Matoaca students given first hand account of Japanese internment camps

Matoaca High School students were honored to attend a presentation by Mr. Sam Mihara, a second-generation Japanese-American who was held with his family in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.

Matoaca High hold toy drive at school

The Matoaca High School Best Buddies, Key Club and SCA teamed up under the leadership of student Alexis Nichols and the club sponsors to organize a toy drive to benefit Mason’s Toy Box, an organization that collects toys to deliver to children hospitalized during the holiday season.

Family and Consumer Science host Mobile University College app presentation

Meadowbrook High School’s Family and Consumer and Science Department hosted Virginia’s first Mobile University College Application Presentation recently. The Mobile College Search Application was designed by James Childs, Owner/CEO of Leverage Applications, a division of E-Step Consulting, Inc.

Meet the 4th Wall members from Thomas Dale 

The mission of The 4th Wall is to enable young theatre lovers to connect audiences and actors by truly breaking through the imaginary wall that often separates them. With the guidance and support of theatre arts professionals, members become theatre insiders.

TDHS leading in prom donation cash

Thomas Dale High School is leading the pack in votes to gain $2,500 for their prom celebration. Chesterfield Federal Credit Union is giving $2,500 to whichever high school gets the most votes on the CFCU Facebook page. As of December 1, TDHS had garnered 57 votes; Monacan, 50; Clover Hill, 38 and Matoaca, 24.

Local nursing student earns Bronze Cross

Maria May, a 2011 graduate of Clover Hill High School and Chester resident, on November 8 received the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement.

JTCC receives grant from Altria Group for STEM-H opportunities

To compete globally, the United States needs a workforce highly trained in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health care (STEM-H). The number of jobs related to STEM-H is on the rise, but the number of people preparing for these careers is not keeping up with the demand.

As we gather together

Neighbors within a mile-to two-mile radius around Meadowbrook High School had teenagers wearing elf hats and green t-shirts that read “Stick it to Hunger” knocking on their doors last Saturday. Nearly 20 members of the Meadowbrook (MBK) Food Bank Club