Young readers battle over literature at Hopkins

The entire fifth grade at Hopkins Elementary convened in the school’s cafeteria Friday for the school-wide “Battle of the Books,” supporting nine of their peers as they competed in a jeopardy-style contest testing their reading skills.

A short trip makes for a smooth transition for Enon fifth-graders

The three classes of fifth-graders from Enon Elementary trekked a few miles west down Rt. 10 to Elizabeth Davis Middle last Friday morning, getting a glimpse of what September would bring when Davis became their new school.

The Art of Giving

A brush delicately sweeps the canvas. Colors blend, shadow and light make peace, and forms come into focus. A critical eye surveys the work. A smiling face looks back. Another touch of paint here, an adjustment there, and the portrait nears completion.

Mataoca High School students visit Virginia Holocaust Museum

On Saturday, March 26th, the Matoaca High School American Red Cross Club visited the Virginia Holocaust Museum. During the visit faculty advisor to the club, Mrs. Maureen Cheatham, presented a donation to Mr. Jay Ipson, director of the museum.

Students participate in model African Union

Virginia State University participated in the Ninth Annual Model African Union Conference held at Howard University in Washington, D.C. last week. A student delegation represented the country of Comoros during the simulated proceedings of the African Union.

Chester Resident Andre Tolleris Advances to State Bee

Matoaca Middle School eighth grader Andre Tolleris has advanced to the finals of the 2011 Virginia Geography Bee. Andre is the son of David and Christine Tolleris.

“The Tempest” to be performed at Henricus April 1-3

Thomas Dale High School will present an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” at Henricus Historical Park on April 1, 2, and 3 at 3:00 p.m. each day. The play is being presented in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Sir Thomas Dale in the Virginia colony and his founding of the settlement at Henricus.

Local students graduate from Radford

Ellen Jane Ayers and April Heather Murray of Chester graduated from Radford University at the end of the fall semester.