School briefs

- Posted on Jun 25, 2010 - 01:29 PM

Christopher Ivey graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University during commencement ceremonies May 21. Ivey received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and took concentrated studies in aerospace engineering, completing his degree in three years. While at Johns Hopkins, Ivey won the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program Undergraduate Fellowship. He will pursue a doctorate in mechanical engineering this fall at Stanford University under a Stanford Graduate Fellowship and a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. Ivey is the son of Barry and Pamela Ivey of Gloucester Point, and the grandson of Ann Binford of Mathews and Poquoson. 

Katherine Ruth Woodson received a master of arts degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Texas at San Antonio during commencement ceremonies in May. Woodson also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is the daughter of Jon and Pam Woodson of Gloucester, and resides in San Antonio with her husband. 

Katherine Hodges was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Elon University in Elon, N.C., where she is a rising sophomore. The recognition requires a 3.4 or higher grade point average. Hodges is the daughter of Spencer and Linda Hodges of Mathews. 

Amy Doyel of Ware Neck, Rachel Byrd and Brittany Byrd of Gloucester, and Caroline Dixon and William Bennett of Gloucester Point, were each named to the semester dean’s list at the University of Mary Washington. The recognition requires a 3.5 or higher grade point average. 

Chelsea Jackson of Gloucester, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Shenandoah University where she is majoring in music therapy. The recognition requires a 3.25 or higher grade point average. 

Rebecca Ann Dudley of Gloucester, a recent graduate of West Point High School, is the first recipient of the C. Herbert Brown Jr. Performing Arts Scholarship presented by Arts Alive, Inc., of West Point. Brown, a Gloucester native, was a founder, first president and a director of Arts Alive. He was the band and choral director at Middlesex High School until moving to West Point High where he served as assistant principal and band and choral director from 1967 to 1993. Dudley will attend the University of Virginia to major in music and science. 

Emily Wingfield of Gloucester, was one of eight Bluefield College students who completed a spring mission trip to Peru as part of Virginia Baptists’ effort to share the Gospel and build churches in South America. The students played soccer, volleyball and freeze tag with the local children and shared testimonies and led Bible studies.