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Community News & Notes F.C. Students Earn Academic Honors Across the Nation Several students from Falls Church earned academic honors from colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the nation during the spring 2015 semester. Daniel Anderson was named to the dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where students must earn at least a 3.0 grade point average with no grades lower than a C to make the list. Matthew Beer was named to the dean’s list at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where students must earn at least a 3.4 grade point average, with no incomplete coursework or grades lower than a C while completing at least 12 credit hours to make the list. Heba Edress was named to the dean’s list at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, where stu-
dents must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a full-time course load to be named to the list. Takumi Nemec was named to the dean’s list at The Citadel, where students must earn at least a 3.2 grade point average with no grade below a C while completing 12 or more credit hours to make the list. Myron Brewington earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Arjun Chavern earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Elizabeth Anne Crowther graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in global environmental studies from Clark University. Jordon Darrius Washington earned at Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from Washington State University.
Lauer of Devotion to Children Speaks to F.C. Rotary Club
F.C. Community Center to Close For Annual Cleaning
Rosemary Tran Lauer, President of Devotion to Children, spoke on Aug. 6 at the Falls Church Rotary Club’s weekly dinner meeting at Harvest Moon, located at 7260 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Lauer spoke about her organization, which identifies the needs of working and unemployed families’ access to affordable, quality preschool, daycare, health and educational services unavailable to them without outside assistance and works to fulfill them. The organization was founded in Falls Church in 1994. Also at the meeting, Rotarians Yasmine Bonilla and Glenn Yarborough visiting from the Vienna and McLean chapters of the Rotary Club, respectively. For more information, visit FallsChurchRotary.org.
The Falls Church Community Center will be closed from Monday, Aug. 31 – Saturday, Sept. 5 for annual cleaning, painting and maintenance. Registration staff will be available those days, but there will be no other access to the building. The entire community center will be shut down on Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day. The building will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8 for normal business hours and activities. For more information, visit fallschurchva. gov.
ROSEMARY TRAN LAUER, President of Devotion to Children is shown second from right with Falls Church Rotary Club Vice President Erica Brouillette (right) and visiting Rotarians (l to r) Yasmine Bonilla and Glenn Yarborough following her talk last Thursday at the Falls Church Rotary meeting. Devotion to Children was founded in Falls Church in 1994 and helps fulfill the needs of working and unemployed families. (Photo: Courtesy of Diane Hill)
Registration Opens for 11th Annual Run for the Schools Registration is open for the Falls Church Education Foundation’s 11th Annual Run for the Schools 5K /1 mile, which
is slated for Sunday, Sept. 20 with a start time of 8 a.m. at Cherry Hill Park. The event, a fundraiser for the Falls Church Education Foundation, typically attracts Falls Church City’s community and business leaders and politicians – George Mason High School principal Tyrone Byrd and Falls Church City Mayor David Tarter were among the runners last year. The cost of registration for the Run for the Schools is $35. The cost is $15 for the Under 18 1 mile run and the Under 18 5K. In the ten years since the Falls Church Education Foundation started the annual Run for the Schools event, it has raised over $10,000 through the fundraiser. For sponsorship information, visit fcedf.org/ run-for-the-schools.html and, to register for the race, visit fcedf.org/runfortheschools.
ZOE LINN JARVIS, the artist featured this month at Art and Frame of Falls Church’s new location at 205 W. Jefferson Street, stands with her work during the City’s August First Friday festivities. Her work will be on display at Art and Frame through Aug. 31. (Photo: Courtesy of Tom Gittins)
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