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See Retiring, Page 7
By Bonnie Hobbs
The way Mike Campbellfigures it, his retirement will last all of 24hours. Centreville
High’s principal is leaving theschool, this summer, and headingfor a new job with Huntsville CityPublic Schools in Alabama.
“I will retire from Fairfax Countyon July 1 and start there, July 2,”he said. Campbell will take thehelm at one of the city’s five highschools and, in Alabama, schoolbegins Aug. 1.
He’s worked 31 years in Virginiaand 29 years for Fairfax CountyPublic Schools. “You need 25 years
in the county and five years in thestate to retire,” said Campbell.“But I wanted to stay through thisschool year because my sonHunter’s a senior [at Centreville]this year and will graduate.”
His older son, Chris, also aCentreville grad, is a sophomoreat Mount St. Mary’s College inEmmitsburg, Md., playing baseballand studying math and specialeducation. So, said Campbell,“Both my kids will have graduatedand will be in college, so now isthe opportune time to retire.”
He and his wife Becky marriedand moved to this area in 1987.Campbell taught health and P.E.
Heading forHuntsvilleCVH Principal Campbell retiring,taking job in Alabama.
Centreville High Principal Mike Campbell and the statueof the school’s wildcat mascot.
See One-Act Paly, Page 3
By Bonnie Hobbs
Students take the helm when CentrevilleHigh presents “Dramapalooza,” its annual,one-act play festival. Show times are Fri-
day, Feb 17, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb 18,at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Four, student-directed comedies will be offered,as well as the school’s one-act competition piece,“Chamber Music.” It will be performed last onFeb. 17 and first on Feb. 18.
Each comedy features a different type of hu-mor. Presented will be “Nobody Sleeps,” “DeliverUs Not (or Birth, Where is Thy Sting)?” “TheHappy Club” and “The Universal Language.”
“This gives the kids a perfect opportunity tolearn what really goes into the production of a From left are Ashley Rosenstein, Daniel
Lindgren and Sydney Battle of the play,“The Universal Language.”
From the play “Deliver Us Not (or Birth, Where is Thy Sting)?” are (from left)Joshua Ewalt, Kelly Strauch, Keegan Collins and Arjun Rao.
One-act play festivaltakes the stage.
‘Dramapalooza’ at Centreville High
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by Bonnie Hobbs
Featuring a cast and crew of 40 — plus origi-nal music created by a student — WestfieldHigh presents Arthur Miller’s powerfuldrama, “The Crucible.” Set in 1692 Salem,
Mass., it’s the story of a husband and wife and whathappens when the husband’s former lover falsely ac-cuses Salem citizens of being witches.
“I chose this play because I love the writing andthe message: Remember and learn from the past;don’t make the same mistakes,” said Director SusiePike. “I taught it when I was an English teacher, andI’ve always loved it. As a theater teacher, I think thecharacters are rich roles to play.”
Senior Joey Biagini portrays John Proctor, a mar-ried farmer living on the outskirts of Salem. “Hecraves stability in his life and work, but he finds him-self caught up in the town’s mass hysteria, largelybecause of Abigail Williams.”
Proctor had an affair with her while she was a teen-age servant in his home and his wife was ill. She’seventually thrown out of the house and, said Biagini,“She gets in trouble for dancing and other ritualsshe’s performed. So she shifts the focus toward oth-ers in the town that she doesn’t like; she calls themwitches and starts a witch hunt.”
Biagini calls the story “classic American literature
that touches base with American culture. It showswhat a person is willing to do when thrust into anextreme situation. The audience will be able to re-late to John because he’s a likeable guy, above theinsanity the rest of the town has become involvedin.”
Playing his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, is juniorMadeleine Bloxam. “She’s a strong-willed, honestwoman,” said Bloxam. “She’s aware of her husband’sinfidelity, but believes it’s important to complete herwifely duties and put it aside. Her relationship withJohn is strained because of this, but he knows whathe did is wrong and he tries to make it up to her.”
Thrilled with her role, Bloxam said, “I really wantedit because she’s so complex. She has to stay strongand controlled, while still pleasing her husband.
WHS Presents ‘The Crucible’Salem Witch Trials cometo life on stage.
Student Dieter Stach composed originalmusic for Westfield’s play.
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play,” said Centreville Theater DirectorMike Hudson. The directors, all seniors,choose their own plays with his approval.He also gives them guidance before theycast their shows so the students can di-rect them, themselves.
Technical-theater students are in chargeof lighting and sound. Hudson observesauditions, casting and rehearsals. “The di-rectors handle all the costumes, props andany scenery beyond the basics of what theschool supplies,” he said.
“They even approached the publishingcompanies to order the scripts and arrangeto pay royalties on their productions,” con-tinued Hudson. “Scripts range from $6-$10 each and royalties average about $35per performance; each director has to payfor these items, themselves.”
‘UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE’Directing “The Universal Language” is
Sydney Battle. “It’s about a con man whoinvents his own language so he can teachit and make money quickly,” she said. “Hisfirst client is a shy girl and, while teach-ing her, he ends up falling for her.”
Daniel Lindgren plays the con man andAshley Rosenstein is the student. ColinMehaffey has a cameo role. Mehaffey andDavid Kilpatrick are the stage managers.The actors started rehearsing in early De-cember, and Battle says things are goingsmoothly.
“They have a lot of chemistry and playoff each other well,” she said. “About 70percent of the play is in this fictional lan-guage so, by the end, I hope the audiencewill understand some of it and get a laughout of it.”
Battle called directing “a lot more diffi-cult” than she expected it to be “becauseyou’re in control and it’s your final prod-uct. It’s a lot of work, but I’m enjoying it. Ilike not having to memorize any lines, andit’s nice being able to see the play from theoutside to know what works and what
‘NOBODY SLEEPS’“Nobody Sleeps” is directed by Emily
Dwornik. “A robber enters a home in themiddle of the night and is surprised to findit inhabited by a quirky family of females,”she said. “There are three teen-age girls andtheir mother. This play’s a little bit goofyand cheesy, but that’s what makes it endear-ing.”
Kent Clingman plays the robber, EmmaO’Brien is the mother, and the daughtersare Carly Eads, Ashley Leightley andStephanie Rathjen. Tommy Reynolds is thestage manager.
“I’m in love with my cast,” said Dwornik.“They’re all very talented, to begin with; but
it’s nice to see them grow through the re-hearsal process. I like being the one to helpthem develop and seeing them blossomas actors. I let them make their own deci-sions, see what their ideas are and com-bine them with my own vision.”
