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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 24, 2017

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Carmack speaks to New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | June 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Claude Carmack was the guest speaker during the June 16 meeting of New Kent’s Rotary Club. Topics presented by Carmack included preparing to apply for social security benefits and its process.

Jones wins LaSertoma’s Youth Service Award

By Community Member | June 23, 2017 11:17 pm

Allen Jones, a 2017 graduate of New Kent High School, was named as Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma’s Youth Service Award winner. Jones received a $100 monetary gift after being recognized for his volunteer services at his church, local thrift store, and local daycare center. He also displayed qualities of leadership, communication, and mentoring skills while assisting elementary school students in math.

Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma announces scholarship winners

By Community Member | June 23, 2017 11:12 pm

Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma has announced the awarding of two scholarships to recent graduates of New Kent High School. Haley Ashford and Kevin Doran were each awarded $2,000 from the organization during a recent recognition ceremony. Ashford was also the recipient of an additional $1,000 from LaSertoma International. She will enroll in Randolph College in Lynchburg and intends to major in marketing and museum programs. Doran will be attending George Mason University this fall and will pursue his studies in computer science.

St. Peter’s Parish announce award recipients

By Community Member | June 21, 2017 1:31 pm

St. Peter’s Parish has announced the awarding of four one-year scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to recent graduates of New Kent High School. Lucy Adamson, Sherese Bonner, Gunnar Carlson, and Justin Mitchell were announced as award winners at a recent ceremony. Adamson will be studying crop science at Virginia Tech, Bonner plans to major in pharmacy at the University of Virginia, Carlson intends to study international relations at Virginia Tech, and the area of marine biology will be Mitchell’s intended focus of study at the College of William and Mary. The scholarships, named in memory of Louise Miller…
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Quimby named to Dean’s List at High Point University

By Community Member | June 21, 2017 1:30 pm

Zacheriah Quimby, a native of Providence Forge, was named to High Point University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester. Quimby, who graduated from New Kent High School in 2016, is majoring in secondary education with an emphasis in history. In order to be named to the university’s Dean’s List, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

‘Charles City is for Lovers’

By Andre Jones | June 16, 2017 12:33 pm
Fifth and sixth graders of Charles City Elementary School surround the “LOVE” sign that they designed as part of the Virginia Tourism Board’s motto “Virginia is for Lovers.” The group was asked by Charles City Planning Director Rachel Chieppa to come up with themes for the signs that depict characteristics of the county. Pictures include farming, cycling, fishing and hunting on the Chickahominy River, and natural wildlife. The signs will be displayed in the county’s courthouse complex area and will have hand-prints and names of all students who contributed to the artwork.Andre' Jones photo

Sendoff with cycles

By Andre Jones | June 16, 2017 12:25 pm
Some Charles City Elementary School students received a surprise Friday morning as they became the recipients of brand new bicycles. The bicycles are given by an anonymous donor to one student in each grade level and presented to them based on input from administration, teachers, and staff. Pictured are (l to r) Zara Muhammad (kindergarten), Jamil Robinson (1st), Faith Watson (2nd), and Page William (5th). Not pictured are Pheobe Graves (3rd), Cash Jones (4th), and Damarius Bynum (6th).Andre' Jones photo

Richard named to Old Dominion University’s Dean’s List

By Community Member | June 16, 2017 12:13 pm

Sydney Richard, the 2016 valedictorian of Charles City High School, has been named to Old Dominion University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester. In order to be named to the prestigious list, a student must accumulate a grade-point average 3.4 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. Richard is completing her first year at the university and plans to pursue her studies in biology.

SOL celebration at George Watkins Elementary School

By Andre Jones | June 14, 2017 12:45 pm
An outbreak of hula hoop fever couldn’t be cured as students of George Watkins Elementary School swayed to music as part of a June 14 SOL celebration. Students with passing scores and improvements celebrated through activities that included face-painting and enjoying sweet treats.Andre' Jones photos

Charles City Elementary School Field Day 2017

By Andre Jones | June 14, 2017 12:04 pm
Kids have a load of laughs as teachers were drenched in a dunking booth during Charles City Elementary School’s Field Day on June 14. Students were rewarded for their yearlong efforts of hard work with snacks, games, and other fun activities.Andre' Jones photos
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