Extraordinary Teens in Far-From-Ordinary Times

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It’s finally June, and while the warmth of summer is certainly a welcomed feeling, I can’t help but think of the high school seniors without graduation ceremonies this year. We at PWL salute you and the hard work you’ve put in throughout your high school careers. Congrats class of 2020!

In our feature this month, we’ve highlighted some of the most extraordinary teens in our area. Take a look at their athletic, academic and community accomplishments and contributions and be wowed just like we are. For the teen in your life, check out our Lifelong Learning column for virtual opportunities to keep your teen engaged and learning all summer long. From storm-spotting courses to opportunities through NOVA Community College, there’s something for every teen. And don’t miss our Your Finance section filled with tips for starting your college student off on the right financial foot.

The world has been highly affected by COVID-19 and forced to make drastic and speedy adaptations. Prince William is no exception. Many restaurants in our area are now serving through delivery and pick-up options only. Read up on where to grab your next meal in Local Flavor.

If picking up a meal isn’t enough out-of-the-house time for you, take a peek at Destinations and discover the miles of hiking, biking and walking trails available in Prince William. Then, read up on exciting backyard activities for everyone in our Family Fun section.

While you’re home, explore Home and Hearth and consider taking up succulent gardening, learn about our latest Change Maker, John Dutton, and all he’s contributing to our area, and step into the world of fine-art photography with local photographer Mark Gilvey in our On A High Note section. You can also read about the Benedictine Sisters in Giving Back and Leadership Prince William in Taking Care of Business to discover how they are positively impacting our community. Don’t miss out on fun virtual activities to take part in from the comfort of your home. Find them in this month’s calendar.

Last but not least, in Health and Wellness, we’ve got advice and information on COVID-19 from Behnam Goudarzi, M.D., FCCP, a pulmonologist at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. It’s our hope that these articles and resources will provide you with ways to support both your physical and mental health during these unprecedented times. We wish you all health and safety. Be well.

Rebecca Barnes


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