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Education

Hispanic Leadership Alliance bestows student scholarships

A number of local students have received scholarships from the Hispanic Leadership Alliance, a group of Fairfax County Public Schools employees. In the Sun Gazette coverage area, Alielyx Aponte Ceneno of George C. Marshall High School received the Latinos Unidos...

Mason grads urged to chart own paths in life

Green-begowned graduates at George Mason University could be forgiven they wondered why commencement keynote speaker Stu Shea asked them to stand, take a single step and lean in with their classmates. Shea noted how famous people throughout history – Martin...

Local students tapped as Presidential Scholars

Benjamin Choi of McLean, a senior at the Potomac School, and Helen Dunn, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, are among 161 students from across the nation, and two of five from across Virginia,...

More local students named National Merit Scholarship recipients

A number of local students were among 30 from across Fairfax County’s public schools to receive the latest round of National Merit Scholarships.They were among a group of approximately 2,500 students nationally who will receive funding directly from the...

Community-college grads lauded for success in challenging times

“Boundless horizons” await the newly minted graduates of Northen Virginia Community College, the institution’s president told them during May 15 ceremonies at EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University. “Your commitment to your goals to getting here today...

CAPPIES: Mom/daughter switcheroo scores success at Langley

“Freaky Friday” has had its fair share of incarnations.

Fairfax students bring home state FBLA accolades

Students from 12 Fairfax County public schools won first place awards at the 2022 Virginia Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference held recently in Reston. More than 90 students placed in the top four in their event...

Local students tapped for all-state band

The following local students were selected to the All-Virginia Band, and performed in late April with other top student-musicians across the commonwealth: Students from the Sun Gazette coverage area who were selected to participate include: Yanni Aknine, McLean High School; Andrew...

Students named to middle-school honors choir

Seventy-four students from Fairfax County Public Schools middle schools have been named to the 2022 All-Virginia Middle School Honor Choir. The students performed with other outstanding young vocalists from across the commonwealth on April 23 after rehearsing with nationally recognized...

FCPS students earn Va. History Day accolades

Students from Fairfax County Public Schools won 20 category awards in the 2022 Virginia History Day competition, held at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond and based on the theme, “Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes,...
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Potomac School second in state softball tourney

For a third straight time, the season ended for the Potomac School Panthers girls softball team with a loss...
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