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The Scene: Celebrating the success of DC Prep

Every week, one of our photographer colleagues goes to a party for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week, photojournalist Evy Mages attended a back-to-school fundraiser party for charter school network DC Prep at the Edgewood Elementary campus, which the Education Department just named a National Blue Ribbon School. Want to invite a photographer to your party? Email them at

Carol Pensky and David Pensky cheer as DC Prep’s holds its annual back to school bash.


Emily Lawson, DC Prep Founder, hugs one of her students, Dariyana Mitchell, 9 and in 4th grade.


Ashley Stelfox, (L to R), Will Leahy, Joshua Geltzer and Katherine Boone, chat during the party.


Terry and Lindsay Eakin


Julia King, 2013 teacher of the year, with a black panther holding a auction paddle.


Alexandra Lugutko, (L to R), Cassy Charyn, 4th grade special ed teacher and Meg Taylor.


Mary Kate Hughes, (L), director of curriculum and instruction, poses with Prep’s alumni Malaika Khafra, 19.


Anthony Bruce, APT CEO


Allison Riepe and Collette Bruce, chat during the evening.


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