Community Notes–School news

James Stephen McVeigh, of Stephens City, earned a master’s degree on May 9 in criminal justice administration from Loyola University’s College of Social Sciences.


On May 28, Sacred Heart Academy in Winchester was awarded a check for more than $2,000 from the Air Force Association and a check for more than $15,000 from the school’s Parent Teacher Organization.

Danny Lyman, a seventh-grade pupil at Sacred Heart Academy in Winchester, was recognized during the final assembly of the year by Zaner-Bloser as a grade-level semifinalist in its national handwriting competition.


Max Bieryla, a senior at Skyline High School in Front Royal, was named a recepient of a $2,000 Lyle B. Wright Scholarship, one of four awarded, by American Municipal Power Inc.

He was nominated by the Town of Front Royal Electric Department.

The son of Michael and Lynn Bieryla, of Front Royal, he plans to attend the University of Hartford majoring in acoustical engineering and music.


Two local students have been recognized for their academic and extracurricular success with a $1,500 academic college scholarship from the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation. They are:
Ella Tice, a student at Strasburg High School, who plans to attend the University of Delaware.
Christian Dinges, of Mount Jackson, who plans to attend James Madison University.


Ann Denkler, Shenandoah University Associate Professor of History, has been selected as one of 27 faculty members to participate in a special American history seminar on slave narratives sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Denkler was selected from a pool of 83 nominations. During the past year, she taught a freshmen-level survey course that centered around “Twelve Years a Slave” as well as her course The African-American Experience. The seminar will be held June 21-25 at Yale University led by David W. Blight, Professor of American History.