Although she’s an actor first, Dwornik’salso in a tech class, so directing lets hertake her acting experience and merge itwhat she’s learned about a play’s techni-cal aspects. “I had no idea how much workit would be, but now it’s a new passionfor me. It’s something I have to do, and Ienjoy it very much.”
‘DELIVER US NOT’Kelly Strauch is directing “Deliver Us Not
(or Birth, Where is Thy Sting)?” With anunusual premise, the play is about a trioof male fetuses in a womb discussing lifeafter birth the way people discuss life af-ter death.
“They all have different ideologies —one’s agnostic, one’s an atheist and one’sand existentialist,” said Strauch. “It’s a uni-versal womb, not a particular person’s.There are a lot of puns and word play,which attracted me to this play originally.I saw it performed in a competition, a fewyears ago, and it was so funny that itstayed with me.”Playing the fetuses are Keegan Collins,
Joshua Ewalt and Arjun Rao; Nick Dell’Omois stage manager. Now that they’ve learnedtheir roles, said Strauch, “They’re focusingon bringing out their characters and someof the less-obvious humor. And over theyears, the shows that work best are thesmall-cast comedies.”
She said that since the subject matter isso unexpected, “It allows people to look atthemselves and reflect on their own fearsabout death and life. And directing’s reallycool because I have a lot of control overthings I wished I could control … as an ac-tor. But I also lose some of that control tomy cast because the actors get to make theirown choices about how their charactersshould act.”
To do her job well, said Strauch, shepulled elements from her past and presentdirectors, plus previous student directors.She said doing so helped her discover howto get the cast “to best interact with eachother to bring out each person’s talent.”
‘THE HAPPY CLUB’Directing “The Happy Club” is Christa
Guh. “It’s about two people trying to cheerup a mopey person,” she said. “They try allsorts of things, like happy dances, cheeringher on and rapping.”
Binta Barry portrays the sad girl, andConnor Gilooly and Hailey Knapp are thepeople hoping to improve her disposition.Stage manager is Chris Bond. Guh said re-hearsals are going well. “I like that the ac-tors have questions, so [it means] they’realways trying to get better.”
As for the play, Guh wants the audienceto find it “socks-knocked-off hilarious be-cause it’s so outrageous and out-there. I’mhoping they get the humor and think it’sfunny and entertaining.”
She says it’s interesting being a director,instead of an actor. “I’m the one calling allthe shots,” she said. “I have a vision forthe play and others act it out for me. How-ever, there are definitely a lot of small as-pects, like music and props, a director hasto think about that an actor doesn’t.Directing’s fun, but I like being an actressbest.”
‘CHAMBER MUSIC’Centreville performed “Chamber Music”
for the Virginia Theater Association in Oc-tober and for the VHSL one-act competi-tion, Jan. 30. It’s an absurdist play abouteight women at a meeting, and the audi-ence eventually realizes these people are ina mental institution.
“They believe they’re historic characters,such as Queen Isabella of Spain, Mozart’swife, Joan of Arc, Gertrude Stein andAmelia Earhart,” said Hudson. “It’s a de-lightful twist on history that will surprisethe audience.”
One-Act Play Festival Takes Centreville High Stage
From left are the “Dramapalooza” student directors, Sydney Battle,Emily Dwornik, Christa Guh and Kelly Strauch.
Cast members of “Nobody Sleeps”are (back row, from left) TommyReynolds, director Emily Dwornik,Kent Clingman and Emma O’Brien,and (front row, from left) AshleyLeightley, Stephanie Rathjen andCarly Eads.
From left are Chris Bond, Hailey Knapp, Connor Gillooly and Binta Barryof “The Happy Club.”
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Westfield High School To Present ‘The Crucible’From Page 2
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There’s a lot of back story to this characterso I have to know her intention in everyline.”
She said Westfield’s capturing the com-plexity of the overall story, while contrast-ing it with the simplicity of the set and cos-tumes. “The words, the language and thestory behind the drama are what’s impor-tant,” said Bloxam. “The witch trials actu-ally happened, and you wonder how people
could have done this. But then it happenedagain with McCarthyism, which is what thisplay’s based on. Arthur Miller used this playto tell what he thought of the McCarthy tri-als.”
Junior Maggie Mitchell portrays AbigailWilliams. “She’s just 17, but knows whatshe wants and isn’t afraid to go to anylengths to get it,” said Mitchell. “She knowshow she’s supposed to act in the village, butshe’s driven by a blind attraction to John.
And once she gets a little taste of power,she does anything to keep that control.”
Mitchell says it’s fun playing a villain. Butit’s also challenging because “Abigail actsdifferently around different people. Sheknows how to push their buttons and playoff their emotions.”
She said it’s a classic play, but the wayWestfield’s performing it makes it “reallyrelatable. Audience members will definitelyform their own opinions of the characters
and their actions and decide if what theydid was morally correct.”
Playing the Rev. John Hale, an expert onwitchcraft and the devil, is senior NickBurroughs. “He questions the people who’vebeen accused of being witches,” saidBurroughs. “He’s really bright and focusesa lot on books and learning. He comes intoSalem gung-ho about seeing if witchcraft isreal there. Then throughout the show, he
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In light of recent, domestic-related mur-ders in the Centreville area, the policestation’s Domestic Violence Coordinator,MPO Jacqi Smith, will discuss this issue.Arrests have been made in these cases, butthe underlying problems still remain.
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WHS Presents ‘The Crucible’goes through a huge transformation and starts todoubt that so many people are possessed by thedevil.”
Burroughs loves his role because “it’s almost likeplaying two characters in one. I like showing his dif-ferences from beginning to end.” He said the audi-ence will enjoy seeing the various elementsWestfield’s added to this famous play.
Senior Ben Nelms plays the Rev. Parris. “He’s nasty,manipulative, two-faced, underhanded and slimy,”said Nelms. “He’s the local minis-ter in Salem and he openly manipu-lates the truth to get what hewants.”
Nelms said a villain is “more com-plicated, in-depth and three-dimen-sional than other characters. Every-thing he does is so different thanwhat normal people do today. Hetakes morals and rules and bendsand twists them to serve his pur-poses.”
The audience will be impressedby how powerful and moving thisplay is, said Nelms. “It’s a period piece but, at thesame time, the problems — adultery and false accu-sations — are very modern,” he said. “Bending thetruth, and people stepping on others on their wayup, are things we experience every day. These char-acters are timeless.”
