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On-Time Grad Rates Rise at T.C. — “T.C. Williams High School faces challenges with on-time graduation rates despite a few bright spots, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education Tuesday. The school’s on-time graduation rate for the 2018-2019 school year was 83.5 percent, an improvement from 80.6 percent the year before. By comparison, Virginia overall had 91.5 percent.” [Patch]

Service Boosted on Two DASH Routes — “Waiting for public transportation in any kind of weather isn’t really anyone’s idea of a good time, right? Effective Oct. 13, AT-1 and AT-9 DASH passengers can expect more frequent service and extended hours in the transit schedule.” [Zebra]

Military Honor for Jack Taylor — “Jack Taylor was in his office expecting his lunch delivery. Instead, he got a surprise visit on Sept. 17 from Kevin Rue of the Friends of Rocky Versace Vietnam Veterans organization, who presented Taylor with a Department of Defense 50-year Commemoration of the Vietnam War Veteran lapel pin… The presentation took place at Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota dealership on Richmond Highway.” [Gazette Packet]

Track Stars Come Home to Visit — “Did you catch Noah Lyles win the 200 meters at the World Athletic Championships in Qatar earlier this month? He finished the race in 19.2 seconds! The former T.C. Williams Titan returned home to Alexandria with his brother, fellow pro athlete Josephus Lyles, to talk to students about track and to give the school a little present.” [Zebra]

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Alexandria Women for Good donated $6,720 to Alexandria’s Community Lodgings from their first donation cycle! They toured one of the learning centers, met some of the staff and kids, and handed over a big check.

Alexandria Women for Good is a newly formed local Grapevine Giving Circle composed of local Alexandria women who make the commitment to give back to the local community regularly and intentionally. Each quarter they raise money to give to local nonprofits making a difference.

For more information visit: https://www.grapevine.org/giving- circle/3y6h4Ay/Alexandria-Women-for-Good

Pictured left to right: Laura Herron, Laura Turner, Kate Wiley from Community Lodgings, and Laura Bloodgood

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