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Life lessons: Holocaust survivor visits fifth-graders

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.

Students going the extra mile to excel at Beulah

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.

Local students named to Dean’s List

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.

Local students earn academic honors

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.

Local sports pros visit Curtis for Family Fitness Night

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.

Thomas Dale searches for an idol

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.

Spell check

It took students representing grades five through eight 17 rounds of spelling words like “euphonious” and “reticulated” to determine the top speller during the annual Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPA) spelling championship.

Sports for the mind

Outside the L.C. Bird High School gym on Saturday, Feb. 5, there were all the trappings of a typical sporting event: The loud cheering of the fans, the announcer’s steady broadcasting and the enticing aroma coming from the concession stand nearby.