L. C. Bird High graduates 450
L. C. Bird High School principal Adrienne Blanton gave a sentimental speech noting this was her first graduating class as a principal. “This group is one of the most active senior classes I’ve ever seen,” she said, as she recognized students who participated in sports, clubs and community service.... Read more
Matoaca High School graduates 429
Alexander Repak and Shane Hendricks were co-valedictorians of Matoaca High’s 2019 graduating class in which 429 received diplomas at the Virginia State University Multi-Purpose Center. “Shane and I have been friends since we were 2 years old, and honestly we never imagined we’d be standing side by side on... Read more
Meadowbrook High School graduates 381
Meadowbrook High School held its 55th graduation ceremony on June 6 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center. A “thank you” message that salutatorian Huy Hoang made to his parents in Vietnamese resulted in cheers and clapping from the audience. Hoang encouraged his classmates to “reach out and meet others.... Read more
Thomas Dale High School graduates 545
Goodbyes were part of Thomas Dale High School’s graduation June 5 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center. Bermuda District county supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle noted that, since she is retiring soon, this is her last year speaking at high school commencement ceremonies. Jaeckle said goodbye and thanked Mark Fowler, whom... Read more
Carver College and Career Academy graduates 118
Carver College and Career Academy became the first school to kick off graduation season last week when 118 graduates received their diplomas June 3 at the Virginia State University’s Multi-Purpose Center. Superintendent Mervin Daugherty presented valedictorian Marissa Mansfield and salutatorian Khadyjah Dennis with the Superintendent’s Excellence Awards, which are... Read more
Rice gets ‘steamed’ up about teaching
For 25 years, Kim Rice’s focus was teaching third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Enon Elementary School until Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics came along. After hearing about the program, Rice began doing STEAM activities in her homeroom and Science Club. She made the jump to being a STEAM... Read more
Rios enjoys showing love to her students
Diana Rios tells her students at Ettrick Elementary School, “I love you, have a good day” every school day. She is a firm believer that every day is a new day and her students know when they walk in, they are starting with a clean slate. Rios said the... Read more
Georgetown makes offer to Barfield
Chris Barfield is shaping up to be a big-time recruit for L.C. Bird’s High School football program. Recently, he snagged his second offer, this one from Georgetown University.  This comes on the heels of an offer from the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League school, after a standout performance... Read more
T.J. Blanks Football Positions: linebacker, wide receiver Received Interest from: Methodist University, Fayetteville, N.C. Why he picked Methodist: “The school saw that I had a lot of potential, and the coach and school were both very nice.” Notes: Blanks was a standout on special teams for Thomas Dale High... Read more
Tyree signs with Notre Dame
On hip hop artist Jay-Z’s album “The Life and Times of Sean Carter: Volume 3,” he tells fans in the introduction “you could have been anywhere in the world, but you’re here with me and I appreciate that.” The same could be said by whichever college football coach Chris... Read more