As many students prepared for the final grueling days of the school year, some were treated to a day outside and a chance to give a little back. Recently, about 180 eighth graders, along with teachers and parent volunteers, from Salem Church Middle School took a trip to Pocahontas State Park to participate in a service project to help clean up the park.
They counted, jumped, kicked and swayed to the music. Minds In Motion, an educational initiative of the Richmond Ballet, had nearly 70 fourth-grade students from Hopkins Road Elementary School demonstrate and entertain parents and teachers with a end-of the-year performance on a Wednesday evening at the school.
Several local scholars have been recognized for their academic achievement at colleges and universities in and outside Virginia.
Three Chester residents have been selected as Virginia Tech Hokie Camp counselors, according to information from the school.
Boxing is a sport that you don’t see a great deal of anymore. Most of the premium matches are on premium television channels or must be purchased on a pay-per-view basis. Yet, some of the most famous sports broadcasting calls come from boxing. Many fans will remember Howard Cosell belting out the phrase: “Down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier,” and many remember the explosion boxing had in the 1990s behind “Iron Mike” Tyson and Evander Holyfield.
The 9-10 year olds representing the Matoaca Athletic Association have enjoyed an undefeated regular season, and they took another step toward the championship trophy with a 6-2 victory over Jacobs Road on a recent steamy Saturday afternoon at Harry Daniel Park.
Ken Oxendine was and is an ox. Starring on the gridiron at Thomas Dale, he went on to greatness at Virginia Tech and then enjoyed a career in the NFL. Always humble in his success, he has remained close to his Chester roots. Oxendine, along with his brother, works tirelessly with area youth in an attempt to develop their full potential as student athletes.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to identify and catch a young male who robbed the 7-Eleven at 9700 Jefferson Davis Highway on Sunday, April 18.