Personal, thought-provoking, colorful, dramatic and imaginative – these are just some of the words that come to mind when walking among the eclectic mix of artwork that makes up the 2013 Juried Student Art Show at John Tyler Community College. The show features work in mediums such as oils, charcoal, photography, ceramics, wood, cardboard and paper and puts the many talents of the College’s art students on exhibit.
Local students attending Hampden-Sydney College were initiated into the honor society Phi Beta Kappa on April 8. Membership recognizes the highest academic achievement, moral character, responsible citizenship, and broad intellectual curiosity.
Rhoda Blocker, a senior at Chestnut Hill College, studying human services, was inducted into the Tau Upsilon Alpha National Honor Society at a ceremony held on April 4 at the College.
The Appomattox Regional Governor’s School’s Literary Arts Department is pleased to announce that three of our students won awards and cash prizes in the annual Poetry Society of Virginia contest. This is a prestigious national competition.
Eleven Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members represented Matoaca at the Future Business Leaders Association State Leadership Conference in Reston, Va. April 12-13th. Matoaca FBLA returned home with state winners and a state FBLA Officer. Senior Michael Mueller placed second in Web Page Design and will be attending the National FBLA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Ca. in June.
The River’s Bend Children’s Center held their annual Trike-a-thon last Thursday with 45 three, four, and five year-olds going around the track for nearly 30 minutes with the mission to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The annual Trike-a-thon has raised $30,354 in the past 13 years.
Jessica Underwood reeled in a monster sized catfish, weighing 64 lb. 2 oz. on April 11 during a family fishing trip.