Oakton High School Held Fifty-First Commencement Exercises

Oakton High School Class of 2019 Officers, Student Government Officers, and Guest Speaker Sandy Reynolds gather before the start of the Fifty-first Commencement Exercises held at George Mason University EagleBank Arena on June 6

June 6 was a special day for the community of Oakton High School. Students were accompanied by teachers, friends, family, administrators and distinguished guests at the Fifty-first Commencement Exercises of the school. Almost 670 young adults attended the ceremony wearing burgundy caps and gowns at the George Mason University EagleBank Arena. All of them were ready to start their next big adventure.

Gabriella Shapo was chosen to present the Student Address before the Commencement Exercises started. The theme of her address was “Individual responsibility for the collective good.” She shared the most important lessons that she learned at Oakton High School.

According to the Vienna Connection, “PRINCIPAL Jamie S. Lane announced the recipient of the highest and most prestigious award bestowed upon a graduating senior, the 2019 Faculty Award given to a student who selflessly and generously contributed to the Oakton High School community throughout his or her tenure. Lane said, “She has grown from a shy, nervous freshman into an independent, thoughtful graduate… positive and uplifting to her classmates and teammates and pushes herself and others to achieve that which seems beyond reach. I am honored to present the 2019 Faculty Award to Carolyn Qu.”

2019 Oakton High School graduate candidates look upward toward the tiered spectator seating at George Mason University EagleBank Arena searching for their loved ones at the start of the school’s Fifty-First Commencement Exercises held June 6

Kelsey Brooks introduced guest speaker, Sandy Reynolds, a longtime member of the Fairfax County Public Schools and Oakton High School community who, Brooks described, worked “tirelessly through her career to create and grow a culture of equality.” In her remarks, Reynolds said, “My ultimate goal was to make Oakton High School the best in the county with the happiest and most productive students. Happy kids; happy classroom.”

Kelly Butterfield was announced as the winner of the Class of 2019 Teacher Award. The Senior Tribute was presented to the graduating class by the Oakton High School Singers.

As per the Vienna Connection, “Afterward, Jennifer Hogan, Director of Student Services, thanked all for joining to honor the Oakton High School Class of 2019 and addressed Principal Lane for the words all awaited. “I certify that the members of the Senior Class of 2019 have met the requirements established by the Commonwealth of Virginia and Fairfax County School Board. I declare them eligible for graduation from Oakton High School.”

Properties in Oakton

SPACIOUS ALL BRICK COLONIAL IN ISLAND OF TRANQUILITY! Your "Oakton Oasis" is located on a private cul-de-sac in a secluded part of Oakton that exudes country living, yet is minutes to the Vienna Metro, Tysons Corner, Reston Town Center, shopping and dining.

10905 Justin Knoll Rd

Nestled in the woods with almost 2 acres of privacy and tranquility, this home backs to 67 acre wooded Girl Scout Camp (Camp Crowell) along Difficult Run Stream. Fully finished on all 3 levels. Main level features a great floorplan for entertainment & intimate gatherings. Kitchen with Island opens to a generous Family Room with a wood burning Fireplace and walk out to a two tiered Deck and Hot Tub. Expansive bay windows in Dining Room & Kitchen offer wonderful views of the lush backyard. Extensive gardens and color unfold throughout the seasons as the flowers and shrubs that accentuate the landscape put on a magnificent show. Lower level has walk out sliding glass doors, second wood burning Fireplace, Media Room, with lots of extra storage and a Utility Room with workbench. Side yard features a row of butterfly bushes and a calming fountain which create your own peaceful oasis with birds, butterflies and fireflies. Updated Kitchen and Baths, main floor Laundry Room, and 4 large Bedrooms upstairs. Newly Finished Hardwood floors throughout (2018), New Roof, Gutters and Downspouts (2016), newly paved Driveway (2017), new Gas range (2019), ADT security system. Oversized two car Garage with naturally lit Workshop and Storage area with extra overhead storage, and garage access for fireplace wood. Storage shed in back with Riding Mower that conveys. Great Schools! Near horse stables, llama farm, and Difficult Run Stream Valley Trail. And NO HOA! WHO SAYS YOU CANNOT HAVE IT ALL!!! [Stuart Mill Estates - $949,000]

Approx 4300 sq ft Brick front Colonial in desirable Oakton Mill Estates*Hardwoods on main level.

