The deputy director of
Stephen Jurczyk will address graduates at the May 16 event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the
Jurczyk has spent most of his 25-year aerospace career with NASA in systems engineering, management and senior leadership positions, according to TNCC.
At NASA Langley, he led flight projects including the Mach 7 and 10 flights of the Hyper-X jet engine powered vehicle, the Shuttle Program return-to-flight and the flight test of the
K-12 last day
A mild winter with no snow days means students get to begin their summer a little earlier this year.
The last day of school is June 13 for students in
In Newport News, June 11-13 is a half-day for all students. In Hampton, elementary and middle school students will be dismissed two hours early June 8-13 (high school students take exams on those days).
Top Teacher contest
Nominate your favorite teacher to win breakfast for their classroom, a $200 gift card and $100 in office supplies through
The company, which says it knows "teachers are unsung heroes," is accepting nominations of deserving K-12 teachers through April 30.
Giving a teacher props will help feed the hungry, too. Participating local Panera cafes will donate $1 for every entry it receives to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia's backpack program.
Winners will be announced during National Teacher Week, which is May 7-11.
To find out more about the contest or to nominate your favorite teacher, visit http://www.panerabread.com/about/topteacher.
About 50 test-drivers raised $1,000 for the Denbigh High School band this month by hopping into Mustangs, F-150s and other Ford vehicles.
The Newport News school hosted a "Drive One 4 UR School" event during a four-hour period April 11 in partnership with local dealership Hall Ford Lincoln.
The fundraiser was one of more than 300 across the nation that brought dealerships and schools together in an effort to raise a record-setting $1 million in a month, according to a news release. The dealerships provided the cars to be test-driven and high schools organized the actual events.
Schools can use the money any way they need to, from supporting athletics or music to fixing damage from natural disasters, according to the release.
Ford Motor Co.donates $20 to high schools for every valid test drive completed, and gives up to $6,000, according to the company.