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Deep Run’s marathon dance returns for eighth year

In its first seven years, Deep Run High School’s Marathon Dance has become a Henrico County phenomenon, as well as a fundraising juggernaut.

Last year, the student-run function broke the $1 million mark in funds raised for community groups since the dance’s 2007 inception. It now ranks No. 2 nationally in fundraising for such events. Hundreds of participating students check in on a Friday night and dance for charity, leaving 27 hours later. The participants take breaks and have the option to sleep for two hours.

Annual marathon dance back at Deep Run H.S.

Deep Run High School’s annual marathon dance will be held March 16-17 in the school’s auditorium, 4801 Twin Hickory Rd.

The Deep Run Marathon Dance is a student-run function created to raise money for nonprofit organizations in the metro Richmond area. Nearly 1,000 students are expected to attend the 27-hour event, which began as a small dance in the high school gym to a philanthropic event that unites students, families and the community.

Varina H.S. Band fundraiser scheduled March 17

The Varina High School Band Scholarship Committee is sponsoring a fundraiser on Saturday, March 17 for 35 seniors who will be graduating from the Varina band. Approximately 15 students will be applying for scholarships to an institution of higher learning.

This event will be held at Seven Pines Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Participants in the program are students and a few faculty members from Varina High as well as local talent to include miming, praise dancing, singing and instrumentalist from local churches.

Varina HS Band scholarship fundraiser planned

The Varina High School Band Scholarship Committee is sponsoring a fundraiser for 35 seniors who will be graduating from the school later this year. The event will be held at Seven Pines Baptist Church, Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 4 p.m.

Approximately 15 students will be applying for scholarships to an institution of higher learning. Participants in the program are students and a few faculty members from Varina High as well as local performers, including miming, praise dancing, singing and instrumentalist from local churches.

‘Remember the Titans’ night planned at Deep Run

The Deep Run Marathon Dance student committee will host a “Remember the Titans” Movie Night tomorrow, Feb. 25, beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will feature 87-year-old former T.C. Williams High School football coach Bill Yoast, former player Petey Jones and several other "original" Titans portrayed in the 2000 Walt Disney movie featuring Denzel Washington.

Korean students visit J.R. Tucker H.S.

Six Korean students from Yangju City, South Korea, attended J.R. Tucker High School for a week in January, staying with host families from the Center for World Languages Specialty Center at Tucker. The South Korean city is linked with Henrico County in a sister-city relationship and was visited by former Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Fred Morton and School Board member Diana Winston in 2008.

PTSAs collaborate to collect items for high school proms

The Hermitage and Varina high school PTSAs are collaborating to collect formal wear for Henrico County high school students who need such items for their proms this spring.

Gently used clothing items for boys and girls are being accepted. Of particular interest to organizers are dresses; men's suits in all sizes and styles; shoes; handbags; and jewelry.

Henrico team advances to state robotics championship

Members of Glen Allen High School’s “Teal Tornadoes” robotics team won top honors Jan. 14 at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Eastern Virginia Qualifying Tournament in Norfolk.

The team finished with top tournament scores and also won the “Inspire Award,” recognizing it for exceptional performance on and off the field of competition. The Teal Tornadoes will participate in the FTC Virginia Championship March 3 in Richmond.

Tucker H.S. becomes authorized IB diploma program school

Henrico County Public Schools recently announced that J.R. Tucker High School has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma Program.

Tucker is the 36th school in Virginia and the 2,299th school in the world to offer the program.

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