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Class of '69 Reunion

August 17, 2018 by Linda Birtles Pullen (Register to contact)

Hi, Linda Birtles Pullen here. I am trying to launch a plan for what would be our 50th reunion next year marking 50 yrs. since we walked the halls of Oakton High School. I hope to generate interest as well as enlist a few classmates far & near (Northern Va.)willing to help. I welcome feedback from as many as possible indicating whether-or-not you might consider attending so that it can be determined if such an event should be pursued. Also, if you are on Facebook, you can find on my profile &/or at Oakton High School Friends, a group I started about a year ago. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Hacker attempted to change grades at Oakton High School, Fairfax County police say  FOX 5 DC

Fairfax County police are investigating a security breach at Oakton High School in Vienna. Investigators are trying to figure out who is behind a scheme to ...

Oakton High School graduate stays active as Special Olympics athlete  WJLA

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FCPS plan to turn Oakton parkland into school draws flak  Inside NoVA

School overcrowding in the Oakton area is leading Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) officials to consider turning Blake Lane Park into a new school site.

Oakton High Hall of Fame ceremonies | Sports  Inside NoVA

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Hackers tried to change grades at Virginia high school, police say  The Washington Post

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Oakton Student Sues Over Sexual Assault On Band Trip  Vienna, VA Patch

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Football Preview 2018: Oakton Cougars will be starting over a bit  Inside NoVA

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VIENNA, Va. (AP) — A search warrant says hackers have attempted to change grades at a Virginia high school. The Washington Post cites the warrant filed in ...

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Resolution On Sexual Misconduct Adopted By FCPS School Board  Burke, VA Patch

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Northern Virginia Urban League Hands Out Honors  Alexandria Living Magazine

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Like on the job, teamwork a key for flag teams in World Games  Inside NoVA

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Style and affordability at Pulte Homes' MetroWest condos in Fairfax County  Washington Post

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Oakton Grad Back on the Mound with Royals

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Sankashti Chaturthi Mandal to hold Ganesh Utsav 2015 on September...  The American Bazaar

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Keith Werman Heads to World Series With UVA Squad

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