Classmate Dieter Stach is the show’s triple threat,performing three functions. As sound designer, hedecides which microphones go where and writes
music and sound-effect cues for the soundboard op-erator. As music director, he determines what musicgoes where in the play. And as music composer, hewrote all the music used in the production.
It’s orchestral and symphonic and everything isoriginal. “My computer plays it back and records it,and I put it on a CD,” said Stach. “It’s a really coolprogram. I’m in the Music and Computer Technol-ogy class at the Fairfax Academy, and I’m using whatI learned to do there.”
Stage manager is senior Chaz Coffin. “I help keepMs. Pike organized and the actors on book, commu-
nicate with the cast about rehears-als and costumes, and write downthe blocking,” he said. “At showtime, I’ll be in the tech booth as-sisting the sound and lighting op-erators and will talk to the assis-tant stage managers [Julian andBrandon Sanchez] backstage tokeep the scenes flowing smoothly.”Coffin usually acts, so he’s enjoy-ing being on the other side, seeinghow the audition, casting and pro-duction processes work.
Professional costume designer,Marian Patey, helped with the costumes and, saidPike, “Our student set designer, Jordan Vollenweider,did an amazing job creating a unit set for the Parrishouse, Proctor house, jury room and jail.”
“It’s a difficult play and takes real strength in act-ing,” added Pike. “But my actors are totally dedi-cated and willing to work hard. I’m so fortunate tohave students who are sophisticated enough as ac-tors to be able to play these roles.”
In costume arecast members of“The Crucible,”(from left)Corinne Holland,Erica Schmidt,Maggie Mitchell,Joey Biagini,MadeleineBloxam, NickBurroughs, SophiaAlam, Bryan Pittand Ben Nelms.
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Families who home-school their chil-dren in this area take a burden offcrowded schools, and off taxpayerswho pay on average between
$12,000 and $16,000 per year per child inschool depending on where in North-ern Virginia.
There is no reason to deny studentswho live within a school’s boundariesaccess to the extracurricular activities of thatschool. While a proposal making its waythrough the Virginia General Assembly wouldaddress home schoolers’ access to sports, homeschooled students should also be able to takesome classes in school without having to beenrolled as a full-time student.
There is good reason to change the “brightwhite line” of student or non-student in publicschools, all or nothing. Students have a vari-ety of educational needs. Students need flex-ibility and often need several different educa-tional contexts to create success.
Of course these students should be subjectto all the same requirements as any other stu-dent in trying out for a spot on a team or inthe school play or band.
Some local school officials have said it’s notfair, homeschooled students don’t have to workas hard at their studies as public school stu-dents, so they would have an unfair advantagein extracurriculars. First, many homeschoolers
work harder than the average public school stu-dents. And second, by this reasoning, perhapscoaches should consider some sort of weightedassessment of course load when deciding whoshould be on the team.
Public schools should be committedto providing the best solutions for allstudents.
Suppressing the VoteAnd Other Actionin Richmond
While all Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandriasenators voted against a bill that forces votersto provide one of a short list of identificationin order to vote, the bill passed 20-to-20. Here’show: 02/06/12 Passed Senate (20-Y 20-N); 02/06/12 Senate: Chair votes Yes
Senators George Barker, Adam Ebbin, Bar-bara Favola, Mark Herring, Janet Howell, DaveMarsden, Chap Petersen, Toddy Puller and DickSaslaw voted against the bill, which “eliminatesthe provision that allows a voter to sign a swornstatement that he is the named registered voterhe claims to be in lieu of showing identifica-tion.” Instead such a voter must cast a provi-sional ballot if he cannot provide a requiredform of identification, and provisional ballotsare counted the next day when a committee
determines eligibility.A Commonwealth of Virginia voter registra-
tion card will no longer count as one of formsof identification that a voter can present todemonstrate that he is a qualified voter, but aseparate bill would add concealed handgunpermits to the list of acceptable forms of iden-tification to vote.
One Gun a MonthNot Enough?
Virginia’s long standing law restricting gunpurchases to one a month was overturned thisweek.
In the Senate, all Alexandria, Arlington andFairfax senators voted against the repeal. Inthe House of Delegates, Barbara Comstock andTim Hugo voted in favor of eliminating therestriction. Three Republicans joined all theDemocrats from our area in voting against lift-ing the one-gun-a-month restriction: DaveAlbo, Jim LeMunyon and Tom Rust votedagainst the repeal along with Bob Brink, DavidBulova, David Englin, Eileen Filler-Corn, MarkHerring, Mark Keam, Ken Plum, Mark Sickles,Scott Surovell and Vivian Watts.
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Access for Home Schoolers to School Activities
By Alice Foltz
The Centreville Labor Re-source Center (CLRC)opened in December and,
in nearly two months of operation,registered more than 150Centreville-area residents whowant temporary employment.CLRC’s professional staff and 27volunteers provide informationand quick service to both employ-ers and those seeking work.
CLRC provides space for em-ployers to meet workers, transla-tion as needed, and coffee.Records are kept of the agreementbetween employer and employee.No fees are charged. The Centeruses a rotating list to assign gen-eral jobs, and offers employers in-formation about skilled workerswho are available.
Jobs are limited during wintermonths and, while this providedCLRC staff time to organize andprepare systems, it also broughtsome discouraged workers back tothe street to try their luck in a fa-miliar location. The number ofworkers in the Center daily dur-ing January averaged 23, while20-30 workers also hit the streeton mild days during the pastmonth.
Center staff and work-ers through the dailyworker assembly arecarrying out strategiesto bring all workers intoCLRC operations andreduce the unsafe,street-side hiring thathas been the norm foryears. Staff and volun-teers are on the streetdaily to urge both em-ployers and workers touse the Center.
Daily English (ESOL)instruction is availablein the Center, thanks tocapable volunteers. ASaturday class in electri-cal work, taught by li-censed electricianFernando Silva regularlydraws a large group.Workers learn aboutelectricity and safety ac-cording to OSHA standards. An-other new development is theWomen’s Group, meeting at thecenter on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon.
Additional classes in financialmanagement, taxes and preven-tion of wage abuse are planned inFebruary. Employers who hired inJanuary praised the quality ofwork. A Centreville homeownercommented, “Hard worker, great
job.” Another area resident re-ported, “Definitely a skilledworker; I didn’t have to tell himwhat to do (remodeling and repairwork).”
CLRC staff reported numerous,positive comments about the qual-ity of work done. Jobs includedcarpet work, general cleaning andmoving, masonry, painting andyard work. Additional skilledworkers are available for drywall,
tile floors, carpentry andcooking.
