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LearningRx of Vienna and Reston recently hosted the 25th annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce Stars event, with 54 students from 27 Fairfax County schools lauded for their positive achievements and significant academic improvements.

Each year, the Tysons Regional Chamber partners with area schools to celebrate and honor selected students who deserve recognition for positive potential or significant improvements. The Chamber Stars event celebrates the accomplishment of students who have persevered despite significant obstacles or personal struggles.

Participation increased by 35 percent in 2018.

The event featured a keynote address by Fairfax County Superintendent Scott Brabrand. It was hosted by Learning Rx’s  Maureen Loftus, youth and education chair for the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“We’re so thrilled with the continued participation and exceptional students that make the Tysons Chamber Stars event a success,” said Loftus said.

Award-winning students were asked to select two books prior to the ceremony: one for their school library, and one for them to keep. Students and guests also enjoyed breakfast and received individual awards recognizing their accomplishments.

The Chamber Stars program is co-sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union and Earls Kitchen and Bar.

Participating schools included BASIS Independent McLean, Cedar Lane, Chesterbrook Elementary School, Churchill Road Elementary School, Cunninham Park Elementary School, Freedom Hill Elementary School, Flint Hill Elementary School, Forestville Elementary School, Fusion Academy, George C. Marshall High School, Great Falls Elementary School, James Madison High School, Kilmer Middle School, Langley High School, Louise Archer Elementary School, Marshall Academy, Merritt Academy, Mountain View High School, Oakton High School, Phillips School, Westbriar Elementary School, Westgate Elementary School, Wolftrap Elementary School, Luther Jackson Middle School, Thoreau Middle School, Shrevewood Elementary School and Stenwood Elementary School.

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