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Rappahannock Community College honors scholarship recipients and donors for 2014-15

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

A formal ceremony followed by a reception, recognizing students who won scholarships for the academic year of 2014-15 as well as the donors of those awards, was held at Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus on October 22. RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, welcomed attendees to the event. She acknowledged members of the College Board and the RCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, then introduced Foundation board representative and long-time friend

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    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Left:  veteran of the armed forces, Beal Carter assured RCC students and staff that he considers the role of a soldier to be a worthwhile one. Right: Military spouse Deborah Carter tells fellow RCC students “What Veterans’ Day means to me.”

    As a tribute to the military services whose members put their lives on the line every day to defend our nation, both Rappahannock Community College campuses observed Veterans’ Day with a short ceremony of recognition and commemoration. Members of the junior ROTC groups of King and Queen Central and Rappahannock High Schools presented the colors as RCC’s Sandy Henderson sang the national anthem. RCC dual enrollment recruiter Hutt Williams, the

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  • Getting to know your officials: Dr. Daniel Wallace

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    With over 10 years of experience on the Westmoreland County School Board, Dr. Daniel Wallace is the senior board member and the past chairman for five years. Wallace said he has no hard feelings about not being chair anymore, and that he is happy being of service to the community. Also, he does not miss many of the stressors that went along with the chair position. Wallace has a doctorate

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  • Getting to know your Westmoreland County officials: School Board Chairman Iris Lane

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Iris Lane

    For School Board Chairman Iris Lane, the most rewarding part of her school board career happened last year when she went to visit Cople Elementary on the first day of school. She didn’t just want to be there to be there — she wanted to “actually do something.” She was allowed to volunteer at the cafeteria for lunch hour. She recalled that she realized the first day of school for

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  • Washington and Lee: A Blue Star High School

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Finance instructor, Stan Schoppe (back) and  W&L students Karen Kilmon, Gabe Loesel, and Bradley Chase, from the 2013-2014 Finance class, celebrate their Blue Star School designation.

    Stan Schoppe, Personal Finance instructor at W&L, is a smiling man these days. Due to his perseverance and enjoyment of teaching, Mr. Schoppe guided his Personal Finance classes into a whole new category last year. Washington and Lee High School was named a Blue Star School by the Wise Financial group in New York. A Blue Star School is given that status when a school, testing ten or more students,

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  • Colonial Beach school officials ordered to demolish burned building

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Nine months after the old Colonial Beach High School was devastated by the hands of an arsonist, town code compliance official Teresa Davis issued an order for the School Board to demolish the building within 30 days. The letter was dated Sept. 26, but was not seen until Oct. 1 when Superintendent Kevin Newman returned from a three day trip. Newman then reportedly shared the letter with school board chair

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  • Westmoreland County Schools off to strong start

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 11:23 am

    The push for teamwork and positive work environments still appears to be a top priority for Westmoreland County Schools this year. The first school board meeting of the school year was met with few public comments and several presentations reflected the positive outlook for the school year. Kicking off the first school board meeting of the school year, Darryl Williams gave a staff development presentation on cultural competencies and teamwork.

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