Spelling bee three-peat

Henrico fifth-grade wins his third straight competition
How do you spell "dynasty?" Try A-d-i-t-y-a.

Three Chopt Elementary School fifth-grader Aditya Kannoth won his third consecutive Henrico County Division-Wide Spelling Bee Jan. 19 at Hungary Creek Middle School, correctly spelling the winning word, immaculate, in the 13th round. He will again represent Henrico at the Regional Spelling Bee March 5 at 1 p.m. at the Library of Virginia.

Eighth-grader Céline Tran of Hungary Creek Middle School became the runner-up after incorrectly spelling the word, narcissus.

One winner from each of the 44 elementary schools and one winner from each of the 12 middle schools competed to spell words generated by the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee office.
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Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.
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It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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