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4 Wednesday, Dec, 14, 2016 THE JOURNAL[ www.jouinalpress, com W&L: Students oet info m page I The easiest scholarship to receive is a university scholarship. While a "full ride" is the ultimate goal, any tuition scholarship is a welcome one. It is up to the students to not give up when searching. It is impor- tant for students to keep taking the ACT and SAT tests until they can improve their scores to a satisfac- tory level. Ms. Dickerson suggested to the eighth-graders that they begin taking the PSAT 8/9 tests as a matter of course. It is important not to just give up after one test but persevere to score their best marks. She reminded students that the reason these tests are so important is that they are the great equalizer. Cur- riculums vary throughout the world. What a student learns in Fairfax County is sometimes entirely differ- ent from what someone is learning in another part of the state. Tests like the SAT and the ACT help deter- mine how well one will do in higher education. Dickerson left the students with a couple, of websites to explore to get them on their journey. As she told the students "follow your heart to the finish." If you want to go to col- lege, plan, research, and do what you have to do to be successful. She plans to return to speak to parents and stu- dents this spring. Westmoreland County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Perry with Carla Dickerson and Photo courtesy of Westmoreland County Public Schools CTE Director Juston Savoy. KELLY LONG Westmoreland County Public Schools Washington & Lee High School's Career and Technical Education (CTE) students recently attend- ed the Second Annual Hampton Roads Transportation Career Expo in Hampton,. Accompanied by CTE Director Justin Savoy, CTE teachers Stan Schoope, Kristina Sanderson, Bryan Lee, and district representative, Patty Long, the CTE students visited booths and displays that highlighted available career pathways with the Virginia Department of Transportation, LifeVac3, Tidewater Express, and various engineers, colleges, and marine positions. Students were encouraged to visit each exhibitor. Each company and representative addressed the students' questions and several allowed students to sit on a piece career ex of equipment or climb aboard a working miniature submarine. Fu- ture architects and designers had a plethora of activities to explore and experience. This program was made possible by the generosity of the Federal Highway Administration, the city of Hampton, The Virginia Depart- ment of Education, the DMV, The Dranref Foundation and Hampton Roads Convention Center. po ,n Elm Photo courtesy of Westmoreland County Pubfic Schools Jeremiah Smith and Diego Ramos, Washington & Lee High School Career and Technical students test the"waters" in a re- search submarine at the Hamp- ton Roads CTE Career Expo Fair. Fracking: New rules proposed From page I At last week's meeting, West- moreland Planning Commission Chairman John Felt said he be-the supervisors would require gas "it will be more challenging to do lieved an outright ban on frack- wells to be at least 1,000 feet from fracking here," said Felt. ing would "put a specific target on structures or any type of waterway. Shore Exploration Corp., a Texas your back" and would subject the Also, before companies could ac- company, has obtained leases for county to costly lawsuits from the tually drill they would have to go possible drilling on 84,000 acres oil and gas industry, through two processes of public in Westmoreland, King George, The regulations recommended hearings. Caroline, Essex and King & Queen by the planning commission to With these regulations in place counties. W'atman: Drops out for Gov. Frompage I dates seeking the Republican nomi- nation for governor. Remaining in the race are Ed Gillespie, who was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 2016; State Sen. Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach; and Prince William County Supervisor Cory Stewart. "With President-Elect Trump in the White House and a Republican controlled House and Senate, we have a real opportunity to make this country greater that it's ever been before," Wittman said in his email. "It's time for Republicans to unite Charges: Drug sales alleged From page I ter, she was also charged in King George with illegally distributing drugs. Over the objections of pros- ecutors, Trainum was released on $10,000 bond on the King George charges. Trainum has had several arrests in connection with drug distribution over the past several years and was convicted and sen- tenced to five years in prison in 2008, but all but seven months of that sentence were suspended. and and work together to reel in are the ones holding the power," Wit- former Montross mayor is a senior Washington's out-of-control speak- tman said. member of the House Armed Ser- ing, make lawmakers accountable Wittman was elected to his fifth vices Committee, which is expected to the people, defeat and destroy the term in Congress in November,to be very active in helping Trump enemies of democracy and freedom, while also campaigning for next fulfill his promise to restore Ameri- and make sure that We the People year's gubernatorial election. The ca's military. Mon, - Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 4424 l[.affayette Blvd., Fzederickstmrg ][mla]]aboa ~ by omr owa Saturday g a,m. to 4 p.m. 540-898-4993 IN - BOU'3 INSrhU,E] F]NANCB,K; 6 Mim~hg O~ k#Im~ w~ e 12 MaMlla 12eE~x~d k~iB,~ 1~m~xwmnme ~ qjmm Jar 13eldlb in the School: Bond approved From page I bond of of $42.5 million bond to pay for the new high school, parking lot and an adjoining football stadium. The county hopes to obtain an ad- ditional $3.3 million in state grants to pay for roads, trails and an outdoor sports complex that would include baseball, softball and t ball fields, lighting and parking lots that would be available to the public as well as the school. Board Chairman Daryl Fisher and Supervisor Dorothy Tare voted against the bond proposal because they were concerned about possible cost over- runs and preferred applying for a $45 million bond just in case of additional costs. In arguing for the lower bond amount, Supervisor Woody Hynson said: "I am tightwad and I worry about it. Sometimes borrowing money is a lot easier than paying it back. Don't forget we are spending the taxpayers money." The board considered bond pro- posals of $30, $40 and $50 million before settling on $43.5 million. "We are committed to building the school and having the financing in place," Fisher assured the standing room only crowd. Funding for the new school will come from the bond from the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Ru- ral Development loan program and from state grants for the sport's tom- plex and roads. Contrary to earlier reports from some of the supervisors, there will be no payment to Colonial Beach for any tax dollars Colonial Beach taxpayers have paid to the county. "There is no money that Colonial Beach taxpayers are paying to West- moreland County schools," said Risa- vi. "We are not giving Colonial Beach 19 percent of the cost of the school." 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