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Cascades Blog: Recent graduates honored for biliteracy

Twenty-four students in the 2017 graduating classes at Dominion and Potomac Falls high schools were awarded the Virginia Seal of Biliteracy for their accomplishments in English and at least one additional language during their high school studies.

Five Dominion High School students earned the honor for their work in English and one of three additional languages: Emily Alejandra Baires (French), Antonn Martensen Chasse (French), Magnus Thomas Frei (German), Rebka Kebede Ephrem (Latin) and Allison Mescall (Latin). Twelve Dominion High School students earned the honor for their work in English and Spanish: Kaelly Eduviges Aguilar Torres, Steve Antonio Carranza, Crystal Cecelia Colon, Patrick Grabil Cox, Alicia Arely Escobar Ortiz, Diego Alejandro Espinoza, Karla Elizabeth Hernandez Carranza, Zainab Fathima Mahdi, Brian Josue Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Ruiz Damian, Martha Ordonez Salvatierra and Alejandro Edu Tapia Garcia.

Seven Potomac Falls High School students earned the award for their work in English and Spanish: Bianca Comstock, Natalia Camacho Cubillos, Sindy Vidal Galvez, Tania Murcia, Luis Rosas, Gabriella Sosa and Sebastian Ye.

Fifteen percent of the students honored with the Virginia Seal of Biliteracy are former English language learner students, according to information from Loudoun County Public Schools.

Artists, crafters wanted

The Advisory Board of the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades is accepting applications from artists and crafters interested in participating in the second annual Cascades Arts & Crafts Fair. The fair—featuring local handmade arts and crafts, food, music and a raffle—will take place Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cascades Senior Center, in the south parking lot where the Sunday farmers’ market is held. Early-bird pricing offers a 10 x 10-foot space for $30 and a 2 x 6-foot table for $5. For details, contact Brenda or Erik at 571-258-3280, or send email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Cupcake wars, teen edition

The Loudoun County Public Library at Cascades presents Cupcake Wars for teens on Aug. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Meeting Room A. Bring a friend and get ready to create some showstoppers in this cupcake-decorating competition for middle and high school students.

Serious games

The After-Hours Teen Center at the Loudoun County Public Library at Cascades hosts the finale of the Super Smash Bros Wii U tournament on Aug. 11 from 7-10 p.m. Watch the county’s top players compete to be named the Super Smash Bros champion.

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