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Education Watch: Monday, November 27, 2017

27 November 2017

Sherando High School hosted its annual Thanksgiving Day 5K again this holiday season. This year’s race had a turnout of
approximately 650 runners, and stretched from the Sherando track through Sherando Park before circling back to its start.
Matthew Lofton finished first for the men at 17:02, and Candace DeLong led the women with a time of 18:24. Runners paid $25 to $30 to participate, much of which will go to pay for 50 to 60 low-income elementary school students’ participation in a
before-school and after-school program known as “basicREC.” The money also pays for athletic fees for the low-income children participating in the People Lending Assistance to Youth program, known as “PLAY.”

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In the Town of Front Royal, American Municipal Power (AMP) is offering two scholarships of $2,500 each to graduating high school seniors. Participants must have met all the basic requirements for college or technical school entrance, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and either live in a home receiving power from Front Royal or have a parent employed by the Town’s Electric Department. Students must send their completed application to the Town of
Front Royal by either mail, fax, email, or hand delivery; the deadline is Monday, December 4th.

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