The Village News has selected L.C. Bird Skyhawks junior guard Robert Johnson as its boys’ basketball player of the year. Johnson led Bird in scoring for the second straight season with 18.5 points per game and led them to another solid run in the postseason, falling to Petersburg 71-67 in the regional semi-finals.
Since Thomas Dale won back to back soccer state championships in 2005 and 2006, the success hasn’t been matched, but the Knights have built a dynasty in the Central Region with their soccer prowess. The timeframe also includes three regional titles, and five state tournament appearances.
“I have been telling them to stay in school, even if you only take one class at a time,” said Inez Costa-Clubb, volunteer for the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Costa-Clubb. The Hispanic chamber was one of 39 businesses, companies and educational institutes that were available to answer questions for students exploring various careers during the second annual Career Fair at Meadowbrook High School last Thursday.
The first grade classes of Harrowgate Elementary School studied the life of Civil Rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the month of February and concluded their studies with a performance of a play on his life for the student population and parents on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Christopher Newport University is pleased to announce the Dean’s List for the Fall 2011 semester.
Lisa Cole has been named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List at Virginia Tech.
Sam Hartman, who was a 2011 graduate from Thomas Dale High School, attended Fork Union Military School from August 2011 to December 2011 where he was the starting center for the FUMA football team. He was recruited in January by the University of Rhode Island for football and started classes there in January.
The Actor’s Studio students in the Specialty Center for the Arts at Thomas Dale High School (TDHS) held a performance last Friday that involved dance pieces for dancers with and without disabilities. The outcome was a creative and touching performance by a group of very talented and creative dancers aided by very talented and creative lighting and sound designers.