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Parkside Middle School Student Earns First Place in State in Piano Competition

Provided by Prince William County Schools Emily Yeh, a sixth-grade student at Parkside Middle School, won first place in the top division of the Virginia state-wide Mary Smart Competition in Roanoke. She was one of only nine students advancing to the competition statewide. Yeh said she was surprised and overwhelmed by the win and the associated prize. “They gave me a …

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Potomac High School Student Wins National Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

Provided by Prince William County Schools Sergio Cifuentes, a Potomac High School junior, is the winner of the 2017-2018 National Kids Safe Online Poster Contest with his submission titled, “Do you really know who you are talking to online?” As the national winner, Sergio’s creation will be displayed on the cover of the 2019 Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center …

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Serentipity Quilting Studio, Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening

Business owners Allen and Debbie White,  Prince William County Supervisor Ruth Anderson and members of the community recently celebrated the new location of  Serendipity Quilting Studio, Inc. Located at 2224 Tacketts Mill Drive, Lake Ridge,  Serendipity is a full service quilt shop featuring a large selection of fabric, thread and notions, as well as Bernina Sewing Machines. Owner Debbie White …

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The Origin Project

Thirty-seven students at Stonewall Jackson High School (SJHS) are published authors. By participating in The Origin Project, the students told their stories of who they are and where they come from through prose and poetry. Those stories were published in The Origin Project Book Four. With guidance from their teachers, Linda Woodward, Nancy Bollmeier Fisher, and Adriana Trigiani, the SJHS …

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The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery: Treasures

The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan presents “Treasures,” an exhibit featuring Watercolors and Mixed Media by Mary Rose Janya of Springfield and Wooden Boxes by Jon Kaufman of Fairfax Station. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Sunday, June 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m.  The exhibit runs June 5 through July 2. The gallery is …

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Arches Gallery Artists: People’s Choice Award Winner for May

The Arches Gallery Artists is pleased to announce the winners of the May 2018 People’s Choice Award. Winners were chosen during the monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk on May 11. The works and others will be on exhibit through June 3 in Building W9 at The Workhouse Arts Center, at 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 11:00 a. …

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Local Artist to be Featured at McCall Studio Gallery

  Manassas artist John Hartt will display his collection “A Trip to the Zoo” at the McCall Studio Gallery for a solo art exhibition through July. Hartt is known for his quirky and colorful oil paintings which can frequently be seen in Old Town shops, town hall, and even on the light poles lining Main Street. “A Trip to the Zoo” brings to …

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50 Years of Strings in County Schools

Fifty years ago, Prince William County Public Schools added a strings program to its music class offerings and has never looked back. In 1967, three instructors taught nearly 400 fifth graders and covered all 21 elementary schools in the county. The program now exceeds 9,500 students, with some starting as early as fourth grade, and continuing through twelfth grade. The …

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Cappie Award Nominations

Making theatre magic takes long hours and hard work and determination, and there are rewards for the hard work and effort that goes into each and every aspect of a theatrical production. The students at Woodbridge High School held performances that earned them a prestigious Cappie Award Nomination in two categories. Woodbridge High School’s production of “Our Town” has earned …

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PWCS Students Create Art for Animal Shelter

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Several students from Prince William County Public Schools earned awards in the Help a Horse contest, sponsored by the Prince William County Animal Shelter as part of its annual “Help a Horse” Day event. This year’s theme was “Horse Feathers,” and all artwork included an equine animal. Winners include: • Lauren Kelley, eighth-grade student …

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