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Culpeper Times • April 18-24, 2019

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Special Games helps highlight student's abilities By Jeff Say Culpeper Times Staff Writer Joshua Clark, a first grader at A.G. Richardson Elementary School, jumped in excitement to race at the Special Games Friday. How excited was he? “A lot!” he yelled, waving his arms as he waited somewhat patiently for his turn on the track. Clark was one of 251 athletes competing at the 14th annual Special Games for students with differing abilities from Culpeper, Louisa, Rappahannock, Madison and Orange counties. Franco Calabrese, adaptive physical education teacher for Culpeper County, said the students from the 27 participating schools look forward to this day. “It’s very important for them, it’s important for their self-esteem,” Calabrese said. “It gives them an opportunity to advocate for themselves but also for their family and their peers to see their special talents.” Calabrese said that mainstream students and students ➤ See Special Games, Page 5

PHOTO BY IAN CHINI

The Special Games attracted more than 250 athletes from five counties April 12 at Culpeper County High School.

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PARKS & RECREATION

Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center

AARP Smart Driver Course

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center will be offering classes beginning July 8 if you are interested in a career in cosmetology. Please contact our school at 540.727.8003 to set an appointment to meet with our admissions specialist, Brenda Brumfield. The progam is for one year and financial aid is available to those who qualify.

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS You can attend cosmetology school in your senior year if you participate in the work study program at your school and are eighteen years old. Please call our school at 540.727.8003 for an appointment with Brenda Brumfield, Admissions Specialist.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seniors ages 55+, refresh your driving skill in a classroom setting. This one-day course contains up-to-date information about changes to ourselves as we age, to our vehicles and to our roads with state specific laws.

BRING TO CLASS: a bag lunch. AND a Check for $15 (AARP member) / $20 (non-member) due to instructor at class for guidebook, DMV manual, & completion certificate.

$5.00 due at time of registration to reserve your seat. Go online to www.CulpeperRecreation.com or call 540-727-3412 ext 4 or 5 to pay with credit card over the phone to reserve your seat. Cash or check – stop by 131 N. Main street between 8am-4:15pm Mon.-Fri.

Register By Monday April 22

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER www.CulpeperRecreation.com l 540-727-3412

Accredited by N.A.C.C.A.S. National Accreditiation Commission for Career Arts & Sciences

311 South East St. l Suite 120 l Culpeper, VA 22701 540-727-8003 l www.culpepercosmetology.com

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Culpeper Times | April 18-24  

Culpeper churches host Easter services | "PULLING UP ROOTS" | Garris honored with advocacy award | Special Games helps promote confidence

Culpeper Times | April 18-24  

Culpeper churches host Easter services | "PULLING UP ROOTS" | Garris honored with advocacy award | Special Games helps promote confidence