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Stratford University Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week

Stratford University Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week

The first week of August is known as World Breastfeeding Week, a time of year dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of this age-old tradition. This special week is celebrated in over 170 countries. In America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that approximately 75 percent of mothers start out breastfeeding, yet those numbers quickly decline. By six months, just 10 percent are exclusively breastfeeding and only 35 percent are including any breastfeeding at all.

The Fairfax County Summer Reading Program Continues

The Fairfax County Summer Reading Program Continues

From Fairfax County:

The Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens to read for pleasure during summer vacation. It is held in cooperation with the Fairfax County Public School system.

Twelve FCPS Students Win College-Sponsored Scholarships from NMSC

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Twelve Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) graduates from the class of 2011 have been named winners of college-sponsored scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).  

Recipients of college-sponsored scholarships from the NMSC, with their probable career fields in parentheses, are: 

New Age SAT Prep Class Offers a 200 Point Guarantee

New Age SAT Prep Class Offers a 200 Point Guarantee

Three local college students are spearheading a new age SAT prep course in Fairfax County. Revolution Prep’s Ivy Insiders is taught by three entrepreneurial college students who all graduated from W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax in the last three years.

Harvard students first started the SAT course in 2003, but since then it has expanded nationwide. The prep course teachers in Fairfax are Jennifer Lu, a rising junior at University of Virginia, Jeremy Weir, a rising sophomore at University of Pennsylvania, and Danayit Musse, a rising sophomore at Northwestern University.

“Traditional prep courses are taught by older teachers and they may have taken the test 10 years ago. This prep course is taught my students who just recently took the test; we took it and we conquered it,” said Weir.

FCPS Wins Fifteen Awards in NSPRA's Publications and Electronic Media Contest

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Free Summer Meals for Kids – Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation

Free Summer Meals for Kids – Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation

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Stratford University to Hold Culinary Camp for High School Students

Stratford University to Hold Culinary Camp for High School Students

 

High school students with an interest in learning about culinary skills will have the opportunity to explore those skills at Stratford University’s “Professional Kitchen Summer Camp.” The camp will provide week-long sessions throughout the month of July, covering both baking and cooking skills. Students will have fun, hands-on opportunities to learn how a professional kitchen is run.

“This is a great opportunity for any high school student who is interested in gaining practical experience, as well as doing some career exploration,” explains Chef Gordon Carlson, the chef instructor at Stratford University (www.stratford.edu). “With these small, intense classes, students will learn a great deal and leave here excited and confident about the culinary options that await them.”