Thursday Morning Rundown

Flowers at Reston Town Center's Mayflowers

Herndon High Girls Soccer Ends Epic Losing Streak — The Hornets beat Oakton 3-2 last week, the first time the team won a Conference 5 (or Concorde District) match since May of 2003. [Washington Post]

SLHS Student Freshman Headed to Gymnastics Championships — South Lakes freshman Olivia Norman of Herndon finished fourth in the Region 7 Level 9 Regional Championships in Hampton, Va. last week.  She has earned a spot in the Level 9 Junior Olympic (JO) Eastern Championships to be held May 1-4 in Bradenton, Fla. Norman trains with Chantilly Academy Gymnastics.

New Security Chief For Airports — After an extensive public search, the board of directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has confirmed Bryan Norwood as the new vice president for public safety. Norwood has been chief of police in Richmond, Va., and a special agent for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, among other posts. Norwood will oversee the management and operations of the Authority’s Fire and Rescue Department and Police Department at Reagan National and Dulles International airports and the Dulles Toll Road.

State Science Award for South Lakes Student — SLHS’ Alina Cartwright earned first place in the Environmental Sciences category at the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair.  Cartwright’s experiments was The Effect of Fertilizer Runoff on the Metabolic Gaseous Emissions of Aquatic Plants Common to the Chesapeake Bay.

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