Supervisors to Recognize Citizens, Staff and the County Youth Leadership Program Participants
Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010
Feb. 5, 2004
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens,
Staff and the County Youth Leadership Program Participants
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.
Keeping Tradition Alive
It's All in the Game
The football team of James Madison High School, Vienna, will be recognized for excellence in athletics. The team won its second Northern Region Division 5 title, finishing the season with a 10-3 record.
In a Class by Themselves
Sowing Seeds for Community Involvement
The Board of Supervisors will acknowledge the members of the 2004 Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program. This year, 36 students have been selected from 92 applicants. Students are selected by a panel of teachers and Fairfax County staff from the Department of Management and Budget based on a range of criteria that includes student activities, awards and recommendations. The Leadership Program provides students with an opportunity to experience county workplaces and an in-depth exposure to local government and county services. Monthly activities and independent research will be combined to teach participants more about their role as citizens and future leaders in the community. One segment of the program includes group interviews with members of the Board of Supervisors.
Members of this year's class include: Laela Shallal, Annandale High School; Rohit Manaktala, Centreville High School; Kevin O'Malley and David Lewis, Chantilly High School; Jungin Ahn and Tien Truong, Edison High School; Samantha Grill and Priya Dandawate, Fairfax High School; Luis Contreras and Justine Collado, Falls Church High School; Kelly McGraw and Laura Spurlock, Hayfield Secondary School; Stephanie Sourdillat, Herndon High School; Helen Chen, Lake Braddock Secondary School; Kirrin Hough and John Pappas, Langley High School; Luana Jang, Madison High School; Cynthia Wu, Marshall High School; Salar Mohandesi, McLean High School; Al Sherkia and Phillip Deneault, Mount Vernon High School; Amanda Goodman and Deborah Perl, Oakton High School; Sophia Aziz and Rebecca Jugo, Robert E. Lee High School; Hae-Jung Cho, Robinson Secondary School; Zeh Hale and Kenneth Anderson, South Lakes High School; Sarah Khasawinah and Jenna Cook, J.E.B. Stuart High School; Taurin Barrera, West Potomac High School; Janice Wong and Elizabeth Cole, West Springfield High School; Frank Hagan-Brown and Edward Blunt, Westfield High School; and Lauren Spratt, Woodson High School.
First Responder Facility
New Structure Has Flexibility
Associated Builders and Contractors-Virginia Chapter will be recognized for donating materials and labor to build the new First Responder Training Facility at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. This statewide association brought together many workers from 48 companies to design and build, at no cost to Fairfax County residents, a multi-use training structure, capable of being configured specifically for various aspects of emergency needs.
National Guard Lends a Hand
When Duty Calls
The National Guard 29th Infantry Division, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, will be recognized for staffing a Northern Virginia regional ice and water distribution center at the Fairfax County Government Center during and in response to Hurricane Isabel.
Innovative Approach Results in Recognition
Principal Gernat Gets Results
Barbara Gernat, principal of Mountain View Alternative High School in Centreville, will be recognized for her selection as Fairfax County Schools Principal of the Year and being named the recipient of the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. Gernat is known for developing innovative and nurturing practices to create an exceptional educational environment.
Making the Connection
Skills that Communicate
Lyn Ganschinietz, of Herndon, will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for her willingness to assist board members and residents of Fairfax County during her tenure of more than 20 years as the director of government affairs for Media General and Cox Communications.
Note to Editor: A photo and text of each presentation will be posted on the county's Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/presentations.htm by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, and may be downloaded. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next meeting on Monday, Feb. 23.