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Getting to know your officials: Superintendent Rebecca Lowry

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

“I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. When I was in elementary school I used to cry when they would make me go home in the evenings…. I just really kind of loved it from the beginning.” Rebecca Lowry is Superintendent of the Westmoreland County school system and it would be hard for anyone to say that Dr. Lowry is not qualified for her position. With a PhD

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  • $711 from 7-Eleven to Colonial Beach Public Schools

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Newman 2

    Colonial Beach Public Schools is proud to have been selected to receive the Project – A – Game grant. In an effort to support local young athletes and local school divisions, Colonial Beach’s 7-Eleven store has donated $711 to Colonial Beach Public Schools. This grant was made possible through 7-Eleven’s Project A-Game youth outreach program.  The mission of Project-A-Game is to help kids develop their full potential by promoting academics

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

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Elizabeth "Sissy" Crowther

    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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  • Rappahannock Community College honors American veterans

    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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