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Loudoun County school notes

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stone Bridge jazz choir to sing at Kennedy Center

The Stone Bridge High School Jazz Choir will perform on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage at 6 p.m. Monday. The performance is part of the Kennedy Center's Performing Arts for Everyone initiative, in which the center offers a free performance every day.

The choir also performed at the annual Virginia Music Educators Conference in the fall and at the Homestead Resort. The jazz choir is under the direction of Stone Bridge choral director Debbie Settle.

Brownie troop sends toys to Afghanistan

The members of Brownie Troop 4874 at Little River Elementary School recently collected 565 Beanie Babies for children in Afghanistan. The Brownies learned about the need for Beanie Babies through, which tells how U.S. soldiers hand out the stuffed animals to children in stressful situations.

The troop members, along with fellow students, filled two boxes weighing nearly 70 pounds each with the toys.

College and career fair to focus on diversity

Loudoun County public schools will host a Diversity in Education college and career fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 24 at Dominion High School.

The fair will allow high school students to learn about a variety of college and career opportunities. About 130 exhibitors participated last year, and a similar number is expected next month.

-- Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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