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4 Henrico students to attend U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor poses with (clockwise from upper left) Alex Newsome, Peyton Walsh, Charles White and Gregory Copeland.
Four Henrico County high school graduates nominated to attend a United States Service Academy by U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor will attend an academy beginning this fall, joining the class of 2015 at their respective academies.

Peyton Walsh, a graduate of Deep Run High School and Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

Gregory Copeland, a graduate of Freeman High School, will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Alex Newsome, a graduate of the Collegiate School and the U.S. Military Academy Prep School; and Charles White, of Freeman High School and VMI, will attend the U.S. Military Academy.

“Virginians have a rich history of military service, and I am proud to see so many students from the Seventh District carry on that tradition at the United States Service Academies," Cantor said. "Representing the next generation of American leaders, these talented young people will join the ranks of distinguished Virginians helping to ensure our national security and defend our freedom.”

Each student was recognized in December at Cantor's annual U.S. Service Academy Breakfast in Richmond.
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Canterbury Recreation Association ‘wins’ the ‘Dunk Hunger’ drive

For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.

CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.

“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.

Bike collection planned at Henrico concert Aug. 22

The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.

CAT Theatre seeks ‘Red Eye 10s’ participants

CAT Theatre is hosting the Red Eye 10s Coast-to-Coast Play Festival Sept. 18-19. Hosts of the festival across the country cast, rehearse and perform six, contest-winning ten-minute plays from MFA students at Hollins University in the same twenty-four hour period.

On Sept. 18, CAT will host a kick-off meeting at which the plays will be randomly cast and actors will meet with their directors and read the play for the first time. From 9 p.m. until 5 p.m. the following day, casts will rehearse in different venues in the region, convening at CAT in the late afternoon for technical rehearsals. > Read more.


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