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HCPS students add skills, lobby Congress for technical education

McKenna Slough
Brookland Middle School student McKenna Slough will put her research and presentation skills to the test when she explains her sports nutrition project to judges at the national conference of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. The conference is an annual meeting of the organization, a national nonprofit career and technical group for students enrolled in family and consumer sciences. The conference is being held in Washington, D.C., July 5-9.

Four students from Henrico County Public Schools are attending the national conference: Slough; Lauren Bishop and Emma-Grace Heinrich from Mills Godwin High School; and Josh Foster of Deep Run High School. Slough is the only Henrico County middle school student attending.

The students will take part in leadership training workshops; lobby their congressional representatives on behalf of career and technical education; and compete in such areas as public speaking, presentations and job interviews. > Read more.

State Police to increase patrols for Fourth of July weekend

Virginia State Police will increase patrols during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, beginning July 3. VSP will join other law enforcement agencies throughout the nation to participate in Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), a state-sponsored, national program intended to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries that result from impaired driving, speed and failure to wear a seat belt. The 2015 July Fourth statistical counting period begins at 12:01 a.m., July 3 and continues through midnight July 5.

“Last year, there were 11 deaths on Virginia’s roads due to a traffic crash during the July Fourth holiday weekend,” said Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “We will do our part to patrol and reduce the number of negligent drivers but motorists need to do theirs. Safe driving begins with each driver following the rules of the road – this includes never driving impaired and wearing your seatbelt.” > Read more.

Local fifth-grader to perform at Carnegie Hall

Ten-year-old Margaret Parrino, a rising fifth-grade student at Richmond Montessori School, was selected as a winner in her age division of the 2015 American Protege International Vocal Competition. She will make her Carnegie Hall debut on Friday, July 3, at 7 p.m.

Talented young musicians from across the globe compete, and the winners perform their solo debut in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world. > Read more.
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Humane Society earns grant

The Henrico Humane Society was one of nine organizations nationwide selected recently to receive a $5,000 grant through the second annual CarMax Cares Community Service Award program.

The organization received the money thanks to the efforts of local CarMax sales operations manager Melissa Golden, who has volunteered with HHS for the past 14 years, serving as president and secretary during that time, as well as fundraising chair for the past 12 years. > Read more.

Milestones

Elizabeth Levy, a member of the women’s gymnastics team at The College at Brockport in Brockport, N.Y., recently was named female athlete of the week following her performance against West Chester University. Levy finished with an all-around score of 37.350 and scored two second-place finishes at the meet. Prior to the West Chester meet, Levy was ranked third in the nation in the all-around with an average score of 37.325. She is ranked second in the uneven bars with an average of 9.513, fifth on the beam at 9.413 and 13th on the vault at 9.400. Levy is a graduate of Hermitage High School. > Read more.

Gym dandy

Running new recreation center is dream job for former VCU player



Growing up in Jacksonville, Fla., Torrance Archie lived just a few a doors away from his neighborhood recreation center. Now Archie runs Henrico County's newest recreation center.

He is senior coordinator at the Eastern Henrico County Recreation Center (EHRC), 1440 N. Laburnum Avenue. The center opened in October and launched a full slate of fitness classes and activities this week. > Read more.

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Community

‘Proof of Heaven’ coming to Glen Allen


Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.

Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.

Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.

Innsbrook Rotary celebrates 25 years


The Innsbrook Rotary Club, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2015, has completed a number of volunteer projects this year and raised thousands of dollars for various organizations through three events.

The club's annual rose sale, benefit for youth live auction and Virginia Fire Games competition, combined with individual and corporate donations, have raised nearly $70,000 – money that the club contributes back to the community.

FeedMore is the beneficiary of the club's 25th anniversary project, which provides refrigerated trailers to be used for the distribution of food throughout Central Virginia. > Read more.
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