Defibrillators in Schools

Automated external defibrillators will be delivered to all Loudoun County high schools this week. The eighteen devices will be installed by the county schools' facilities services division with help from the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Co.

Two devices will be installed at Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge high schools. One device will be installed at C.S. Monroe Technology Center and Douglass High.

P.J. Azzolina, president of the Sterling rescue company, said the defibrillators were purchased with a bequest from county resident Grace E. Armel.

"Mrs. Armel wanted a way to thank Sterling for their services," Azzolina said. "She was very impressed with the way the company had helped her and her husband." Armel's husband also is deceased.

Event to Honor Principal

Meadowland Elementary School in Sterling will hold a community celebration June 6 to honor Principal Dennis Young, who is retiring after 37 years with Loudoun County public schools. Young has been Meadowland's principal since it opened, in 1979.

Anyone who wants to share memories or photos or needs more information should contact Beth Carter at 703-421-9669 or

The open house will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the school, at 729 Sugarland Run Dr.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD