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YMCA CEO speaks at Key Club meeting

Last Wednesday evening, Tim Joyce, the President and CEO of the Richmond area YMCA spoke to 54 members of the Thomas Dale Key Club about the opportunities for young leaders in community service.

Libobot in first action challenge

Chesterfield County Public Library “Libobot” team located at the Central Library competed in their first robotic challenge against 40 Virginian school teams at the packed St. Christopher school arena to qualify for the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) 2013-2014 Central Virginia State Championship in March.

Santa reads to Ettrick students

Ettrick Elementary School held Library Night on Thursday, December 12. Students were surprised to see the Gingerbread Man and Santa who read a special book. Santa and the elves passed out candy canes and cookies as well. The event was very exciting for everyone in attendance.

Father-Daughter dance at Wells

C.C. Wells Elementary School girls liked the father/daughter dance held in April so much the P.T.A. jumped on the chance to host another event for Christmas, which was held last weekend. Fathers took a break after Santa and the Grinch arrived.

Matoaca student wins in “Costume Couture” event

This fall Matoaca High School senior Chris Quarterman was chosen to participate in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Teen Stylin’ three-month fashion program, a competition that promotes today’s creative youth. This year the theme was “Costume Couture.”

VSU to break ground on Multipurpose Center

Virginia State University will break ground on its 165,000-square-foot Multipurpose Center at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. The Groundbreaking will take place at Third Avenue and Watson Street, in the building footprint.

Students place in electronic communication contest

Matoaca High School’s Electronic Communications II students recently placed third in a state multi-media contest through Virginia Society for Technology (VSTE) in education. Reid Driskill, Christian Chisolm, Joshua Elmore, Ellie Miller, Brenda Tapp, Rebekah Ferguson, Miles Hicks, Heath Gross, Tatum McKay, Hannah Shaffer, Hannah Rathje, Devin Delozier, and Christien Wadlington

Matoaca raises funds for ASK

Matoaca High School’s Third Annual Feather the Turkey contest, sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America, ended on November 22 surpassing their goal by $1,000.