The Ashburn Ruritan Club recently honored students from 14 Ashburn area schools with Outstanding Student Citizenship Awards: Hannah Wilson, Ashburn Elementary; Zachary Bokulic, Belmont Station Elementary; Alexandra Moore, Cedar Lane Elementary; Lauren Mines, Dominion Trail Elementary; Kaitlin Oberg, Hillside Elementary; Abby Floyd, Mill Run Elementary; Ashley Ferguson, Sanders Corner Elementary; Lindsay Krystofik, Selden's Landing Elementary; Valerie Odell, Belmont Ridge Middle School; Quinlan Mitchell, Eagle Ridge Middle School; Kelly Giltner, Farmwell Station Middle School; Kathleen Ferraren, St. Theresa School; Christina Robinson, Broad Run High School; and Erica Detrick, Stone Bridge High School. The Ruritan Civic Service Award went to Amanda Jenkins, a senior at Stone Bridge High School.
The elementary students received $100 savings bonds, and the middle school students received $200 bonds. The high school students received $500 cash.
The Ruritans also made cash donations to help buy library books for the new Briar Woods High School and Legacy and Newton-Lee elementary schools, opening in Ashburn in August.
Loudoun County has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Loudoun received the award for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which was cited for demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to communicate the county's financial story.
Financial analysts Eileen Nguyen and Mark Withrow received an award for Financial Reporting Achievement for their roles in preparing the report.
Ryan J. Kasky of Warrenton was commissioned recently when the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets hosted commissioning ceremonies for the class of 2005. Kasky, a political science major who was commissioned an ensign in the Navy, will be stationed at Pensacola, Fla., and will serve in the aviation department.
Swimming scholarships were presented May 22 to three members of Snowbird Aquatics Inc. at its annual team awards banquet at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne. The $4,300 Bev Meike Scholarship was divided among Kelsey Fugere, who is going into eighth grade at Smarts Mill Middle School, Nicole Wright, a rising sophomore at Heritage High School, and Diana Farris, a rising seventh-grader at Belmont Ridge Middle School. The scholarship is awarded for commitment, leadership and kindness as well as the individuals' approaches to the sport of swimming and their role as team members.
-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD