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Local Ashburn Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award

This was sent to us by the Milken Family Foundation:

Ashburn, VA (October 7, 2010)—The tables turned at a schoolwide assembly in Ashburn, Virginia, today when the Milken Family Foundation honored—and stunned—fifth-grade teacher Sean Patrick Griffin of Belmont Station Elementary with its Milken Educator Award, which comes with a no-strings-attached cash prize of $25,000. Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Patricia Wright and Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick were among the leaders participating in the surprise celebration.


Dubbed “the Oscars of teaching” by Teacher Magazine, the Milken Educator Awards program was conceived by Lowell Milken to recognize the importance of outstanding educators and encourage talented young people to enter the teaching profession.

Curry’s Auto Donates $15K to Dulles South Youth Sports at Freedom H.S.

The following was sent to us by Polly Elmore of PR Works:

South Riding, VA -- Curry’s Auto Service is donating $15,000 to Dulles South Youth Sports (DSYS) Football  Friday, October 8, at 7 pm, at Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding.

Chris Coulter, Curry's Vice President, and Aundria McCarthy, Curry's marketing manager, will present the check to  Gus DiPierro, Commissioner for DSYS. The check is seed money for the “Curry’s Field and Scholarship Fund,” which will provide athletic scholarships to DSYS players and funding for a future field facility. 

40th Anniversary LCPS College Fair September 19th

The following was sent to us by the Public Information Office of Loudoun County Public Schools:

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) will hold its 40th anniversary College Fair from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 19th, at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn.

Representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities, as well as military representatives, will be on hand. LCPS high school counselors will be available on-site to help parents and students with their questions. They’ll be identified by red carnations for those seeking assistance.

Financial aid information, as well as other college tips, will be available in the front entrance hall.

Parking is at a premium, but a shuttle bus service from Sanders Corner Elementary School, located at 43100 Ashburn Farm Parkway, will be offered.