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Cadet Lt. Col. Harold W. McCoo III of Haymarket was recently honored at Fishburne Military School with the MacArthur Outstanding Cadet Award. Each year the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation presents the MacArthur Cadet Awards in recognition of outstanding cadets within the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS).
On April 5, members of the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association (WPCCA) gathered along Neabsco Creek Court for their annual Neabsco Creek Cleanup. This year, 49 volunteers, including people from the Civic Association, Prince William Trails & Streams Coalition, Mary G. Porter Traditional School, and the Hylton Environmental Club collected 2,180 pounds of trash from the wetlands of Neabsco Creek.
The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is accepting registrations for youth camps scheduled in July and August. Campers age 11-14 can choose from theater arts, graphic arts, game programming and sports. Sports camp is also offered for campers ages 9-11. Theater arts camp will focus on writing and performing techniques.
(BPT) - Spring is one of the best times of the year for many reasons. The light at the end of winter's tunnel, it conjures images of beaches, picnics, barbecues and more. For sports fans, it's also one of the busiest times of the year. Professional baseball is just getting started, the playoff races for professional basketball and hockey are in full swing and, of course, the college basketball tournament has people following brackets and games rather than working.
Gainesville resident Aaron Guo has received a $5,000 scholarship from Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Responsible Scholar Scholarship Program. Guo was recognized for establishing Project AIMESS, a STEM initiative that teaches a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum in accordance with President Obama's Change the Equation program.
There’s an abandoned cemetery near the Coles District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station with graves that have been left unmarked over time, and the Prince William Public Works Department needs help in identifying who might be buried there.
Marine Corps Base Quantico held its first ever basewide field meet March 21 at Butler Stadium. More than 15 teams represented the different units and sections throughout the base, competing in multiple events. Training and Education Command took the early lead, winning the first event, the maneuver under fire section of the combat fitness test when their five representatives had the lowest total time. In second and third place were Weapons Training Battalion and Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, respectively.
Honoring traditions and celebrating the Nepal New Year, local NepaliAmericans and guests from across the area joined together for a on Sunday to welcome in the New Year at midnight. Culminating in a night of dancing, the evening of music and stage presentations at the Nepali New Year event at Foxchase Manor in Manassas featured movie stars, dancers, and even a Nepali rapper. Emcees Sunita Sanjyal and Dharma Joshi kept the night moving from dusk to the early morning hours.
Two local musicians taking different musical paths will take the stage together for a one-night performance on April 19 in Haymarket. Guitarist and songwriter Alex Williams returns home from college on April 19 with an entire band. His longtime friend, local Christian artist and songwriter Darion Duncan, will join them for one night only as AW & The Headliners perform at 4410 Contemporary Music Center in Haymarket. The $10 tickets can be purchased online or in the store. Seating is limited.
The Prince William County Bar Association sponsors the Character Counts essay contest in Prince William middle schools each year and have announced this year's winners. Character Counts is a nationally recognized character education organization that focuses on trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Volunteers from the local bar association read all the essays submitted and selected the winners for each category.
McCoo wins MacArthur award
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Each year the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation presents the MacArthur Cadet Awards in recognition of outstanding cadets within the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS).
McCoo is a distinguished honor roll student, member of the National Honor Society, captain of the soccer team, and a kicker for the Caissons’ football team.
He is the highest ranking cadet at Fishburne Military School and serves as the fms battalion commander. Upon graduating from Fishburne, McCoo hopes to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
He is the son of Donna DeLuze of Haymarket.