School/Sports News

Megan Wheatley

Wheatley, Kritter are Old Dominion All-Academic

Two college students from Rappahannock County were named to the All-Academic Team of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The recognition rewards achievements in the classroom.

Megan Wheatley is a 2009 graduate of Rappahannock County High School and a sophomore at Randolph College. Elena Kritter is a 2008 graduate of Rappahannock County High School and a junior at Lynchburg College.

The All-Academic Team honors those athletes who compete in a conference-sponsored sport, regardless of academic class. The student-athlete must achieve at least a 3.25 grade point average for the year to be considered for the ODAC All-Academic Award.

Lisa K. Maloney

Maloney graduates from Delaware

Tom and Karen Maloney of Boston announce the graduation of their daughter, Lisa K. Maloney, from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. A 2006 graduate of Rappahannock County High School, Maloney earned her bachelor of science degree in sports management with minors in legal studies and women’s studies.

Maloney also participated in the school’s study-abroad program and spent time in both New Zealand and the England. She spent a semester as an intern in the sports marketing department of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Maloney is currently employed in the athletic department at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Bottom row from left, Elizabeth Scoville and David Knizewski, and top row from left, Jennifer Deal, Brad Boelter and Stephen Dowell.

New Wakefield teachers

Wakefield Country Day School welcomed five new teachers to its faculty as classes began Wednesday at the Flint Hill school.
Brad Boelter becomes the newest half of the fifth-grade teaching team with Lori Perry. Boelter has taught for six years at Powhatan School and has taught grades four through six for 13 years experience at independent schools.

Jennifer Deal will teach the kindergarten class for the 2010-2011 school year after several years at home with her four sons. Deal has a bachelor of science from James Madison University and graduate credits in reading from the University of Virginia. She taught kindergarten for five years at Rappahannock County Elementary School.

Stephen Dowell earned bachelor’s degrees in both classical culture and mathematics at the University of Georgia, and comes to Wakefield from a teaching apprenticeship program at the university to teach mathematics in the Wakefield upper school. He is an alumnus of Wakefield and the son of the registrar and college adviser, Marsha Dowell.

David Knizewski previously taught instrumental music during the 2008-2009 school year. Knizewski will provide both instrumental music instruction and vocal music instruction. He is primarily a clarinetist and is a Shenandoah University graduate.

Elizabeth Scoville will teach pre-algebra. With a doctorate in structural engineering from Clemson University, Scoville was also a Fulbright scholar at Virginia Tech, where she completed her master’s degree, and she worked as a mathematics instructor at the university in her native El Salvador.

Eric A. Norman

Norman pursues advanced degree

Eric A. Norman is presently a graduate student in art at Washington State University at Pullman, Wash.

He graduated from Rappahannock County High School, the University of Mary Washington and was a student last year at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

His portrait work has been selected the past two years for the Mid-Atlantic New Painting Exhibit in Fredericksburg.
Eric’s parents are John and Nina Norman of Washington, Va. His grandmother is Marilyn Merrill Bailey.

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