2914 Oakton Ridge Cir

Two story family rm w/fireplace and sky lights, MBR suite w/vaulted ceiling, fireplace, sitting rm, walk-in closet, bath w/soaking tub. Renovated Walk out LL with rec rm, guest room, bath(au pairsuite), exercise room laundry. Enjoy peaceful and treed yard from the deck*Oakton Schools. Private, mature neighborhood*Quality Stanley Martin home, timelessly appealing Rosewell model* Minutes from Oakton Center, Reston, Vienna, Rt66, Vienna Metro, Shopping*. [Oakton Mill Estates - $957,500]

Amazing value not to be missed! Spectacular NEW LOOK to the classic charming light-filled Oakton Colonial!! Fantastic NEW Hardwoods thru the main level, NEW neutral painted walls thru entire home, NEW lighting, the NEW color scheme in the X-large kitchen that adds so much elegance.

2705 Valestra Cir

Cherry hardwoods on the upper level, 4 spacious bedrooms & 2 baths.Gracious Living on a 3/4 acre lot in private cul de sac with In-Ground Pool. The main level features a bright & relaxing sunroom ( with vaulted ceiling) which opens up to a patio. The main level also includes a family room with a fireplace & a den/office . The lower level is a huge area for entertaining including 5th bdrm/office, game room, wet bar, & exercise room with sauna & separate a/c. Pretty landscaped lot on cul de sac & long driveway for plenty of parking. LL patio exit to POOL & brick grill that uses wood or charcoal. This grill/fireplace can be converted to propane as well as the fam room frpl with additional equipment. [Berryland Farm - $950,000]

Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in the sought-after Vale Valley Estates community, this beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.

2709 Verily Ct

5 bath Colonial delivers plenty of living space and a premium .68-acre lot surrounded by majestic trees. A tailored brick and siding exterior, 2-car garage, deck with full pergola, an open floor plan, gas fireplace, and an abundance of windows are some of the reasons this home is such a gem, while new hardwood floors, fresh on trend paint and renovated kitchen and baths create instant appeal. An open foyer welcomes you home and ushers you into the living room on your left where triple windows bathe the space in sunlight and illuminate warm hardwood floors and decorative moldings. The adjoining dining room echoes these design details and is accented by a bay window and an oil-rubbed chandelier adding tailored distinction. The sparkling kitchen is sure to please with gleaming granite countertops, pristine white cabinetry, tile backsplashes, and quality stainless steel appliances including a glass cooktop dual oven range. The sun-drenched breakfast area harbors ample table space, as earth-toned tile floors add the finishing touch. The step down family room beckons with a two-story vaulted ceiling with skylights, brick gas fireplace, and a glass-paned door grants access to an inviting deck with full pergola and descending steps to an enduring concrete patio, post and rail fencing, and majestic trees~seamlessly blending indoor/outdoor living. Back inside, a laundry room with utility sink and a powder room with a granite-topped vanity complement the main level. Ascend the staircase to the light-filled owner's suite boasting new carpet, room for a sitting area, and walk-in closet. A separate vanity area introduces the en suite bath featuring a rectangular-sink vanity, spa-toned tile, and a barn door glass-enclosed shower. Down the hall, three additional bright and cheerful bedrooms~each with new carpet and generous closet space~share a beautifully appointed hall bath. The walkout lower level recreation room has space for a multitude of activities, while an additional full bath and huge storage area complete the comfort and luxury of this wonderful home. All this can be found in a peaceful community where plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment choices can be found in every direction including Oakton, Vienna, and Tysons Corner. Commuters will appreciate the close proximity to I-66, Dulles Access Road, Fairfax County Parkway, and Routes 50 and 123. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish all the surrounding parks including Fred Crabtree Park and Meadowlark Gardens Regional Park, or spend a warm evening at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts. For an exceptional home built with designer finishing touches and distinguished charm, you've found it! Video and Photos: https://tours.dscreativegrouptours.com/public/vtour/display/1573123?idx=1#!/video [Vale Valley Estates - $799,900]

Nestled in the sought-after Stuarts Mill Woods community, this beautifully updated 4 bedroom, 3.

