Sarah Elizabeth Hultquist and William Payne Conrad Engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Hultquist of Rock Island, IL, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Hultquist, to Mr. William Payne Conrad, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan H. Conrad of White Post.

The bride-elect graduated from Rock Island High School in 2002, Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2006, and Vanderbilt University with a Master of Business Administration in 2011. She is currently a Senior Consultant at Capgemini Consulting in Chicago, IL.

The groom-elect graduated from Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA in 2001, and the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2005. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Engineering Management at Northwestern University and will be employed with Deere and Company following graduation in June.

A wedding is planned for Saturday, July 14, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Church and a reception will follow at the Outing Club in Davenport, IA.

Sarah Elizabeth Hultquist and William Payne Conrad will be married in July

Boyce Student Makes Dean’s List at American University

Caitlin Friess of Boyce, Virginia has been added to the Dean’s List for the School of Communication at American University in Washington DC for the Fall semester 2011.

William “Billy” Wallace Awarded Trumbower Memorial Scholarship

The 2011 Sarah P. Trumbower Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Clarke County High School senior William E. Wallace by the Clarke County Historical Association (CCHA).   The Association gives the $5,000 award annually to a deserving student who will be majoring in the fine arts at the university level.

The Trumbower Scholarship was established in 2004 to commemorate Sarah “Sally” Trumbower, who served as the CCHA President for 15 years and was a founder of the Art at the Mill show, now in its 21st year.   A portion of the proceeds from the semi-annual show helps fund the scholarship.

Since 2004, CCHA has awarded $28,750 in scholarship money through this fund.

Mr. Wallace was one of two exceptional candidates who applied for the scholarship.   He presented an in-depth scope of work, including watercolors, acrylics and wire sculpture, coupled with an infectious passion for art.

“I’ve been making art since I was a little kid,” Billy said.   “And I just try to have fun with every piece I do.”

Wallace’s enthusiasm was apparent in the very expressive pieces he presented to the selection committee.   He also displayed his work at the student art show, led by CCHS IB Art teacher Kathy Campbell and held at the Burwell-Morgan Mill late last month.

Wallace carries a 3.8 grade point average, was voted “Most Talented Senior” by his peers, works part-time at Costco, and has participated in track & field, soccer, and as a middle school art mentor.

Billy Wallace will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Art this fall where he plans to pursue a major in the Fine Arts and an additional certification in arts education.   He says he “will always make art, no matter what” and eventually would like to become a high school art teacher.

He  is the son of  Lorie and William Wallace of Berryville, Virginia.


Powhatan Teacher is Mathematics Educator of the Year

The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) is proud to announce that Harry Holloway, a 6th – 8th grade math teacher and K – 8 math coordinator at Powhatan School in Boyce, VA, has been selected to receive the 2011 VCTM William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year Award for the middle school level.

The award will be presented on March 11th at the VCTM Awards Dinner.

This special dinner is part of the 2011 VCTM Math Conference, which is being held at the Ramada West Hotel in Richmond, VA.   Congratulations to Harry Holloway for his outstanding work in the field of mathematics education.

Friess Accepted at American University

Caitlin Friess, a Clarke County High School senior, has been accepted to American University’s School of Communication in Washington DC

Pickett Receives National Degree

Dusty Pickett received the American Future Farmers of America degree at the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

Pickett’s achievement is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization and recognizes Dusty’s demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding achievements in agicultural business, production, processing and service programs.

Less than one in 154 FFA members advance through their local chapter and state FFA degree programs to earn this national degree.

Dusty is the son of Charles & Robyn Pickett.  He is a 2009 graduate of Clarke County High School.  He is currently in his second year at James Rumsey Technical School where he just received his Journeymans electrical license.

Robert Rosenbrook Achieves Eagle Scout

Robert Rosenbrook earned his rank of Eagle Scout on August 17, 2010.

Robert built a wall storage unit for Berryville Baptist Rascals Puppet Ministry as his Eagle Scout project.

His parents are TJ & Katie Rosenbrook.

Robert’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held October 30,2010 at Berryville Baptist Church.

Samuel David Sinclair

Samuel David Sinclair was born on born July 18, 2010 at 1:36 am in Richmond, Virginia.

Samuel entered the world weighing 6 lbs. 10 ounces and 19 inches long.

Samuel David Sinclair with mother Emily (Veilleux) Sinclair

Proud parents are Tim and Emily (Veilleux) Sinclair of Richmond, Virginia.

Proud Grandparents are Bill and Mary Veilleux of Berryville, Virginia.

Proud Great-Grandfather is John Friant of Berryville, Virginia