Two local students were among 368 students who earned degrees from Bridgewater College. Albert “A.J.” FitzPatrick fo Quinton and Keli Groux of New Kent were awarded degrees during May 24 commencement ceremonies. FitzPatrick graduated cum laude, posting a 3.4 grade-point average while earning a degree in business administration. Groux earned a degree majoring in applied chemistry and biology.
Foreign Links Around the Globe (F.L.A.G.), a non-profit organization that serves Charles City and New Kent, is seeking host families for foreign exchange students for the upcoming year. The organization has hosted families from more than 50 counties and is looking for homes for the 2017-18 school year. Foreign exchange students are based in these home to learn more about the United States and to continue their growth in the English language. For more information, please contact Kimberly Mays at Kmays@flag-intl.org or 386-2373.
Reid Eaton, a 2015 graduate of New Kent High School, will be taking part in the Autistic Camp Inclusion (ACI) training program to be held June 10-17 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network which, according to its website, seeks to advance principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. The organization is run by and for autistic people with the goal of ensuring that those with autism enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities.