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Great Falls: Spring Fashion Show for Scholarships

Event is fundraiser for Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Club.

More than 200 people attended the 2016 Spring Fashion Show on Sunday, April 24 at Bloomingdale's Tysons Corner Center in McLean as a fundraiser for the Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Scholarship Fund.

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Fairfax County: Supervisors Approve 4-Cent Tax Rate Increase

The gap between the Fairfax County School Board and total county budgets is a formality away from being the smallest since before Jan. 7 when FCPS Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza announced she wouldn’t be making any additional cuts in her $2.67 billion Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

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Great Falls: Students Honored at Poetry Luncheon

GFFN recognizes Great Falls Elementary students in 34th annual contest.

The 2016 Poetry Luncheon honoring the winners of the 34th annual Great Falls Elementary School Poetry Contest was held Thursday, April 14 at River Bend Golf and Country Club in Great Falls.

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Great Falls: Women Juggle Work, Families, Education

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors committed to assisting working women pursuing higher education.

George Mason’s Libby Dissauer understands students who juggle raising a family while pursuing an education, who have to decide whether to pay rent, buy food, get gas or pay tuition.

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McLean and Great Falls: Langley to Present ‘Chicago’

McLean’s Jamie Goodson has performed on a lot of stages.

McLean and Great Falls: Cooper Middle Students Learn Coding

As the use of technology rises across the globe, so does the use for computer programming. However, as evidenced by the lack of young programmers, this fundamental skill is not being taught to the people who need it the most: students.

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Great Falls: Local Children Meet Dairy Farming Past

Betty Nalls Swartz explains cow-milking to Forestville first graders.

Betty Swartz and Greg Haymans visited the Forestville Elementary School’s kindergarten last Wednesday, and first grade last Thursday to share how Great Falls used to be the most productive dairy farming community in Fairfax County.

Week in Great Falls

Great Falls Elementary will hold a kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, April 12 from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

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Fairfax County Public Schools to Seek FEMA Relief Funds

Winter Storm Jonas, Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse 2.0 — no matter what it’s called, the county-crippling January 2016 blizzard cost Fairfax County Public Schools $7.2 million to pay for employee overtime compensation, additional contractors and equipment rental.

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Aspiring nurses receive scholarships in honor of Harriet H. Fatzinger

Amina Amisi of Falls Church and Ashley French of Great Falls are second-year nursing students at Northern Virginia Community College, each expecting to graduate with completed Associate’s degrees in May this year.

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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‘A Window to the World’ at Cooper Middle

On March 10, the students at Cooper Middle School caught a glimpse of different cultures found in the McLean community.

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Mission: Promoting Peace

22 students or student groups receive the Student Peace Award, for their efforts to promote peace.

With causes ranging from anti-bullying efforts to human trafficking awareness to interfaith dialogue, students in Fairfax County were recognized for their peacemaking efforts at the 11th Annual Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County on March 13.

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Encouraging STEM-curious Youth

Third Annual STEM Symposium draws a crowd at the Nysmith School.

“We need people in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields today, tomorrow and as far as we can envision.”