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Contest win fuels student’s passion for fashion

Dreams give way to goals at a surprisingly young age today. For Caroline Smith, a young girl who has a passion for fashion design, it was a teacher’s encouragement and parents providing a clear path that gave her an opportunity to set her dreams in motion.

Seniors can apply for MOAA scholarships

The Southside Virginia Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will make Roper Memorial Scholarships available for selected high school seniors. These scholarships have been awarded annually since 1997 to applicants from high schools in the Fort Lee and surrounding Southside Virginia areas.

Thompson Hospitality donates $1 million to Virginia State

On Monday, Thompson Hospitality donated $1 million to Virginia State University, according to a press release from the school. The gift represents the second-largest gift in the school’s 128-year history, it says.

Chesterfield musicians welcome VT conductor

Dr. Travis J. Cross, guest conductor for this weekend’s performance of the Chesterfield All County Band, has been wanting to conduct the best of the best in Chesterfield County for some time. Cross is an assistant professor of music at Virginia Tech, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in conducting.

Students further education at Virginia Tech

Several Chester residents were recently accepted to The Graduate School at Virginia Tech, according to a press release from the school.

Winners of county scholarship announced

The winners of the Leaders of the 21st Century Scholarship for 2010-2011 were recently announced.

Students Jump Rope for Heart at Curtis Elem.

During the first week of November, students at Curtis Elementary jumped all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Jump Rope for Heart, according to information from Tina Seal, a physical education teacher and Jump Rope for Heart coordinator at the school.

Matoaca High collects 327 bags of food

During a school-wide food drive for the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program, 327 bags of food were collected from the students, staff and community of Matoaca High School, according to information from Librarian Alda Moore. The food drive ran from Nov. 15 to Dec. 1.