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RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships in 2021 to assist African-American and other underrepresented minority students who reside in the company’s service area, according to a press release.

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A student representing Roanoke Rapids Graded School District recently received a perfect score in the first of three meets in this year’s WordMasters Challenge — a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students annually.

Brittany Washington was recently honored as a 40 Under Forty Leadership at East Carolina University, according to a press release.

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The Halifax County Schools Vikings Information Technology (IT) Help Desk, based on the campus of Northwest Collegiate and Technical Academy, will prepare students for a career pathway in Computer Engineering and other Information Technology pathways, according to a press release.

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ROANOKE RAPIDS — The Center for Energy Education has partnered with the Family Resource Center South Atlantic and the Turning Point Workforce Development Board to train a new round of Halifax County residents in solar construction.

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Inborden Elementary STEAM Academy’s second grader Zamiya Battle took advantage of the N.C. School Boards Association elementary poster contest.

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Halifax County Superintendent Eric Cunningham has appointed Brian Biles to become the next principal of William R. Davie in Roanoke Rapids.

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Halifax County Schools Board of Education approved the appointment of Jerome Williams to principal of the Halifax County Early College.

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The scholarship committee of the Pilot Club of the Roanoke Valley recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Roanoke Rapids High School Senior Kaitlin Moseley. The scholarship was given in honor of Club President Ann Martin, who has devoted her time and efforts to giving to the community throu…