School briefs - Henrico High School
The Henrico Warriors basketball team is amazing. On March 8, more than 7,000 people filled the Siegel Center to watch the Warriors win the state championship.
Starting March 4, the day of the semifinal game, the spirit at Henrico High School was through the roof. Even the trees around campus were decked out in green and gold streamers. The students were given early dismissal in order to go watch and cheer at the semi-finals game. And cheer they did. Students and teachers alike were proudly wearing their green and gold. We also had crazy wigs, war paint, a banana costume and a Principal Ronald Rodriguez fathead. After the Warriors beat Woodson 75-65, the Warriors were ready to take it all the way to state.
All week long, the students of Henrico were excited. It was spirit day every day. There was even a door decorating contest. The teacher with the most spirited door would win tickets to the game. Between window paint, butcher paper, and even some Christmas lights, the school truly became Warrior Nation.
The state game against John Marshall High School sold out the Siegel Center. This was the biggest event in my attendance of Henrico High. The game even was televised. The second the players hit the court, the cheers were deafening. The crowd was waving its arms and jumping up and down, and that energy never ceased. The game ended with a 72-48 win for Henrico High School. Way to go, Warriors!
On June 13, the Short Pump Rotary Club partnered with Schnabel Engineering for a day of volunteer work with Rebuilding Together Richmond. Team members (among them [from left] Chris Rufe, Melissa Abraham, Rick Naschold, and Micky Ogburn) completed a variety of repairs and home improvements ranging from painting and landscaping to cabinet installation and fence building.
“It was a privilege to be involved in this project," said club president Melissa Abraham. "The homeowner kept thanking the volunteers, but I think all of us would agree we are the ones who actually benefited. It was an opportunity to help a community member, fellowship with great people and improve our handyman skills." > Read more.
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.
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