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Thursday, August 27, 2009

NoVa Synchro awardees for the Synchronized Swimming Teams in three of four competitions at Age Group National Championships are Julie Calvert and Sofie Ravesteijn, 42nd place, age 13-15 duet; Calvert, Ravesteijn and Morgan Shotwell, 34th place, ages 13-15 trio; Calvert, Ravesteijn, Lauren Wengrovitz and Marie O'Shaughnessy, 36th place, ages 13-15 team; and Wengrovitz, O'Shaughnessy and Kathleen McLean, 33rd place, ages 16-17 trio.

Arlington Career Center TV production students won a gold medal in the Television News Anchor Contest at the SkillsUSA Championship. The four-student team consisted of Miles Coulton-Thompson and Robel Kabthiymer, Washington-Lee High School, and Brian Scholl and Andrea Crowe, Yorktown High School.

Bridgette Wanzer-McCoy, a graduate of T.C. Williams High School, received a gold award at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.

Amanda R. Baldwin of Alexandria received a bachelor of science degree from Excelsior College.

Kristen Cochran of Alexandria was awarded a certificate in paralegal studies from Kaplan University.

David Calvert of Alexandria received a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Southern Methodist University.

Arlington Career Center teacher Mike McGhee and the Supported Work and Transition's Brown Box Lunch Program received the Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence awards.

Alexandria and Arlington County public schools have been awarded a joint $100,500 grant from the Virginia Office of Early Childhood Development.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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