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Volkswagen Group of America awards scholarships to NOVA-Manassas automotive students

Three automotive students at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College each received a $1,000 scholarship from Volkswagen Group of America. The scholarships were awarded based on essays the students wrote about how the scholarship would benefit them as well as a recommendation from the automotive faculty.

NOVEC now accepting applications from high school students for 2017 Youth Tour

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is accepting applications until Feb. 17 from area high school and home-school students for five slots for the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour of the nation's capital, June 11-15, 2017, to see government in action.

Budget /  CIP workshops for Prince William County School Board

Prince William County has three workshops remaining on the 2017-18 budget and capital improvements program. The next session is Feb. 22.

Apply now for 10th District Young Women Leadership Program this summer

The office of Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) now is accepting applications for the 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program in summer 2017.

Peter O’Hanlon appointed to fill vacancy on Manassas City School Board

The School Board of the City of Manassas unanimously voted on Jan. 4, 2017 to appoint Peter B. O’Hanlon to serve as its newest member. O’Hanlon was appointed to fill the vacant seat previously held by Pamela J. Sebesky, who resigned effective Dec. 31 after being elected in November to a four-year term on the Manassas City Council.

48 Fauquier students gearing up to participate in school division spelling bee

Fauquier County Public Schools Division Spelling Bee will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Middle School auditorium. Registration begins at 9 a.m. (Snow date is Saturday, Feb. 4, same time, same place.)

Jan. 18 info sessions at Patriot High School on specialty programs

Patriot High School in Nokesville will hold an information session on all its specialty programs on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 p.m. Patriot offers a two-year program in Building Trades and a two-year program in Culinary Arts, among other programs.

Jan. 30 meeting at Potomac High on naming “Potomac Shores” Elementary School

“Potomac Shores” Elementary School Naming Committee will hold a community input session to receive name suggestions for the “Potomac Shores” Elementary School, under construction at 2500 River Heritage Blvd, in Dumfries. The session is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Potomac High School in Dumfries.

Fauquier County Public Schools cancel Jan. 14 activities due to weather

All activities for Fauquier County Public Schools are canceled for Saturday, January 14, 2017, due to the forecast of sleet and freezing rain most of the day, according to a news release from Karen Parkinson, Coordinator of Information for Fauquier County Public Schools.

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