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Education

  • Following their dreams: LHS seniors begin new tradition

        Liberty High School began a new tradition during its 47th Commencement held Saturday at the Vines Center in Lynchburg: Along with their diploma, each student received a rose to give to someone who had made a positive impact in their lives.
        The 224 students of the Class of 2011 were urged by classmate Kasey Dean Bond to “believe in yourself and follow your dreams.”
        “Make a difference,” Bond added.

  • Captains of their souls: JF graduates school’s 39th class

        Jefferson Forest High School Principal Tony Francis told the graduating Class of 2011 that the lessons learned while at the school went far beyond the traditional “three R’s” of education.

  • Class of 2011

        Close to 800 seniors from the three Bedford County high schools will walk across the floor at the Vines Center in Lynchburg Saturday to receive their diplomas as the graduating Class of 2011.

        Jefferson Forest will hold its commencement exercises first, set to begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by Liberty High School at 1:30 p.m. and Staunton River High School at 5 p.m.

  • JROTC awards ceremony honors cadets

        According to Major William Brown, who heads the JROTC program at Bedford Science and Technology Center, he had an outstanding group of seniors this year. Maj. Brown mentioned this in closing remarks at the program’s annual awards dinner last week.

        The awards dinner gives veteran and civic organizations a chance to honor cadets for performance during the past academic year.

  • High school Teacher of the Year

        When she went to college, Ameka Cruz thought she was headed for a career in business or accounting—possibly even computer science.

        But since 2001 she’s found herself in the classroom, now as a mathematics teacher at Jefferson Forest High School. On Thursday, Cruz learned she had been named as                  the  Bedford  County  High School Teacher of the Year.

  • High school Teacher of the Year

        When she went to college, Ameka Cruz thought she was headed for a career in business or accounting—possibly even computer science.

        But since 2001 she’s found herself in the classroom, now as a mathematics teacher at Jefferson Forest High School. On Thursday, Cruz learned she had been named as                  the  Bedford  County  High School Teacher of the Year.

  • SRMS teacher named Bedford County's best

        After the birth of her son, Mason, Dina Linkenhoker was set to return to the workforce in a business-oriented career.

        But fate had a different answer.
        A friend casually suggested she try substitute teaching. Linkenhoker did—and she loved it. “I thought, ‘I just really want to do this forever,’” she said. “It took off from there.”

  • Elementary Teacher of the Year

        Vicky Putt believes she was picked to be a teacher as a child.
        “I started doing teaching kinds of things as a little girl,” Putt said. “I can’t imagine doing anything else. It’s what I was meant to do.”

  • Thaxton wins national recognition

    Thaxton Elementary School’s N.E.E.D. Team has won first place, nationally, for elementary school level N.E.E.D. programs. According to the N.E.E.D. Web site at www.need.org, it all began with  joint congressional resolution that established National Energy Education Day 30 years ago. It grew into an effort to bring comprehensive energy education to American classrooms.

  • Bus trip gone bad leads school division to look at charter use

    A recent Liberty High School band bus trip to Orlando, Fla., might lead the school division to begin studying charter bus companies and their track records, allowing only a select few to be used for future trips.