Friday Morning Rundown

Invasive, but pretty plants/Credit: Reston Association

‘Jeopardy’ Journey Ends For Reston Man — Reston’s Mark Lowenthal, who has won more than $150,000 in four appearances since 1988 on TV’s Jeopardy, lost in the semifinals of the Battle of the Decades on Wednesday. [Restonian]

Dominion Donates — Dominion Resources, a philanthropic arm of Dominion Virginia Power, will donate $250,000 toward community programs at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC), which provides in-patient acute care and outpatient mental health services for children and adolescents. Dominion’s funding will support “tele-medicine” programs in Southside Richmond and Southwest Virginia, where treatment access is limited. [Dominion Virginia Power]

Kudos To Local Gymnast — South Lakes High School freshman Olivia Norman earned first place in the vault at the USA Gymnastics Level 9 Eastern Championship in Bradenton, Fla. She was also third in the all-around with a score of 37.325 for the Sr. 2 division.

Reston Wins Bike Challenge — Reston topped Vienna with the most kids biking to school on Wednesday’s National Bike to School Day. Reston elementary schools counted 942 participants to Vienna’s 308.

Take FCPS’ Survey — Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is conducting a community-wide survey May 5-19 as part of its strategic planning process that was launched in February. The strategic planning process is designed to engage parents, students and school officials to develop a shared future vision for the school division. [FCPS]

Photo: Reston Association/Mark Majoros

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