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Virginia honors local school bands

Six Chesterfield high schools earned Virginia Honor Band status: Clover Hill, Cosby, Thomas Dale, James River, Matoaca and Monacan. To achieve this honor, the school’s marching band must achieve a superior rating in the fall and the school’s concert band or orchestra must achieve a superior rating in the spring.

Three-day fish school at VSU

Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University has scheduled its annual three-day Fish School which is focusing on local food production.

Perfect GED score

Damien Hollon achieved a perfect score of 4,000 on the GED® test. His was one of just two perfect scores among the 21,237 GED tests given in Virginia in 2011. By passing the test, Hollon earned his GED certificate, which is equivalent to a high school diploma.

Honors

Riley David Wilson of Chester has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester. Wilson is majoring in Chemical Engineering. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Lost class ring finds its way home to Thomas Dale grad

Ed Bittner was not looking for jewelry at his favorite junkyard last Friday.

Ms. Karmeshia Tuck crowned 2012-2013 Miss VSU

Ms. Karmeshia Tuck has been crowned 2012-2013 Miss Virginia State University. Ms. Tuck, a rising senior and honors student from Roxboro, N.C., is a computer information systems major and 2009 graduate of Person High School.

Chester residents claim top spots at Best of the Best Petersburg competition 

Chester residents, Jeff Grant, Joe Schelin and Doug Cole took first place in the three different categories as part of the AMSOIL Super Chevy Best of the Best presented by Danchuk and Classic Muscle. The fourth of the 12 Super Chevy shows this year was held at Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg on May 18.

New legislation provides grants to beekeepers

On March 30, 2012, Governor McDonnell signed into law legislation from the 2012 session of the Virginia General Assembly that created the Beehive Grant Fund. Grants from the fund, which will be administered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), will be available after January 1, 2013.