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41st annual Festival of Arts and Sciences set April 25

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:29 am

Hanover County Public Schools’ 41st annual Festival of the Arts and Sciences will be held Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Patrick Henry High School located at 12449 West Patrick Henry Road. Admission is free, and food will be available for purchase. Over 2,000 students will participate in this community event that highlights their accomplishments during the school year. It will feature exhibits and live performances

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    David Myers, assistant superintendent of business and operations.

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    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Michael Gill, assistant superintendent of instruction.

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    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 1:04 pm

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