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Neighborhood notes: Shenandoah

Mt. Jackson
Card shower
A card shower is being planned for Ethel Weaver, who will celebrate her 91st birthday on July 20.
Send cards to 5951 King St., Mt. Jackson, VA 22842.

Lebanon Church
School news
Lindsey Dean, daughter of Jeffrey and Shari Dean of Lebanon Church, has been named to the Dean's List at West Virginia University for the spring semester. She is majoring in sports management.

The Shenandoah County Retired Teachers Association awarded scholarships to two future teachers in the amount of $1000 each.

The recipients are Luis Parada of Strasburg, who is a Mathematics and Secondary Education major at James Madison University, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parma Parada, and Zachary Wakeman of Toms Brook, who is an Agricultural Sciences Education major at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Wakeman.

The scholarships given by the SCRTA are funded by member donations, and memorial donations in honor of SCRTA members. SCRTA members are retired teachers, administrators, secretaries, instructional assistants, custodians, and other educators. Retirees from any school division are welcome to attend meetings. The first meeting of the 2012-13 school year will be a breakfast held on the first day of school, Sept. 4, in Woodstock. Contact Karen Whetzel, President, 740-8589 or kswhetzel@gmail.com for more information.

College news
Terry L. Harris and Ramona Gunter Kahle, of Woodstock, graduated from Radford University at the end of the spring semester.
Harris, the son of Mr. Mavin E. Harris of 2510 Lee Elgin Road, earned a master of science degree in education.
Kahle, of 2488 Lee Elgin Rd., earned a master of science degree in education.

Mt. Jackson
Anahely Cruz who recently graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School, has received a scholarship from the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa, a local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international sorority for outstanding women educators.

She is the daughter of Marcelina and Alberto Cruz, and plans to attend Eastern Mennonite College and become a special education teacher. She has received numerous scholarships to help her in her college studies.

Fort Valley
Local Paint Horse youth competitor Hannah Stephens, of Fort Valley, captured two World Championship titles at the 2012 AjPHA Youth World Championship Paint Horse Show held June 22 to 30 in Fort Worth, Texas. The show is a premier event of the American Paint Horse Association.

Stephens won the Championships in Youth Showmanship for ages 14 to 18 and Limited Youth Showmanship 14 to 18, showing Sensational Hannah a 2007 sorrel overo mare owned by the exhibitor. In this class, competitors are judged on their ability to fit and present a horse by performing a pattern.

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