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Summer internships available with Chesterfield government

Chesterfield County invites interested college juniors, seniors or graduate students to apply for a 2014 summer internship that will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn and expand their knowledge in how local government departments and agencies operate.

Ayanna Tweedy named National Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative for the CIAA

On the morning of February 3, Ayanna Tweedy signed her acceptance papers as the new National Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Representative for the CIAA for the next three years.

Matoaca High Impact wins Grand Champion in overall division

The recent record breaking snow in local Virginia has been a major setback in people’s everyday schedules, but it sure didn’t stop Matoaca Show Choir, High Impact, from reaching their goals.

Elizabeth Scott Elementary wins National Title I honor

Elizabeth Scott Elementary has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. The school is the sixth Chesterfield County elementary school to achieve this national recognition: Bellwood won in 2011, Beulah in 2010, Harrowgate in 2006, Chalkley in 2005 and Bensley in 2002.

Heather Edgerton earns Ph.D. in molecular biology

Heather Dawn Edgerton, daughter of Gary and Marsha Edgerton, of Chester, and granddaughter of Clarence and Betty Edgerton, officially received her Ph.D. diploma at the Summer Commencement at the Ohio State University on August 4, 2013 as a graduate of the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology program.

Chesterfield has 106 National Board Certified Teachers

Eleven additional Chesterfield teachers have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and one of Chesterfield’s National Board Certified Teachers has renewed her certification.

Thomas Dale HS students represent school at regional orchestra event

Nine Thomas Dale music students were selected and attended the Senior Regional Orchestra event on November 9 in Lynchburg, Va. The Orchestra was under the direction of Marine Corps Chamber Orchestra violinist Peter Wilson.

Successes in Chesterfield County Public Schools

Seven art teachers from Chesterfield County Public Schools won Leadership Awards from Artsonia, which is an online gallery of student art

Carlene Uzel and Amber Colby graduated from Governor’s School of Agriculture

Carlene Uzel and Amber Colby of Chester, graduated from the 2013 Governor’s School of Agriculture held at Virginia Tech on June 30 to July 27.