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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Matthew Maury Elementary School Principal Lucretia Jackson received a Community Service Award given by the Departmental Progressive Club.

Fourteen seniors at T.C. Williams High School were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The honorees are Michael M. Baber , Eva L. Baker, Aleksandra K. Denisin, Jared E. Denniston, Bradshaw D. Kenimer, Anil V. Kenkeremath, Truong X. Le, Timothy Mannel, Zachary J. Marcus, Zachary J. Neurohr, Rebecca L. Newsham, Lee T. Pearson, Ethan T. Stine and Taylor C. Wuerker.

Washington-Lee High School seniors Marisa G. Beckley, Ingrid V. Pierre, Frances B. Roberts-Gregory and Imani S. Tate were designated as National Achievement Scholarship semifinalists.

Six Arlington public school students were noted by the National Hispanic Recognition Program, which identifies academically outstanding Hispanic high school students based on PSAT/NMSQT test scores and grade-point averages. The recipients are Elio G. Andia, Washington-Lee; Maurine Crouch, Christopher Dola, Victoria Koski-Karell and Samuel Mercado-Rios, all of Yorktown; and David Rodriguez, Wakefield (attends H-B Woodlawn).

Carol Cadby, theater teacher at Yorktown High School, was awarded the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Educator by the Governor's School for Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts.

Jeff Elkner, computer science teacher at Yorktown, was awarded the Knowledge Education Trust award.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics awarded gold medals. Men's eight-ball pool: Maxwell Gainer, Alexandria. Women's eight-ball pool: Shelly Wade, Arlington. Men's Frisbee throw: Michael Bell, Reston; John Cordyack, Reston; Dante Simbulan, Burke; Ben Robinson, Alexandria; and J. R. Cassidy, Manassas. Women's Frisbee throw: Mary D'Alessandris, Falls Church; Pat Childers, Springfield; and Carla Convery, Alexandria. Men's bait casting: Dante Simbulan, Burke. Women's bait casting: Cesarina Olschner, Alexandria. Beginner yo-yo tricks: Pat Childers, Alexandria. Novice yo-yo tricks: Dante Simbulan, Burke. Advanced yo-yo tricks: Roger Webb, Alexandria.


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