Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff

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June 16, 2005


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff, Issue Proclamations and Adopt Resolutions

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, June 20, beginning at 9 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments, issue proclamations and adopt resolutions as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Writing the Wrongs for Endangered Species
Youth wins essay contest
Tara Adiseshan will be recognized for being selected as the Virginia state winner of the essay contest sponsored by Mutual of Omaha to proffer creative ideas to save endangered animals in North America. Adiseshan’s essay was entitled “Sea Otters Forever” and was published on the Mutual of Omaha Web site at www.wildkingdom.com/kids/kids_summit/essays/2005/va.

Many Minds, One Solution
Forestville Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team goes to world finals
The Odyssey of the Mind team from Forestville Elementary School, Great Falls, will be recognized for academic excellence, outstanding participation and teamwork, resulting in first place at the 2005 Virginia Odyssey of the Mind competition held at James Madison High School, Vienna. This win qualified the team for the world finals held at the University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, Colo. Members of the team include Carly Hayes, Audrey McNicholas, Rorie McQuade, Julia Molfino Kelsey Rook and Alina Zufall. Claudia Samper and Heide Zufall were the coaches for the team. Odyssey of the Mind is a program in which students learn to solve problems creatively and have fun at the same time.

Springfield-Franconia Host Lions Club
Serving the community for 50 years
The Board of Supervisors will honor the Springfield-Franconia Host Lions Club on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Throughout its history, the club has held annual events, fundraisers and charitable activities that provide assistance to those in need. The efforts of the club’s members benefit numerous local, state and Lions International charities.

Clara Johnson
Schools support employee of the year
Clara E. Johnson, of Reston, will be recognized for being named Fairfax County Public Schools 2005 Support Employee of the Year. Johnson, an employee in the school system for 29 years, has been the building supervisor at Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences since 1979.

Responsible Fatherhood Week
Supporting fathers to be good role models
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 13-20, 2005, as Responsible Fatherhood Week in Fairfax County to encourage support from the community to assist fathers in fulfilling their responsibilities as role models and meaningful figures in the lives of their children, especially fathers consigned to the criminal justice system. The Fatherhood Collaborative was formed to aid in meeting this goal. The organization is a partnership among Fairfax County agencies, Virginia state departments, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, as well as interested individuals. Resources for prevention, intervention, mediation and education are provided by the collaborative to encourage responsible parenthood.

Successful Business Program
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Incubator Program celebrates fifth birthday
The Board of Supervisors will commend the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce for the success of its Incubator Program. Now celebrating its fifth year, the program has supported 32 entrepreneurs and boasts 21 graduates. The primary goals of the program are the creation of jobs and increased regional prosperity.

Fight the Bite
June 26-July 2 is Mosquito Awareness Week in Fairfax County
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 26-July 2, 2005, as Mosquito Awareness Week in Fairfax County. The purpose of this week is to promote environmentally sound mosquito control practices, enhance public education in regard to mosquito-borne diseases and put forth ways to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.

An Odyssey in Every Sense of the Word
Chantilly High School yearbook wins top award
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Chantilly High School yearbook staff for their accomplishment in producing Odyssey, the 2004 opus that has won the highest awards issued by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the National Scholastic Press Association and the Virginia High School League. The 2004 tome is considered to be the number one high school yearbook in the country. Members of the yearbook staff include Meredith Jordan, Ashley Mills, Jean-Marie Moore, Lauren Orsini, Pauline Parikh, Carrie Lipps, Tim Chapman, Daniel Stana, Elizabeth Whitman, Jenna Loomer, Aurora Asuncion, Tracy Comerford, Shannon Eggleston, Jessica Montes, Amy Smerdinski, Rachel Caro Shiri Ahronovich, Jenna Swedenburg, Christina Girel. Mary Kay Downes is the staff advisor.

Tammy Turner To Be Recognized
Chantilly High School principal retires after 30-year education career
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Tammy Turner for 30 years of service to students and parents in the Fairfax County Public Schools system. Turner began her teaching career in 1973 in Charles County, Md., as a math teacher. In 1975 she accepted a position in Fairfax County and moved quickly through the ranks to administration. Turner concludes her career having served as the principal of Chantilly High School, Chantilly, from 1999-2005.



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