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Minds and bodies in motion

They counted, jumped, kicked and swayed to the music. Minds In Motion, an educational initiative of the Richmond Ballet, had nearly 70 fourth-grade students from Hopkins Road Elementary School demonstrate and entertain parents and teachers with a end-of the-year performance on a Wednesday evening at the school.

Local residents earn academic honors

Several local scholars have been recognized for their academic achievement at colleges and universities in and outside Virginia.

Chester residents to serve as Hokie Camp counselors

Three Chester residents have been selected as Virginia Tech Hokie Camp counselors, according to information from the school.

Students, teachers celebrate Bay Day

Elizabeth Davis Middle School’s students and teachers took a break from their usual end-of-the-year activities to devote a day to exploring and celebrating their connection to the Chesapeake Bay.

A NEW JOURNEY: Chesterfield County graduates more than 4,100 students

Gather a group of graduating seniors and the consensus on what they enjoyed most about high school is the friendships they made. Yes, they enjoyed learning something new everyday, the specific programs many had an opportunity to participate in and the challenge of excelling in classes, but, for the most part, they enjoyed their friends.

Thomas Dale graduates biggest class ever

It was definitely a packed house for the 102nd Commencement of Thomas Dale High School. Five hundred and eighty-eight members of the Class of 2010 graduated on Saturday, June 12. Addressing the graduates and guests, Dr. Marcus Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools, said this was the largest-ever class to graduate in the school’s 102-year history.

Meadowbrook seniors start new journey

Addressing the Meadowbrook High School Class of 2010 during the Commencement exercises, Dr. Carolyn Graham, deputy chief administrative officer for the City of Richmond, told the graduates they were beginning a new journey. She said some will find answers for homelessness, on the environment and making the world a better place.

Matoaca’s seniors should keep seeking success

Bilal Sayar, son of Sharif and Anena Sayar, delivered the valedictory address to the Matoaca High School Class of 2010. With plans to study biomedical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall and a goal of being a neurosurgeon, Sayar gave advice about the future to the 412 seniors during the commencement exercises on Friday, June 11.