2901 Bree Hill Rd

5 bath colonial delivers plenty of interior living space and a premium .46 acre wooded lot on a quiet side street. A stately brick-front exterior, 2-car garage, pristine landscaping, brick walkway, an open floor plan, warm hardwood floors, fireplace, custom moldings, recessed lighting, and an abundance of windows are only some of the reasons this home is such a gem. Loving renovations and maintenance such as new double pane vinyl windows, newer HVAC system, new hot water heater and a fresh on trend neutral color palette throughout make it move-in ready and just waiting for you to claim it as your own. Earth-toned tile floors greet you in the foyer as you move into the living room on your left where windows on both ends create a floor of sunlight that illuminates plush carpeting, crisp crown molding, and soft neutral paint. The adjoining dining room with space of all occasions is accented by rich hardwood floors, chair rail, and a contemporary glass-shaded chandelier. The remodeled gourmet kitchen serves up a feast for the eyes with gleaming granite countertops, an abundance of sleek cabinetry, recessed lighting, and quality stainless steel appliances~including double wall ovens and a top-side refrigerator. A central island with glass cooktop provides an additional working surface, as neutral tile floors spill into a spacious breakfast area ideal for daily dining. Here, glass-paned doors grant access to a sundeck descending to a hardscape patio and tranquil yard dotted with vibrant greenery and sheltered by majestic trees~seamlessly blending indoor/outdoor living. Back inside, the family room beckons with shining hardwoods, floor-to-ceiling windows dressed in plantation shutters, and a cozy fireplace encouraging relaxation. A powder room with a marble-topped vanity complements the main level. Ascend the staircase to the light-filled owner's suite boasting plush carpeting, windows on 2 walls, contemporary ceiling fan, and an en suite bath featuring a vanity with Silestone topped dual rectangular sinks and a glass-enclosed ultra shower with dual shower heads with body sprayers enhanced by spa-toned tile. Down the hall, 3 additional cheerful bedrooms~each with pristine carpet and loads of natural light~share a well-appointed hall bath with a tub/shower combo. The walkout lower level rec room with wall-to-wall textured carpet and recessed lighting has space for games, media, or relaxation, while a versatile den/5th bedroom and office, another full bath, and a huge utility/storage room complete the comfort of this wonderful home. All this awaits you in a peaceful community where plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment choices can be found in nearby Fair Oaks Mall and commuters will appreciate the close proximity to I-66, the Dulles Access Road, the Fairfax County Parkway, and Routes 50 and 123. Golfers can take advantage of Reston National Golf Course and outdoor enthusiasts will relish the Walker Nature Center with over 1,300 acres of endless nature centered pursuits and environmental education opportunities. It's the perfect home in a spectacular location [Stuarts Mill Woods - $815,000]

Stunning and Classic, 5 bedroom 3.

