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DHS celebrates 40th reunion

On July 22, 23 and 24 the DHS Class of 1971 will meet up for their 40th reunion.

The weekend starts out at the Piedmont Club on Friday night. Then on Saturday, the class will tour the "new" Darien High School and then gather for a softball game on one of the high school fields. That night they will get together at Wee Burn County Club for dinner, dancing and reminiscing. On Sunday, they will meet at Weed Beach for a final get together.

Contact DHS1971@hotmail.com, visit http://dhs1971.darien.org or contact Peter Rogers at 203-655-9976. Check should be sent to Hayes Clark, 123 Harvest Common, Westport.

Thomas School class reunion

Graham Capital Management LP, a global financial investment firm, is honoring the history of its corporate headquarters at 40 Highland Ave., Rowayton, by hosting an "All-Class Reunion" for alumnae of The Thomas School for Girls on Saturday.

The reunion will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on the back terrace of Rockledge.

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Additionally, the financial firm has offered to provide tours of the building before the reunion for alumnae who wish to take a quick walk down memory lane.

If you attended the Thomas School and did not receive an invitation, contact Wendy Hartog Scola (203-314-2941) or Peggy Gibbs (772-532-0828) for more information.

Youth Commission summer camp

The three sites will be Camp Hindley for students completing kindergarten; Camp Royle for students completing first and second grades; and Camp Mather (Town Hall) for students completing third, fourth and fifth grades. Summer camp dates are Monday through Aug. 4.

For more information, email asillars@darienct.gov or call 203-656-7388.

S4 workshop

at Middlesex

Middlesex Middle School will be the site of the S4 -- Successful Study Skills 4 Students workshops this summer.

Based on school, parent and student feedback, the summer workshops have been expanded to 7 1/2 hours to provide more in-depth instruction in key areas such as time-management, organization, and test preparation.

Designed to work with school curriculum, students will actively learn how to apply the taught tools, systems and techniques to their class work, homework and throughout their entire current academic curriculum.

The workshops will take place at Middlesex Middle School Aug. 15 to 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The fee is $395. To register visit http://tinyurl.com/MMS-Aug2011. Workshops are limited to 15 students. For a listing of workshops, visit SuccessfulStudySkills4Students.com.

Filmmaking camp at Fairfield U

Fairfield University's Media Center will open its doors and share its state-of-the-art facilities and faculty with high school students interested in filmmaking. The camp is offered for the first time this summer by the Media Center, home of the University's undergraduate New Media Film, Television and Radio program.

Information and registration details for the camp may be found at www.fairfield.edu/filmcamp.

Three camp sessions will be offered; July 10 to 16, July 17 to 23, and July 24 to 30. Enrollment in the camp is limited and interested students are encouraged to register early.

For more information call 203-254-4000, ext. 2676.

Merit scholars announced

More than 1,700 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities have been announced by National Merit Scholarship

Corporation. These Merit Scholar designees join over 2,900 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their winners from among finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

This year 198 colleges and universities are sponsoring about 4,800 Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 118 private and 80 public institutions located in 45 states and the District of Columbia.