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Local students earn scholarships at VT

John-Charles Holmes, of Chester, and Caroline Moon, of Chesterfield, earned the Pamplin Leader Award from Virginia Tech. The award comes with a $1,000 tuition scholarship and the opportunity to apply for the Pamplin Scholar award, a merit-based scholarship equal to tuition and fees for four years at Virginia Tech, the following year, according to information from the school.

Chester residents earn honors at VT

Several area students were named to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Commandant’s List for the spring 2010 semester, according to information from the school.

Student selected for honor society membership

Kaitie Sisk, of Chesterfield, was recently selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars, according to information from the honor society. Sisk is a student at Cosby High School.

Coffey joins faculty at Da Capo Virginia

Lisa Coffey, of Chester, has joined Da Capo Virginia as an instructor offering private lessons in trumpet and other brass instruments, according to information from the organization. Coffey earned a bachelor’s degree in music education at Virginia Tech and a master’s of education in administration and supervision from Virginia State University.

Provide school tools for a child

The Tools for School program is gearing up to help provide school supplies for hundreds of children whose families are served by the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services. It’s anticipated that around 900 children will need assistance this school year, up from 800 last year, according to information from Chesterfield County.

Area scholars named to Dean’s Lists

Several area residents are among the 486 Virginia Military Institute cadets who were recently named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of academic year 2009-10, according to information from the school. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C.

JTCC students earn spots on honors list

John Tyler Community College recently announced its honors list students for the spring 2010 semester. Students named to the list have completed at least 24 credit hours at John Tyler and have achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5, according to the school.

Ecoff students explore Career Fair

On the evening of June 8, presenters from a myriad of professions came to Ecoff Elementary School’s Career Fair to share information about their chosen career with students, according to information from teacher Jeanne Hensel.