Center to Offer Study Skills Clinic

A free study skills clinic will be offered this summer by the University of Virginia's Northern Virginia Center. It is open to middle and high school students who need to improve study skills, including students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.

Students will receive one-on-one instruction in the use of learning strategies, including time management, written language, reading comprehension, test-taking, general study skills and error monitoring. At the end of the clinic, parents will receive a comprehensive report including recommendations based on their child's performance.

The clinic is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. July 12 to 23 at the center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church. Registration is required. Call 703-536-1129.

Ms. Senior Virginia Named

Joyce Clautice, of Alexandria, has been named this year's Ms. Senior Virginia. The pageant was held last month at Fairfax High School as part of Older Virginians Week. She will represent the state at the national championship in Las Vegas in September.

Clautice, 61, was chosen from a field of 13 contestants. A retired elementary schoolteacher and the mother of four, Clautice performed a ballet during the pageant, modeled an evening gown and shared her philosophy of life: "If your mind can receive it, then your heart can believe it and then your body can achieve it."

This is Clautice's second time participating in the pageant; last year she was the first runner-up.