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Mennonite Brethen Collegiate Institute Music Tour comes to Culpeper

Musical performance will debut at State Theatre on Monday, April 14

Potomac wins states

The Potomac varsity boys basketball team claimed the Group 5A state title Friday in Richmond, defeating nearby visitor Henrico at the Siegel Center. Three Potomac players ended up in double digits offensively, led by 6'9" senior Trey Porter's 18 points. The final score was 54-42.

GMU under bomb threat

Police are investigating a bomb threat on the George Mason University Campus. Evacuations have been ordered and Governor's School students are being released to parents due to the continuing investigation. Parents picking up students should bring proof of identification to the Freedom Center. Everyone is safe.

SCHOOL SALARIES STUDIED

Retaining teachers by raising salaries? How much will it cost?

Haymarket teacher’s legacy endures in new scholarship

Haymarket educator, author, and businesswoman Louise Lightner Jamison, 89, touched generations of families and countless individuals during her long career and continues to change the world even in death. Jamison, who died Jan. 24, asked her family to continue her work by establishing a scholarship fund. The Louise Lightner Jamison Scholarship Fund will assist future teachers’ educational pursuits in the Haymarket community.

Gainesville Middle wins Sportsmanship Award

Students from Gainesville Middle School won the Sportsmanship Award during the recent VEX robotics tournament sponsored by Northern Virginia Community College's SySTEMic Solutions. More than 400 students, teachers and parents participated in the VEX robotics tournament on Jan. 4 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.

Osbourn High competes in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition

Members of the Lambda Corp robotics team from Osbourn High School traveled to Richmond on Jan. 4 to pick up technical components to compete in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition.

NOVA students publish memoirs

Students at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College have published “Through the Eyes of Others: Memoirs of Our Neighbors,” a collection of stories that chronicle the lives of people in our community. The stories were written by students enrolled in Chalet Jean-Baptiste’s English composition course during the fall 2013 semester.

School budget plans for 1 percent raise

Prince William's school superintendent has released his budget proposal for the coming year. It includes a 1 percent raise for all teachers. The text of his remarks to the School Board follow:

Legion sponsors scholarship contest

American Legion Post 1799 in Haymarket sponsored the third annual Oratorical Scholarship Constitutional Speech Contest on Jan. 16 at Battlefield High School. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

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