Ceremony will dedicate Varina HS athletic facilities to beloved custodian, teacher

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Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 8:32 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2021 at 8:32 AM EDT
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HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - The Henrico County School Board approved the renaming of Varina High School’s athletic facilities in honor of a beloved custodian and teacher, and the efforts will be recognized with a dedication ceremony.

The football field and stadium will be renamed after James Dawkins, a Varina graduate and long-time custodian who died in January 2020.

The board also approved renaming the football field house after Woodrow Sanderford, who was a science teacher and football coach for several years.

The school will hold a renaming and dedication ceremony during a football game on Sept. 2.

The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. during halftime.

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