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New superintendent, Dr. LaTanya McDade, takes reins of Prince William County Schools

Dr. LaTanya McDade, the first African American and the first woman to lead Prince William County’s public-school system will spend her first 100 days engaged in a listening tour and strategic planning process, according to a news release.

PWC student a winner in National History Day contest

From Prince William County’s Mary J. Porter Traditional School, 7th grader Julienne Lim placed 9th in the Junior Individual Website category with her project, “Devil Dog Canines: A Line of Communication in World War II.”

Saturday Outdoors in the Garden series by VCE resumes in Bristow June 5

PWC Extension Service's popular series "Saturday in the Garden" series will start back up on Saturday, June 5, at 9 a.m. at the Teaching Garden, at St. Benedictine Monastery, Bristow. The June 5 topic is "Turf Weeds."

PWC Schools tapped for US Dept. of Education “Green Ribbon” environmental award

Prince William County Public Schools will receive the U.S. Department of Education’s 2021 Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award--one of only five districts to earn the award in 2021.

Pet theme for NOVEC’s annual art contest for students in grades K-5; entries due by May 3

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) invites students in grades K-5 to enter art in Cooperative Living magazine's annual Youth Art Contest. Entries are due May 3. Art should reflect the theme, "How My Pet Makes Life Better."

COVID-19: UVA School of Medicine launches virtual town halls starting March 22 at 8 p.m.

Under the auspices of the University School of Medicine, 50+ scientific experts from across the United States, including virologists, infectious disease specialists and medical doctors, are launching a virtual town hall series beginning March 22 (and continuing on on March 24, 25, 26 and 30) to answer the public’s questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. The first town hall begins tonight at 8 p.m. and will run about 45 minutes.

NOVEC and co-op association offer higher-education scholarships

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are offering higher-education scholarships to public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors whose families receive electricity from electric cooperatives.

Tyrese Bender of Fairfax tapped as 2021 Rhodes Scholar - one of two from West Point

United States Military Academy at West Point, NY announced the Rhodes Scholars for the Class of 2021, CDT Tyrese Bender and CDT Evan Walker. They are part of a select group of 32 scholars from the United States and will be joining recipients from more than 60 other countries. The last time West Point had more than one Rhodes Scholar was in 2014.

31st annual King Day Youth Oratorical Celebration Jan. 18, 2021 to be virtual on YouTube

Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (PWCAC-DST) will host its 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Oratorical Program on Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. via its YouTube Channel – PWCAC-DST-MEDIA. Past winner Norman Jones and the Rev. Al Sharpton will be among the guest presenters. The 2021 theme is “Beyond the Dream – Young Voices with Something to Say.”

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