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FairfaxEducationSchools & Military, 7/28/22 edition

Schools & Military, 7/28/22 edition

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

•• George King, the son of Doug King of McLean, earned a bachelor of arts degree in history, summa cum laude, during recent commencement exercises at Furman University.

•• Ethan Lee of Oakton earned a master of business administration degree and Victoria Barbessi of Oakton earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science during recent commencement exercises at Rochester Institute of Technology.

•• Johna Ezzard of Vienna earned a bachelor’s degree in health-care management during recent commencement exercises at SUNY Cortland.

•• Rebecca Blacksten of McLean has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Ithaca College.

•• Will Waller of Vienna has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at St. Lawrence University.

•• Helen Frazier of Vienna has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Emory & Henry College.

•• Alex Dacey of Mclean, Audrey Wallach of McLean, Aadith Charugundla of Vienna, Victoria Barbessi of Oakton, Edrick Nguyen of Vienna and Lydia Keffer of McLean have been named to the dean’s list for the for spring semester at Rochester Institute of Technology.

•• Emelia Potteiger of Great Falls was a member of a team from James Madison University’s College of Business that emerged victorious in a competition sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.

The competition challenged participating teams to assess how community banks have navigated the challenges that have roiled the industry in the past decade, and to forecast upcoming trends.

The team’s success follows its recent first-place finish in an April “Academic Challenge” sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

•• Alexandra Eldredge of McLean has been named to the headmaster’s list for the 2021-22 school year at Worcester Academy.

•• The Traveling Players will present William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at Tysons Corner Center.

“This gleefully ridiculous farce follows two pairs of identical twins separated in a great storm,” producers said. “Twenty years later, they are on a mission to reunite. But they must act quickly or their father will be executed for a ‘heinous’ crime. Chaos abounds as the two sets of twins dodge mistaken identities, weighty women and the forces of the law in Shakespeare’s ludicrous four-way identity crisis.”

The production, designed for ages 8 to adult, features the company’s advanced-student performance company, Shakespeare Troupe. The unique program offers high-school students the opportunity to professionally tour a full-length Shakespearean play.

The cast includes the talents of Virginia Durgavich (Arlington), Eli Haslett (Rockville), Brooke Howard (McLean), Milo Jones (Bethesda), Lexi Miller (Arlington), Marcos O’Connor (Arlington), Ana Schneider (Silver Spring), Betty Shanefelter (Silver Spring,), and Cary Tran-Trong (Arlington). The show is directed and choreographed by Traveling Players’ artistic director Jeanne E. Harrison.

The six-week Shakespeare Troupe is just one of several residential summer programs offered by the theatre company. In residence at the Freedom Center, Traveling Players summer camps and conservatories train students in grades 4-12 in theatre while giving them a meaningful connection with nature. At camp, students spend their days in classes and rehearsals and their evenings hiking in the woods, canoeing in the lake and making s’mores under the stars.
For more information, see the Website at http://travelingplayers.org.

•• The AAAS STEM Volunteers Program is seeking volunteer professionals in STEM [science, technology, engineering, math] fields to assist K-12 teachers across the local area during the 2022-23 school year.

The effort is designed for those who “care about K-12 STEM education and have time to share your knowledge,” organizers said.

All lessons will be in the classroom; it is anticipated that masking and COVID testing will be optional.

For information on the program, see the Website at stemvolunteers.org. For inquiries about participating, e-mail bcalinge@aaas.org.

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