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Dental hygiene right choice for woman seeking a career change

As a child, Christin Yokiel was scared of going to the dentist. Today, she spends her days polishing, X-raying, and examining dental patients. One of her main goals is to…

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Dual-enrolled student aims high with Laurel Ridge

Laurel Ridge student Morgan McKinney is just 16, but she’s already soaring towards her future. To say she is a go getter, is an understatement. A homeschooled junior, the Rappahannock…

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Jason Hatch: Laurel Ridge student, veteran, filmmaker, artist

It’s not a stretch of the imagination to call Laurel Ridge fine arts student Jason Hatch a Renaissance man: warrior, peacekeeper, artist, writer, filmmaker are just a few of his…

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Fellowship recipient offering free computer classes to the community

Alexia Maynard has been selected by the Laurel Ridge Foundation as the recipient of the prestigious Ross Fellowship for Service and Scholarship. The award is valued at more than $7,000.  Alexia…

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Stephens City woman grateful for second chance Laurel Ridge provides

“I just thank God every day for giving me that second chance.” That’s how Alecia Tutt describes how her life has improved since coming to Lord Fairfax. She enrolled last…

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Formerly homeless, Laurel Ridge student on path to stability and a nursing degree

All it takes is just one class. That’s the advice registered nursing student Alyssa Howard gives when it comes to pulling yourself out of the rut of dead-end jobs and…

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