10814 Melanie Ct

5 bath Colonial, offering about 5,000 square feet of wide open space. This home was expanded in 2003 with a breathtaking addition dramatically expanding and opening up both the kitchen and master suite. The main level stretches seemingly endlessly and is floored in rich, lustrous cherry. The spectacular kitchen is one integrated space with the great room, comprising almost 400 sf and overlooking the pristine natural paradise outside the ample windows. This home, built in 1985, feels much younger, because much of it is. Its floorplan is ideally crafted for comfortable living, with vast open spaces. From the front door, you can gaze straight through the great room windows to your private paradise beyond. The foyer is flanked by the living room and formal dining room, and the dining room proceeds back to a main floor study, thoughtfully tucked away in a private corner of the main level. At the opposite end of the main level, you'll find a bedroom and full bath, as well as a half bath. The bedroom and full bath is ideally situated for an older parent or house guest. Upstairs, the master suite is absolutely amazing, also enjoying the space offered by the 2003 expansion. It comprises an enormous bedroom with ample space for sleeping and living, as well as a huge sitting room and 3 (!) closets, 2 walk-in. Three additional, spacious bedrooms share a large hall bath. The lower level is your man-cave or media room and fitness room, as well as a generously-proportioned unfinished storage room. Use your imagination, and craft a wine cellar or bonus room! New Thompson Creek windows and roof, 2018. New garage doors, 2019. New HVAC, 2011. Basement renovation w/built-ins, 2013. New MBR balcony, 2020. Entire house painted and floors refinished, 2020. Melanie Court is an amazing community, adjacent to Miller Heights but part of the much younger and typically higher-priced Oakton Mill Estates. Oakton HS pyramid. Trails surround and are threaded through the community. 5 minutes from Metro, but you feel totally removed and secluded in your private enclave. Membership in Oakton Swim & Racquet Club is available for purchase, with the purchase of this home. [Oakton Mill Estates - $885,000]

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10463 White Granite Ct

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL RENOVATED 3 LEVEL BRICK TOWNHOUSE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF OAKTON. IT HAS BEEN NEWLY PAINTED THROUGHOUT, IT HAS NEW CARPET AND PADDING, NEW CERAMIC TILE IN THE FOYER AND KITCHEN, NEW HAND RAILS, THERE IS A LIGHT AND BRIGHT LIVING ROOM AND A DINING ROOM WITH ACCESS TO THE DECK. IT FEATURES AN EAT-IN-KITCHEN THAT HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH NEW CABINETS, NEW GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, AND NEWER APPLIANCES, THE MASTER BEDROOM FEATURES A SITTING ROOM AND THE MASTER BATH WAS RECENTLY UPDATED AS WELL AS THE HALF BATH ON THE MAIN LEVEL. THE FAMILY ROOM ON THE LOWER LEVEL HAS A FIREPLACE WITH MANTEL AND A WHOLE WALL OF SHELVES AND CABINETS. IT HAS EASY ACCESS TO RT.1-66, 123, 50 AND MINUTES TO THE VIENNA METRO. [Arrowood - $509,000]

Stunning and dramatically renovated and expanded, this home defies description.

12107 Toreador Ln

Offering a floorplan ideal both for comfortable living and elegant entertaining, this 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home offers roughly 4,000 square feet on two spacious and open levels. The formal living room flanks the foyer and proceeds straight back to the formal dining room, which overlooks the backyard. On the right, a wide open and completely integrated kitchen, breakfast room and family room share a unified space. The spacious and sunlit kitchen is a chef's delight. Cook a gourmet meal while the kids do homework at the breakfast room table, or chat with your guests in the family room while you prepare hors d'oeuvres. Beyond the kitchen, you will find a spacious mudroom and a home office/ play room, nestled in a private corner of the main level. Upstairs, enjoy a master bedroom that will dwarf almost any other, at about 650 square feet of sun-infused space. It offers two enormous walk-in closets and a sitting room, as well as a renovated master bath. A second bedroom enjoys its own private bath, and two auxiliary bedrooms share the spacious hall bath. The kitchen and the dining room open to an exquisite slate patio. Enjoy an enormous level "playable" backyard. Kick the soccer ball, practice lacrosse, or let the dog chase the ball. Get on a bike and ride for miles around this quiet community. Toreador Lane is an idyllic and secluded cul de sac , tucked off Wayland Street, in the popular community of Valewood Manor, just minutes from world-class shopping, restaurants and theatres. Oakton HS pyramid. [Valewood Manor - $848,500]

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.