Local students attending Hampden-Sydney College were initiated into the honor society Phi Beta Kappa on April 8. Membership recognizes the highest academic achievement, moral character, responsible citizenship, and broad intellectual curiosity.
Rhoda Blocker, a senior at Chestnut Hill College, studying human services, was inducted into the Tau Upsilon Alpha National Honor Society at a ceremony held on April 4 at the College.
The Appomattox Regional Governor’s School’s Literary Arts Department is pleased to announce that three of our students won awards and cash prizes in the annual Poetry Society of Virginia contest. This is a prestigious national competition.
Eleven Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members represented Matoaca at the Future Business Leaders Association State Leadership Conference in Reston, Va. April 12-13th. Matoaca FBLA returned home with state winners and a state FBLA Officer. Senior Michael Mueller placed second in Web Page Design and will be attending the National FBLA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Ca. in June.
The school year ends in June, but learning can continue. Chesterfield County Public Schools offers summer instruction that makes it easy to study a new subject or keep academic skills sharp. Detailed brochures are available in school offices and online at mychesterfieldschools.com.
For many years the Kiwanis Club of Chester has awarded scholarships to a deserving student at Thomas Dale and Community high schools. This year, the Kiwanians would like to honor the memory of long time Chester resident and friend, Charles N. Sibley when we award the Thomas Dale Scholarship.
Dee Castelvecchi, of Elizabeth Davis Middle School, is the nation’s top health teacher. On April 26 in Charlotte, N.C., she will receive the Health Education Professional of the Year School K-12 Award from the American Association for Health Education.
The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university’s fall commencement ceremony held Dec. 21, 2012, in Cassell Coliseum.