Annual high school essay contest announced

The Virginia Council on Women is encouraging female high school students to enter the 12th annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Healthcare essay contest.  “Educational development is an inherently collaborative endeavor, and the Virginia Council on Women’s commitment to investing in Virginia’s students continues to be an invaluable asset to...

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P&HCC Announces Fall 2022 Honors And Dean’s Lists

Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) named the following students to the dean’s and honors lists for their academic achievements during the Fall 2022 semester. Students on the dean’s list earned a grade point average between 3.2 and 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students named to the honors list have...

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Career & Technical courses see increase in popularity 

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses at Patrick County High School (PCHS) are getting more popular with students according to Trey Cox, Assistant Principal. Cox said he believes around 400, or about half of the student population, were enrolled in CTE classes during semesters last year, with more than...

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College Hosts Middle School Forensics Day  

During Forensics Science Day at Surry Community College, students did a chemical analysis of white powder to understand how chemical and physical properties can confirm the identify of a substance. The event was sponsored by BioNetwork of the North Carolina Community College System. Surry Community College was the site of a “mysterious disappearance”...

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SCC Offering Spring Agriculture Classes  

Surry Community College is offering four Agriculture Science classes starting in January. These spring semester courses begin on Monday, Jan. 9.   Surry Community College is offering four Agriculture Science classes this spring – Introduction to Sustainable Ag. (AGR-139), Organic Crop Production (AGR-265), Biological Pest Management (AGR-121) and Basic Farm...

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Student achievements honored

Local schools released the names of students achieving the Academic Awards and/or Principal’s Lists for the first quarter. Students are listed with the name of their school.    Blue Ridge Elementary School  3rd Grade Academic Awards - Olivia Pearl Chaney, Jack Stryker Duppstadt, Early G. Hill, Luca Cruz Holland, Renesmee...

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School board extends holiday

Students in Patrick schools will get an extra day off to honor veterans this year. The Patrick County School Board on Tuesday decided to extend the Veteran’s Day holiday to include Monday, Nov. 14. Students and staff will return to schools on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

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Patrick schools fully reaccredited, rank 7th in performance

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) recently released the accreditation ratings for the 2022-2023 school year, which showed all Patrick County schools were reaccredited. Schools Superintendent Jason Wood said accreditation is the state’s process of determining performance levels in individual schools by using rankings of accredited, accredited with warning, or...

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P&HCC Wins National Award For Advanced Manufacturing Program

P&HCC’s Advanced Manufacturing program has won the first Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA) Innovation and Access Award for its partnership with Festo Didactic and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3). “We know we have an outstanding program and outstanding instructors. This national award just validates that for us and...

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