Visit the Labor Re-source Center at 5956Centreville Crest Lane,in Centreville (besideBrick’s Pizza). Residentswho need temporary la-bor may call the Centerat 703-543-6272 duringregular hours, or com-plete forms any time onthe new CLRC Web site,www.centrevillelrc.org.The Center is open Mon-day through Saturday, 6a.m.-noon.
Our greatest volun-teer need is in employeroutreach. The workerssay the main reason theyremain on the street isbecause contractors areresistant to using theCLRC, so employer out-
reach is essential for changing theold system. Fewer volunteers areneeded for general Center opera-tions in this season, but we doneed people who can speak Ko-rean and Spanish.
Call for more information, orjoin the volunteers atwww.centrevilleimmigrationforum.org.Donations are welcome, and direc-tions are at the Centreville Immi-gration Forum Web site.
From left are volunteer Sunny Thapa andworker Daniel Escalante.
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for 10 years at Fairfax High, while being an athletictrainer and coaching three sports there. He thenserved four years as Marshal High’s athletic director.
A resident of Little Rocky Run by then, he’d drivepast Centreville High every day while it was beingbuilt. “I thought, ‘Wow, I’d love to work there some-day,’” said Campbell. “It was my dream. I appliedthere in 1994 for athletic director and didn’t get it,but Principal Pam Latt hired me as an assistant prin-cipal. She told me, ‘I think you’re going to be a prin-cipal someday.’”
And he was. After four years at Centreville, Princi-pal Dale Rumberger handpicked him to openWestfield High with him as an assistant principal.He held that position four years, becoming principalwhen Rumberger left to open South County High.
Campbell was Westfield’s principal for two yearsand was honored by FCPS as First-Year Principal ofthe Year in 2004. But when Chris was about to enterCentreville as a freshman and the principal’s postthere came open, Campbell left Westfield so he couldlead the school his sons would attend. He joined theWildcats in 2006 and is now in his sixth year there.
He’d already planned to retire when the 2011-12school year ended and, for the past two years, a head-hunter from a search company had been contactinghim about principal job openings in places such asChicago and New Jersey.
But, said Campbell, “I wanted to retire in aneconomy where I could make the most of my moneyand in a place where I wanted to live — in the South,fairly close to water.”
Then came the opportunity in Huntsville. He’dnever been in Alabama before but, when he wentthere in December for his interview, everythingclicked.
“They have a beautiful beach, Gulf Shores, and thecost of living’s great,” said Campbell. “I could buytwo houses there for the cost of one here. They of-fered me the job, Dec. 4, but I wanted to bring myfamily there to check it out.”
So the first weekend in January, he and his familyattended a cookout with school-system officials andadministrators in Huntsville. “There’s a new super-intendent there, and he and I got along really well,”said Campbell. “And my family loved the area.” SoCampbell made his decision — but it was an edu
By Bonnie Hobbs
Although Mike Campbell will leaveCentreville High in July, he’s still delighted to be its principal and is proud ofthe school’s standing locally and nation-
wide.“In my six years here, we were consistently ranked
by Newsweek as in the top 5 percent of schools inthe country,” he said. “Last year, we were numbertwo in the state of Virginia and, a few years ago, theVirginia Department of Education ranked us one ofthe top 10 model schools in Virginia.”
Campbell has deep roots in this area, having livedin the Centreville community for 25 years. “I’ve livedhere longer than anywhere I’ve been in my life,” hesaid. “When we moved to Centreville, there were onlytwo restaurants here — the Pepperoni Stick andPayne’s.”
As his sons grew up, he also coached SYA sportsteams and made many close friendships and endur-ing memories. “It’ll be hard to leave my friends here,”he said. “I’m going to miss the school, the kids, theneighbors and the community; they’ve all been verysupportive. And I can’t say enough about the teach-ers I’ve worked with at Centreville and Westfield.”
Among Campbell’s many achievements atCentreville were beginning the Freshman Academyto mentor new students and the Cats mediation pro-gram for students needing extra help. He’s also
thrilled that the current Wildcat varsity football teammade the state football playoffs, and he was happyto see how the student body and community cametogether to support its efforts.
“Every graduating class at Centreville has beenspecial,” he said. “I knew many of these kids as theygrew up in the community and through coachingthem. It was great seeing them come into school asfreshmen and gather outside my office to see me.They felt a sense of security, and the parents alwaysknew I had their kids’ best interests at heart. I wantthe best of everything for this school because my ownkids went here.”
Campbell’s also pleased with the school’s aesthet-ics and building improvements, including a new gym,as well as its upgraded sports equipment and lightson the baseball field. “Improving its appearance fa-cilitates the teachers’ abilities to teach,” he said. “Ialways looked at my role as a principal as not tellingpeople what to do, but giving them the tools thatmade it easier for them to do it.”
Counting his blessings, he said, “I feel like I’ve beenvery lucky in my career. My days at Westfield — open-ing up a new school and working with that commu-nity — were very special. But working at Centreville— the same school where my kids were — I wouldn’thave traded that opportunity for anything in theworld.”
Campbell said his best moments, personally, atCentreville were watching his older son play base
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By Joshua Baker
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Having remodeled thousands ofprojects over the past 25 years,our clients’ reactions tell us that
some of the most successful projects oftenaddress a specific passion or interest. Folksseem to be spending more and more timeat home not only working, but also enrich-ing their lives through personal interests.To that end, today’s remodeling design of-ten includes developing new areas for pur-suing a variety of passions. Here are somelocal examples:
A breakfast room addition was carefullyplanned to also function as a bird watchingarea. The foundation was specially designedto allow the existing trees to remain in closeproximity, and great care was taken to pre-serve the surroundings during construction.A professional arborist was engaged tomanage the health of the trees in the six
months prior to construction to ensure theaddition had an almost treehouse feel.
There are a wide range of car enthusiastseach with his (or her) own specifications.Some garage additions, whether attachedor detached, are effectively museums. Onesuch addition was designed as an antiquecar barn, including four-inch thick, roughwood floors, and individual bays for eachpiece of art. Other garage projects are fo-cused on automobile maintenance and re-pair. These often have automatic lifts, simi-lar to your local repair shop, which allowfor easy access and even provide additionalstorage. One Great Falls garage was de-signed and built so that a father could sharehis knowledge and interest in cars with hissons.
