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T.C. Williams National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

From Alexandria City Public Schools:


Five T.C. Williams High School Seniors are among approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Paloma M. Alcala, Kathryn G. Aplin, Andrew K. Dewhurst, Phillip Espinoza and Joseph J. Powers have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring. Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names today.

“We congratulate these students for their exceptional achievement and commend them for them for setting a new standard for Alexandria City Public Schools,” said Superintendent Morton Sherman. “We wish them all the best as they continue their hard work and attempt to become Finalists in this prestigious competition.”

6th annual SERVPRO Invitational High School Golf Tournament

6th annual SERVPRO Invitational	High School Golf Tournament

From Woodbridge Senior High School:


The 6th annual SERVPRO Invitational High School Golf Tournament will take place this year on August 10th and August 11th at Twin Lakes Golf Club in Clifton, VA.  SERVPRO of Loudoun County is the tournament sponsor and on their behalf we are extending our invitation to you to cover this event for the area high school golf teams of Alexandria, City of Manassas, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County,  and Stafford County. Over 120 area high school golfers will be participating in this two-day event.

500 DC Area Students Compete in Summer Academic Competition

From Higher Achievement:


Combating Childhood Obesity on School Campuses

Combating Childhood Obesity on School Campuses

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 17 percent of all children are now considered obese, triple the percentage of a generation ago. Meanwhile, schools across the country have implemented vending machines, in an effort to raise funds. Unfortunately, those machines have traditionally been stocked with unhealthy items. Today, however, vending machines are available that are stocked with all-natural and healthy foods, which could be an important step in helping to combat childhood obesity on campus.

“The ability to put a healthy vending machine on campus is essential,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com), a company specializing in vending machines that are stocked with all-healthy options. “It gives kids and college students access to quick, convenient foods that are also packed with the nutrition they need.”

Public Invited to Meet with Jefferson-Houston Principal Candidate Today

From Alexandria City Public Schools:


Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Morton Sherman has selected Rosalyn Rice-Harris, associate principal of George Washington 1 Middle School, as the top finalist to become the next principal of Jefferson-Houston School. The Jefferson-Houston community, including all teachers and students, is invited to meet Ms. Rice-Harris on Tuesday, July 12, from 1-3 p.m. in the school library, 1501 Cameron St., Alexandria.

Garden Volunteers Sought

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Soon it will be summer time in the city, and that means thirsty plants!  Volunteers are needed to help keep Alexandria City Public Schools' children's gardens watered so plants remain happy until the return of school in September. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2011/nr2011053102.php .