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County seeks nominations for Outstanding Youth Awards

The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking nominations for the 2011 Outstanding Youth Awards. Youths who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their communities, neighborhoods or schools, and adults who have contributed positively to the development of youths in the county, are eligible.

Spring dance showcase presented by TD specialty center

Progression, the annual spring dance showcase at Thomas Dale High School, promises to be an evening of entertaining and enlightening art. An impressive display of technical prowess and artistry, the event exhibits powerful choreography by faculty, students and guest artists at Chesterfield’s Specialty Center for the Arts.

Apply for prekindergarten

Chesterfield County offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots in 12 schools to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. There are no exceptions to age and residency requirements.

D’Angelo Burns Recognized by scholar society

Lloyd C. Bird High School student, D’Angelo Chevonne Burns, of Chesterfield, was recognized for superior academic achievement by the National Society of High School Scholars.

Young students learn letter writing through “Scorpion Mail”

Students at Elizabeth Scott Elementary School know that the scorpions crawling on the school mailbox won’t sting; in a similar way, some trust that writing may not be one of the worst things to experience in the world – like getting stung by a poisonous creature.

Fresh fruit and veggies

“It is fantastic,” said Jalen Davis while tasting the blood orange. It was citrus tasting day at Ettrick Elementary. Additonal comments from the fifth-grade students also included sweet, sour and even nasty. Caleb Hinchey also likes the blood orange and will try it again.

Dancing for fitness

The student body of Enon Elementary was one of 25 schools winning the “Get Active Get Fit!” School Challenge sponsored by 1290 AM Radio Disney and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. As part of the celebration, Radio Disney hosted a special dance party for the student body on Feb. 22.

Life lessons: Holocaust survivor visits fifth-graders

A month ago, when she first discovered the news, teacher Christine Henry tried in vain to conceal her excitement from the 27 fifth-graders scattered throughout her classroom.