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Below are the results of the Hidden Valley Middle School Attendees at the Amherst Invitational Quick Pin Wrestling Tournament on Jan 21 2012.
Ross O’Bryan wrestled 109-121 lb. and 109-115 lb. divisions with a record 6 wins 1 loss. He won one gold and one silver medal.
Ross Dixon wrestled 105 lb. division record 3 wins 0 losses. He won one gold medal.
Noah Shahinian wrestled 115 lb. division with a record 1 win 2 losses. He won one bronze medal.
AJ Vail wrestled 109-119 lb.division with a record 2 wins 2 losses. He won one bronze medal.
Sam Comer wrestled 62-71 lb. and 69-78 lb. divisions with a record 9 wins 0 losses. He won two gold medals.
Dylan Lewis wrestled 85-90 lb. division with a record 2 wins 1 loss. He won one silver medal.
Zach Long wrestled 71-85 lb. division with a record 4 wins 0 losses. He won one gold medal.
Submitted by Matt O’Bryan
Cari Williams Maes was recently awarded her doctorate degree in International Studies from Emory University in Atlanta in December 2011.
She graduated from Cave Spring High School in 1998 and continued her studies by completing her undergraduate work at James Madison University and her Graduate Work at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
She earned a Fulbright Fellowship to complete her doctoral work in Latin American Studies while studying in Brazil.
Congradulations Cari, all that hard work and dedication paid off.
Submitted by Karen Williams.
Thomas Burford of Roanoke, VA is a member of the Philosophy Club at Ashland University.
Burford is majoring in integrated language arts.
He is the son of Eric and Julia Burford of Roanoke, and is a 2011 graduate of Cave Spring High School.
The Philosophy Club at Ashland University provides students with the opportunity to discuss various philosophical concepts and ideas. It is an open forum in which members can examine their current belief systems and evaluate them with those of their peers. Guest speakers also are invited at various points during the year to lecture on current affairs, such as political ethics and religious issues.
Courtesy of Steve Hannan.
One Hundred-Thirty-three Roanoke residents have been named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Radford University.
To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.
Submitted by Teresa Hurt, Radford University, University Relations Secretary.
Read on for the full list of Roanoke students on the Dean’s List at Radford. Read more »
T.J. Witten of Southwest Roanoke County shares this photo gallery of his family sailing on Smith Mountain Lake on New Year’s Eve.
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Our paparazzi photo crew was at the United Way’s Red Carpet Campaign Awards event this week, and here are some of the people from Southwest Roanoke County who stepped onto the red carpet:
* Kris Meyers
* Savannah Kramer
* The Center For Performing Arts at Burton, including:
Hidden Valley High School students: Cailin Austin, Michaela Clark, Abigail Grubb, Sydney Hearst, Danielle Hodnett, Jordan Keith, Heidi Klockenbrink, Anjali Patel, Sandy Peterson, Danielle Stoots, Emily Tousman, Elise Untersea, and Tyler Williams.
Cave Spring High School Students:Mason Early, Marsha Line, Dion Rutledge, Jennifer Vigh, Hannah Wellons, and Tara Wells.
Of note: Many of the people in the photos were identified by their corporate affiliation, not their place of residence, so there are surely others from Southwest Roanoke County in this gallery that aren’t specifically linked here.
Congratulations to the Ardell Stone School of Dancing Performing Company! The Ardell Stone dancers competed in Tremaine’s Regional Dance Competition in Washington, DC. The girls competed against dancers from New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. They were judged on technique, showmanship, choreography and costumes.
The Junior Company won 2nd place Lyrical and 3rd place Jazz! This was their first competition!
The Senior Company won 1st place Lyrical and 2nd Place Jazz!
The Ardell Stone dancers also took classes in jazz, ballet, contemporary, street, tap and hip hop dance from some of the leading dance professionals in the country.
In addition, the dancers auditioned for dance scholarships to attend future Tremaine Dance Conventions. Congratulations to Sidney Green for being selected for a Teen Convention Scholarship!
Congratulations to McKenna Hayes (Salem High) – Senior Audition Finalist; Ella Hodson – Teen Audition Finalist; Emily Allara – Junior Audition Finalist.
Photo: Back row, from left: Drew Wesley (Virginia Western), Cameron McCarty (Hidden Valley High), Haley Leipzig (HVHS), Cheyenne Parker (HVHS), Callie Hale (Salem High), Kathryn Kallam (HVHS), Mackenzie Price (SHS), April Martin (Cave Spring High) and Rhiannon Jennings (Patrick Henry High). Front row left to right: Katie Shubert (Franklin Co. High), Robyn Lewis (HVHS), Katie Snyder (PHHS), Maddy Dodd (HVHS), Brianna Cody (Northside High), Sidney Green (Hidden Valley Middle), Samantha Casauay (CSHS), McKenna Hayes (SHS).
Submitted by Lynn Hampton