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Neighborhood notes -- Front Royal

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Front Royal

School news

Allyson McManus, Ashley McManus and Benjamin Pederson of Front Royal, eighth-graders at Randolph-Macon Academy, have been named to the all-A honor roll for the fourth grading period.

Natalie Harpold and Charlotte Thompson, seventh-graders at Randolph-Macon Academy, have been named to the all-A honor roll for the fourth grading period.

The following sixth-graders at Randolph-Macon Academy have been named to the all-A honor roll for the fourth grading period:

Jacob Dodson, Matthew Duggan, Amy Gray, Jonathan Pederson, Michaela Rodney and Tyler Vaughan.

Trap shoot

Paul Salomon Jr. of Front Royal placed first in the state trap shoot July 1-5 at the Winchester Gun Club.

Fire company news

The Shawnee Kennel Club donated 20 oxygen masks for pets to the Front Royal Fire Department on July 14.

College news

Devon Airhart of Front Royal received a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies for teacher preparation from Old Dominion University.

The following Front Royal residents earned bachelor's degrees from Virginia Tech May 15:

Nathan Boggs, Benjamin Kelley, Daniel Sealock and Ashley Strickland.

Boggs majored in English, Kelley in theater arts, Sealock in business for marketing management and Strickland in political science.


Card shower

A card shower is planned for James Thompson, formerly of Limeton, who will celebrate his 85th birthday on July 25.

His address is Montvue Nursing Home, 30 Montvue Drive, Luray 22835.


College news

John Bowling, Kristi House and Jason Way, all of Linden, received bachelor's degrees from Virginia Tech on May 15.

Bowling majored in mining engineering, House in human development and Way in biological science.

Bowling graduated with highest honors.


Military news

Air Force Senior Airman Andrew L. Cash has been named the 729th Air Control Squadron's airman of the year.

He was especially recognized for rapidly restoring the Operation Iraqi Freedom data link which allowed close air support for troops in combat. Cash's actions saved three lives and also opened communications for more than 42,000 combat sorties in Iraqi air space. He was also a first responder to cable through fire and extinguished flames to help preserve the Operation Iraqi Freedom site surveillance/radar data link.

A ground radio technician regularly assigned to the 729th Air Control Squadron at Hill Air Force Base at Ogden, Utah, he has served in the military for two years.

The son of Tony L. and Retha L. Cash of Luray, he is a 2006 graduate of Luray High School.

College news

Michelle L. Shenk of Luray received a bachelor's degree in human services from Old Dominion University.


College news

Luke Cornwell and Joshua Widmer, both of Bentonville, received bachelor's degrees from Virginia Tech on May 15.

Cornwell majored in building construction and Widmer in natural resources conversation.

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