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Heritage senior Courtney Kirkpatrick prepares to serve the ball in the Oct. 17 game against Woodgrove High School. Behind her, the student section wears Sources of Strength T-shirts in support of the game’s fundraiser for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Times-Mirror/Veronike Collazo

Serving Up Strength: Heritage volleyball plays game for mental health awareness

High schools across the county have become known for fundraising volleyball games like Dig Pink for breast cancer awareness. This year, Heritage High School in Leesburg decided to do something new in response to the teen depression and suicide epidemic gripping the country.

School Board to hear legislative directives at next meeting

The board's legislative and policy committee approved the recommended 2018 Legislative Priority Positions, which the full board will hear at its Oct. 24 meeting.

Loudoun School Board renews contract for Thomas Jefferson program

Though applications were due Sept. 29, the Loudoun School Board decided on Oct. 10 whether to end the county's involvement with the magnet school and ultimately voted to continue the relationship.

Courtesy Photo/Brian Riese

Ashburn middle school adopts wolf-conservation effort promoted by kindergartener

The school symbolically adopted a Mexican Gray Wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, New York, as part of an ongoing effort to repopulate the species, which was once extinct in the wild.

Courtesy Photo/Susan Doupe Photography

‘America’s librarian’ brings her debut novel to Loudoun

Nancy Pearl, the award-winning librarian and NPR commentator known as “America’s librarian,” joins in the Loudoun celebration of the Fall for the Book festival with an Oct. 12 appearance at the Gum Spring Library in Stone Ridge.

Loudoun Education Foundation Golf Tournament raises $110K

The Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF) Golf Classic raised a record $110,000 Oct. 2.

Toll Brothers to transfer Belmont Slave Cemetery property to Loudoun Freedom Center

After nearly three years of working to acquire the Belmont Slave Cemetery property owned by Toll Brothers, the Loudoun Freedom Center is expected to have the deed to the property by the end of the month.

Oatlands takes an expansive look at Loudoun’s Civil War history

In a time filled with contentious debate around how to best remember and celebrate the country's heritage, Oatlands Historic House and Gardens hosted an event uncovering little-known elements of Loudoun's Civil War history.

School Board committee supports expedited Lucketts expansion

Lucketts Elementary School may finally get the relief it's been looking for.

Purcellville’s Emerick Elementary among nationally recognized schools

A Purcellville elementary school has been nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for its academic performance.

Ivanka Trump, Microsoft president talk coding, STEM at Middleburg Community Charter School

Middleburg Community Charter School students had a special surprise Wednesday morning. Senior Presidential Adviser Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, visited a fifth-grade coding class before speaking to the entire school.

Ivanka Trump to appear in Loudoun County Wednesday

Senior Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump will make an appearance in Loudoun County Wednesday, speaking at Middleburg Community Charter School at 9:30 a.m.

Lowes Island second graders give back to veterans at Boulder Crest

For the second year in a row, Lowes Island Elementary School second graders will perform in a Veterans Day concert, but this year the students are taking part in an additional project to give back.

Lifelong friends, liver recipients attend Rock Ridge homecoming together

While most high school students may meet their homecoming dates in a shared class, Rock Ridge High School Senior Jakob Jasin met his in a children's hospital.

NOVA to host county STEM day

The Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus will join a national effort to encourage student participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with a STEM day Sept. 30.
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