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Raindrops cling to scaffolding in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Enrollment in Catholic schools increases — “This will be a smaller increase in student population than a year ago, but all 41 schools in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington are building on a significant increase from the previous year. Total enrollment is expected to reach nearly 17,000 students when classes return on August 24. That’s about 2% more than a year ago and almost 10% more than two years ago. [Sun Gazette]

WHS Pole Vaulter is second in the state — “Looking back on his accomplished career as a high school pole vaulter, perseverance may have played a bigger role in Justin Delgado’s success than his raw talent in the event. The 2022 Wakefield High School graduate recently capped off his prep career in the sport with a second-place finish at the Virginia High School League Class 6 Boys’ Outdoor Track and Field Meet with a personal best jump , one foot, 13 feet. The winning height of first place was 13-6. [Sun Gazette]

YHS is second overall in the state – “For the Yorktown Patriots, the 2021-2022 high school sports season was historic, being the most accomplished ever for the Arlington school in state tournament competition. Following three Yorktown teams winning state championships and two others placing second, the school placed second with 410 total points in the final Virginia High School League Class 6 standings in the competition for finish the highest of the annual National Guard Cup trophy. [Sun Gazette]

The Cristol armchair adopts a kitty – From the Animal Welfare League of Arlington: “When Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol stopped by the shelter this week, she had no intention of bringing home a new member of the family… but then she met Lorrie! Congratulations to Lorrie and the entire Cristol family!” [Twitter]

Update on Fatal Seven Corners Crash — “Initially, detectives determined that the driver of a 2012 Honda Civic and the driver of a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta were both traveling north on Wilson Boulevard. The driver of the Honda was performing a lane change from the left lane to the right lane at the same time as the driver of the Volkswagen was performing a lane change from the right lane to the left lane. The Honda and the Volkswagen collided causing the Volkswagen to veer off the roadway to the right into the adjacent parking lot. The pedestrian, Albert Sweat, 62, of Maryland, was walking through the parking lot at the 6200 block of Arlington Boulevard. [Fairfax County Police Department]

It’s Monday — Chance of rain, including a threat of a dinnertime storm through evening. High of 82 and low of 71. Sunrise at 6:30 a.m. and sunset at 7:55 p.m. [Weather.gov]

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