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Chantilly: Remembering Reema in Song and Dance

8th Annual Remembrance Cabaret for Reema Samaha was June 13 at Westfield High.

In Jail: Don’t Confuse Mental Health Services with Treatment

14 mental health staff available to 1060 inmates.

A young man with ruffled hair and tired eyes peers out through the rectangular window of his single cell door.

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JMU Is Next For Taylor Enrique McHugh

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.

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Mount Vernon: MVCCT Names 2015 Scholarship Winner

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre (MVCCT) named Andrew Schurr as its 2015 scholarship recipient.

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Springfield: West Springfield Holds 48th Commencement

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.

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Springfield: Edison High School Graduation held June 22

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.

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Arlington: Washington-Lee High Graduates Look to the Future

Washington-Lee High School’s 2015 graduation was held at D.A.R. Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Burke: Lake Braddock Secondary School Commencement held June 17

Purple robes flooded the floor of the George Mason University Patriot Center basketball arena as Lake Braddock Secondary School graduates processed to their seats.

Fairfax Station: South County Graduate Completes Attendance Streak

Cara Yates has never missed a day of school. Ever. From kindergarten on, the South County High School 2015 graduate kept a perfect attendance record the whole way.

Fairfax: Testifying ‘Took Courage, But it was Important’

Matthew’s victim explains how assault affected her.

On Sept. 24, 2005, Jesse L. Matthew Jr. viciously attacked a young, City of Fairfax woman, leaving her beaten and bloody on the ground. But in court last week – and during his June 8 trial – she needed only words, not fists, to respond to him at last.

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Arlington: Wakefield High School Salutes Its 2015 Graduates

Wakefield High School held 2015 Commencement ceremonies at DAR Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Mt. Vernon: Amphitheater Renamed for Retired Lee District RECenter Manager

Leon Plenty was general manager of the Lee District RECenter from 1982 until his retirement in December, 2014. At a ceremony on June 17, Plenty was recognized for his work with the renaming of Lee District’s amphitheater in his honor.

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Alexandria: Airborne Motorcycle Misses Children

Students and teachers survive with only minor injuries.

A motorcycle and a car collided on Quaker Lane on Tuesday, June 16, sending the rider headlong into a tree and the bike crashing through the window of St. Clement Episcopal Day School.

Alexandria: Goldilocks Approach

City Council reluctantly approves programming size for Patrick Henry Recreation Center.

A recommendation on the scale of the new Patrick Henry Recreation Center escalated into one City Council member calling on the city manager to fire the project staff.

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Reston Prepares For World Police and Fire Games

Volunteers sign up to assist in national sports event.

This week, staff affiliated with the Fairfax World Police and Fire Games have been greeting and authorizing the volunteers and participants in the upcoming events at 1800 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston.