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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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Garden greens


Emily Francis (left) of Richmond Green Drinks and Cary Jamieson of The Steward School checked out the cherry tomato crop Aug. 20 at the school's Bryan Innovation Lab following a visit by members of Green Drinks. Jamieson, director of the Bryan Innovation Lab, was among the speakers who pointed out various sustainable features of the building and its surroundings, including geothermal, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy systems, as well as rain gardens and large storage cisterns (like the one pictured) to minimize groundwater pollution. > Read more.

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.
Entertainment

‘Uncanny Valley’ coming to HATTheatre


5th Wall Theatre will present “Uncanny Valley” by Thomas Gibbons at HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Dr., Sept. 10 through Oct. 3. Starring award-winning actors Jacqueline Jones and Alexander Sapp, and directed by Morrie Piersol. Talkbacks will follow select performances. > Read more.






 

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