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Godwin High School graduate Megan Love was named one of two Walmart Gymnasts of the Week for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Love, the Specialist of the Week, started her college career with a first place finish on balance beam with a 9.40 and a second place finish on vault with a 9.40 for which she earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference specialist of the week honors. She helped lead the Warhawks to a win in the season-opening triangular with UW-Stout and Gustavus Adolphus.

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Robert Edward Bell, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Bell is a cadet seeking a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

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Heather Hawthorne Brougham, formerly with ABC and sales and catering at the Berkeley and Jefferson Hotels, is now an administrative assistant at the Republic National Distributing Company (Spirits Division) at 2203 Tomlyn St.

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Warren Snead, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list for the advent 2012 term at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625. Snead is the son of Brenda and Warren L. Snead, Jr.

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Junior Josh Setliff, of Richmond, has been named a distinguished scholar for the fall 2012 term at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa. To be named a distinguished scholar, students must have a 90 or above in all grades.

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Douglas Edwards, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0 or higher academic average.

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Marine Corps Pfc. Anthony N. Holmes, son of Janice and Luther Holmes of Henrico, and Marine Corps Pvt. Austin W. Walton, son of Teresa M. and stepson of Joseph Fischetti of Henrico, have earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Holmes and Walton spent 13 weeks training on subjects including close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, they endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Holmes and Walton are 2012 graduates of Varina High School.

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Sarah Jones, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Jones is a senior majoring in English and communication studies.

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Erin Grace Wettstone, of Glen Allen, has been selected to serve as a messenger in the Senate of Virginia during the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Jordan Harris, of Henrico, is serving as a page for the Virginia House of Delegates. Pages and messengers assist Senators and Delegates while maintaining their educational work. Students must be 13 or 14 years of age at the time of election or appointment. Wettstone and Harris will serve until the session adjourns Feb. 23.

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Ann-Katherine Coleman Vath, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s academic honor list for the fall 2012 semester at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. To be eligible for the dean’s academic honor list, students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.7.

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Kailee Andrews, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed James A. Rothrock, of Glen Allen, to the State Rehabilitation Advisory Council. Rothrock is the commissioner for the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

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Charnelle Smith and Angela Simmons-Cason, of Richmond, recently were named to the honor’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. To be eligible for the honor’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Britney Sweeden, of Glen Allen, was named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at Mary Baldwin. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74.
Community

Holman student named Miss Va. Coed Junior Teen


Holman Middle School student Victoria Nguyen recently was named Miss Virginia American Coed Junior Teen after competing in the Miss Virginia American Coed pageant in Williamsburg. She was the youngest competitor in her division. Nguyen now will advance to represent Virginia at the 2015 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Walt Disney World in Florida in November. > Read more.

Companion Extraordinaire to honor veterans May 14

Companion Extraordinaire Home Care and Skilled Services will be honoring veterans and current military members May 14 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at 5311 Lakeside Avenue.

Companion Extraordinaire dedicated a hall in its new Lakeside office as a “Wall of Honor” and will be presenting 13 military service men and women with certificates as well as placing their service photos on the wall.
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Henrico student among 3 vying for national $10,000 scholarship

Public vote open through Friday to select winner
Henrico resident Haley Malloy is one of three national finalists for a $10,000 scholarship, whose winner will be determined by the vote of the public.

Malloy is a finalist for The Goddard School Anthony A. Martino Scholarship, which is open annually to any high school junior or senior who graduated from a Goddard School pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program. Applicants are evaluated based upon the work ethic and perseverance they have demonstrated – two key characteristics of Martino, the founder of the Goddard School franchise system. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Relax this holiday weekend with Fridays Uncorked at Southern Season – taste wines from the Roman Empire! Or at James River Cellars who is hosting “Experience Virginia” – sample Virginia wine, beer, cider and mead. And what goes better with wine than strawberries – an annual tradition in Varina, the Gallmeyer Farms’ Strawberry Fields Festival is tomorrow. Other fun happenings this weekend include: “A Little Princess” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; weekly dance at American Legion Post 125; and National Theatre Live’s “Man and Superman” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

CAT Theatre announces 2015-16 schedule, new partnership

Final performance of 2015 season – ‘Quartet’ – starts this week

CAT Theatre’s final show of its 51st season – Quartet by Ronald Harwood – will open May 22 and run through June 6. It will be the show’s Richmond-area premiere.

The theatre also announced its four-show schedule for its 52nd season, which will begin in October and continue into June 2016, and announced a new partnership with The Bifocals Theatre Project, an outreach program into senior communities in the Richmond region. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s a beautiful weekend to spend outdoors and Henrico has many options to choose from! The 31st annual Lebanese Food Festival begins today on the grounds of St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church. The MISS Foundation’s Kindness Walk is tomorrow, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk. Take a Sunday Stroll at Dorey Park with the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society or raise money for the March of Dimes at the March for Babies in Innsbrook. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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