The Preservation Society of Loudoun County has named two preservationists of the year.
Linda B. Porter of Hamilton, a society member for 20 years, was honored for serving on the county's committee on greenways and trails and the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority's board. She also helped reorganize a land trust to create the Land Trust of Virginia.
Cate Magennis Wyatt was honored for helping the Waterford Foundation purchase the Phillips Farm on the western edge of the village. Obtaining the land from a developer and maintaining it as green space was important to village residents because Waterford was designated a national historic landmark in 1970 by the National Park Service partly because of its rural setting.
The winners of the 2004 Teri and Shari Malone Foundation awards were recognized at the Tuesday meeting of the Loudoun County School Board.
The foundation is dedicated to the memory of 14-year-old twins who died in a car accident in 1989. They had just completed eighth grade at Seneca Ridge Middle School and were to enter the freshman class of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
Since 1991, the foundation has recognized students with exceptional talent chosen by the staffs of each Loudoun County middle school in the fields of art, mathematics, science and music. Students recognized for special talent in dance are selected by area schools of dance. Each recipient receives a recognition plaque and a $250 scholarship.
Belmont Ridge Middle School: art, Kristen Pascale; math, Woodrow Dorward; music, Kristen Rencher; science, Christopher Bernstorf. Eagle Ridge Middle School: art, Rachel Roth; math, Nathan Watson; music, Aaron Pendola; science, Saif Ullah. Farmwell Station Middle School: art, Carla Torres Hurtado; math, Phillip Graves; music, Diane Stanley; science, Matthew Hunt. Harmony Intermediate School: art, Gunner Olgren; math, Lauren White; music, Madeleine Foster; science, John Furbush. Harper Park Middle School: art, Rebecca Presor; math, Justin Warfield; music, Ellyn Moulton; science, John Williams III. River Bend Middle School: art, Stephanie Fliss; math, Susan Gretzkowski; music, Adam Wise; science, Nicole Dallaire. Seneca Ridge Middle School: art, Lourdes Bernasconi; math, Aaron Dufour; music, Robbie Rubio Jr.; science, Auesta Safi. J.L. Simpson Middle School: art, Jessica Helmandollar; math, Christopher Gear; music, Kathryn Deason; science, Colleen O'Neil. Sterling Middle School: art, Rykeyn Bailey; math, Jessica Santana; music, Michael Vereb; science, Natalie Baird. Loudoun School of Ballet: Anna Parker. Dance Academy of Loudoun: Libby Stevens.
The Potomac Falls High School marching band earned a superior rating at the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors' State Marching Band Festival on Oct. 23 at Charlottesville High School. Potomac Falls's show was titled "Spies" and included music from "Peter Gunn" and several James Bond movies. The show was conceived, written and arranged by Tim Niebergall, the band's director. To earn a superior rating, a band must achieve a minimum score of 85 out of 100. Potomac Falls earned an average of 90.43.
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and three employees were recognized Thursday at an awards luncheon held by the Smooth Operator Campaign.
The agency, along with Lt. Ed Leonard, Detective Craig Schleiden and traffic analyst Michael Thompson, were recognized for going beyond their traffic enforcement duties and implementing a safety program targeting aggressive driving.
-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD