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Eight-year-old Bryce Snyder enjoys playing Asteroid Invasion, a game that he created in one week during an Engineering for Kids camp at the Louisa Arts Center.

Focused on their game

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

Nine-year-old Lucas Hufner delivered a challenge to his 13 peers at the Louisa Arts Center on Friday. “None of you can beat my game!” he boasted, looking over his laptop screen. And as the challengers pass by one by one, Hufner is proven correct. His smile beams across the room. The reason for Hufner’s elated sense of pride lies in the fact that the game is indeed his own, the

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  • Recent Louisa graduate joins jarheads

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Growing up, James Cusick would sit on the floor of his bedroom with his toy soldiers, visualizing what it would be like to be in combat. Every scene was spurred on by the memory of his father, Joseph, a paratrooper in the Korean War, or his uncle Charlie, who was in the Marines. The passion continued in the years ahead as well, with Cusick watching whatever military mini-series popped up

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  • Former Louisa High School principal moves to central office

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Tom Smith, former principal of Louisa County High School, has been named director of secondary education for Louisa County Public Schools. He made the short move across the parking lot recently to set up his office in the LCPS Central Office Building. The position is relatively new, combining additional responsibilities to those of former Director of Accountability Services Thomas Schott, who moved on to become superintendent of Highland County Public

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  • Success is feedin’, seedin’, weedin’ and breedin’

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County High School FFA Chapter officers for 2014-2015 are Kristin Seay, president; Beth Richardson, vice president; Chelsea Bickley, secretary; Riley Smith, treasurer; Kylie Hoffman, reporter; Courtney Whisenant, sentinel; Brianna Harlowe, historian; and Hunter Watkins, student advisor.

    When Paul Harvey gave his infamous FFA speech in 1978,  “So God made a farmer,” little did he know that those words would have such an impact.  Since then, his speech has inspired a truck advertisement and, more recently, the Louisa FFA Chapter’s tee-shirt design and slogan, “Feedin’, seedin’, weedin’ and breedin’ since 1928.” That tee-shirt was entered into the National FFA Organization’s annual Chapter Tee-Shirt Contest, in which designs

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  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary staff prepares for July move

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Thomas Jefferson Elementary School principal enjoys the space of her new office, which she moved into at the beginning of this month.

    Glancing out of the spacious windows that allow natural light to illuminate her office, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School principal Candace Wilkerson couldn’t keep a smile off of her face. Just like her office, the future of her school is bright. Wilkerson was able to move in to the new $11 million, 85,000 square-foot building two weeks ago, marking a new era for elementary education in the county. “It was surreal,”

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  • Pre-schoolers support Louisa K-9 unit

    Posted on May 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    The Shining Star Pre-School class at the Betty Queen Intergenerational Center competed in a “Pennies for Pizza” fundraiser for the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. The two classes raised more than $431 for the unit.

    In a race to win a pizza party, the Shining Star Pre-School class at the Betty Queen Intergenerational Center competed in a “Pennies for Pizza” contest in April and raised more than $431 for the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. Lt. Patrick Sheridan and his K-9 partner, bloodhound Rizzo, were invited to the center on Friday, May 9, to accept the funds raised by the children. “Let me start

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  • Louisa’s graduation is right around the corner

    Posted on May 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    By Deana Meredith   Graduation. It’s what every Louisa County High School senior has looked forward to since they walked into their first classroom as seniors this past fall. And despite all of the snow days missed over the winter months, these young adults don’t have much longer to wait. For Principal Tom Smith, who will be leaving Louisa County Public Schools at the end of the school year, this

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