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Saturday Practice, Bus Chaperones, Spirit Wear, Uniforms, Boat Drivers, Parent Social, Scholarships

posted Feb 23, 2017, 4:25 AM by W. T. Woodson Crew
Reminder, we have On-the-Water Practice this Saturday from 08:30-11:00am.

CHANGE: Because we had fewer student-athletes sign up for the bus than expected, we now are requesting that every bus rider family must chaperone at least twice per rower. If you have a student-athlete riding the bus and have not signed up for two dates, please sign-up here: Practice Bus Sign-Up. Genie Heimbigner has graciously stepped up to be the practice bus coordinator. Please see link for practice bus chaperone duties and contact information. Bus rider roster to be sent directly to parents of rowers riding the bus.

The CCI Woodson Spirit Wear site is open until midnight on 6 March. We are hoping for delivery before the Polar Bear Regatta. There is a new white ‘Hey Woodson’ t-shirt being offered and this is the only way to purchase this shirt. Unfortunately the Under Armour hoodie and pants are not currently available for purchase because the company has discontinued that style and a new one will be offered in the fall.

Your rower should have received a uniform yesterday at practice. If your rower did not receive one, please contact Tu’lann von Christierson: tulannvonc@cox.net or (703) 426-2595. IMPORTANT: Please verify that the uniform size matches the size printed on the package. If there is an issue, please contact Tu’lann as soon as possible. The uniforms should be washed in COLD water and LINE DRY ONLY. These instructions are on the tag in the uniform as well. The splash jackets did not arrive yet. They will be distributed as soon as they arrive.

Launch Boat Driver Training is on 4 March from 10:00am to noon at Sandy Run Park. So far we only have one person signed up. Please sign-up here: Launch Boat Driver Training.

Our parent social is on Friday, 10 March at 7:30-10:00pm. Stacey & Adam Bromberg are hosting at 9205 Hamilton Drive in Fairfax. It's a great opportunity to meet and connect with other Crew Parents and Coaches. Adults only. BYOB! We are asking parents to help with a few items needed for the evening, so please sign-up and join us for a fun evening.

NEW: ALLSTATE FOUNDATION/VHSL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD will provide nineteen $1,500 scholarships honoring graduating Seniors representing all parts of the state with the VHSL-Allstate Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the VHSL to students who have excelled in the classroom and in athletic and academic activities. Applicants must participate in on or more VHSL activities, have a 3.0 or better GPA, won at least one varsity letter (or equivalent) in the activity (VHSL academic activities such as drama, debate, creative writing, newspaper, yearbook, etc. and/or VHSL athletic activities), and have involvement in activities outside of school. In addition to a completed application, applicants are asked to provide: two recommendations, head and shoulder photograph, social security number (recommend only the last four), and an essay not to exceed 500 words describing how extracurricular activities have enhanced your educational experience. There is a special sub-category for a student who meets the requirements for a VHSL Achievement Award and who has shown courage against overwhelming odds by overcoming extraordinary situations (for this award at least one of the recommendations must document the unusual circumstances the student has overcome). For application and additional information visit http://www.vhsl.org/scholarships or Family Connection. Completed application packets are due in the Career Center by 8 March.

NEW: VITO PERRIELLO CITIZENSHIP AWARD will provide two $1,000 scholarships to Seniors wishing to further their education in medicine or an allied health field at an accredited institution of higher learning. Selection criteria include: participation as an Athletic Training Student Aide (ATSA); participation in at least one Virginia High School League activity (VHSL academic activities such as drama, debate, creative writing, newspaper, yearbook, etc. and/or VHSL athletic activities), plan education in medicine or allied health field at college/U or trade school’ contribute to family, school and community (community service), and promote of good citizenship and sportsmanship. A complete application packet will include a completed application, two letters of support (one from school official and one from non-family member with knowledge of applicant’s contributions to citizenship), an essay (500 – 1,000 words) describing what you have done that meets one or more of the definitions of citizenship provided in the “Putting others first” section of the award description. Describe your contributions in detail and explain how others have benefited, and provide a resume of relevant family, school, community activities which demonstrate a commitment to citizenship. For application and additional information visit http://www.vhsl.org/scholarships or Family Connection. Completed application packets must are due in the Career Center by 8 March.