Community News & Events: June 11

Hope Matthews


Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a Lunch & Learn workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Friday. The topic will be on healthy eating using Indian-inspired recipes and includes sampling several dishes.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Information: www.handley.libcal.com/event/4119193.


Smart Driver

Tiffany Dellinger

AARP will conduct a classroom refresher course for people 50 and over from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Frederick County Public Safety Building, 1080 Coverstone Drive, Winchester.

Those who complete the course will receive a certificate, which should reduce auto insurance costs (for those 55 or over. No exams.

The cost is $20 to cover the costs of materials. AARP members will receive a $5 discount if they bring their membership card to the class. All drivers should bring their drivers license to class. Registration, information: Pam at 540-869-7048.

My Church

The Isaacs, a multi-award-winning family group, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at My Church at 23749 Old Valley Pike, Woodstock.


The Valley Marines will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Southern Kitchen Restaurant in New Market.

No reservations required and there is no formal program, dues or dress-of-the-day. Information: email trod22664@gmail.com.



Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold its Tiny Tales storytime at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. The theme will be on building houses.


Gazebo Flix

The movie “Jumanji” will be shown at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gazebo in Front Royal.


Spay Today

Spay Today, a nonprofit reduced-priced spay and neuter program, offers shots and tests at lower rates in addition to reduced-priced spay and neuter programs with many veterinarians over a wide area. Information: 304-728-8330 or www.baacs.org.


School news

The Warren County School Board announced teaching and coaching appointments at its meeting on June 6:

  • Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School: Brittany Babick-Fox will replace Amy Keene, who has transferred.
  • E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School: Allison Cross will replace Erica Fries, who has transferred; Lydia Mathers, special education teacher, will replace Joan Linch.
  • Warren County Middle School: Rachel Dixon, health and physical education teacher will replace Ashley Nicholson; Rebekah Pennington, will replace Whitney Painter; Summer Neff, seventh-grade volleyball coach, will replace Tommi Kern.
  • Blue Ridge Technical Center: Jacob Leonard, technology teacher, will replace Thomas Breed.
  • Leslie Fox Keyser-E. Wilson Morrison: Kristie Marsala, an art teacher, replacing Laura Walthall, who has transferred.



The Kiwanis Club of Front Royal awarded two $1,250 scholarships to area high school seniors. Scholarships went to:

Abigail Baugher, a senior at Skyline High School, who plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University to major in chemical engineering.

Michael Carter, a senior at Warren County High School, who plans to attend James Madison University to study physical therapy.

In May, the club held a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics of Warren County.

Information: Wayne Barber at 540-622-4775 or Tom Curry at 540-635-5341.



The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented awards to the following students:

DAR Good Citizen Awards went to Dakota Gatewood Baker, a senior at Stonewall Jackson High School; Kara Jane Bowman, a senior at Strasburg High School; Megan Katherine Freiwald, a senior at Central High School.

Willow Hodges, a senior at Massanutten Military Academy, was awarded an ROTC bronze medal.

Two DAR Youth Citizenship Awards were presented to Maria Elbon, a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School; Matthew Halterman, a student at Ashby Lee Elementary School; and Venessa Akasa, a student at W.W. Robinson Elementary School.

Winners of the American history essay contest are seventh grader Jerome Dorham and fifth grader Susanna Dorham.

Scholarships awarded

The Shenandoah County Retired Teachers Association presented two scholarships at its spring dinner meeting on May 2.

Scholarship Chairman Margaret Figgins presented $1,000 scholarships to Hope Matthews, a paraprofessional in the special education department at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School, and Tiffany Dellinger, a special education teacher at Ashby-Lee Elementary School.

Matthews has completed the Competent Learner Model program and is working on obtaining a special education teaching degree at Liberty University.

Dellinger is working on her master’s degree in teaching English as a second language at Eastern Mennonite University.



Honor Roll

The following students at Stonewall Jackson High School have been named to the all-A honor roll for the last grading period:

Ninth grade: Julia Biller, Benjamin Brewer, Rachael Burch, Jeremy Clem Jr., Eliana Dellinger, Isabell Dellinger, Rebecca Diehl, Sarah Eaton, Jacob Frazier, Katherine Garber, William Garber, Morgan Gibson, Brayden Hovatter, Lauryn Jansen, Brooke Jones, Katie Jordan, Andrew Lute, Lily Nesbitt, Lillian Proctor, Sarah Streett, Patricia Van Horn, Jeremiah White, Zachary Wine, James Zirkle.

