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Woodbridge High School Student Wins State Art Contest

From Prince William County Public Schools:

Congratulations to Kevin Martinez, a senior at Woodbridge High School participating in the CFPA Visual Arts Program. As a junior, he entered an acrylic painting depicting patriotism in the "Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest" through the Historical Occoquan Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He placed first at the local level then moved on to take first place in the state level VFW Patriotic Art Contest.

Connie Moser Named State Neighborhood Advocate of the Year

From Prince William County Government:

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA–Connie Moser, President of the Dale City Civic Association, and an active member of the Prince William Clean Community Council and Prince William County Neighborhood Leaders Group, has been named “State Neighborhood Advocate of the Year” at the 11th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference in Roanoke, Virginia on September 25.

Individuals nominated for the award were judged on the significance of the impact they have made on their community during the past year, in one or multiple projects/roles.  Individuals whose service is defined by its longevity were most appropriate for the award.

Other civic individuals recognized as award finalists for their tireless work to enhance the quality of life in their communities included Dwayne Lynch of Manassas, Dudley Colbert of Norfolk, and Valeria Alphin, Mary Jane Hurt and Diane Kelly of Roanoke.

Candlelight Vigil for Local Teens Killed in Car Accident

There will be a candlelight vigil tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Battlefield High School in Prince William County in honor of Derek Meffert and Stephen Dixon. Meffert, 15, and Dixon, 18, were killed over the weekend in a car accident coming back from a Rascall Flatts concert when their car spun out of control and was struck by another vehicle.

Dixon graduated from Battlefield this past spring and Meffert was about to enter into his sophomore year. Meffert was an avid reader, musician, athlete, and had a great sense of humor, said his mother, Yolanda Meffert.

Prince William County police spokesman said that both speed and alcohol were believed to be factors in the accident that occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday on Logmill Road. The vigil tonight at Battlefield High School is located at 15000 Graduation Drive in Haymarket, VA.

 

100 Needy Students Receive School Supplies Shopping Spree

Early this morning 100 local students in need were given the opportunity to visit a local Target store to buy back-to-school supplies. The Salvation Army and Target teamed up to help these students purchase a variety of supplies for the upcoming school year.

The Salvation Army and Target are helping a total of 12,000 students nationwide with the Target School Spree. Each student that is selected by the Salvation Army gets an $80 Target Giftcard for school supplies.

There were 30 students from DC and Prince Georges County, 30 from Alexandria and Arlington County, 30 from Fairfax and Prince William County, and 10 from Montgomery County.