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Students and school officials bowl to knock out cancer


School Board members Rob Thompson, Dianne Smith, Carrie Coyner, Javaid Siddiqi and John Erbach (not pictured) helped raise more than $800 at the annual bowling tournament Strike Out Cancer. 
JAMES HASKINS School Board members Rob Thompson, Dianne Smith, Carrie Coyner, Javaid Siddiqi and John Erbach (not pictured) helped raise more than $800 at the annual bowling tournament Strike Out Cancer. JAMES HASKINS More than 320 county high school students and staff members joined forces with the Chesterfield County School Board and Superintendent James Lane to raise more than $10,000 at the annual bowling tournament Strike Out Cancer.

Forty teams from Clover Hill, James River, Manchester and Midlothian high schools and School Board members competed earlier this month to see who could knock down the most pins and raise the most money for Hitting Cancer Below the Belt, a nonprofit organization focused on colorectal cancer prevention. This group provides supportive care to patients and survivors, offers early detection services for colorectal cancer to the uninsured population, and provides community education and raises funds for local efforts in cancer prevention.


Fuqua Farm is now listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. 
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES Fuqua Farm is now listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES “This fun competition brought together our high school communities and the school division’s servant leaders for a great cause,” said School Board member Rob Thompson. “It is important for our students to understand the impact that they have on their community. Through events like this, our students are truly making a difference in the lives of many.”

“Strike Out Cancer allows our rival schools to compete while also working together,” said Roger Cassem, director of student activities for Manchester High. “This event is a great way to educate students about colon cancer with the hope that they will start the conversation with their parents and other loved ones.”

Midlothian High won the competition by raising the most money with $3,500, and Clover Hill High took the coveted We Bowled You Over trophy by knocking down the most pins.

Education

The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business at Virginia State University has been awarded reaffirmation of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Following an in-depth review of the college’s programs and personnel, AACSB International granted a five-year extension of reaccreditation to the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business for demonstrating continuous improvement and for its exemplary work in engagement, innovation and societal impact.

The community is invited to an upcoming career fair being hosted by John Tyler Community College and Old Dominion University. The career fair will take place March 30 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Nicholas Center at John Tyler Community College’s Chester Campus, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. More than 85 employers will be on hand.

Organizations

After an intensive 12-month process that launched with a $100,000 proactive grant from The Cameron Foundation last spring, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) has released its Appomattox River Trail (ART) Master Plan. The document represents the combined efforts of FOLAR and two consulting design companies – Land Planning and Design Associates as well as AB Design – along with significant input from regional stakeholders and the public.

The ART Master Plan is a guide to locating and prioritizing shared-use trails with a coordinated signage system through the six municipalities that border the lower Appomattox River. The area encompasses the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg. The document is presented in two parts. Part 1 focuses on the trail plan, and Part 2 focuses on the corresponding signage plan – a unique aspect of the project. The planned trail and signage offer walkers and cyclists safe, enjoyable connections to recreational opportunities, greenspace and nature, as well as connections to historic sites and structures, businesses, jobs, schools and transit.

Business

Lake Chesdin Golf Club at Chesdin Landing has named Ben Scoble the new food and beverage manager. Ben, a longtime resident of Chesdin Landing, has 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the industry.

Achievements

The Department of Historic Resources Board of Historic Resources has approved Fuqua Farm, a residence in western Chesterfield County, for inclusion on the Virginia Landmarks Register. Featuring late 18th- and early 19th-century house forms in its present-day appearance, Fuqua Farm is locally important in that it offers examples of two one-room-plan vernacular houses, along with examples of early 20th-century architectural adaptations, such as a large front porch.

Announcements can be emailed to news@localnewsllc.com, faxed to 744-3269 or mailed to Chesterfield Observer, Attn: Announcements, P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian, VA 23113.

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