Sports fanaticism often drives remodel-ing design. Sometimes, modestly designedtrophy areas for displaying family victoriesare included. Other times, whole rooms payhomage to (most often out of town) favor-ite college or professional sports teams. Realstadium seats, painted murals of favoritescenes, and custom flooring made to looklike ball fields are all a part of the fun.
Are salt-water aquariums your thing?
By Marilyn Campbell
Whether planning a dinner
party for friends, a roman-tic meal for two or a breakfast surprise for children, local de-
signers say simple accents can create a festive atmo-sphere on Valentine’s Day. First on the list of sugges-tions: originality.
“I feel that things like oversized balloons and littlebears with stuffed hearts have been overdone somuch that I would maybe stay away from those,”said Angela Phelps of Le Village Marche in Arling-ton. “Look for things that are more creative.”
One way to make guests or family feel special iswith lightly scented conversation heart candles andsoaps. “They’re cute and quirky,” said McLean resi-dent Penelope Bell of the Dandelion Patch in Reston,Vienna, Leesburg and Washington, D.C. “I would putthem in a powder room for guests if you’re having aValentine’s Day gathering. You could display themin a small soap or cylindrical glass vase.”
Designers say subtle home accents can be used toexpress affection. “You can display Valentine’s-themed glass plates that can be used to hold candyor a little glass heart,” said Judy Philactos of Peri-winkle in Washington, D.C. Small glass hearts canbe grouped or scattered on an accent table as an ex-pression of love.
Phelps recommends Valentine-themed vintagepostcards, which can be used for more than corre-spondence. “[These] glittering greetings are fun fordecorating as well.”
Philactos strings lace-trimmed, heart-shapedValentine’s Day cards to make a garland that can behung on a mantle to add burst of color. She also loops
Remodeling: An Opportunity To Follow One’s PassionAdding thatpersonal touch.
In this BOWA project in Great Falls, a gallery was designed to display theowner’s extensive motion picture poster collection.
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Valentine’s Day Décor In honor of Cupid’s day, share ideas forsweetening a home or dining table.
When it comes to Valentine’s Day sweets, designerssay get creative. Heart shaped chocolates made withmarzipan or coated with a red-hued, white chocolatenot only taste great, but are beautiful to display.
Designers use Valentine’s Day cards to makegarland and ornaments creating a Cupid-worthy accent piece.
Accents for creating a festive atmosphere forchildren on Valentine’s Day are plentiful.
Photos by Marilyn Campbell
While they aren’t for everyone due to thesignificant maintenance, technology andinvestment required, some homeownersfind the colors and peaceful setting capti-vating. For one local enthusiast we installed
a 7,000-gallon live coral reef. The weightof the aquarium required the floor be rein-forced with steel beams, a crane was needed
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to set the glass tank, and a separate control/filterroom was added.
Many designs incorporate a trend towards enjoy-ing and collecting wine. A very efficient and rela-tively inexpensive approach is to purchase special-ized wine refrigerators. These vary in size from smallunder-counter units, appropriate for a kitchen or bararea, to large full-size units most often installed inunfinished areas of the basement. For the wine afi-cionados, fully conditioned wine rooms with cus-tom-made wood racking for storage have becomecommon in luxury homes. And for a really nice touch,these rooms are designed to include a tasting areaor even full-size dining areas, similar to many styl-
a ribbon through the cards andhangs them on a metal photo treeto create a Cupid-worthy accentpiece.
Decorative candles can create anair of romance or festivity. “I’veused pink, lightly scented bubbledglass candles,” said Phelps. “If youput three or four of those together,I think they look really, reallynice.”
When it comes to the table,Phelps suggests moving beyondred.
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To Sweeten a Home or Dining Table
ish restaurants.Art collections, whether pop or classical, often drive
remodeling design decisions. For example, hallwaysare widened to create galleries and sophisticated spe-cialty lighting is installed, based upon the type of artwork, natural light etc. One such project in Great Fallsinvolved creating a generous gallery to feature origi-nal antique movie posters.
So the questions remains, what’s your passion? Byworking closely with an experienced design buildremodeler who has access to a whole host of spe-cialty designers and experts, your dreams of an at-home museum, sanctuary, tasting room, etc. may wellbe within reach.
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“I think if you are decorating atable for a romantic dinner, youcan never go wrong with candlesor fresh flowers,” said Phelps. “Youcan do a white theme with littlebits of red. [Valentine’s Day tablesettings] don’t always have to beall red, and it doesn’t always haveto be roses.”
Floral designer Gerry Rogers ofPetal’s Edge Floral Design in Alex-andria says floral options are plen-tiful. “February is a great time ofyear for flowers. We’re starting toget a lot of spring flowers back in,”
said Rogers “Things like anemoneand tulips and sometimes evenpeonies and sweet pea. Gerberadaisies can be a playful or color-ful choice, and orchids are greatfor someone who likes somethinga little more exotic.”
Potomac-based floral designerEvelyn Kinville suggests looking tonature for inspiration. “You cancreate an arrangement that lookslike you went out for a walk in awoodsy area and found some nicevines and grasses,” said Kinville ofBehnke’s Florist in Potomac. “Youcan mix those with roses or hy-drangeas. These arrangementsmake nice accents for end tablesor coffee tables.”
There is an abundance ofchoices for even for the youngestcelebrants. “Valentine’s-themedcupcake liners are nice for chil-dren,” said Phelps. The cupcakescan be displayed on a wide-rimmed, footed cake plate and tiedwith a colorful ribbon.
Some designers say noValentine’s Day is complete with-out candy, and it is possible to getcreative with sweets. “There areheart-shaped candies made frommarzipan or coated with a red-hued, white chocolate shell andfilled with Calvados or raspberryganache,” said Philactos.
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THROUGH FEB. 17Citrus Fundraiser. Centreville High School Band is holding a
citrus fundraiser. Full case of Ruby Red Grapefruit $36; halfcase $22. Half case Temple Oranges $22; half case MixedOranges/Grapefruit $26. Place orders with a band student ororder by phone at 703-815-1844. To order by email:[email protected] Orders are due by Feb. 17.Pickup is Feb. 24 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the CVHS Band Room.
TUESDAY NIGHTSWorld-Class Jazz. 6 to 9 p.m. Paul Langosch on bass and Rick
Whitehead on guitar. At the Copper Canyon, 5815 TrinityParkway, Centreville. Call 703-830-6600 for reservations.
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYSCentreville Stitchers welcome adults who enjoy knitting,
crocheting, or other needlework crafts and conversation. Joinus at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr.,Centreville. Admission is free. Contact Jo at 703-803-0595 oremail [email protected].
