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Matoaca advanced acting students return to the Bardathon

As previous participants, Matoaca High School’s Actor’s Studio returned to the 2014 “Bardathon” sponsored by Richmond Shakespeare at Center Stage. They performed two student-directed scenes from “Hamlet.” Nine area schools and one Russian Theater Troupe participated in this year’s Bardathon.

Chesterfield students win national awards

Creative works by five students in the Village News readership area, and a total of 11 Chesterfield County students, won national recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Earlier this year in regional competition, 168 Chesterfield County students achieved a total of 86 Gold Keys, 93 Silver Keys and 133 honorable mentions.

Ettrick Elementary recoginizes mentors

Ettrick Elementary School recognized two mentoring programs, Men of Troy and Buddy 2 Buddy.

Three more prekindergarten application events scheduled and deadline extended to June 9

Families who want to apply for 2014-15 prekindergarten are in luck: Three more application sessions have been scheduled, and the deadline has been pushed back to June 9.

Elizabeth Scott prepares, trains for Run the Rocks 5K

The winter weather didn’t stop Elizabeth Scott Elementary School Morning Running Club from training for the upcoming Run the Rocks 5K and Healthy Family Day. These determined, energetic students began meeting in February to train for the first annual Run the Rocks 5k race on Saturday, April 26, starting at the school to Point of Rocks Park and back.

Girls on the Run at Ettrick Elementary

Fourteen students from Ettrick Elementary School are participating in a program called “Girls on the Run.” The program is designed to develop healthy lifestyles and habits in girls and to support a healthy body image.

Monarchs are quietly making a statement

The Meadowbrook boys’ soccer program has quietly become a consistent winner over the past four seasons. The under the radar Monarchs have won at least 11 games in each of the past four seasons and came a win away from qualifying for regionals last fall.

The Next Level: Harman, Zebrowski, Waldrop

Harman chose college over going pro after he was drafted in the 27th round by the Washington Nationals last summer. Thus far, the results have been as expected as the 6’5 powerhouse is tied for the team lead in home runs with three in 31 less at-bats than the co-leader.