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Date published: 12/14/2012


;">Kirsten Garza, daughter of Gilbert and Camille Garza, was selected at Colonial Forge High School. She is president of the National Honor Society, co-vice president of the Key Club, captain of the Club Swim Team and is active in Spanish Club, National Spanish Honor Society, 4:12 Student Ministry, swim team and church youth group. She is working on EMT certification and is a member of the Healthcare Explorer Program at Mary Washington Hospital.

Kirsten received the William & Mary Leadership Award, and awards in AP Chemistry, Math Analysis, Anatomy and Physiology, Honors Chemistry, Sports Marketing and Spanish II. She was named Junior Class Female Student of the Year, Most Outstanding Rookie for Swimming, and received four varsity letters for swimming. She was named Colonial Forge Student Representative to the county Round Table meeting.

Kirsten volunteers at her church, serving in the nursery every Sunday, volunteering during vacation Bible school, and stuffing backpacks for less-fortunate children. She is a member of her church youth group and went on a mission trip gleaning vegetables for the hungry. Kirsten also volunteers occasionally at the homeless shelter and helps keeping time at area swim meets. She plans to attend a four-year university, where she will enroll in nursing school and become a nurse practitioner.

;">Natalie Morgan, daughter of Richard and Melissa Morgan, was selected at Brooke Point High School. She participates in varsity field hockey, Amnesty Club, Young Life, Catholic Youth Organization and Top Hawks. She is organizing a Polar Plunge team for the school as a fundraiser for Special Olympics.

Natalie received an Academic Honors award, and was recognized for outstanding achievement in IB Spanish I, IB English II, and was selected for the Virginia Governor's Foreign Language Academy in Spanish.

She is a junior volunteer at Stafford Hospital and is a volunteer coach for Special Olympics. Natalie plans to attend the College of William & Mary and receive a bachelor's degree in international relations.

The following student was selected as the Student of the Month for November at Stafford High School.

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