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Halifax County Chamber bestows top honors online

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce met online Thursday to name the Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Young Professional of the Year.

Davis named winner of 2020 Principal’s Award at HCHS

Outgoing HCHS graduate Brandon Davis is the winner of the 2020 Principal’s Award

Riverdale goes under for second time in 2020

As predicted, Riverdale and the 58-501 intersection went underwater this weekend but with plenty of advance warning to allow merchants and travelers to adjust.

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Jeffress, Lee named Top Athletes at HCHS

Deaundra “Dee Dee” Jeffress and Thomas Lee were honored as Female and Male Athletes of the Year at Halifax County High School Thursday morning.

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Lantor to join Teach For America program

South Boston News
Mary Lantor
A young Halifax woman has been accepted into the highly competitive Teach For America program, which places bright young college graduates into low-income schools around the nation for two-year commitments. Founded in 1990, Teach For America has sent 14,000 people into needy classrooms.

HCHS FBLA holds professional business luncheon

South Boston News
The HCHS chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America met at Ernie’s Restaurant on Friday, Nov. 12 for a Professional Business Luncheon. Approximately fifty students along with their teachers and representatives from local businesses joined together to have lunch in a mock business luncheon atmosphere. Before the meal , which was served in courses on white linens, Mary Jane Francisco, human resources director from Huber Engineered Woods, spoke to students about work related issues such as how to properly compete an application, interview tips and, most importantly, soft skills that all employers are looking for in a good employee. During the meal, fashion design teacher, Connie Manning, and her students put on a fashion show that demonstrated what proper business attire should and should not look like. Manning introduced her students one by one as they modeled the attire that was generously provided by Goody’s. She discussed what did and did not make each outfit an appropriate choice for various situations in the business world. The students enjoyed the formal meal and learned about the business world by interacting with business professionals seated at each table. The FBLA advisors and members would like to thank the following people for their participation: Larry Clark, Halifax County Public Schools; Olivia Epps, Halifax Regional Hospital; Mary Jane Francisco, Huber; Robin Mardre, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; and Frank Lee, Halifax County Public Schools.

VEX robots come to HCHS

South Boston News
The alliance of the Matal Jackets, from Manassas, and Southside Vexters, from South Hill, claimed the tournament title Saturday for the Southern Virginia VEX Robotics Championship. Two teams from Halifax County High School, Robo Clowns and Keepers of the Asylum, made the elimination round. Other awards went to Metal Jackets for robot skills, Twisted Bots from Gloucester for programming skills, ROTEC Robotics team 861, from Roanoke, excellence award and the ROTEC Robotics team 861B, judges award. (David Conner II photo) (David Conner II photo)

No quick start for efficiency review of Halifax County school system

A deeply divided Halifax County School Board voted 4-3 Monday against an immediate start for an efficiency study of school operations by the state Office of Planning and Budget (OPB). However, Halifax County is still on the OPB’s waiting list to carry out the study, which is estimated to cost $110,000, mostly borne by the state.

It’s complicated: Educators on Facebook

South Boston News
School memo warns teachers of perils of social media sites, but what about free speech?

Classroom grants fill gaps

South Boston News
These local teachers submitted 37 winning proposals for funds totaling $9.900 for special classroom projects during the year. (David Conner II photo)
Teacher mini-grants ranging in size from $500 to $50 will provide a boost to 37 classroom projects in the Halifax County school system.

After-school program draws two-thirds of Sinai students

South Boston News
WORKING ON THEIR READING SKILLS — Sharon Kluge, one of the program coordinators, helps third graders Crystal Moser, Ryan White, Sierra Robinson and Isaiah Goode with their reading skills.
When you walk into Sinai Elementary School at 4 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, you really don’t expect to see many students, just the teachers getting ready to go home after a full day.

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