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Bird teacher wins Air Force Association’s State Teacher of the Year award

A year after being named Chesterfield County Public School’s Teacher of the Year, Dr. Nancy Hoover is the recipient of the Air Force Association’s State Teacher of the Year award.

TDHS grad to study in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Wyatt Gordon, a Thomas Dale alumnus and Chester resident, will be using his $20,000 Boren Scholarship to study Sustainable Development at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from August 2011-June 2012.

Tierney earns MBA from Northwestern

Meredith Marie Tierney, daughter of Kathy and Bob Tierney, graduated with an MBA from Northwestern University’s, Kellogg School of Management June 17, 2011.

Local school bus driver is Virginia champ

or the second year in a row, Leslie Alderman, shown above, is Virginia’s best school bus driver.

L.C. Bird H.S. holds garden celebration for Margaret Gregory

Moments after students departed from school grounds, the faculty and staff at L.C. Bird High School gathered near their bus loop last Wednesday morning, June 15, for the unveiling of a flower garden in the name of the late chorus teacher Margaret Gregory.

School Board sees 2010 dropout numbers as a K-12 community problem

Bursting the bubble created by the recent high school graduation buzz was a number surfacing Wednesday, June 15, during our county’s latest School Board meeting: 421 students who were supposed to graduate in 2010 from Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) ended up as dropouts.

Chester Rotary presents scholarship to Raheem Randolph

Chester Rotary Club President Pete Adler welcomed scholarship recipient Raheem Randolph and his mother Carolyn Marrow during their visit with the club Wednesday, June 15.

Bensley Elementary student wins essay contest

Kayla Shefond Harris, a fifth-grader at Bensley Elementary School, is the grand-prize winner of the annual essay contest for Older American’s Month. Kayla was recognized for her winning essay during the May 25 Board of Supervisors meeting where she received a plaque and a $25 savings bond.