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If you were the Graduation Speaker for the Class of 2020, you would say….

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia has launched the “Everybody’s the Graduation Speaker” video contest. Kaine is encouraging students to film videos of speeches that are 10 minutes or less and submit them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by May 15.

Educators invited to apply for innovative arts & humanities program at Va. museum

This prestigious year-long program is exclusively for educators in the state of Virginia who work in 4th-12th grade art, social studies, language arts, gifted & talented, special education, and ESL / ELL classrooms as well as those who teach as school librarians and media specialists.

40+ events to celebrate 400th year of Thanksgiving in Virginia

For more information about the Virginia Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival and to find an event in your area, go to https://www.americanevolution2019.com/events The C.ustoms, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival is a signature event of Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. on grounds of PWC headquarters

The community is invited to join the Board of County Supervisors in honoring and remembering the 22 Prince William County residents and all of those who lost their lives on 9-11. A brief ceremony will be held at the Liberty Memorial on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at 9 a.m.

National parks to honor four-century history and influence of African Americans Aug. 25

Guest speakers, local historians and Prince William Forest Park staff will discuss the history and influence of African Americans in the local community at 2:30 p.m Aug. 25 at Prince William Forest Park visitor center. The park will participate in the ringing of the bells at 3 p.m. Remarks will follow.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

1919 was a historic year when it came to ensuring women’s right to vote. On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed what would become the 19th amendment, and two weeks later, the Senate followed sending the proposed amendment to the states for ratification. In just over a year’s time, three-fourths of the states ratified the amendment and the Secretary of State certified the ratification, forever ensuring women would have the right to vote.

Meet Leland Melvin: Author, Astronaut and NFL Player at Chinn Library April 6

Former Astronaut Leland Melvin will be at Chinn Park Regional Library on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. to talk to people about the value of sticking to it, something he's learned throughout his life, and sign books. Melvin, whose hometown is Lynchburg, VA, also is a former NFL player and the author of "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances."

National Park Service plans second fire at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park is preparing for a second prescribed fire between March 26 and April 5, 2019. These dates may be extended depending upon weather conditions. The planned fire will be in the Deep Cut area of the battlefield, encompassing approximately 40 acres of open fields and brush.

Westridge Elementary School assembly celebrates African-American history in story and song

Students at Westridge Elementary School in Woodbridge hosted an assembly to celebrate African-American history, where they shared stories and music from many aspects of African-American culture.

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