

Robinson graduate Jackson Muse was looking for some professional direction. Currently a junior political science major at Shepherd University in West Virginia, he’s worked at Barnes & Noble but is potentially interested in counseling for the Fairfax County Park Authority, or helping open the new Wegmans at Hilltop Village Center.

Classes Canceled after Bomb Threat at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Lake Braddock Secondary School staff received a bomb threat via email, according to the school and Fairfax County Public schools representative John Torre.

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Mount Vernon: Remembering Hannah Graham

A remembrance at West Potomac Softball home opener.

Ruddy cheeks glistened with sweat and tears following a home opener for the West Potomac softball team.

Column: Filling the Gap

Why should young people volunteer? Isn't that something only seniors do? Not at all. Young people who volunteer gain valuable insight into the inner workings of their communities and are able to obtain a wider perspective by supporting the diverse missions of nonprofit organizations. Volunteering is more than just a few hours of free labor; it's an opportunity for networking, skill building and individual growth.

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Alexandria: Negotiation for Budget Funds

Schools and city clash over continued budget gap.

The deadline for proposing a tax rate increase for fiscal year 2016 passed on March 17 without any update from the city, meaning the funding in the current budget is all of the funding that will be available. For Alexandria police officers and city employees, that means a pay increase and additional career opportunities inside their departments. For Alexandria public schools, who were hoping a last minute decision to raise the tax rate might be enough to cover the $3 million gap between the school’s budget and the city manager’s proposed budget, the news means budget discussions between now and May are going to be tense.