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The second-year student from Ferrum has been recognized nationally.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A Virginia Western Community College student has been named one of 50 students recognized nationally as a top scholar.
Second-year student Lindsey Narmour of Ferrum has been named a 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar.
“When I found out that I was named a Coca-Cola Community College scholar, it was a little bit overwhelming. I knew I had been nominated, but never assumed I would be honored,” Narmour said in a statement. “It is a tremendous recognition and I am very appreciative to receive it.”
Narmour is completing an associate of arts degree in liberal arts and plans to transfer to a four-year university to study English. She would eventually like to teach at the collegiate level.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation recognizes 50 gold, 50 silver and 50 bronze scholars and provides nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each gold scholar receives a $1,500 scholarship and a medallion.
About 1,800 students nationwide were nominated for the award.
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Hidden Valley High School students recently learned about the consequences of texting and driving.
A texting and driving simulator visited the school March 21 as part of AT&T’s nationwide “It Can Wait” initiative aimed at curbing texting while driving, especially among young drivers. During a three-day road show the simulator visited Roanoke County, as well as Ashland and Falls Church.
The message was simple: Texting while driving can lead to horrible consequences.
According to information from AT&T, drivers who text behind the wheel are 23 times more likely to get into a crash. More than 1.2 million no-texting-while-driving pledges have signed as part of AT&T’s initiative.
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Roanoke and Montgomery and Roanoke counties were among 307 school systems nationwide to receive the 2013 Best Communities for Music Education designation. Eight school systems in Virginia earned the designation.
The NAMM Foundation announced the results of its 14th annual Best Communities for Music Education survey on March 18. The distinction recognizes schools and school systems for their commitment to music education.
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