Last Friday afternoon, over 200 people braved the chilly, but sunny, afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking for Virginia State University’s new multipurpose center. The center will be the first of its kind for southeast Virginia.
Last Wednesday evening, Tim Joyce, the President and CEO of the Richmond area YMCA spoke to 54 members of the Thomas Dale Key Club about the opportunities for young leaders in community service.
Chesterfield County Public Library “Libobot” team located at the Central Library competed in their first robotic challenge against 40 Virginian school teams at the packed St. Christopher school arena to qualify for the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) 2013-2014 Central Virginia State Championship in March.
Ettrick Elementary School held Library Night on Thursday, December 12. Students were surprised to see the Gingerbread Man and Santa who read a special book. Santa and the elves passed out candy canes and cookies as well. The event was very exciting for everyone in attendance.
C.C. Wells Elementary School girls liked the father/daughter dance held in April so much the P.T.A. jumped on the chance to host another event for Christmas, which was held last weekend. Fathers took a break after Santa and the Grinch arrived.
This fall Matoaca High School senior Chris Quarterman was chosen to participate in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Teen Stylin’ three-month fashion program, a competition that promotes today’s creative youth. This year the theme was “Costume Couture.”
Virginia State University will break ground on its 165,000-square-foot Multipurpose Center at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. The Groundbreaking will take place at Third Avenue and Watson Street, in the building footprint.
Matoaca High School’s Electronic Communications II students recently placed third in a state multi-media contest through Virginia Society for Technology (VSTE) in education. Reid Driskill, Christian Chisolm, Joshua Elmore, Ellie Miller, Brenda Tapp, Rebekah Ferguson, Miles Hicks, Heath Gross, Tatum McKay, Hannah Shaffer, Hannah Rathje, Devin Delozier, and Christien Wadlington