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Spring Fling Fund Raiser

Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner demonstrated its commitment to making a difference in Central Virginia. On April 28, the school held their annual Spring Fling fundraiser to help make giving back a top priority in the local community, and raise money to support two worthwhile causes.

VSU Awarded $200,000 for HIV education and prevention efforts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Virginia State University’s department of psychology a two-year, $200,000 grant to conduct an HIV health services research project.

Virginia honors local school bands

Six Chesterfield high schools earned Virginia Honor Band status: Clover Hill, Cosby, Thomas Dale, James River, Matoaca and Monacan. To achieve this honor, the school’s marching band must achieve a superior rating in the fall and the school’s concert band or orchestra must achieve a superior rating in the spring.

Three-day fish school at VSU

Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University has scheduled its annual three-day Fish School which is focusing on local food production.

Perfect GED score

Damien Hollon achieved a perfect score of 4,000 on the GED® test. His was one of just two perfect scores among the 21,237 GED tests given in Virginia in 2011. By passing the test, Hollon earned his GED certificate, which is equivalent to a high school diploma.

Honors

Riley David Wilson of Chester has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester. Wilson is majoring in Chemical Engineering. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Lost class ring finds its way home to Thomas Dale grad

Ed Bittner was not looking for jewelry at his favorite junkyard last Friday.

Ms. Karmeshia Tuck crowned 2012-2013 Miss VSU

Ms. Karmeshia Tuck has been crowned 2012-2013 Miss Virginia State University. Ms. Tuck, a rising senior and honors student from Roxboro, N.C., is a computer information systems major and 2009 graduate of Person High School.