HCPS announces Henrico 21 winners and finalists
Henrico County Public Schools recently announced the winners and finalists of Henrico 21, the third annual awards ceremony recognizing teachers and students who produce lessons and products that exemplify teaching and learning excellence in the 21st century.
Student winners are:
Elementary School – Baker Elementary: Keonté Abdul Majid-Surita, Alaya Artis, Reynolds Aryee, Devin Christian, Zoe Gayle, Tiona Hill, Cedrick McDowell, Kristopher Ridley,Joshua Threatt, Jason Williams; Ridge Elementary: Matthew Boyle, Nick Erickson, Alyssa Frankenstein, Bless Jah, Tula Jones, Emma Jordan, Jon Lafoon, Maggie Luu, Elijah Mason, Megan Mason, Alyssa Salmon, Joseph Shibley, Will Turpin; Short Pump Elementary: Ashley Chin, Kiara Holloway, Liam McColley, Andrew Niu, Yianni Spears.
Middle School – Byrd Middle: Hyeonbin Gil, Yunus Ibragimov, Cameron Regnery, Cameron Yerian; Short Pump Middle: Lauren Grob, Allison Newhart, Andrea Palmer; Elko Middle/Highland Springs Technical Center: Colie Hudgins; Holman Middle: Kylie Lynch; Short Pump Middle: Kevin Peyman; Pocahontas Middle: Michael Retchin; John Rolfe Middle: Andrew Schmitz.
High School – Deep Run High: Christian Anderson, Bishal Dutta; Deep Run High: David Bruce, Garrett Hauser, Alex Morgan, Cody Ryan; Glen Allen High: Mitchell Cox; Glen Allen High: D’Marco Jackson; Hermitage High: Elliot Johnson; Deep Run High: Dustin Nguyen; Godwin High: John Joseph Shupp.
Teacher project award winners are:
Elementary School – Echo Lake Elementary: Crystal Aveson, Lisa Farthing, Amy Feaver, Janet Givens, Kristina Rilee; Shady Grove Elementary: Dory Doyle; Dumbarton Elementary: Rebecca Kelley; Echo Lake Elementary: Courtney Kendrick; Three Chopt Elementary: Marni Kroeber.
Middle School – Short Pump Middle: Janet Deyo; Holman Middle: Vicki Kolar; Moody Middle: Gillian Lambert; Wilder Middle: Judith Lundberg; Hungary Creek Middle: Emily Roberts.
High School – Deep Run High: Michael Guyer, Carey McCray; Henrico High: Jacquelyn Hess; Tucker High: Julia Fuller, Andrea Sward.
The teacher finalists in four categories are:
Research & Information Fluency, Elementary School – Sandston Elementary: Chris Coombs-Patoray; Dumbarton Elementary: Jehan Gabrual; Maybeury Elementary: Janice Locher; Middle School – Fairfield Middle: Nora Case, Nicholas Olson; Elko Middle: Devon Clark, Carey Ratlief, Joyce Tzavellas; Moody Middle: Nancy Morris; High School – Glen Allen High: Andrew Baker, Ryan Conway.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Elementary School – Shady Grove Elementary: Sarah Arthur; Short Pump Elementary: Kimberly Brooke Carter; Chamberlayne Elementary: Elizabeth Gaglio; Middle School – Holman Middle: Justin Brittle, Jennifer Smyth; Brookland Middle: Elizabeth Layne; High School – Deep Run High: Joseph Palen; Freeman High: Sabrina Rabon; Glen Allen: Peter Anderson.
Communication and Collaboration, Elementary School – Echo Lake: Courtney Ahlberg, Wendy Gilmartin, Allison Koontz, Linda Korpics, Jennifer Rotz; Maybeury Elementary: Daniel Gardner; Crestview Elementary: Claudia Ketcham; Middle School – Hungary Creek Middle: Michele Barnard, Alison Timm; Short Pump Middle: Linda Morris, Lisa Preskitt, Margaret Robison; Wilder Middle: Megan Parker; High School – Glen Allen High: John Marshall, Timothy Towslee: J. Harvey Stone; Academy at Virginia Randolph: Akeela Tyson.
Creativity and Innovation, Elementary School – Longdale Elementary: Erin Franklin: Echo Lake Elementary, Jessica Jones; Pemberton Elementary: Caroline Hutton; Springfield Park Elementary: Patricia Waters; Middle School – Elko MIddle: Stacie Dyson, Carey Ratlief, Joyce Tzavellas; Moody Middle: Gillian Lambert; Short Pump Middle: Valerie Bryant; High School – Freeman High: Laurie Kaplan; Varina High: Sarah Billups, JaNee Jones, Caroline Wheeler.
Henrico 21 was sponsored by Moseley Architects and Promethean. Patrons were Ball Office Products, Dell and VALIC.
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.
Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.
Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.
At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.
Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.
The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.
Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.
CAT Theatre will hold auditions for Book of Days on Sunday, Oct. 26 and Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. each day. Auditions will be held at CAT Theatre, 319 North Wilkinson Road in Henrico. Book of Days will run Jan. 23-Feb. 7 and is one of CAT’s submissions to the Acts of Faith Festival.
Book of Days, by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson is an exploration of faith, justice, and corruption, amidst the backdrop of murder – and community theatre – in small town America. Book of Days was first written for and produced by Jeff Daniels Purple Rose Theatre Company of Michigan.
Director Leslie Cline is seeking five females between the ages of 20-65 and seven males between the ages of 24-65. > Read more.
CAT Theatre’s 51st season will open with Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 8. The play is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and adapted by Steven Dietz, and was the winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play.
The story follows Holmes, whose career as the world’s greatest detective seems to have reached its end until he is confronted with a case far too tempting to ignore. When the King of Bohemia faces blackmail by famed opera singer, Irene Adler, Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. > Read more.
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