- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:42
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It’s the end of July, and while there’s still a month before school starts, it’s already time to save money during Virginia’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday — Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4.
This is the weekend to hit the stores for those who want to save sales tax on a wide range of clothing, footwear and school-related items, whether intended for school use or not.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 00:10
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The Community came together once again this past weekend with special expressions of love for their neighbors in need!
Chad Baldwin had put on an outstanding Hopyard Golf Classic - a new annual event for King George!
Trinity Methodist Church did a cereal drive. Cereal is an easy, nutritious meal for seniors anytime of day.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 15:33
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Rich Lorey sponsors three “Fun Physics” scholarships to Center students
The founder of the new Leadership Enrichment Center (LEC) announced today that Rich Lorey, PhD Physics, and retired NSWC Biochemical Warfare director, will be providing scholarship applications for three sponsored “Fun Physics” positions for students ages 8-12 or ages 13-18 at the LEC Open House to be held
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:50
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There are few people who have had the intimate relationship with this area that artist Bill Martz has. For more than 35 years he’s portrayed life in his part of the Chesapeake Bay area — the five counties of the Northern Neck of Virginia — through his drawings and paintings.
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Students from King George County were privileged last week to be a part of a demonstration project focusing on increasing the interest of middle school students in Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics (STEM).
The effort, labeled the STEM Academy, took place at King George Middle School and was designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
The one week King George STEM Academy was staffed by engineers and scientists from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren and educators from the College of William and Mary.
“The students displayed excitement and were engaged in all of the STEM events,” said Jane Bachman, the STEM Academy Director. “It was our first year at King George Middle School (KGMS) and our first year hosting a ‘Parent Day’ for parents to see first-hand what their child is experiencing during the STEM focus week.”
The King George STEM Academy was attended by middle school students from the Dahlgren School, the city of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford as well as King George.
“Sometimes students think they have to be good at something before they can choose a career,” said Katie Green, a project specialist from William and Mary. “Summer camps like this one are perfect for showing the possibilities of careers they might not have considered.”
The students participated in activities designed to stimulate their interest in science, technology, engineering and math.The goal of the STEM Academy was to present possible careers in science and engineering in a positive fashion.
And, according to Bachman, that mission was accomplished. “On behalf of the VDP [Virginia Demonstration Project] STEM Dahlgren Academy Planning Team, we thank all of the students, parents, VIPs, mentors, behind-the-scene workers and KGMS for their participation and encouragement in our STEM program as we highlight STEM careers,” Bachman said.
The King George STEM Academy was one of two sites in Virginia where students gathered to determine their interest in science and engineering. A similar academy was being held in the Norfolk area.
Around the country, other STEM programs were being conducted in Indian Head, Md., Philadelphia, Pa., Panama City, Fla., San Diego, Calif., Honolulu, Hawaii, Rome, N.Y. and Charleston S.C.