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Sixty diplomas awarded at Christchurch
imageChristchurch School celebrated its 90th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. under the great red oak on Headmaster’s Hill, overlooking the Rappahannock River. Headmaster John E. Byers addressed the class, and in what has become a special tradition, he addressed the 60 graduates one-by-one.

25 Middlesex County residents graduate from RCC
On May 11, at Rappahannock Community College’s 40th Commencement ceremony, college officials bestowed 571 degrees and certificates on the 264 members of the Class of 2012. “This is a significant time in the history of the college,” said RCC president Dr. Elizabeth Crowther. “We are experiencing unprecedented growth, student attainment, and community training.”


Retiring MES teacher enjoyed watching progress of her students
imagePortia Johnson of Saluda is retiring this year after 39 years of teaching elementary education in the Middlesex County Public School System. Mrs. Johnson was educated in the county system, one of just a few African-Americans who in the early years of (freedom of choice) integration attended the mostly white county schools.


Schools select ‘Teachers of the Year’
In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, faculty and staff at each of the three Middlesex public schools honored “Teachers of the Year.” Candidates were nominated and finalists were selected by their colleagues at each school.


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