The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Chesterfield Community High School teacher, Laurie Messer, was eager to attend the Richmond Forum at University of Richmond to hear author, Sherman Alexie, speak. Mrs. Messer is teaching his book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, a National Book Award winner.

Local students graduate Radford University

James Martin Zimmerman and Chelsea Catherine Richardson, of Chester, graduated from Radford University at the end of the fall semester.

Table Talk: Meals with meaning offers strategies for parents

Chesterfield County Public Schools invites families to pull up a seat and join Table Talk for a meal and conversation. After all, children don’t come with instruction manuals and solutions for everyday problems such as managing schedules, running a family on a budget and making healthy dinner choices can be hard to find — even in the age of Google.

Chesterfield County Fair accepting scholarship applications

The Chesterfield County Fair Association is offering three (3) $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to individuals seeking a formal education beyond high school. The applicant must be a citizen of the U.S. and a resident of Chesterfield County.

Meadowbrook students refurbish computers

Members of Meadowbrook’s Success Program and Cisco computer programming classes joined up to visit Forest Park High School as part of the Virginia Star Program. Students received training on how to refurbish computers.

Davis Middle School performs The Little Mermaid, Jr. on stage

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, a beautiful young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production of The Little Mermaid, this show features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”

National Honor Society inducts Harrowgate students

The first members from Harrowgate Elementary School were recently inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society at a ceremony held at the school. To qualify, students must in be in the fourth or fifth grade and have demonstrated both exemplary academic achievement and exemplary behavior.

Matoaca’s Rundlett speaks his way to championship

After finishing third in the VHSL District Forensics competition, Matoaca High Student, Nicholas Rundlett, pulled out all of the stops to take first place in the Impromptu Speaking event at the recent VHSL Regional Championships. The Regional meet is obviously more competitive and Nick faced more competitors on the Regional level.