Thursday, January 20, 2011
Bill HB1861 is up for final action.
At 9 a.m. yesterday, Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge) testified to the House Education Committee, which unanimously passed his in-state tuition for military veterans bill. The bill is now on its way to the House floor for a vote. If the House passes the bill, it will go to the Senate for a final vote. The bill would allow certain veterans who make Virginia as their permanent address to become immediately eligible for in-state tuition, rather than waiting a year. According to an emailed statement from Anderson, the bill was filed for action on behalf of 23 veteran-based service organizations, and serves to represent more than 850,000 state residents.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Josie Zeman describes why she loves James Madison University.
Josie Zeman, a 2010 Woodbridge Senior High School graduate, is now a freshman at James Madison University and happy with the decision that she made to attend the sprawling campus tucked away in rural Harrisonburg, VA. “JMU has challenged me in so many different ways in and out of the classroom,” Zeman said. “What’s so great about this school—everyone is smart, but loves to have a good time and socialize.” Zeman said she is never bored at college since “there is always something to do. Harrisonburg itself has so much culture. There are always local bands playing.” Although Harrisonburg is considered to be a far cry from the hectic pace and atmosphere of the DC Metropolitan area, Zeman doesn't feel like being out in the "country" lacks any …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
As part of our college life series, we interviewed former writing student, Demory Martin, about his choice to attend VCU in Richmond.
Demory Martin, a 2010 Woodbridge Senior High School graduate, is now a college freshman at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and loving every minute of the art population, good academics and urban environment that encompasses the campus. “I guess there’s something really familiar about it; (Richmond) resembles Woodbridge because of its diversity and its hipster population,” Martin said, adding that the location is ideal; far enough away from home (and parents) but with enough of a city vibe to foster the strong art culture and an independent, urbane life style. When asked what the population at VCU was like, he said, “(It's) a good arts population, very serious business school people, a healthy science community. Not a big …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Advice for Woodbridge Senior High School Students
For the class of 2011, the heat is on. High school students are contemplating colleges, agonizing over essays, and stressing over the SAT. It seems that every student is scrambling to be accepted by the school of their dreams and this is the time when parents and guidance counselors hear the perennial refrain: "Do you think I will be accepted? What are those colleges looking for?" Patch had the opportunity to speak with Darlene Roberson from Next Level Educational Services, LLC about what students can do to prepare for the application process. Key to Success Much like your parents, colleges desire students to succeed. Colleges succeed when they recruit, admit, retain, and graduate students who are a good match for what they offer. Just as…