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Fredericksburg Academy Named Top Virginia School 

Fredericksburg Academy's Upper School has been named one of the top high schools in Virginia  faby Virginia Living magazine. Virginia Living's State of Education section, now on newsstands in the September/October 2014 issue, celebrates excellence and innovation in Virginia's high schools and colleges and includes a list of 148 public and private high schools and colleges who are leading educational innovators. A total of 61 private high schools made the list.

The magazine's Top High Schools & Colleges 2014 list recognizes schools for their excellence and innovation in five categories: arts and humanities, science, math and technology, performing arts, health and medicine, and capital improvements. After careful and thorough review of each school's programs and accomplishments, Virginia Living's editors selected schools that have instituted programs or recently begun capital improvements aimed at strengthening students' experience in the classroom, on the playing field, and in their communities. Fredericksburg Academy was chosen for its innovative use of educational technology, including blogs, digital portfolios, and the capstone Exhibit program.

Head of School Karen Moschetto said the faculty, staff, and administration of FA were honored by the selection. "While the magazine focuses on the Upper School, the entirety of our program is reflected in this acknowledgement as a top school. The faculty and administration have worked hard on these initiatives over the past three years, and it is rewarding for all of us to have our efforts recognized in this way," she said.

Established in 1992, Fredericksburg Academy is an independent, college-preparatory school for prekindergarten-3 through grade 12 in Spotsylvania County. Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, the Academy is proud of its record of 100 percent college acceptance for all graduates. Hallmarks of a Fredericksburg Academy education include rigorous academics, a close-knit learning environment, character development, and meaningful leadership opportunities.

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.