Culpeper Education News
Stratford University's Woodbridge Campus hosted a “Fun-Sized," career fair on June 24. The Career Services Department welcomed local healthcare professionals, such as CVS/Caremark, Metro Healthcare Services and Compassionate Hearts for Seniors (CHFS). Students were encouraged to bring a résumé and meet with several local healthcare professionals who have potential job openings.
Gar-Field High School's senior class officially became alumni on June 13 after tossing their hats at the school's commencement ceremony.
Battlefield High School's senior class officially became alumni on June 13 after tossing their hats at the school's commencement ceremony.
Fifteen years after the Hylton varsity boys soccer team's last state championship, the 2014 team came close to reaching the finals again. The Bulldogs ended this season on June 14 as the Conference 4 regular season and tournament champions, Group 6A South Region runner-up and a state tournament semifinalist. On Saturday night, Hylton came up on the short-end of a 6-2 loss against T.C. Williams during the state semifinals.
Christ Chapel Academy’s (CCA) Class of 2014 earned more than $1 million in scholarship offers. The class of 28 students included CCA’s first male athlete to receive a full athletic scholarship (Stephen Brown, Bucknell University), two young ladies who received full tuition scholarships from the College of William and Mary and Penn State University (Makeda Jackson and Candice Crutchfield respectively), and a two-time state golf tournament qualifier, Victor Ortega.
Brentsville District High School seniors gathered at the school on June 7 and crossed the stage to take their diplomas and begin the next stage of their lives.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors adopted the budget and tax rate for the coming year on April 29. In adopting the budget the board agreed to a tax rate of $1.148 per $100 of assessed value. The new tax rate means that next year, the average real estate tax bill will be $3,788. That's a little more than the estimate for the current year: $3,601. The headline projects in the $990 million budget are two new libraries in Gainesville and Montclair. The libraries had been approved by voters in the 2006 bond referendum and architectural plans had been unveiled last year with an opening date in September 2015.
Prince William County school officials have scheduled two public meetings to get community input on the proposed boundary for the county’s 12th high school being built at 13833 Dumfries Road in Manassas. The meetings will be structured as a forum where community members can provide feedback on the proposal.