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Education

  • Five apply for District 3 seat

        Five residents in District 3 have applied to fill the Bedford County School Board seat left open when Brad Whorley resigned from the board earlier this year.    
        Deadline for applications was Monday. Those submitting applications included: Jean McKeague of Forest; Dennis Groenke Sr. of Bedford; Eric Thompson of Bedford; Pete Parziale of Forest; and John Hicks of  Evington.

  • Students take stand against bullying

    Bullying took center stage at last week’s Bedford County School Board meeting as several students and parents spoke about the issue, asking for the school system to do more to combat offenders.
        They hope the school system will implement a bullying prevention program.
         Camy Mullins, a junior at Staunton River High School, said she was bullied by a group of girls as a sophomore at the school. She said an effort by administrators to have the parties “talk” through their differences didn’t work.

  • Sixth grader’s actions help save fellow student’s life

        One fact that heroes often have in common is that they don’t think they are heroes. They were just doing their job; they were just doing what anybody should have done in their place.        That’s how Nathan Dowdy, a 12-year-old at Forest Middle School, sees what he did last week. He may not have risked life and limb, but another boy may be alive today because he acted quickly in an emergency.

  • Applicant interviews will be in open session

        Residents in District 3 have until April 16 to apply to fill the vacated seat on the Bedford County School Board, left open this month when Brad Whorley submitted his resignation.
        And when they’re interviewed by the board, those interviews will take place in open session, following a vote by board members last Thursday.
        Actually two votes were taken on the matter.

  • School Board seeks additional funding for next year

        Because the Virginia General Assembly has yet to approve the final state budget for the next biennium, last Thursday’s School Board budget work session was short on details.
        But there was plenty of discussion.
        One sure consensus that emerged is the board’s hope that the Bedford County Board of Supervisors will ante up more local funding for schools in 2012-2013.

  • Royal treatment

        For some, this was a trip back in time. And a lot of fun.

        A group of 30 Liberty High School students, members of the school’s Key Club, created an entertaining evening for Elks Home residents by sponsoring what they dubbed “a senior citizens prom.”
        “I had seen the Second Chance Prom [in Lynchburg] and thought ‘Why not make it older?’” said Melanie Smith, a senior and president of the Key Club.

  • School Board to hold budget work session

        After canceling two of its scheduled budget work sessions, the Bedford County School Board will begin its work on the 2012-2013 budget this Thursday.
        A work session will be held by the board on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the school board office.

  • Planting the future

        Liberty High School’s agriculture department now has its own orchard. The orchard was sponsored by Gross’ Orchard, Johnson’s Orchard and Southern States.
        The orchard consists of a dozen apple trees, varieties that are known for low maintenance, planted at a spot selected by Ronnie Gross of Gross’ Orchard. The students did the planting.
        “Some of these kids jumped in like it was a profession for them,” Gross commented.

  • Whorley resigns from School Board

        District 3 School Board member Brad Whorley has resigned from the Bedford County School Board, effective this past Thursday.

        Whorley’s announcement was read by Board Chairman Dave Vaden during Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Whorley cited work responsibilities as the reason for his resignation. He had been serving as vice chairman of the board.
        The school board has 45 days to appoint a member to fill the District 3 seat until a special election for the seat can be held in November.

  • Math Night highlights new partnership program

        Some 50 students from Moneta Elementary School found out Monday that math is more than a subject in school: It has real life uses!

        They did that by counting stacks of oranges, figuring out how much $20 could buy for a family meal and many other activities set up to encourage them to use math while exploring the Food Lion in Moneta
        The Math Night event was part of a school and business partnership pilot program being implemented this year through Bedford County Public Schools.