* Tuesday, Feb, 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.* Thursday, Feb, 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYSZUMBA Classes. 7 to 8 p.m. Latin based dance fitness class.
The first class is free; afterward it’s $7-$9 per class. AtCornerstone Montessori School, 4455 Brookfield CorporateDrive, Suite 201, Chantilly. Visit www.gozumbafun.com.
THURSDAY/FEB. 9Civil War Lecture. 7 to 9 p.m. “Lead like a General” lecture by
speaker Paul Gilbert, executive director of the NVPA.Cosponsored by the Bull Run Civil War Round Table. AtCentreville Regional Library.
Grand Opening. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Western Federal CreditUnion, 4084 Airline Parkway, Chantilly. Learn aboutWestern’s products and services. The branch will feature twoPersonal Teller Machines, which provides an opportunity toconduct your transactions via video conference.
Registration Open House. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. CliftonChildren’s Academy will be holding a Registration OpenHouse for Kindergarten and Morning, Afternoon and FulldayPreschool classes. This is for registration for Fall 2012. Therewill also be limited registration available for this Winter -2012. At 14315 Compton Road in Centreville. Call 703-968-8455 or visit www.childrensacademy.com.
FRIDAY/FEB. 10Have a Heart Hop. 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $20.
Featuring the Rock & Roll Relics. Beginner swing dance lessonat 8:30 p.m.; with candlelight desserts, massage therapist,kissing booth, photo ops. Some 40 dancers will be up for bidfor dancing. Proceeds from the silent auction and $5 entrancefee will be split between Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and TheHonor Flight Network (for WWII Vets). Last year’s Hop raised$8,000; this year’s goal is $10,000. At the Washington DullesHilton, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.
FEB. 11 AND 12Active-Kidz Camp. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to
5 p.m. Will feature 50 exhibitors showcasing local andresidential camps, summer schools, dance, theater, and musicprograms. At Fair Oaks Mall. Call 703-359-8300 or visitwww.ShopFairOaksMall.com.
SUNDAY/FEB. 12“Legends, Myths and the Lore of Roses.” 2 p.m. Free.
Seminar and book signing by Stephen Scanneillo, notedauthor, gardener and historian. Hosted by the Arlington RoseSociety and Potomac Rose Society. At Merrifield GardenCenter, Fair Oaks location. A rose bouquet is the door prize.Call 703-371-9351 or [email protected].
DASH at Dulles 5k Mall Walk. 9 to 10 a.m. A fundraiser forDating Abuse Stops Here sponsored by Dulles Town Center’sDulles Dashers Mall Walkers Club. Created in memory ofSiobhan Russell, a 19-year-old Franklin Farm resident andMountain View High graduate who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in April 2009. $15 per walker. Register on-line atwww.datingabusestopshere.com or at the door 8:30-9 a.m. atDulles Town Center. See website Events page for details.
TUESDAY/FEB. 14Questions about your Meds? Fairfax NARFE Chapter 737
luncheon/meeting will feature a local pharmacist to addressyour questions. At 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax. Social hour11:30 a.m., luncheon at 12:30 p.m. (cost is $11). Call 703-425-7983.
FRIDAY/FEB. 17Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With
Dave Kitchen and the Cutaways. Drop-in beginner swinglesson from 8:30 to 9 p.m. At the Hilton Washington DullesAirport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.
FEB. 17 TO 19“The Crucible.” Westfield High School presents “The Crucible.”
Show times are Feb. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.At Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.For tickets, go to www.westfieldtheatreboosters.com.
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Campbell Takes a Look Back
Centreville Principal Campbell Retiringcated one.
“The climate’s warmer and, the more I researchedit, the more I began thinking fate was telling me togo there,” he said. “For example, three weeks ago,the brother of my assistant principal, Carla Hogan,was hired as U.S. public defender for the City ofHuntsville. And people there refer to themselves asthe ‘mini Fairfax County.’ Like Northern Virginia, theyseparate themselves from the rest of the state.”
Huntsville is also nicknamed the Rocket City, sinceNASA’s located there. And, said Campbell, like FairfaxCounty, “It has lots of engineers and government em-ployees. It’s got great demographics and has thefourth-lowest tax bracket in the country. And it’s listedby Forbes as one of the best places to retire.”
He also enjoyed meeting and talking with thepeople there and found them friendly and welcom-ing. “I’m from a small town in the Shenandoah Val-ley, and the people in Huntsville reminded me ofthem,” he said. “They’re warm and genuine, andthat’s very appealing.”
ball and basketball and then graduate, two years ago.Watching his younger son play basketball and gradu-ate in June will be added to that list.
Now, he’s also excited about what the future holdsfor him in Alabama, but he won’t forget his time hereor Centreville High.
“Overall, we’ve been very successful and effective,and I’m really proud of our tremendous faculty and
students,” said Campbell. “I’m leaving this schoolwith things being very positive and with Centrevillebeing recognized as one of the top schools in thecountry.”
“I appreciate all the help and support I’ve gottenfrom the community for me, my family and my kids,over the years, both at Westfield and Centreville,”he continued. “Centreville High School is not MikeCampbell — it’s the Centreville community. And that’swhy, when I’m gone, it’ll still survive.”
“I love the Centreville/Clifton area and the school,job and people here,” continued Campbell. “My kidswere born and raised here, and I cherish the friend-ships I’ve developed over the years. But I just turned53 and I feel I’m still young and energetic enough tostart another career.”
For awhile, however, he and his wife Becky willhave a long-distance marriage. She’s the SGA advi-sor at Chantilly High and still has four years beforeshe can retire. “She’d lose a lot of benefits and moneyif she left early,” said Campbell. “So we’ll keep thehouse here and just fly back and forth.”
Meanwhile, another quirk of fate will give him aroof over his head in Alabama. “Dan Mellies, a formerstudent of mine and baseball coach at Centreville, ison the police force in Huntsville,” said Campbell. “Heand his wife just built a new house and will rent metheir old one until we decide where we want to live.”
However, he’s already decided which college foot-ball team to root for there. “They told me I had tochoose between Alabama and Auburn,” saidCampbell. “Roll Tide!”
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By Rich Sanders
The Westfield High wres-tling team put together adominant showing at last
weekend’s Concorde DistrictChampionships, held Friday andSaturday (Feb. 3-4) at ChantillyHigh School. The Bulldogs, behindseven individual champions,scored 207 points, well ahead ofrunner-up Robinson’s 165, to cap-ture the district crown.
The third through sixth placeteam finishers were Oakton (119),Centreville (117.50), Chantilly(79), and Herndon (45).
