Monday Morning Rundown

Cherry Blossoms at Lake Anne/Credit: Charlotte Geary

Tolls Take a Hike — Tolls on the Dulles Greenway went up on Friday. It now costs $5.10 (up from $4.90) for a one-way rush hour trip. A daily commuter using the road may spend more than $3,000 annually on tolls. [WTOP]

Petersen Wants Cutbacks on Automated License Plate Readers —   State Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) has formed a new bipartisan political caucus hoping to outlaw — or at least cut back — the use of Automated License Plate Readers by Virginia law enforcement officials. [Fairfax Times]

Herndon High Student Earns National Writing Award — Jean Jeon of Herndon High School was awarded a Silver Medal for novel writing, for “Strain,” in the 2014  Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The awards will be presented in New York City in June. [FCPS]

Two Win National Achievement Recognition — Derek Philips of South Lakes High School and Ade Samuel of Herndon High School were among 17 Fairfax County Public Schools student chosen as National Achievement Scholars. The $2,500 Achievement Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Black American high school seniors to be used for undergraduate study. [FCPS]

Photo by Charlotte Geary.

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The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

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