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Vol. 36, No. 2 | Richmond Suburban News | May 22, 2019


Supervisor seeks third board term

Phillips and Brown lead PHHS as valedictorian and salutatorian By Melody Kinser Managing Editor


SHLAND -- Grace Elizabeth Phillips, with a grade point average of 4.78378, leads the 2019 Class of Patrick Henry High School as valedictorian. Salutatorian is Samuel Brown, who follows with a 4.722 GPA. Commencement ceremonies for PHHS will get underway at 8:30 a.m. on GRACE PHILLIPS Patrick Henry 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15 E.J. Wade Arena Stuart Siegel Center VCU 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond

Saturday, June 15, in the E.J. Wade Arena at the VCU Stuart Siegel Center at 1200

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W. Broad St. in Richmond. Grace is the daughter of Stephen and Nicole Phillips of Beaverdam. At Patrick Henry, she has served as class president, president of the National Beta Club, vice president of

the National Honor Society, and president of the Science National Honor Society. She is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, 7th UP, and SODA. She also served as past president of the Latin Club.


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She was a coach for the All Star Basketball team. Grace founded the Meadowgate Alpacas Therapy Animal Program. In her community, she also has been involved with Empower RVA Teens as a youth leader/facilitator, volunteer for the Richmond Youth Philanthropy Program, volunteer for Greater Richmond HandsON, volunteer for Miracles in Motion, and a buddy for Night to Shine. She plans to attend the College of William and Mary where she will study Biochemistry and International Diplomacy. In looking back over her high school years, Grace said, “I could not be more grateful to the community of people who have surrounded see PHHS, pg. 10 

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A wreath is placed during the Memorial Day ceremony at the marker at the Hanover Veterans Memorial.

Ceremony honors those serving and those who served HANOVER -- All are invited to honor the veterans who gave their lives defending our country and those who are currently serving our military to insure our freedom by attending a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at Hanover Wayside Park, on U.S. 301 about a mile north of Hanover High School. see CEREMONY, pg. 4 

TLEE – As the June 11 Primary approaches, Angela Kelly-Wiecek has announced she is seeking another term on the Hanover County Board of Supervisors. She has represented the Chickahominy District for eight years, and said she has made analysis-based decision making, citizen engagement, and open communications the focus of her conKELLY-WIECEK stituent service. “I’ve worked very hard


see SUPERVISOR, pg. 4 

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