The Northern Region Champion-ships are set to take place this Fri-day and Saturday (Feb. 10-11) atHayfield High School in Alexandria.
“We wrestled really, really well,”said Westfield head coach ChuckHoskins, of his squad’s showing atdistricts. “I was very pleased withhow we executed and got after it.”
Westfield’s individual champi-ons were: Mitch Polizzi (220-weight class), a 1-0 finals winnerover Centreville’s Joey Steinbach;Austin Kries (182), a 3-1 finalswinner over Oakton’s JoshNewman; Beau Donahue (152), amajor decision winner (21-10)over Oakton’s Albert Borges in the
Westfield Captures Concorde Wrestling Title
Photo/Courtesy of Westfield Wrestling
The Westfield wrestling team showcases its championship banner last Saturday night.
Bulldogs take first ahead ofdefending Northern Regionchampion Robinson.
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Joey Steinbach ofCentreville High earned asecond place finish atdistricts last weekend.
finals; Derek Arnold (138), whowon his title match overRobinson’s Santiago Valdez, 3-2;Brett Campbell (120), a 2-0 titlematch winner over Robinson’sAustin Riggs; David Aiello (113),a third period pin winner over fi-nals opponent Ali Nadri ofChantilly; and Gabe Ryan (106),who bested Robinson’s GreysonOlimpo, 6-5, in the finals.
Westfield had two other wres-tlers make it to championshipmatches - Stephen Aiello (145),who lost to Robinson’s Brooks
Martino, 9-0, in the finals match;and Ben Cameron (132), who fellto Chantilly’s Walter Carlson, 6-2,in the title match.
Westfield had two third placefinishers - Tyler Morson (170) andFrank Aiello (160). Also for theBulldogs, Artie Pickett (126) fin-ished fourth in his weight class.
The top four finishers at eachweight class earned an automaticseeding for regionals.
FOURTH PLACE CENTRE-VILLE had one first place cham-pion in Ryan Sepulveda (170),who won his championship match
over Robinson’s Cole DePasquale,3-0.
In all, Centreville had 12 wres-tlers earn top four places in theirrespective weight classes to ad-vance to regionals. Along withchampion Sepulveda, those Wild-cat wrestlers were: second placefinishers Joey Steinbach (220) andDavid Chenevey (195); third placefinishers Connor Mitchell (132),Jerry Cowman (126), Michael Vu(113), and Chung Do Kim (106);and fourth place finishers JasonPark (285), Connor Howell (182),Tyler Love (160), Will Fulton(152), and Joey Nowak (120).
Chantilly High, fifth in the teamstandings, had one champion andseven top four place finishers.Walter Carlson was the Chargers’champion, winning the 132 divi-sion with his 6-2 finals win overBen Cameron of Westfield.
Chantilly’s lone second place fin-isher was Ali Nadri (113), who losthis finals match to Westfield’sDavid Aiello. The Chargers hadfour wrestlers who finished inthird place - Ian Shircliff (285),Sam Cronin (145), Ryland Arnold(138), and Joey Rivetti (120).Earning a fourth place standingwas Javin Re (195).
Local Swimmers Step Up at Region ChampionshipsChantilly boys earn sixth place teamfinish; Westfield and Chantilly girlsfinish among top 10 teams.
By Rich Sanders
The Northern Region swim anddive championships concludedthis past Saturday night at the OakMarr Recreation Center. OaktonHigh captured both the boys’ andgirls’ team titles.
On the girls’ side, the Cougars, inthe 24-team field, finished first with245 points. West Potomac (190) andLangley High Schools (181) finishedsecond and third overall. Roundingout the top five teams were Madi-
son High (162) and Lake BraddockSecondary (155.5).
Local schools competing on thegirls’ side included Chantilly (9thplace), Westfield (10th), andCentreville (21st).
Top Centre View-area individualgirls’ finishers included: Chantilly’sLogan Coulson-Moore (third placein 100-back, fourth in 200-free);Westfield’s Carli Molano (secondin 50-free); and Chantilly’s MaggieShaw (7th in 500-free).
The Chantilly girls’ 200-free re-lay team of Logan Coulson-Moore,
Emma Richer, Lauren Hensley, andSydney Pereira finished in thirdplace overall. The same Chargers’foursome also earned fourth placein the 200-medley relay.
The Westfield 200-free relayteam of Sierra Higinbotham,Serena Emanuel, Erin Schulte, andCarli Molano finished fifth. Thesame four also teamed for a fifthplace finish in the 400-free relay.
OAKTON WON the boys’ teamtitle with 281.5 points, bestingrunner-up Woodson (250) andthird place Madison High (217).Jefferson and West Springfield fin-ished fourth and fifth. In all 24teams competed in the regionboys’ championships. ChantillyHigh finished in sixth place with156 points in the 24-team field.
Top local place finishers in-cluded: Chantilly’s ChrisGrimmett-Norris, who was cham-pion in the 500-free event and fin-ished second in 200-free;Westfield’s Brandon Fiala (secondin 200-IM, second in 100-breast-stroke); Westfield’s Richard Xue(third in 200-IM); and Chantilly’sBrian Rothschild (fourth in 200-IM, fourth in 100-free).
The Chantilly boys’ 400-free re-lay team of Brian Rothschild, WillSchulte, Evan Baker, and ChrisGrimmett-Norris finished in sec-ond place behind Oakton High.
The Chantilly boys’ 200-medleyrelay team of Chris Grimmett-Norris, David Stewart, Blair Ma-son, and Brian Rothschild finishedwith a sixth place finish.
In the same event, the Westfield
relay team of MatthewGlowacki, Brandon Fiala, Rich-ard Xue, and Danial OkhovvatGilani finished seventh.
CENTREVILLE HIGH hadseveral swimmers put to-gether strong outings atregionals to qualify for up-coming states. The followingindividual Wildcats and relayswill be competing at the statemeet: Rachel Anderson (girls’100-fly); Logan Ross (girls’100-breastroke); the girls’200-medley relay of RachelAnderson, Logan Ross, AbbyMcCranie, and Kylie Cuomo;and the girls’ 200-freestylerelay team of Logan Ross,Kylie Cuomo, Rachel Ander-son, and Abby McCranie.
Centre View Sports Editor Rich Sanders
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District Indoor Track and FieldChampionships Completed
Westfield boyscaptureConcorde titlejust ahead ofChantilly.
