Melissa Hansen and Kate Watkins have each received $1,000 Walter Reed Memorial Scholarships from the Gloucester Historical Society. The annual awards are given to qualified Gloucester students majoring in archaeology, anthropology or history. Hansen is majoring in history at Mary Baldwin College and Watkins is majoring in history at Christopher Newport University. The 2011 awards were given in memory of P. Hairston Seawell.
The following local students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Virginia Tech: Leah A. Thomas of Mathews; Sara J. Brickman of North; Stephen B. Jordan of Gloucester Point; Mackenzie H. Claytor, Karalynn D. Drechsel, Andrew P. Gallagher, Kelly A. Gilmartin, Jessica K. Kersey and Ryan C. McGinty of Gloucester; and Michael P. Clifton, Cutter M. Dunn, Caitlin L. Richmond and Jennifer N. Skidmore of Hayes. The recognition requires a 3.4 or higher grade point average.
William Martin Storrs of Gloucester, recently received a bachelor of science degree from Excelsior College.
The Gloucester High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th year reunion for July 29-31. For details, search GHS Class of 1981 30th year reunion on Facebook. Class members who have not received an invitation to the event should call Finishing Touch Events at 757-876-9699.
Newport News High School Class of 1956 will hold its 55th reunion Oct. 19 and 20. For more information contact Judy Leggett Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-868-1111.