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Walk Against Cancer raises funds, awareness

On Saturday, March 6, the year’s first Saturday with a hint of spring, a spirited group of walkers gathered for a 2-mile nature walk at Boulevard Flower Gardens in Walthall, according to information from Vickie Lojek. The walkers were mostly strangers to each other, but they were united in the same mission: To raise money for cancer research.

King, Lincoln and Ross walk the halls at Enon

The halls of Enon Elementary School were abuzz March 5 as a group of American historical figures paraded through the halls.

Robohawks ready for regionals

At competitions where L.C. Bird High School’s Robohawks are in play, the fans come out fired up and in face paint. It’s crazy, fun, exhausting and hectic, one participant said, but it’s not football, baseball or basketball.

Chester native to manage college radio station

Oliver Lukas Timmer, a sophomore at Hampden-Sydney College, has been elected general manager of the student-operated radio station WWHS-FM 92.1, according to information from the school.

Area VT alumni offer five scholarships

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association’s Richmond Chapter is offering five $2,000 scholarships that will be awarded to worthy high school seniors in the Richmond area – including the counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Powhatan, Goochland, New Kent and Charles City – who are enrolling at Virginia Tech in the fall of 2010, according to information from the chapter.

Host a student, or send one to study abroad

Hosting an exchange student can be a rewarding experience, and having a high school student study abroad is the experience of a lifetime, says Becky Bell, local coordinator for the Council on International Educational Exchange.

Students craft winning cruiser

A group of fourth graders from Salem Church Elementary School took second place in the 2010 State-Wide Boat Design Competition, according to information from Samantha Webster. The Virginia Children’s Engineering Council held the state-wide boat design competition on Feb. 25 in Midlothian.

Chester resident advances to State Geography Bee finals

Zach Perkins, son of Robert and Diane Perkins and an eighth grader at Matoaca Middle School, has qualified to represent the school in the State Geography Bee, which will be held at Shenandoah University on April 9.