The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia State University researchers $342,795 to support a project that studies the effectiveness of interventions on the mathematics performance of minority middle and high school students.
Henricus Historical Park received a check on Sept.16 from the Virginia Society Children of the American Revolution (VSCAR) for $3,000. The funds will be used to maintain the “Yehakins,” or longhouses, in the park’s Virginia Indian site. The undertaking was led by Laura Shelton, past president of VSCAR (2010-2011), as her state project.
Kids’ Tech University (KTU) is returning for the second year to the Virginia State University campus for two sessions this fall. A collaborative endeavor between VSU and Virginia Tech, the program’s objective is to pique curiosity and stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for youngsters 9 to 12.
Service, to Sarah Gregory, is more than offering a few hours of her time here and there – it’s more like a way of life. For 50 years, she has been improving her community by helping the individuals who comprise it; and she never sees herself stopping because “it’s hard to say no when somebody needs something,” she said.
The fourth classes of inductees to the Lloyd C. Bird Athletic Hall of Fame were presented on Saturday, Oct. 1, at a ceremony held at the Country Club at the Highlands. There the Skyhawks continued their tradition of recognizing some of the finest scholar-athletes to have graced of the halls of the Chester high school that opened in the fall of 1978.
The Village News would like to honor Michaela Conway, a senior on Thomas Dale’s golf team, as this week’s female athlete of the week.
Thomas Dale and Matoaca has what could be described as a ‘good-side rivalry.’ Always a hard fought game in the Central District, both sides are always ready to play each other.