School briefs

- Posted on Apr 30, 2014 - 01:19 PM

Rachel Jones of Mathews recently received the Corps Junior Service Award from the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College. The award is presented to the junior with outstanding service to the corps. 

Christina Karpel was recently inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success at St. John’s University in New York where she is a sophomore majoring in advertising and communications. Karpel is the daughter of Charles and Trudi Karpel of Scotch Plains, N.J., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Carter of Cobbs Creek.

Brian Kelly, a sophomore majoring in public relations at Bucks County (Pa.) Community College, received the Keystone Presidents Award for his contributions to the college newspaper, The Centurion. Kelly won first place in general news for his story on a bomb scare on campus and an honorable mention in sports for his coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles. He is the son of Tina Kelley of Fairless Hills, Pa., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Carter of Cobbs Creek. 

Lauren Pryor was among the college students who graduated from the Emerging Leaders Program at the Gloucester Institute at the Moton Center on Sunday. Pryor is a rising junior majoring in psychology with concentrated studies in neurosciences at Hampton University. She is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Vincent A. Pryor of Gloucester. 

Rappahannock Community College’s Alpha Lambda Omicron chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society inducted 55 new student members during a ceremony April 22, including Drew Anderson, John Forehand Jr., Shelby Gwartney, Diona Ormon, Christine Riddett, Tara Sinischo, Taylor Slozak and Amy Troxel of Gloucester; Anna Hudgins, Nathan Mayo, Shelby Miles and Samantha Rutter of Mathews. In order to be invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, which is the official honor society for two-year colleges worldwide; students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.