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Deep Run student wins ‘Reflections’ award

Grace Y. Lee, a senior at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, recently won the Outstanding Interpretation Award at this year’s Reflections Contest in the category of photography, the Virginia PTA announced last month.

Lee will be honored in the Reflections Award ceremony in February 2015. As the first place winner, Lee will have her entry judged at the district level.

The Virginia PTA provides the opportunity with students in pre-K through grade 12 to participate in the National PTA Reflections Program.

College and career readiness programs recognized

Outstanding CTE programs and partnerships from around the state were recognized June 14 at the Creating Excellence Awards Program, a partnership of the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the Virginia Career Education Foundation (VCEF) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). In the VDOE Secondary CTE Awards category, Region 1 - Future Leaders in Project Management, nominated by Henrico County Public Schools, earned the award for Business and Industry Partnerships.

GRASP awards scholarships to Henrico students

GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), a non-profit education organization headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 176 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $122,500 to Virginia high school students graduating in 2013.

GRASP is dedicated to helping primarily low income and disabled students overcome financial and social barriers to attending college or vocational education after high school.

‘Arrive Alive’ tour visits Glen Allen HS

Dylan Gordon, a senior at Glen Allen H.S., took the wheel of a high-tech simulator May 21 as the Arrive Alive Tour from UNITE visited GAHS to raise awareness among teens of the dangers of distracted and drunken driving. Storn Olson of UNITE looked on from the window as Gordon, using a video simulator, moved from focused "driving" to driving while texting and while impaired.

Richmond Montessori expanding

Richmond Montessori School recently completed the first phase of its ‘Unfold Our Future Campaign,’ a two-part effort to build an upper elementary and science building and a new full-sized gym. School officials celebrated with more than 600 guests during a picnic and music and arts show on the school's Parham Road campus May 28.

HCPS to stream graduations live online

Henrico County Public Schools will provide live streaming video of all HCPS graduations taking place at the Siegel Center June 11-13. The stream can be accessed through the system's website, http://www.henrico.k12.va.us Gradu.ations also will be shown live on HCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 99 and FIOS channel 38).

Colonial Trail students honored as ‘global citizens’


At the beginning of the school year, Tiffany Graves’ fourth-grade class at Colonial Trail Elementary School in Glen Allen embarked upon an ambitious series of service projects to benefit both its local community and the world.

The students accomplished a lot in just one year, and they celebrated their achievements by getting out of class for a Community Service and Adoption Ceremony in the school library on May 29.

HCPS earns substance abuse prevention recognition

The Henrico County Public Schools system was one of 14 systems honored June 3 by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell for their efforts to prevent substance abuse among youth. Recipients were recognized as part of the Governor’s Substance Abuse Prevention Recognition Program, which is a component of the Substance Abuse Awareness is Vital for Virginia Youth (SAVVY) initiative.

SAVVY’s goal through the recognition program is to highlight evidence-based substance abuse prevention and intervention efforts in Virginia's schools and communities.

Holman MS raises more than $4k for LLS

After a week of homeroom classes battling it out during “penny wars,” during a Pennies 4 Patients fundraiser, Holman Middle School’s Junior Beta Club raised more than $4,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Pennies counted positively toward a homeroom’s total. Silver coins and bills counted negatively. Students from other homerooms could cancel out the competition’s pennies by donating “negative” coins and bills.

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