People, Feb. 25-March 3

People, Feb. 25-March 3

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A local band of 9 Westfield High School students including drummer, guitarist, singer and songwriter Ryan Coleman played in an invitation-only "Rock Band" contest at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, placing third. The band's name is Ugly Thrash Demon. Their name makes fun of Heavy Metal bands and their sound includes banjos, mandolins, cellos, horns in addition to the guitars and drums.

Elizabeth G. Chuba of Oak Hill received her degree from Roanoke College in December 2008. Chuba earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in health and human performance and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Chuba, Jr.

Jacob Yates welcomed the INOVA Blood Mobile to the Herndon Masonic Lodge Feb. 7. For more information regarding the Masonic Lodge, visit

Allan Dorr Brownell, a graduate of Herndon High School and son of Jeffery and Cynthia Brownell of Herndon, was named to Hampden-Sydney College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester.

K. Arienne Johnson, daughter of Mike and Barb Johnson of Herndon, was named to the Dean’s List at Goshen College for the 2008-09 fall semester. Johnson is a junior studying History and Bible and Religion. The Dean's List includes students earning at least a 3.75 GPA, while completing at least 12 hours of course work for a letter grade.

Genevieve N. Navin of Herndon was named to the Dean’s Scholars List at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. for the Fall 2008 semester. A student must have a GPA of at least 3.5 for the semester to qualify for the Dean’s Scholars List.

Eileen D. Foley of Herndon, graduate of Chantilly High School and daughter of Thomas and Linda Foley and daughter of Thomas and Linda Foley was named to Bucknell University’s Dean’s List for the fall semester in the 2008-09 academic year. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

Officer Damien Austin and K9 Smokey of the Town of Herndon Police Department will graduate from K9 School Friday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. at the Fairfax County Police Canine Training Facility, 3721 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. The 14-week basic training course includes sessions on patrol

techniques and narcotics detection and the teams are trained in tracking and locating criminal suspects, as well as endangered missing persons.

David T. Lewis, son of Samuel R. Lewis of Oak Hill, graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet's officer potential as a leader by exercising the cadet's intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and physical stamina.