2009-06-17 / News

Chesterfield Community High students receive scholarships

Gwen Sadler

Thirteen students at Chesterfield Community High School have received a total of 20 separate scholarships from organizations and schools. The 2008-09 scholarships add up to $58,000.

Recipients of the scholarships include:

Antonio Greene - Superintendent's Excellence in Academics and Service Award, $1,000

Charneka Harvey - Carver High School Class of '61 Scholarship, $300

Niquelle Henderson - Asian Society of Central Virginia Scholarship, $500, and Superintendent's Excellence in Academics and Service Award, $1,000

Nancy Hernandez - Julius Taylor Scholarship, $500

Chaniqua Jones - Communities In Schools (CIS) William E. Milliken Scholarship, $1,000

Brett Martin - Comcast Achievement Award, $1,000, Jamie Accashian "Whatever It Takes" Scholarship, $3,000, and Lewis University, $32,000

Jatimil Molina - Club Z! Annual Achievement Award, $1,000

Photo courtesy of Valerie Hostetler Chester Middle School choruses were awarded the overall championship trophy at the Virginia Choral Competitions in Busch Gardens. Seventh- and eighth-grade singers, under the direction of Valerie Hostetler, took first place in each of three categories. They received a superior rating for Chamber/Madrigal Ensemble and Mixed Chorus and an excellent rating for Women's Chorus. Taylor Gleason and Catherine Grimes were named Outstanding Soloists and seventh-grader Andrew Ray was named Outstanding Instrumentalist. The sixth-grade chorus also won a trophy of excellence at the Choral Festival at King's Dominion.
Denise Quintanilla - Bryant & Stratton College, $8,000

Andre Reid - CIS Dr. Billy K. Cannaday Scholarship, $1,000

Phontaine Richardon - Asian Society of Central Virginia Scholarship, $500, and CIS Robert S. Ukrop Scholarship, $1,000

Austin Simonsen - Chesterfield County Adult Continuing Education Scholarship, $1,200

Natalie Van Allen - Chester Civitan Club Scholarship Award, $1,000, Kiwanis Club of Chester Scholarship, $2,500, and Women's Club of Chester, $750

Photo courtesy of Alison Althouse
The Richmond Shock lacrosse club completed its season with an overall record of 11-4, and the championship title at the 17th Annual Dan Nolan Tournament. Team members include Evan Althouse, Hunter Amacker, Rob Arnold, Spence Brennan, Collin Brown, Jared Condon, Jeremy Cornelissen, Derek DiGiovanni, Jeff Dudding, Joey Fisher, Josh Fisher, Daniel Fontana, Hunter Glass, Alex Hable, Brett Howe, Alec Jones, Jordan Jurgaitis, Todd Lauver, Ryan Martin, Colin McDonald, Chris Miller, Corbin Moore and Tim Owens.
Keith Washington - James B. Friend Masonry Scholarship, $250, and Rotary Club of Chester Scholarship, $1,000


Chesterfield-based EMJ Enterprises will sponsor a free information workshop for those interested in starting a business or nonprofit organization on Wednesday, June 17, from 6-8 p.m. Topics will include steps for starting your business, potential investors and financing your business, new industries and getting connected. Seating is limited. For information and location, call 672-4478.

Betsy Ralston has been named manager of the new Virginia Credit Union branch at 13025 Jefferson Davis Highway. She has been with the credit union since 2005 and was previously an assistant branch manager. Ralston grew up in the county and is a James River High School graduate.

Brian Boland, University of Virginia's head tennis coach, will hold workshops for adults at ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center, located at 11621 Robious Road, on Friday, July 17, from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. A junior workshop for those ages 8-18 will also be held on July 18, from 1- 5 p.m. For more information, call 464-0980.

Leahy & Clair Financial Management, an investment-advisory firm in Midlothian, will sponsor an event, "Proper Long-Term Investment Diversification," with Dr. David E. Upton, professor of finance at Virginia Commonwealth University, on Thursday, June 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Village Bank building, 15521 Midlothian Turnpike, suite 102. Upton will discuss recent financial events and how to prepare investments for the future. Seating is limited. For information or to register, call 794-1981.

Mike Hathaway is the new clinic director of Go Orthopedics Physical Therapy, with locations at 281 East Hundred Road and 13911 St. Francis Blvd. For more information, call 452-1635 ext. 312.

OmMama, a prenatal yoga company, is offering classes at The Goddard School, 2361 Robious Station Circle. For information, call Leslie Lytle at 612-6366 or e-mail

Through Sept. 7, the Finish Line store at Chesterfield Towne Center will participate in "Sole Destination," a shoe-collection program conducted by Soles4Soles. Those who bring in a pair of new or gently used shoes will receive $5 off the purchase of a pair of shoes valued at $25 or more. The store will also donate $1 for each pair of shoes donated.

Susan Abbot of Midlothian is the new product manager for the Baby Jogger Company, whose parent company is Dynamic Brands.

James River Exteriors received best-intheir category awards for facade residential, outdoor living and commercial entries from the Home Building Association of Richmond as part of its Excellence in Remodeling awards.

Verizon Wireless held a grand opening for its new store at 15617 Westchester Commons Way. Store hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The phone number is 379-1454.

Announcements can be e-mailed to, faxed to 744- 3269 or mailed to Chesterfield Observer, Attn: Announcements, P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian, VA 23113.

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