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Cheerleaders Help Promote Acceptance, Inclusion At Annual Buddy Walk

October 23, 2018

The varsity cheerleaders from Bishop Ireton High School spent the day giving back to the local community by working the Buddy Walk for the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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Overcoming Difficult Odds To Become A National Braille Champion

October 22, 2018

When Noa arrived in Alexandria at the age of six, he had not spoken at school for three years. Blind since birth and selectively mute, he was back in his home country able to speak French and Thai, but struggling to speak or connect in braille in his native tongue.

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Afghan Girls Robotics Team Takes Titan Tips Back To Afghanistan

October 22, 2018

Titan Robotics welcomed members of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team for a visit on Oct. 12, to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math education at T.C. Williams High School. The girls are in the U.S. to learn as much as they can about robotics programs here in this country and to encourage funding

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Alexandria City Council Approves Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium Modernization With Permanent Lights

October 19, 2018

After six hours of public testimony and discussion, the Alexandria City Council on Oct. 13, approved the Alexandria City Public Schools’ proposal to modernize Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium at T. C. Williams High School, including the installation of permanent lights for the field. The vote was 6-1, with Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg casting the lone “no” vote.

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Large Community Turnout For Ferdinand T. Day Dedication Ceremony

October 19, 2018

Ferdinand T. Day’s family and members of the community joined students and parents from the new Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School on the West End on Thursday to officially dedicate the building in a moving ceremony.

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T.C. Students Experience Hamilton First Hand

October 18, 2018

A few thousand Washington, DC area high school students had the opportunity to attend the production of Hamilton at the Kennedy Center last month. A group of 111 juniors and seniors from T.C. Williams were among the fortunate ones to participate in this special program … but not without putting in some work first. 

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Virginia Tech Names Natalie Hart Assistant Vice President Of Advancement, National Capital Region

October 16, 2018

Natalie Hart has been named assistant vice president of advancement, National Capital Region, at Virginia Tech to direct fundraising and support outreach and strategic communication initiatives for the university in Northern Virginia.

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Alexandria School Board Names T. C. College And Career Wing For Jack Taylor

October 15, 2018

The Alexandria City School Board voted unanimously last week to name the college and career center at T.C. Williams the Jack Taylor College and Career Center Wing. Jack Taylor has donated more than a million dollars to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria and to the school.

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Werth Gift Increases Testing Capacity For Services For Students With Disabilities

October 12, 2018

Compassionate, loyal, and dedicated, Robbie Werth’s professional career is all about equalizing opportunity. Now Werth has expanded on his interest in accessibility and equal rights for people with disabilities with a generous gift to Virginia Tech’s Services for Students with Disabilities to expand its testing center in Lavery Hall.

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Executive Education Courses Offer Insights And Tools For Business Leaders, Other Professionals

October 12, 2018

The Pamplin College of Business is launching a series of professional education programs in cybersecurity, integrated security, and entrepreneurship this fall and spring in the metro Washington, DC area.

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