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FairfaxEducationSchools & Military, 10/21/21 edition

Schools & Military, 10/21/21 edition

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News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.

** Yousef Emam of McLean earned a master of science degree in computer sciences; Benjamin Fox of McLean earned a master of science degree in computer science; Alishan Hassan of Great Falls earned a master of science degree in computer science, Shina Kolisetti of Tysons earned a master of science degree in computer science; and Haifan Li of Vienna earned a master of science degree in computer science during recent commencement exercises at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

** Jared Lampal of McLean, a graduate of McLean High School, earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, magna cum laude, during recent commencement exercises at Colgate University.

** Andrew Liang of Vienna has been named to the honors list for the spring semester at Gettysburg College.


** The following local students have been named to the dean’s list for the summer semester at the University of Maryland Global Campus:
Helen Natnael of Vienna, Taher Razjouyan of Great Falls, Yusef Barry of McLean, Emily Smith of Oakton, Ozkul Akin of McLean and Roberto Soria of Oakton.

** William Welch of Oakton has received academic honors for the academic year at Saint Francis University, where he is studying organizational leadership.

** Students, faculty and staff from Oakcrest School descended on 15 different locations across the local region on Oct. 8 as part of the All-School Service Day, a fall tradition.

“The Friday of Fall Spirit Week is a special day at Oakcrest,” said Dean of Students Meghan Hadley. “Our faculty and students recognize that we’ve all been given much and have a responsibility to share for our larger community.”

Among the work done on Oct. 8, students gardened and beautified Riverbend Park, Frying Pan Park, Congressional Cemetery and a number of national monuments. Others sorted supplies for sites such as the Clock Tower Thrift Store and provided child-care services. Members of the Oakcrest orchestra traveled to Sunrise Senior Living Community and performed an outdoor concert for residents.

Working with the student council, Oakcrest students are able to initiate school-based service projects, and school is home to the Service Initiatives Program, an effort comprised of six different monthly service projects coordinated and managed by students.

** A total of 408 Fairfax County Public Schools students earned the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and 58 students earned the IB Career-Related Certificate during the 2020-21 school year, county school leaders announced recently.

The IB Diploma Program is a two-year program for juniors and seniors that comprises a core curriculum and six subject groups. Students complete internal and external assessments as well as exams, community service and a 4,000-word extended essay.

Students who earned the IB diploma attended Annandale, Edison, Justice, Lewis, George C. Marshall, Mount Vernon and South Lakes high schools and Robinson Secondary School.

The IB Career-Related Program enables students to pursue a career and technical education field of interest in addition to taking IB courses. Students who earned the IB Career-Related Certificate attended Lewis, Mount Vernon and South Lakes high schools.

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