Matoaca overcomes challenges at robotics competition

The Matoaca High School robotics team coached by John Ligon competed in the northern regional First Tech Challenge (FTC) qualifying event on Saturday, Jan. 19. It was a challenging day met with certain setbacks and difficulties modifying the design and reprogramming the robot so that it could pass inspection and compete.

School budget public meetings scheduled

Budget and capital improvement plan
The Chesterfield County School Board has scheduled meetings related to the FY 2014 budget and the capital improvement plan:

Cole named to Dean’s List at CNU

Tracy Cole, of Chester, was named to the Dean’s List at Christopher Newport University in Newport News for the fall 2012 semester. To be included, a student must have been enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, have earned no final grade below C, and have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale.

Alford earns Gold Star at The Citadel

Nicholas Lee Alford of Chester, Va., was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Danaher named to Dean’s List at EMU

The following students were recognized as members of the dean’s list for the fall semester at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Baker named to Dean’s List at Mary Baldwin

The following local student was named to the Fall 2012 Dean’s List at Mary Baldwin College: Jade Baker of Chester

Local VMI student marched at inauguration

The following Virginia Military Institute cadets were among the approximately 1,500 who marched in this year’s presidential Inaugural Parade Jan. 21.

Dr. Muriel Hawkins receives national public service award

The American Association for Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) has presented VSU Associate Provost for Partnerships and Engagement, Dr. Muriel Hawkins, with the group’s Public Service Award.