Lee Lorber, who teaches gifted and talented students at Fauquier High School, was chosen as the Region VIII recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted Award for 2005. The award is given by the Virginia Association for the Gifted, a statewide organization of parents, educators and community leaders that advocates appropriate instruction for gifted students. Region VIII encompasses Culpeper, Rappahannock, Warren, Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah and Fauquier counties and the city of Winchester.

The following students were named to the dean's list at Virginia Tech for the spring semester. To qualify, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade-point average on a 4-point scale.

Bealeton residents Caitlin E. Ashley, a sophomore majoring in communications; Jamie L. Farnsworth, a freshman majoring in biochemistry; and Katrina G. Korcel, a senior majoring in environmental science.

Hamilton residents Nicole M. Cerula, a freshman majoring in psychology; Caleb S. Cross, a freshman majoring in accounting and information systems; Jennifer R. Sottosanti, a sophomore majoring in animal and poultry science; and Ryen K. Staley, a senior majoring in art.

Warrenton residents Sarah M. Headly, a sophomore majoring in architecture; Joshua S. Seibert, a sophomore majoring in general engineering; Candice M. Shelton, a senior majoring in marketing management; Ashley C. Brohawn, a freshman majoring in biochemistry; Lauren H. Bryant, a junior majoring in human development; Gina M. Giuffrida, a freshman majoring in communications; Renee N. Hamel, a senior majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise; Ryan J. Kasky, a senior majoring in political science; Lauren E. Leighton, a junior majoring in biology; Adam E. Miller, a sophomore majoring in business information technology; Shelli A. Newman, a sophomore majoring in biology; Ryan M. Powers, a sophomore majoring in political science; Virginia M. Riley, a sophomore majoring in communications; Duncan P. Rose, a senior majoring in sociology; Erin M. Rossmeissl, a junior majoring in agricultural and applied economics; Tracy V. Ryan, a sophomore majoring in international studies; Peter W. Scheffel, a senior majoring in computer science; Charles M. Southward, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering; Jeana M. Stright, a sophomore majoring in architecture; and Johnny R. Wen, a senior majoring in business information technology.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD