Citizen Staff Reports 08/20/12
Forty-seven students from Henrico County were among those honored by the Richmond Vietnamese Association at its Sixth Annual Academic Awards Celebration, held Aug. 12 at the Church of the Vietnamese Martyrs in Henrico. Students were recognized for academic excellence. The keynote speaker was Henrico Superintendent Patrick Russo.
Henrico pubic school students honored were rising first-grader Trinhity Jade Desjardins; rising second-graders Rachel Duong, Michelle Ngo, Brian Nguyen and Tuong-Van H. Nguyen; rising third-graders Yen Luong, ThienMin Duong, Anna Lam, Trish Le, Anthony H. Nguyen, Minh-Thu H. Nguyen, Angela Nguyen and Troy Vu; rising fourth-
graders Khang C. Duong, Hoang T. Le, Khanh T. Ly, Jessica Nguyen, Trish Mimi Nguyen and Michelle Quach; rising fifth-graders Vinh P. Luong, Vivian Nguyen, Alex Minh Quan Quang Nguyen, Mai Ngoc Pham and AngelMai Truong; rising sixth-graders ThanhLong Duong, Kevin L. Nguyen and Vy D. Thi; rising seventh-graders Joy N. Luong, Justin Chinh Nhan Quang Nguyen and Tri Minh Nguyen; rising eighth-graders Linh Thuy Dao, Tri Kevin H. Duong, DonSon Nguyen, Justin Nam Nguyen and Maria Pham; rising ninth-graders Derek-Duy Duc Pham and Patricia Vo; rising eleventh-grader Minh-Vy Duong; rising twelfth-graders Van N. Le, Vi Thuy Nguyen-Tran and ThanhGia Trinh; and recent high school gradutaes Dung N. Nguyen-Tran and Kristina Khanh Pham.
In addition, four students from Henrico’s Our Lady of Lourdes school also were honored: rising fifth-grader Linh Ho; rising sixth-graders Tiffany Tran and Tracy Tran; and rising seventh-grader Christina Tran. The event was sponsored in part by the law firms of Allen and Allen; Thompson, McMullan, Cochran & Owen; and Schettine and Nguyen;
The Dave Duong Agency; Pho Boston; Virginia Commonwealth University; and Kara Nails Salon.
Henrico's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of only 20 gardens in North America nominated for USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” contest for Best Public Garden.
The 20 public gardens nominated are:
• Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
• Buthcart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
• Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. > Read more.
Photo by Patty Kruszewski/Henrico Citizen 02/24/2014
The Fifth Annual Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) Award Banquet, held Feb. 6 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, honored HPAL’s top volunteers and employees, including Morgan Lewis, Youth of the Year; Dale Alexander, Volunteer of the Year; Lowell Thomas, Employee of the Year, and Victor Williams, Board Member of the Year. Also honored for their support were Jim and Christi Dowd of Richmond BMW and Josh Davis of Henrico County Public Schools Pupil Transportation.
Keynote speaker for the banquet was Tim Hightower, a University of Richmond alumnus and former NFL running back. Hightower was introduced by Billy McMullen, former NFL player and a Henrico PAL board member. > Read more.
The Pocahontas Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, based in western Henrico, last year donated more than $1.3 million worth of manufacturers coupons to U.S. military personnel overseas. Throughout 2013, members and friends of the chapter clipped 952,349 manufacturers’ coupons valued at $1,350,630, which Program Chairman Carole Featherston shipped to U.S. military bases abroad. Military personnel can use the coupons when shopping in base stores.
The National Society Daughters of American Colonists is a women’s genealogical and patriotic society whose members are descended from a man or woman who rendered civil or military service in any of the American colonies prior to July 4, 1776. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks has several events to offer residents this weekend! Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer at Meadow Farm Museum? Learn more about the African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War at Dabbs House Museum, or check out the Henrico County Adventure Series. The Division of Fire will dedicate the new Fire Station #7 this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
But animated South African film has its moments
You might have seen something called Khumba while clicking through a Redbox recently (or perhaps it was nestled in some hidden corner of a DVD sale shelf). And chances are, you passed it by without much of a thought. Makes sense; that goggle-eyed cartoon zebra on the cover (a zebra that’s dangerously close to becoming Madagascar copyright infringement) doesn’t inspire much confidence.
But when Khumba starts up, it looks nothing like you’d expect. The camera gazes across the savannah and the soundtrack swells with triumphant South African vocals. > Read more.
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