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Reston Hospital’s Scholarships —  Reston Hospital Center recently awarded scholarships to 17 Fairfax and Loudoun County High School seniors in recognition of their academic excellence and excitement for pursuing a career in healthcare. Among those earning scholarships:  South Lakes High School’s Madison Lintner and Lyric Venable and Herndon High’s Yasleen Villegas.

Editor’s Note — Karen Goff will be off Thursday and Friday and may be slow to respond to email or approve comments caught in moderation. Please be patient. If you have major breaking news, contact [email protected]

Stock Up — Southgate Community Center (12125 Pinecrest Rd.) is holding a community yard sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity to browse for bargains for a new home or a college dorm.

Tests Taxing Teacher — What is it like to be a first-year teacher in this age of large classes and standardized tests? The Washington Post spent some time with a FCPS kindergarten teacher  to find out. [Washington Post]

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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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Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.

He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.

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