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Oakton Cougar Robotics Advances to World Competition

After battling it out in regional competitions and the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship this past week at Maryland’s Xfinity center, the Cougar Robotics team has earned a spot in the FIRST World Championship and will travel to St Louis, Mo. to compete on April 27-30.

Vienna: Westbriar Elementary Celebrates 50th Anniversary

From 350 students in 1965 to 750 students today, Westbriar boasts outstanding academic programs and recognition.

In the early years of Westbriar Elementary School’s 50-year-run, there were but 350 students from the neighborhoods along Old Courthouse Road on down to Browns Mill.

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Vienna: Kilmer Middle School Librarian is Region’s Librarian of the Year

Gretchen Hazlin, head librarian at Kilmer Middle, has been named the 2016 Potomac Region Librarian of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL).

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Vienna Teen Wins National Gold Medal in Art

Also receives $10,000 Scholarship at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Razan Elbaba, 17, a senior at Oakton High School in Vienna, won the Gold Medal Portfolio and a $10,000 scholarship in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers in New York.

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BASIS.ed Alumni Reunite at Tysons Sheraton Premiere

School registration is underway for Tysons Corner’s new school, BASIS Independent McLean. The school will be located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean.

UVA Students to Tackle Global Health Issues

Area students among 52 scholarship recipients.

From studying honey as a wound-healing additive in Rwanda to assessing the effect of mobile banking on women in rural India, 52 University of Virginia students will use Center for Global Health scholarships this summer to address public health problems in the far-flung corners of the globe.

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Oakcrest Awards Scholarships

Oakcrest School in McLean awarded scholarships to Maria Luisa Bertolini, current Oakcrest eighth grade student, and Angela Diaz-Bonilla, a homeschooled student, as the recipients of the Class of 2020 Veritas Award.

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Vienna: History Revisited at Thoreau Middle

At school’s Speakeasy Day students showcase projects of their choice and immerse themselves in Roaring Twenties culture.

Standing in the corner of the school’s library, Nathaniel Kurtis, a seventh-grade student at Thoreau Middle School, stood behind his poster and lego model of a truck and plane that he would soon present to his teachers and peers.

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Vienna: Outstanding Teacher

Corey Thornblad of Kilmer Middle School honored by FCPS.

Corey Thornblad, social studies teacher at Kilmer Middle School, has been named the Fairfax County Public Schools 2016 Outstanding Teacher.

UVA Backs Students’ Research Projects

From examining how James Joyce’s work relates to civil unrest to quantitative eco-labeling schemes, and from researching Roman property law to analyzing the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, 50 University of Virginia undergraduates will pursue 46 grant-funded research projects this summer.

FCPS Students Win Awards in 2016 Scholastic Writing Competition

Fairfax County Public Schools students at 22 schools won regional awards in the 2016 Scholastic Writing Awards Competition.

Barnes and Noble’s Teacher Contest Ends March 1

The Barnes and Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest ends March 1.

Vienna Teen Wins Best Delegate Award

Otilia Danalache, of Vienna, a freshman at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, won the Best Delegate Award at The Ivy League Model United Nations Conference 2016.

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Tysons Chamber Kicks Off 2016 Job Shadow Program

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston is leading the fourth annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 60, 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, James Madison and George C. Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, where students will shadow professionals in various industries for one day in January or February.

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Oakton Teen Gets the Nobel Experience

Interest in science and medicine leads to Stockholm trip.

Ekaterina Forkin, a sophomore at Oakton High School, spent several days in Stockholm Sweden learning about how Nobel laureates are selected.