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A Senior Year Unlike Any Other in Alexandria

Recent high school grads, Class of 2021 face college uncertainty amid pandemic.

Senior year, 2020 T.C. Williams graduate Mikaela Pozo applied to 17 colleges.

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The Other Alexandria: Betty Garrett Scott: ‘Memories of My Grandfather’

During the Civil Rights movement unrest in the 1940s and 1950s, Betty Garrett-Scott witnessed many historical moments that shaped her life.

Eva Shea to Lead Alexandria Sportsman’s Club

First female president in Sportsman’s Club history.

Eva Shea, a two-time All American and two-time All New England Lacrosse player, has been elected as the 2020-2021 president of the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club.

Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Awards $16k to Student Athletes

TC, Bishop Ireton among honorees.

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club has awarded $16,000 in scholarships to eight high school student athletes for exemplary performance in athletics and academics.

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Virtual Library Meets Need for Escape for Alexandrians

Hannah Risley, reference librarian, and Katie Whitman, children’s librarian, were quick to start executing their programming in the digital sphere.

Every week, hundreds of Alexandrians have counted on being able to walk through the doors of James M. Duncan Branch Library, a place that has proven to be much more than the thousands of books it makes available to patrons.

Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Awards Over $500,000 in Scholarships to 2020 TC Titan Grads

181 Graduating Seniors receive scholarships to help make their college dreams become reality.

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) awarded $504,000 in college scholarships to 181 graduating seniors from the T.C. Williams Class of 2020.

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Land of the Free: Alexandria

Homes across the city were adorned with displays of patriotism over a Fourth of July weekend that was more subdued than usual due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Living Legends of Alexandria: ‘Champions for Children’

Magaly and Tom Hirst

Passionate. Dedicated supporters. Generous. Inspirational. Humble. These are just a few words to describe Tom and Magaly Hirst’s philanthropic efforts to give back to Alexandria through the Mason Hirst Foundation.

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The Other Alexandria: Standing on Historical Land: James E. Henson, Esq.

After the end of the Civil War, George L. Seaton was commissioned by the Freedmen Bureau to build two schools for the education of Colored children.

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‘Flags for Heroes’ in Mount Vernon

Hundreds of flags on display through July 11.

A lone bagpiper stood among hundreds of American flags as the strains of Amazing Grace wafted through the air during the opening ceremony of the 3rd annual Flags for Heroes display June 28 at Cedar Knoll Restaurant along the George Washington Parkway.

Senior Services of Alexandria Welcomes New Board Members

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) welcomed 5 new board members at its virtual Annual Meeting on June 23, 2020.

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T.C. Williams: What’s in a Name?

Efforts intensify to change name of T.C. Williams High School.

When the Disney movie “Remember the Titans” was released in 2000, it brought national attention to T.C. Williams High school. Starring Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, the movie shone a spotlight on the integration of Alexandria’s public high school and the 1971 undefeated season of its football team.

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‘It’s Been an Honor’: Trailblazing Judge Dawkins Retires After 26 Years

Nolan Dawkins grew up at a time when Alexandria segregated everything from water fountains to public schools. But he was determined to make a difference, becoming one of seven individuals to integrate George Washington High School in the 1960s, then distinguishing himself as an officer in Vietnam.

The Other Alexandria: We Were Part of the Sunnyside Community: Lovell Arvid Lee

It was 1874 when junk dealer and real estate owner Charles A. Watson died in Alexandria, Virginia. He left his entire estate to his wife, Laura Ware (Wair) Watson. Together Laura and her three sons, Frank, Thomas Montgomery and Elbert turned their real estate into one of the first African American housing communities in Alexandria.

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‘Not Again’: Tavares Floyd Mourns Loss of His Cousin George

“Not again” is the first thing that went through the mind of Tavares Floyd, a local Civil Rights attorney, when an aunt called him with the news of the death of his cousin George while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.

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