Good to Know, Clara Byrd, Warhill and Hornsby Students Lead

January 29th, 2011 by Kim Lenz

In today’s Loose Ends, see how area schools are stepping up to support their local communities along with a special fundraising event to sponsor a music scholarship.

Schools Making a Difference

Hornsby Students Donate Items to Avalon

Hornsby-AvalonFrom the palms of their hands and the soles of their feet, students from Hornsby Middle School demonstrated the holiday tradition of caring by donating bundles of socks and gloves to Avalon as a community service school-wide project. Hornsby’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students and the National Junior Honor Society students sponsored the drive. Nancy Gore’s AVID 6th grade history students were the winners of a pizza party for collecting the most pairs of socks and gloves.

Clara Byrd Baker’s Sleighbell Success

More than 40 Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School students, parents and staff participated in the recent Sentara Sleighbell 5K held at the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in front of the Geddy Outpatient Center. This year’s event drew nearly 700 runners and raised funds for the School Health Initiative Program (SHIP) after-school challenge clubs.

Warhill Students and Staff Donate to Salvation Army
Warhill-SalvationArmyThe giving spirit was evident at Warhill High School during the recent holiday season. The Student Council Association’s annual canned food drive was a success, with nearly 2,000 cans of food collected. The Salvation Army had to make two truck trips to transport all the goods collected this year.

Faculty and staff donated toys, furniture, clothes, household goods and gift cards as part of the P.R.I.D.E. committee’s Giving Tree initiative. Donated items were delivered to Norge Elementary School, whose faculty presented them to a deserving family in the community.

Be There or Be Square

Fundraising Event to Benefit Music Scholarship
The Williamsburg Music Club will present Christine Niehaus and Harris Simon in Concert at the Kimball Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. The two pianists will combine their talents in an exciting program of classical and jazz works for solo piano, two pianos and harmonica and piano. The program is a fund-raising event benefiting a scholarship program for talented young musicians in the region. For info call 1-800-HISTORY (1-800-447-8679). Tickets are priced at $15.

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