“It is fantastic,” said Jalen Davis while tasting the blood orange. It was citrus tasting day at Ettrick Elementary. Additonal comments from the fifth-grade students also included sweet, sour and even nasty. Caleb Hinchey also likes the blood orange and will try it again.
The student body of Enon Elementary was one of 25 schools winning the “Get Active Get Fit!” School Challenge sponsored by 1290 AM Radio Disney and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. As part of the celebration, Radio Disney hosted a special dance party for the student body on Feb. 22.
A month ago, when she first discovered the news, teacher Christine Henry tried in vain to conceal her excitement from the 27 fifth-graders scattered throughout her classroom.
The cafeteria at Beulah Elementary School was abuzz recently, as 62 students enjoyed an after-school snack before splitting into groups for an afternoon of homework and help from teachers.
The following area students were named to the fall 2010 Dean’s List at Mary Baldwin College: Rebecca Arline Mayberry, of Chester; Dejia Nicole Hubbard, of Richmond; and Wilmer Wilson, of Richmond.
Sara Meyerhoeffer was named to Longwood University President’s List for the fall 2010 term. Meyerhoeffer, a senior majoring in social work, has been accepted to VCU’s Masters of Social Work program for the fall of 2011. She graduated from Thomas Dale High School in 2008, and her parents are Dean and Christi Meyerhoeffer of Chester.
Chester families who visited Curtis Elementary last Friday evening for Family Fitness Night had the unique opportunity to both speak with and receive autographs from three local pros – Johnny Grubb who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball, Ken Oxendine a former NFL running back with the Atlanta Falcons, and young professional soccer player Roger Bothe of the Richmond Kickers. All three men attended Curtis during their youth.
On Friday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School will host the first night of “Thomas Dale’s Got Talent”, a school-wide talent show featuring students performing in a variety of artistic mediums. Held in the school’s auditorium, the show features live acts competing for monetary prizes which will be awarded Friday, March 4, after numerous rounds of elimination have ensued.