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Stratford U hosts job fair

Stratford University's Woodbridge Campus hosted a “Fun-Sized," career fair on June 24. The Career Services Department welcomed local healthcare professionals, such as CVS/Caremark, Metro Healthcare Services and Compassionate Hearts for Seniors (CHFS). Students were encouraged to bring a résumé and meet with several local healthcare professionals who have potential job openings.

Indian Class of 2014

Gar-Field High School's senior class officially became alumni on June 13 after tossing their hats at the school's commencement ceremony.

Bobcat Class of 2014

Battlefield High School's senior class officially became alumni on June 13 after tossing their hats at the school's commencement ceremony.

Season closes for Hylton soccer in state semis

Fifteen years after the Hylton varsity boys soccer team's last state championship, the 2014 team came close to reaching the finals again. The Bulldogs ended this season on June 14 as the Conference 4 regular season and tournament champions, Group 6A South Region runner-up and a state tournament semifinalist. On Saturday night, Hylton came up on the short-end of a 6-2 loss against T.C. Williams during the state semifinals.

Christ Chapel students graduate; Grads earn over $1 million in scholarships

Christ Chapel Academy’s (CCA) Class of 2014 earned more than $1 million in scholarship offers. The class of 28 students included CCA’s first male athlete to receive a full athletic scholarship (Stephen Brown, Bucknell University), two young ladies who received full tuition scholarships from the College of William and Mary and Penn State University (Makeda Jackson and Candice Crutchfield respectively), and a two-time state golf tournament qualifier, Victor Ortega.

Graduation day

Brentsville District High School seniors gathered at the school on June 7 and crossed the stage to take their diplomas and begin the next stage of their lives.

McDonald’s awards scholarships

The McDonald's Family Restaurant chain has awarded scholarships to two Prince William County students. Woodbridge senior Victoria Coughlin and Potomac senior Kayla McDonald were two of the 42 Northern Virginia students chosen to receive scholarships from among more than 500 applications.

County sets tax rate, adopts budget

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors adopted the budget and tax rate for the coming year on April 29. In adopting the budget the board agreed to a tax rate of $1.148 per $100 of assessed value. The new tax rate means that next year, the average real estate tax bill will be $3,788. That's a little more than the estimate for the current year: $3,601. The headline projects in the $990 million budget are two new libraries in Gainesville and Montclair. The libraries had been approved by voters in the 2006 bond referendum and architectural plans had been unveiled last year with an opening date in September 2015.

Athlete of the Week: Jeremy Robson

Culpeper's Jeremy Robson enjoys the fast action and growing popularity of lacrosse. Photo by Marshall Conner.
Athlete of the Week for April 24 is Jeremy Robson who excels in boys lacrosse at Culpeper High School.

Meetings planned on high school zones

Prince William County school officials have scheduled two public meetings to get community input on the proposed boundary for the county’s 12th high school being built at 13833 Dumfries Road in Manassas. The meetings will be structured as a forum where community members can provide feedback on the proposal.

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