Mike Etheridge, an #HRVA songwriter and producer, recently put out a music video featuring Norfolk’s own Norview neighborhood with a message to stop the violence. Since he posted the video online, he has already received a lot of views. You can view the video here.
A therapy dog named Tucker has been a key source of encouragement for a lot of #HRVA seniors. The Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach have the dog, who was rescued from his old owner, as an aide to their exercise. He goes on runs with them, stays by their side all in addition to how much joy he brings them.
In the form of a $2,000 scholarship, the AJ Hadsell Memorial Scholarship Fund is helping to make Atlanta’s Morehouse College more affordable for a Norview High School senior named Jaylen. The scholarship was created by the mother of AJ Hadsell, a #HRVA teenager who went missing and was later found dead.
The Post reports that Chesapeake grade-schooler Anaya Ellick (Greenbrier Christian Academy) won the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship, all without using hands. She normally clutches the pencil in her forearms, but now there’s a trophy in the way. Ellick beat out 50 other children.
Virginia Beach Tallwood High School senior Ahkei Togun just took home the national prize for poetry recitation at Poetry Out Loud this Wednesday. According to the Pilot, Togun recited “Bereavement” by William Lisle Bowles. In addition to being crowned National Champion, Togun received $20,000, and his alma mater, Tallwood, will get $500 for poetry books.
Maddison Warhurst, a 14-year-old Virginia Beach resident, voluntarily slept outside of Zero’s Subs on Virginia Beach Boulevard recently. Warhurst was working to raise awareness of children who are homeless. This Stand Up for Kids member is both passionate and vocal about her work to end homelessness.
Virginia Tech’s former defensive end, Dadi Nicolas, and Virginia’s former cornerback Maurice Canady have been drafted for the NFL. Nicolas was chosen in the 6th round by the Kansas City Chiefs and Canady was chosen 6 picks later by the Baltimore Ravens. This marks U.Va’s 33 consecutive years of having a player drafted.
Pamela Katrancha, a Hickory Farms franchise owner, received a phone call from an unknown number saying that her deposit has been made. Jermaine Scott saw her deposit of almost $1,500 sticking out of the wrong receptacle outside of a Virginia Beach Bank of America, Southside Daily writes, and deposited it for her. Katrancha plans to award him at the “Retailer of the Year Awards” gala.
We’ve learned that Indiana forward and Phoebus High School alumnus Troy Williams will enter the NBA draft. The nephew of AAU’s coach Boo Williams, who will not hire an agent, has averaged 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds with Indiana in college and might even return to the Hoosiers for his final season. Catch up with his career with this Daily Press photo gallery.