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Author shares her story with students

Kathryn Williams, author of young adult novels, visited seventh-grade students at Elizabeth Davis Middle School shortly before the holiday break. While also visiting students from Thomas Dale High School and Carver Middle School, Williams shared stories of her “long and twisting path” of becoming a published author and the process of writing, editing and publishing.

Sean Court receives MBA

Sean Court, a 2003 graduate from Thomas Dale High School, has attained a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from South University. Court graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in business in 2010.

Local students make Dean’s List

The following local residents made the Dean’s List for Fall 2012 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology:

VSU student awarded Benjamin A. Gilman international Scholarship for study abroad

Akira Crawford, a junior psychology major at Virginia State University, has been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to participate in a study abroad program during the spring 2013 academic term.

Ettrick Elementary receives grant

On Monday, December 3, Ettrick Elementary School received a generous grant from The Ettrick Neighborhood and Business Foundation (ENBF). The grant, presented by ENBF President Sterling L. Hawkins, and ENBF Vice-President Nancy Ross, totaled $10,000, which is earmarked to replace outdated playground equipment.

JTCC art students paint gifts for the children of Vietnam

With practiced moves, brushes dance across canvas and splashes of color come to life; faces emerge. Some sport impish grins and bright eyes that hint at mischief. Others are more restrained, slightly shy and uncertain.

Preschoolers raise $180 to help serve holiday feast to local families

Demonstrating their commitment to giving to others, Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner recently helped feed hungry families throughout the Chesterfield and Tri-Cities area. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, the preschoolers donated 587 pounds of food items to The Colonial Heights Food Pantry.

Matoaca HS collects holiday food

As part of a school-wide project, Matoaca High School collected over 1,000 pounds of food to benefit the Colonial Heights-Chesterfield Christmas Mother Program. This project was managed by the school’s American Red Cross Club in collaboration with the Special Education department and the school library.