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May 28, 2014
D.C. Board of Education seeks student representatives

Two student representative seats are open on the D.C. State Board of Education. Representatives act as liaisons between students and education policymakers. The chosen students will serve for a year and participate in two monthly scheduled meetings, usually first and third Wednesday evenings, as well as public meetings, public hearings and board work sessions.

Applicants must live in the District, be a junior or senior in a D.C. public or public charter high school and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Students may apply at sboe.dc.gov or at the State Board of Education office, 441 Fourth St. NW, Suite 723 North. The deadline to apply is June 11.

Walk to Cure Arthritis set for June 8

The Arthritis Foundation will hold its annual Walk to Cure Arthritis DC on June 8 to raise awareness of arthritis and fund research for a cure. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. Race-day registration is at 8 a.m.

To register or to donate, go to www.arthritis.org/metropolitan-washington, e-mail nseabron@arthritis.org or call 443-787-5335.

American Heart Association races and walk set for June 14

The American Heart Association will hold its annual Lawyers Have Heart 10K and 5K races and fun walk June 14. The event, which benefits programs to prevent and raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, begins at Washington Harbor, 3000 K St. NW.

The start times are 7 a.m. for the 5K, 7:30 a.m. for the 10K and 7:45 a.m. for the fun walk.

Volunteers are needed to check people in, bring water to runners and walkers, prepare race packets, and clean up after the event.

To volunteer, donate or register, go to www.lawyershaveheartdc.org, e-mail joellen.brassfield@heart.org or call 703-248-1784. The registration deadline is June 9.

— Compiled by Terence McArdle

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