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JTCC celebrates 42nd annual Commencement

John Tyler Community College’s class of 2010 includes more than 740 students, and their successes were celebrated on Saturday, May 15, during John Tyler Community College’s 42nd annual commencement ceremony, according to a press release from the school.

Two Maggie Walker teams place in national competitions

Two teams of students from the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School recently took third place in national competitions in Washington, D.C., and New York City, according to information from the school.

Change of Cammand: New TDHS JROTC battalion commander takes the reins

As soon as Thomas Dale High School JROTC senior Daniel Wayne was told he would be the 8-year-old program’s new battalion commander, his first thoughts were of his father, who is on active duty as a captain in the U.S. Army in Afganistan.

Commission to consider new use for Chester Middle School building

County staffers will recommend next week that the Planning Commission find that using Chester Middle School as a ninth grade academy is substantially in accord with Chesterfield’s comprehensive plan, but a group of concerned citizens is preparing its case for why the finding should not be granted.

‘It will be finished’: Students to complete CMS mural ahead of schedule

When news broke that Chester Middle School would be closed and its students redistricted next year, students and teachers decided to complete the last section of a five-panel mural this year, one year ahead of schedule.

TDHS best in show at county science fair

At the Chesterfield County Public Schools science fair, Thomas Dale High School and Midlotian Middle School won school-wide best-in-show recognition, according to a press release from Chesterfield County Public Schools. Students from Manchester Middle School and Clover Hill High School won the middle and high school best-in-show awards.

Local student earns Ph.D.

Chester native LaChelle Waller, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, successfully defended her dissertation on April 8 and has earned a doctorate in genetics bioinformatics and computational biology.

Meadowbrook FBLA shines at states

Meadowbrook High School’s Future Business Leaders of America Chapter recently, for the first time in its history, had a student place first in the state competition.