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Date published: 12/14/2012


Breshena has earned two sportsmanship awards in volleyball, nine academic subject achievement awards and an ACSI Distinguished Student award. She is also involved with the drama department and has been in six school plays. Breshena attended Virginia Girls State in June 2012. She is also vice president of her school's chapter of the National Honor Society.

Breshena plans to attend college next fall and study theater. After college, she hopes to begin her acting career in New York on Broadway.

;">Jack Patrick Farnam, son of John Patrick Farnam and KathyJean Farnam, was selected at North Stafford High School. He is the proud son of a Marine. His dad is currently stationed in Miramar, Ca., as the base commander of Air Station Miramar. Jack has stayed in Stafford to finish high school at North Stafford, where he is currently in the top 10 percent of his class. He says, "It's difficult being so far from my father, but I know his work is important and, as a member of a military family, I realize it requires sacrifice." Jack is a Cadet Lt. Col. in JROTC and is the commander of his unit. He spends between 1 and two hours after school each day working with his cadets on drill, leadership and teamwork.

He has been inducted into the National Honor Society and he is also a black belt in American tae kwon do at the Power Kix Martial Arts Studio in Stafford. He volunteers there once a week as a teacher's assistant for the Special Olympics program. He is also a member of the Power Kix Competitive Fighting Team, which is ranked first in the nation for katas and second for point sparring. He has competed in the national championships four times and took two gold medals in 2011. Jack is a senior and is taking 5 AP classes. He intends to go to college at UC Irvine to pursue a career in law, possibly in the military as an officer in the JAG Corps.

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