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June 8, 2015 | Volume 90 Number 16

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photo: Coleman Early
Coleman Early

Epiphany youth headed to USAFA

Coleman Early, a long time member of Epiphany Catholic Church in Midlothian, has been appointed to the U. S. Air Force Academy, class of 2019. Coleman graduated from Clover Hill High School on June 6, and will report to the Air Force Academy on June 25.

Coleman has been actively involved at Epiphany since first grade, serving as a lector, youth assistant for children's liturgies, member of Epiphany's Youth Council and as a member of the Confirmation Retreat Team. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has been an avid athlete throughout his school career.

Mr. Early received notification from the office of Congressman David Brat (VA, 7th District) in December 2014 that he was nominated for the appointment, and was offered the appointment officially on January 30, 2015.

 

photo: Robert Strutton, Faithful Navigator, and Eddie Baird, Veterans Affairs Chairman, along with a Honor Guard from the James Cardinal Gibbons Assembly #3066, Knights of Columbus.

Knights of Columbus honor veterans

Robert Strutton, Faithful Navigator, and Eddie Baird, Veterans Affairs Chairman, along with a Honor Guard from the James Cardinal Gibbons Assembly #3066, Knights of Columbus, placed floral arrangements and flags on the grave sites of 5 Medal of Honor Recipients who are buried in the Richmond metropolitan area. The names and burial locations of these men are as follows: George Buchanan, Fort Harrison National Cemetery; Michael Folland, Glendale National Cemetery; Augustus Barry, Cold Harbor National Cemetery; Ernest Dervishian, Westhampton Memorial Park; and James Daniels, Riverview Cemetery.

 

photo: (from left to right): Fourth graders Leo Fierros, Silversmith (3rd Place); Anthony Tran, Milliner (Honorable Mention); Sara Blahovec, Printer and Sydney DeLong, Brick Maker (First Place Tie); Linnea Davis, Silversmith (Second Place).  Fifth graders Jay Barreto as Abraham Lincoln (Third Place); Parker Cruz, Battle of Gettysburg and the Address (First Place); Bryant Green, Battle of Petersburg (Second Place); Ryan Pickett, Ulysses S. Grant (Honorable Mention).

History Relived at Saint Mary Star of the Sea School

The Social Studies Fair at Saint Mary Star of the Sea School in Hampton, brought to campus the sounds of the battlefield, soldiers dressed in their military uniforms, the story of former slave Robert Small, the voice of President Abraham Lincoln, the trades of Colonial workers, and the recounting of many battles fought during the Civil War Time as fourth and fifth graders presented their projects to a panel of judges. Congratulations to the following award recipients (from left to right): Fourth graders Leo Fierros, Silversmith (3rd Place); Anthony Tran, Milliner (Honorable Mention); Sara Blahovec, Printer and Sydney DeLong, Brick Maker (First Place Tie); Linnea Davis, Silversmith (Second Place).

Fifth graders Jay Barreto as Abraham Lincoln (Third Place); Parker Cruz, Battle of Gettysburg and the Address (First Place); Bryant Green, Battle of Petersburg (Second Place); Ryan Pickett, Ulysses S. Grant (Honorable Mention).

 

photo: he fourth grade team members are: (left to right) Kyle Markey, Kingsly Price, and Lauren Schneider. The third grade team consisted of: Hannah Goretskie, James Ervin, and Nathan Kraus. Mrs. Melissa Goretskie (center) moderates the Mathletes Club at the school.

Mathletes

Two Christ the King students placed first in their grade levels in national competition in the Catholic Math League. Lauren Schneider was first out of 874 students at the fourth grade level and Hannah Goretskie placed first out of 852 at the third grade level. The school received first place honors at the national and divisional levels based on the scores of the top three students who took the tests. The fourth grade team members are: (left to right) Kyle Markey, Kingsly Price, and Lauren Schneider. The third grade team consisted of: Hannah Goretskie, James Ervin, and Nathan Kraus. Mrs. Melissa Goretskie (center) moderates the Mathletes Club at the school.

 

photo: 40th anniversary with an outdoor Mass at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex

40th anniversary celebration at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex

Holy Spirit Parish, Virginia Beach, and Fr. Tim Kuhneman, pastor, celebrated the church’s 40th anniversary with an outdoor Mass at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex on Pentecost Sunday. A crowd of over 2400 people attended the Mass and welcomed founding pastor Rev. Msgr. William H. Carr and Deacon Danny Cogut. The Mass was followed by a picnic with family games and fellowship. (Photo By Abby Causey)

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