Monday, January 3, 2011

An interesting fact about O'Connell

During community meetings back in September, Kevin Fay, the head of O'Connell's Board of Governors, told residents of the Williamsburg and East Falls Church Civic Associations that a majority of O'Connell students were from Arlington County.

That surprised many of us in the audience because we had seen a large portion of the students' cars with Fairfax stickers. His point was that the beneficiaries of the lighting-stadium expansion plan were largely Arlington residents.

Turns out he was not just wrong -- he was way off. Arlington students don't account for "a majority" of O'Connell's current students -- they account for less than 12 percent.