Glenvar baseball staged a dramatic rally in the bottom of the last inning, coming from behind to defeat Radford 15-14 to claim the Three Rivers District championship. The Highlanders scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull ahead.
Marleigh Hart, a second grader at West Salem Elementary, has collected 11.5 pounds – a total of 15,833 of soda pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House this school year. Her little brother, Camden, who will be in kindergarten next year, helped some, too!
She’s collected them ever since kindergarten, but this year, her grandmother, Patty Hart, enlisted the help of her Roanoke College neighbor, Stephen Simmons (he just graduated May 1). Simmons brought their hefty contribution over before he and his roommates left for the summer.
For 100 years, the “Johnny Reb” statue has stood in front of the old Salem courthouse (now Roanoke College’s West Hall), honoring the Roanoke County men who fought in the Civil War. The Southern Cross Chapter 746 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will host a parade and a program at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5. The parade begins at the Oakey’s parking lot on College Avenue to where the statue stands at the corner of Main Street.
Speakers include Roanoke College history professor Mark Miller, RC history professor and Salem Museum curator John Long, and UDC presiding officer Dolores Smith. They will discuss the monument’s history and speak briefly on the history of the Confederate units from Roanoke County.
Join Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley on Wednesday, June 9th as the Salem Red Sox play the Lynchburg HillCats at Lewis-Gale Field!
Watch your favorite team, enjoy a hotdog or two and support Habitat’s mission of eliminating poverty housing! And if you’re lucky – win a raffle or two.
A portion of ticket sales revenue is donated to Habitat so please help us “pack the park” at Lewis-Gale Field and generate more revenue for a great cause. Cheer for your favorite team in the Roanoke Valley and support Habitat for Humanity at the same time!
For more information, please call Habitat at 344-0747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Betsy Whitney with Roanoke Habitat for Humanity
It’s that time again … Glenvar seniors took their field day on Thursday, May 27 with an awards assembly in the morning and outside fun in the sun after that. Administrators and teachers were on hand to help with the cotton candy and hot dogs, and there was even a band (with a temporary name of Hammm3rh3adz).
In the middle of Alisa Mook Burns’s IB Calculus class Friday, May 21, the Virginia Lottery surprised her with a “Super Teacher” award – one of eight statewide selected from over 1,200 entries. They also gave her a $2,000 cash prize and a $2,000 classroom credit from the Supply Room Companies.
The prize-awarding entourage included members of her family, school administration, and the media. Her parents, Rex and Kay Mook, were there, too.
Her father, Rex, read from the nomination letter that he wrote:
“To keep interest levels high and to stimulate learning, she conducts a year-round math spirit competition in her classes. She also takes on the person of “Math Superhero” during the five-day school-wide spirit event. She also held a “Math Rap Challenge,” where she and a student composed a rap song in which the lyrics were math rules, principles, and formulas.”
“I’d received an email talking about the program,” he said. “It looked like something that would be relevant to Alisa’s hard work.” She routinely works 45 hours at school plus an extra 20-25 each week, he said.
“I learned that first year by going full strength that if you show the kids how much you care, they really work hard for you,” said a very overwhelmed Alisa.
She graduated from Salem High School in 2002, from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s in Mathematics in 2006, and she earned her Master’s in Education from Wake Forest in 2007.