10th grade: Haley Adams, Evan Araujo, Cassidy Barrett, Kacey Beverage, Melenie Castillo, Garrett Dean, Kiersten Dodson, Michael Dorman, Jacqueline Farmer, Mindi Freed, Daniel Gaete, Maria Garcia Moreno, Riley Gonzalez, Jordan Hart, Caiden Holsinger, Jade Hoover, Ana Juarez, Helen Matthews, Brittany McCombs, Bryson Mitchell, Chloe Monroe, Melissa Oczkowski, Caleb Pestilli, McKenzie Pilkerton, Brianna Polk, Constance Polk, Cody Ruble, Bridget Silvious, Samantha Silvious, Autumn Summers.

11th grade: Alan Arnesen, Israel Blank, Kalisa Bohlman, Emma Bragg, Ryan Butler, Jenna Constable, Tanner Dinges, James Eaton, Branson Estep, Garrett Estep, Cassandra Gibson, Reilly Hughes, Jose Hurtado-Garcia, Temima Hussen, Blade Largent, William McCourt, Kristen Miller, Erik Prunka, Anahi Ramirez, Nadia Rauhala, Chyaine Reynolds, James Shumway, Elizabeth Wine, Lindsay Zirkle.

12th grade: Dakota Baker, Wade Banks, Allan Barb, Casey Bly, George Breighner III, Benjamin Burch, Dakota Bush, Kiersten Cave, Yash Desai, Minh Doan, Kendrick Flynn, Susannah Garber, Diana Garcia, Brandon Helsley, Zakari Hottle, Julia Kreuzberg, Jacklynn Madigan, Jessie McCrady, Sarah Miller, Chad Morse, Nikki Mumaw, Alondra Ortega, Alma Ortiz, Camryn Rosenberger, Alexis Silvious, Sara Streett, Tyler Wolfe, Nicolas Zuniga.

The following students at Stonewall Jackson High School have been named to the A-B honor roll for the last grading period:

Ninth grade: Jacob Abbott, Mazie Biller, Daryl Bucker, Tyler Burns, Samuel Clark, Benjamin Cook, Tyler Darling, Ashley Eaton, Matthew Eaton, Kailee Farmer, Nicholas Foltz, Kylene Franklin, John Garber, Emma Harmon, Genesis Hernandez, Christian Hess, Jarrett Lonas, Kyle Lutz, Rhonnie Miller, Lacey Norton, Curtis Patrick, Emily Poole, Michael Poster, Samuel Richman, Courtney Ritchie, Nicole Silvious, William Smith, Colin Vresics, Sidney Wymer, Andrew Zirkle.

10th grade: James Beckenstrater, Austin Carney, Marleigh Councill, Faith Dellinger, Tyler Dellinger, Ainsley DesMarais, Tyler Eaton, Rosa Isabel Esquivel, Benjamin Hasley, Ethan Hutchinson, Bridget Isom, Hugo Alberto Jacuinde, Lillian Jansen, Hanna Johnson, Isaiah Kagey, Fiona Lankard, Jessie Latham, Sariel LeCompte, Luther Ludwig, Camryn MacDonald, Kristen Mantz, Kayla McCoy, Quillan McFadden, Jacob Miller, Kerigan Moomaw, Hannah Polk, Griffin Proctor, Cody Rice, Logan Rosenberger, Monica Salinas, Karly Sasher, Katelyn Silvious, Tessa Souder, Jacob Stover, Jose Trujillo Barron, Hannah Vicente, Brice Whitman, Tristan Williams, Alexia Wolfe.

11th grade: Viktor Angel Navarro, Ruben Avalos, Robert Baker, Felicia Barb, Caitlynn Bennett, Carley Bennett, Darcey Bennett, Haley Bennett, Virginia Biller, James Clark, Caleb Clinedinst, Courtney Dellinger, Blake Dysart, Christopher Hall, Jordan Jacobsen, Brianna Kirby, Maria Knauff, Carroll Lam III, Devin Miller, Joshua Morris, Jenna Patel, Trent Presgraves, Maria Proa, Logan Ritchie, Raven Rogers, Sierra Siever, Tara Simpson, Jenna Souder, Chase Tusing, Sawyer Wamsley, Kamron Wolfe, Jacob Wright, Roberto Yanez.

12th grade: Noah Armstrong, Lindsey Baker, Kyle Bushong, Jailyn Dellinger, Mallory Franks, Charlotte Funkhouser, Dustin Funkhouser, Joshua Gordon, Kelsey Hines, Keirsten Hodges, Don Keith, Brooke Lacek, Tania Lagunilla, Rachel Lute, Savannah Miller, Destiny Neff, Leah Patrick, Emmy Pilkerton, Aaron Poole, Blake Rice, Carlos Romero-Hernandez, Irene San Juan Garcia, Bryant Schutz, Skye Seay, Dylan Showman, Abbigail Simon, Tyler Somers, Caitlin Thompson, Levi Zirkle.



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