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FCPS Announces Early Closing On Wednesday, November 24

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Big High School Football Game this Friday Night

From Centreville High School:

The Varsity football team will be playing in the semifinals of the Northern Region Football Tournament this Friday, November 19 against Chantilly, game time is 7:30. Crowds are expected to be heavy, and as a result Centreville High School will be selling pre-sale tickets. The tickets are $7.00 and your "Centreville Athletic Booster seasonal pass" will NOT be honored at the gate. When purchasing tickets, either pre-sale or at the gate, please bring exact change if possible.


Andre Agassi Makes Appearance in Tyson's Corner

Besides being a world champion tennis player, Andre Agassi is a snowboarder, a cook, “20 + 20 years old,” and a humanitarian. Agassi appeared today at Fink's Jewelers in Tyson’s Corner to speak about his charity, the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. This foundation has contributed $150 million to educational initiatives to date.

Agassi played in his first professional tournament when he was just 15 years old. What is the first thing that comes to Agassi’s mind when he thinks about tennis? Well, first of all “physical pain,” he joked after playing last night. But what tennis truly brings to mind for Agassi is the word “grateful.” He is grateful for what tennis taught him about himself, and he encouraged the children to push themselves in whatever they do because it will make them better people.

Chantilly High School's Show Choir Makes Top Spot in “Parade” Magazine

A show choir, or more commonly known as a "glee club" because the recent Fox hit series Glee, is not your average standing choir. These groups have costumes, sets, choregraphy and are more like a vegas show or a broadway musical all mixed into one. Chantilly Highschool's show choir, "Touch of Class," which is their most advanced emsemble, comprised of sophomores through seniors, is having quite a year. Not only does this year mark the 25th season for the show choir at Chantilly High School, they most recently advanced to the Top 10 amongst thousands of entries in Parade Magazine's search for America's Favorite Show Choirs. Chantilly High School's "Touch of Class" came in 3rd!

Local Glee Club Competes for Top Prize

Chantilly High School’s Show Choir "Touch of Class" has advanced to the Top 10, amongst thousands of entries, in "Parade" Magazine's search for America's Favorite Show Choirs.  Vote today (before midnight!) to make this local DC area show choir Number 1! Vote online at www.parade.com/glee.  The title will go to the choir that receives the most votes by midnight tonight, October 12.




Curry’s Auto Donates $15K to Dulles South Youth Sports at Freedom H.S.

The following was sent to us by Polly Elmore of PR Works:

South Riding, VA -- Curry’s Auto Service is donating $15,000 to Dulles South Youth Sports (DSYS) Football  Friday, October 8, at 7 pm, at Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding.

Chris Coulter, Curry's Vice President, and Aundria McCarthy, Curry's marketing manager, will present the check to  Gus DiPierro, Commissioner for DSYS. The check is seed money for the “Curry’s Field and Scholarship Fund,” which will provide athletic scholarships to DSYS players and funding for a future field facility. 

Washington Capitals and Mike Green to Reward Chesterbrook Academy

This was sent to us by Christina Bortner of MGH:

The Washington Capitals and Defenseman Mike Green to Reward Chesterbrook Academy for Participating in So Kids Can

Three kindergarten classes raised $1,550 for Children’s National Medical Center and hope to raise $2,000 for KaBOOM! through Green’s So Kids Can program