Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Vietnam Veterans To Honor Student Art Talent

Chapter 227, Vietnam Veterans of America Inc., invites all veterans, friends, and the general public to attend the May 19 chapter meeting at Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna, at 7:30 p.m. The program features the presentation of awards to the winners of the 16th Annual Vince Kaspar Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The chapter’s community program recognizes art and poetry talents of local high school students. The general public and all veterans are invited. Admission is free. For information, call Len Ignatowski at 703-255-0353 or visit the web page at www.vva227.org.

The membership serves as a “Fire Support Base” for veterans who are seeking closure on their Tour of Duty and a renewal of their Vietnam camaraderie. The chapter supports veteran’s activities and non-veteran community projects.

Summer STEM Camps at Three Area Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with SySTEMic Solutions, Northern Virginia Community College's regional K-16 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) outreach initiative, to host STEM camps at three schools this summer. The camps will be held in July and August from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as follows:

  • VEX IQ Robotics, for grades 4-8, at Edison High, July 11-15; South Lakes High, July 18-22 and July 25-29; Marshall High, Aug. 1-5.

  • VEX EDR Robotics 1.0, for grades 8-12, at Edison High, July 11-15; South Lakes High, July 18-22 and July 25-29, and Marshall High, Aug. 1-5.

  • Cybersecurity (Basic and Advanced), for grades 9-12, at Marshall High, Aug. 1-5.

The camps are designed to provide rising fourth through twelfth grade students with knowledge and hands-on experience in STEM programs, and introduce them to the many career opportunities in the growing field. Additional information and registration instructions are available at http://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/camps.html.