‘Henrico’s Top Teachers’ Celebration – Feb. 22, 2012

The Henrico Citizen, in partnership with the Henrico Education Foundation, will host its first annual 'Henrico's Top Teachers' Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport, 5501 Eubank Road in Sandston.

The event will honor the 20 outstanding teachers who will be profiled in the Citizen's second annual 'Henrico's Top Teachers' issue Feb. 16. The teachers were selected from a field of more than 240 reader nominations and represent 19 public schools and one preschool.

It will begin with a 5:30 reception, followed by a dinner banquet at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to the event are $50 apiece and include dinner and one drink ticket. Tickets may be reserved by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or calling (804) 262-1700. Payment must be received by Feb. 17.

Sponsors of the event are Genworth Financial, Midas of Central Virginia, the Children's Museum of Richmond, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, Coleman Brothers Flowers, Dominion Sign Company and Martin's. Corporate sponsorship opportunities remain; e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for details.
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Democratic challengers include Lizzie Basch and Melissa Dart, while Republican contenders include George Goodwin, Matt Pinsker, Graven Craig, Surya Dhakar, Jay Prendergrast and John McGuire. In addition to a section of Henrico, the district also includes portions of Goochland and Spotsylvania County, as well as all of Louisa County. > Read more.

On the trail to Awareness


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Leadership Metro Richmond honored St. Joseph's Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett, a 2003 graduate of LMR, with its 2017 Ukrop Community Vision Award during its annual spring luncheon April 6.

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Taught by Patricia Adams, the Glen Allen H.S. team was runner-up in the Economics division, in which teams faced off in a Quiz Bowl. > Read more.

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Highland Springs Community Softball Game will be held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Highland Springs High School. Sign up as a team or community teams will be formed. Each team will be required to supply two softballs, bats and gloves. A minimum of nine players per team are needed. Entry fee is $10 per team; due by June 1. All proceeds will go towards community programs and fun projects for at-risk youth. To participate, contact Linette Johnson-Minns at 737-7391 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Full text

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