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DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Cheryl Wilhoyte, Ph.D. of Falls Church, Va. is now heading up the Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton, Va.  As the head of school, she’ll be tasked to develop, guide and plan academic and school programming for the D.C. area’s first private, secondary performing arts/academic school, that serves 7th through 12th graders. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Earning her doctorate, master’s and bachelor degrees from the University of Maryland, Dr. Wilhoyte specializes in empowering schools, coaching, turnaround principalships, and leadership planning at the district, state and national levels. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, Johns Hopkins University in Annapolis, Md., Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

Twenty Local High School Seniors Recognized as Candidates for $10,000 Scholarships from Greenspring

Twenty Local High School Seniors Recognized as Candidates for $10,000 Scholarships from Greenspring


Annual Scholars Awards Ceremony was held at Greenspring on Wednesday, May 29

(Springfield, Va.) – On Wednesday, May 29, a packed house of family, friends, residents, and staff attended the annual Scholars Awards Ceremony at Greenspring.  At the event this year, twenty seniors from local high schools were recognized as 2013 candidates for $10,000 scholarships from the community. 

In 1999, Greenspring established a Scholars’ Fund which provides scholarships to local high school students who have worked in various dining services capacities at the retirement community; in addition to receiving a wage, students may be eligible for scholarships paid directly to the college or professional school of each student’s choice.  The scholarships are presented in an effort to reward exemplary students who have shown a commitment to serving the Greenspring community and its residents.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS GRADUATES MOVE ON TO COLLEGE

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS GRADUATES MOVE ON TO COLLEGE

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria, Va. recently hosted its annual Spring Recital, featuring their senior students with piano and musical theatre performances at the The Artisphere in Arlington, Va. The Center’s high school graduates are moving on to college, including

Hermela Solomo, joining the High Tech Dance Team at Virginia Tech, Rosie Matthews going to Pace University in NYC, studying commercial dance, Gabi Stapula, also to attend Pace University in NYC for musical theatre, Arianna Bhambhani to attend Virginia Tech, Brianna Latrash, heading to University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music,  Emily DiMaggio attending University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Alexandra Rosenberg going to The College of William and Mary and Ara Snyder attending Pennsylvania State University. Go to www.metrofinearts.com for more information.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS: FIRST D.C.-AREA SECONDARY PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR ACADEMICS and PERFORMING ARTS

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS: FIRST D.C.-AREA SECONDARY PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR ACADEMICS and PERFORMING ARTS

 

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria, Va. is growing in big ways, from dance studio to the first, D.C.-area, private performing arts high school. MFAC currently offers performing arts studio classes in Alexandria, Old Town Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va., but MFAC is set to move their Fairfax Station location to leased space at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va. on July 1, 2013 and will commence their all-day high school classes at their newly created, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) on the 55-acre Lorton Arts Foundation campus in September, 2013. The Lorton Arts Foundation, Workhouse Arts Center and Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) agreed on a collaboration proposal to incorporate MFAC service on the campus, and recently received approval from Fairfax County to move forward on Phase 1 of the proposal. Go to www.metroschoolofthearts.org for more information on school admissions.

MARCHING BOBCATS TO STORM NORMANDY IN 2014

MARCHING BOBCATS TO STORM NORMANDY IN 2014

A nine-time Virginia Honor Band, the Battlefield High School Marching Bobcats have been selected as one of only six U.S. high school marching bands to participate in the first-ever commemorative D-Day parade on its 70th Anniversary in Normandy, France, in June 2014.

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate Western Europe from the occupation of Nazi Germany. Seventy years later on June 6, 2014, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first village liberated by American paratroopers, will host a historic parade. Military units, marching bands, along with cultural and civic groups will march down the same streets that were lined with American troops in 1941. Dignitaries and military officials from the United States, Canada, and all across Europe will attend. The President of the United States, cabinet members, and officials representing all branches of the Armed Forces will also be present.

Greenspring Introduces the Community’s First Endowed Scholarship

Greenspring Introduces the Community’s First Endowed Scholarship

 

The Steve and Renie Guback Scholarship will be presented for the first time in 2013 to a student focusing on study in the area of communications

(Springfield, Va.) – A generous donation by Greenspring resident Steve Guback has allowed for the establishment of the community’s first endowed scholarship.  Guback, who is a former award-winning sportswriter with The Washington Evening Star, has lived at Greenspring since 2009.  The $100,000 endowed scholarship will result in a $5,000 scholarship annually and will be presented for the first time at the annual Scholars Awards Ceremony at Greenspring on May 29. 

Greenspring Residents Donate 600 Books To Local Elementary School

Greenspring Residents Donate 600 Books To Local Elementary School

(Springfield, Va.) – About 400 residents at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. identify themselves as Catholics.  Over the past year, the Catholic residents have been raising money to provide books to students at a nearby elementary school.  The residents have worked in partnership with Scholastic to ensure that the students at Crestwood Elementary School will be able to have appropriate grade-level books that they can call their own.  On March 1, Read Across America Day, the residents donated 600 books and also read various Dr. Suess books to the kindergarten and first grade classes at Crestwood.