South Salem’s U10 Shooting Stars after playing the halftime show at the ODAC tournament at the Salem Civic Center. Kayla Lintner, Ashley Bulaski, Rotary Club Clown, Jordan Barker, Riley Ward, Jill Jariwala, and Tori Clinevell.
Jane Johnson happened to be by Lake Spring Park to see a flock of gulls and other birds swooping around on Sunday, February 20. She posted them on Facebook and was kind enough to share them here with So Salem!
The 2011 Roanoke County Science Fair was held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at William Byrd High School.
The Science Fair is endorsed by the national Science Service in Washington, D.C .and is administered by the Roanoke County Public Schools. The fair featured work from the best student projects within ten secondary schools. Thirty science projects from grades 9-12 and ten middle school projects from grades 6-8 will represent Roanoke County in the annual Western Virginia Regional Science Fair on Saturday, March 19 at Hollins University.
The International Science and Engineering Fair will be held May 8-13 in Los Angeles, California.
Winners in the Middle School Division
1st Place – Gwendylan Turner, William Byrd Middle School, Project- The Effects of Different Materials on Evaporation
2nd Place- Kelly Devens, Glenvar Middle School, Project- Effects of Common Materials on the Strength of a Magnet
3rd Place- Sreeroopa Som, Hidden Valley Middle School, Project- It’s All in the Core
Jonathan Walker, 2008-2009 co-captain of both the football the state-championship forensics teams, stepped onto Salem High School’s stage yet again Thursday, February 24. This time he brought (or was brought by) Michael Anthony Williams, a professor at Virginia Tech and a co-founder of the Actors Theater of Blacksburg.
Williams and Walker performed monologues based on African American plays including August Wilsons “Two Trains Running” and Joe Turner’s “Come & Gone.”
Walker is studying Theatre and Cinema at Virginia Tech, class of 2013.
Photos and video by Miranda Beck
***Note: the videos are of monologues based on the struggles of African Americans in the 1800s and early 1900s and use language from that time period
John Wimmer shares his photos from the VHSL AA & A State Swim Meet on Saturday, February 26. The gallery features photos of Salem High School, Cave Spring High School and Hidden Valley High School swimmers.