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Amy Turner, daughter of Marcus and Diane Turner, of Glen Allen, has started the student teaching component of teacher certification at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.V. Student teaching is the culminating experience in D&E's teacher education program. Teacher candidates work full-time in public school classrooms under the mentoring of a qualified co-operating teacher. By the end of two seven-week teaching placements, student teachers have gained valuable experience in planning, teaching and managing a classroom. Turner is a physical education major.

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Joshua Hood, son of Capt. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hood, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list with distinction for the fall 2012 semester at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. To be eligible for the dean’s list with distinction, students must earn a grade point average between 3.6 and 3.84.

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Daniel Franklin, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

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The following students recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.: Joachim Katchinoff, Mary Creasey, Maguire Brinkley, Jonathan Marlton, William Hart, Olivia Trani, Emily Salle, Bailey Rose, Martin Slag, Miranda Elliott, Alexander Powell, Alexander Shobe, Michael Conte, Lauren Jackson, Eric Morris and Sarah Dillon, of Richmond. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.6 or higher quality point average.

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Anya Olga-Frances Aboud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Aboud, and Caroline Grace Blank, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Emmett Blank, recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.7 or above. Aboud and Blank are graduates of the Collegiate School.

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The following students recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.: Hallie Gibson, of Richmond; and Jack Anderson, Margaret Chenault, Elyse Clark, Nicole Guinn, Katherine Miceli, Chelsea Mills and Ian Spangler, of Glen Allen. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

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Elizabeth Levy, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average between 3.4 and 3.69.

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Ashley Nichole Coffman, of Glen Allen, graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in December 2012. Coffman received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education teaching.

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Abby Patterson, daughter of Scot and Adena Patterson, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 term at Centre College in Danville, Ky. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum 3.6 grade point average. Patterson is a graduate of Henrico High School.

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Ryan Donchez, son of Joseph and Veronica Donchez, and Amy Turner, daughter of Marcus and Diane Turner, of Glen Allen, recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.V. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum 3.6 grade point average. Donchez is a computer science major. Turner is a physical education major.

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Marine Corps Pfc. Takara R. Simpson, daughter of James and Rachael Simpson, of Richmond, recently graduated from the Marine Aviation Supply Specialist Course with Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One, Marine Aviation Support Training Support Group 21, Meridian, Miss. Students in this course learn to perform the functions necessary to provide logistical support to aviation activities. They perform tasks dealing with aviation supply support, including financial management, inventory management, material management, personnel staffing and requisitioning procedures. In addition, graduates from the course leave with an understanding of provisioning and requirements determination, material handling procedures, and fiscal accounting and purchasing procedures in accordance with Federal Acquisitioning Regulations.
Community

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

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.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


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.

Henricus Historical Park to host Publick Day Sept. 20

Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its anniversary during Publick Day, a signature annual event that celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the New World. In September 1611, Sir Thomas Dale, along with soldiers, tradesmen and farmers, ventured from Jamestown to create the Citie of Henricus. Leaders of Henricus developed the first English hospital, chartered the first college in North America, established tobacco as the first cash crop in Virginia, and created a place where Pocahontas lived and met John Rolfe.

Publick Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and parking is $5 per vehicle. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Extras sought for AMC’s ‘TURN’

Paid extras are being sought to appear in the AMC television series TURN: Washington's Spies, which will begin filming its second season in the Richmond area at the end of September and continue through February.

No experience is required, but producers say that extras must have flexible availability, reliable transportation and a positive attitude.

Arvold Casting is holding an open call on Sunday, Sept. 21 and is seeking men, women and children who are Caucasian, African American and Native American, with thin to average builds and who can realistically portray people living in Revolutionary War times. Long hair is a plus but not a must. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


TGIF! Celebrate the weekend at Oak Hall Baptist Church’s Community Block Party on Saturday. Learn more about ballroom dancing, art and Colonial times. Or take the kids to Generation Z Games for water play or Southern Season to cook up a Disney-theme meal. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Check out these three B’s in Henrico this weekend: books, bluegrass and “Born Yesterday.” Other activities to participate in – and feel good about – are the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup and the 5th annual Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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