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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Three Roanoke Valley school systems are sponsoring a college fair next week.
The Plan for the Future College Day fair will include more than 100 representatives from two-year and four-year colleges and universities, as well as service academies and career, technical and business schools.
Sponsored by the Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke County school systems, the fair will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24.
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A Roanoke County Public Schools finance manager is among 20 people to receive the Bridges to the Future Scholarship from the Association of School Business Officials International.
Susan Peterson, a finance manager for the school system, was honored for her work ethic and dedication, according to a news release.
The scholarship recognizes aspiring, new school business officials with less than five years of experience who want to develop their professional network. The scholarship is sponsored by MetLife Resources.
Peterson will receive a $2,000 scholarship to attend the ASBO International Annual Meeting and Expo in Boston Oct. 25-28.
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Virginia Western Community College has nabbed an award for its website design, according to a news release from the school.
The college's website earned honorable mention in the e.Republic's Center for Digital Education's 2013 Digital Education Achievement Awards. The honor recognizes "outstanding contributions at the application, intranet and infrastructure level" that benefit online education.
"Educational institutions are constantly tasked with creating quality websites and applications to deliver services and enhance learning," Kim Frame, Center for Digital Education executive director, said in a statement. "This year's winners are cognizant of this challenge and have developed innovative models to increase learning and promote achievement via the use of technology."
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The 2012-13 Hidden Valley Middle School Destination Imagination team was recently recognized by the Roanoke County School Board.
The team earned first place in the state's Destination Imagination competition and before going to Knoxville to compete in the global competition where they finished 11th. Officials said the team was the only one from the Roanoke valley to advance to the finals.
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Hidden Valley High School has set a date for its Titans Think Pink event.
The annual event, aimed at raising breast cancer awareness, will be held Oct. 18. A time will be set later, according to information from the school. During the event students form a giant, human pink ribbon.
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