By Rich Sanders
The Westfield High boys,who began second day ac-tion of the Concorde Dis-
trict Indoor Track and Field Cham-pionships in third place, camethrough to capture the team titlewith 117 points, edging secondplace Chantilly (113). Oakton (92)garnered third place, while thefourth through sixth finishers wereRobinson (55), Herndon (46), andCentreville (42).
The winter postseason eventwas held over two days at thePrince George’s County Sportsplexin Maryland. The first day of com-petition took place on Thursday,Jan. 26. The second and final dayof action was held last Thursday,Feb. 2.
Next up are the Northern Regionboys’ and girls’ championships, setto take place next week on Satur-day, Feb. 18 at Wakefield HighSchool in Arlington. The VirginiaState AAA championships arescheduled for Feb. 24-25 at BethelHigh School in Hampton.
The following Westfield boysearned place finishes at the districtmeet, helping the Bulldogs capturethe crown: Anthony Richardson(first place in shot put); NathanKiley (champion in the 300 dash);Danny Bulas (third in 55 dash);Tyrone Walker (second in 500);Kendell Anderson (fifth in 55);Brenden Wallace (third in 500,seventh in 300); Troy Sevachko(fourth in 500); Max Chambers(fifth in 1000); Jeffrey Edmondson(third in 3200, fourth in 1600);Hani Mustafa (third in 55-hurdles); Justin Little (second inhigh jump, second in triple jump);Alex Krall (fourth in shot put, fifthin pole vault); Troy Dennis (sixthin pole vault); and Nick Collins(eighth in shot put).
The Westfield 4x200 relay teamof Danny Bulas, Kendell Anderson,Alex Moses, and Alex Krall fin-ished first at districts.
The Bulldogs’ 4x400 relay teamof Max Chambers, Troy Sevachko,Nathan Kiley, and Tyrone Waler
was also a first place finisher.And the Westfield boys earned
a third relay victory in the 4x800behind the team of StevenMitchell, Max Chambers, NathanKiley, and Tyrone Walker.
From Centreville, district boys’place finishers were: Texas Will-iams (third in triple jump, fourthin 300, sixth in 55 dash); MichaelWright (sixth in 300); ChaseHeiner (third in 1000); ChanYoung Lee (seventh in 3200);Brian Su (sixth in 55-hurdles);Mohamed Koroma (eighth in 55-hurdles); and Philip Christophe(second in long jump, fourth intriple jump).
Chantilly High place finisherswere: Miles Ransom (first place in55-hurdles, first in high jump,fourth in pole vault); ArthurMcDuffy (first in long jump, firstin triple jump); Sean McGorty(first in both the 3200 and 1600races, second in the 1000);Zachary Booker (second in shotput); Alexander Terry (eighth in300); Logan Miller (fourth in1000, third in 1600, second in the3200); Eric Nguyen (fifth in 55-hurdles, tied for seventh in polevault); Nicholas Ullom (tied forfifth in high jump); Sung Woo Park(tied for fifth in high jump, tiedfor seventh in pole vault); EmekaOputa (fifth in triple jump, sixthin long jump); and BrandonGalinso (sixth in shot put).
ON THE GIRLS’ SIDE, theOakton High team captured thedistrict crown with 149 points, fin-ishing ahead of second placeRobinson (119) and third placeHerndon (64). Rounding out thesix-team field were Chantilly (57),Westfield (42), and Centreville(31).
Local place finishers included:Westfield’s Meghan Reilly (first inpole vault); Chantilly’s Kendall
Cowne (first in the 1000, fifth inthe 1600); Westfield’s Khyra Tho-mas (sixth in 55); Centreville’sSydney Pryor (second in 55-hurdles, fifth in triple jump, sev-enth in long jump); Centreville’sValery Luna (seventh in 55);Centreville’s Maryn Wood (third in300); Westfield’s Taunysha Bailey(seventh in 300); Westfield’sAmanda Cameron (fourth in 500);Centreville’s Alex Myers (sixth in500); Chantilly’s DanielleLeFrancois (seventh in 500);Westfield’s Heather Lynn (eighthin 500); Samantha Lull (second inhigh jump, eighth in the 1000);Centreville’s Rebecca Vinter (sev-enth in the 1600); Westfield’sLauren Hicks (fourth in 3200,eighth in the 1600); Centreville’sJackie O’Shea (fifth in 3200);Chantilly’s Carolyn Carlson(eighth in 3200); Chantilly’sLauren Crafton (tied for second inpole vault, fourth in long jump,fifth in 55-hurdles, sixth triplejump); Westfield’s Haley Hollen(seventh in 55-hurdles);Chantilly’s Valerie Claunch (tiedfor second in pole vault);Centreville’s Sydney Evans (eighthin long jump); Centreville’s SeoHee Im (seventh in triple jump);Westfield’s Lia Sumner (third inshot put); Chantilly’s Lyzan Rashid(fifth in shot put); and Westfield’sSaliya Hinton (sixth in shot put).
In the 4x800 relay, the Chantillygirls finished first, while Westfieldand Centreville were second andthird. The Chargers’ winning four-some was made up of AlexandraSieder, Samantha Lull, Nora Raherand Kendall Cowne. Second placeWestfield’s relay team consisted ofLeidy Arias, Kathy Barron, ReaganWarrington and AmandaCameron. And Centreville’s thirdplace team was made up of HayleyAnderson, Alex Meyers, IsabellaMuzo and Rebecca Vinter.
Centreville High Sports Report
On Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, some 34athletes from the Centreville HighSchool indoor track and field teamparticipated in the Concorde Districtchampionship meet. Of those, 17are advancing to the Northern Re-gion meet at George MasonUniversity on Feb. 18. While theWildcats did not carry the day as ateam at districts, there were somestandout performances by the indi-vidual athletes.
Senior Texas Williams had anoutstanding performance and quali-fied for regionals in the triple jump(3rd), the 55 (6th) and 300-meters(4th) events, as well as a part of the
800-meter relay team. Seniorjumper Philip Christophe competedin the long and triple Jumps, wherehe placed 2nd and 4th, respectively.Junior Sydney Pryor placed 2nd inthe hurdles and also advanced in thetriple jump with a 5th place finish.Juniors Alex Myers (6th), MichaelWright (6th) and Chan Young Leeadvanced in the 500 meters, 300meter dash and 3200 meter run, re-spectively. Sophomores Chase Heiner(1000 meters) and Maryn Wood (300meters) placed 3rd in their events toadvance. Last but not least, freshmanJackie O’Shea advanced in the 3200meters with a 5th place finish.
— Karen Fulkerson
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