Triplett Tech students prepare for state level competitions

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Students from Shenandoah County Public School’s Triplett Tech will compete in two upcoming state level competitions in Virginia Beach next month.

Eight students will travel to the State FCCLA competition April 12th-14th to compete in the Food Innovations competition for students of the culinary arts and the Focus on Children competition for students studying early childhood education.

This is the first time Triplett Tech Students have advanced to the state level FCCLA Competition.

Fifteen other Triplett Tech students who placed at the district level SkillsUSA competition will move on to the state competition April 19th-21st to compete in skills like masonry, bricklaying, carpentry, cosmetology, and more.

Triplett Tech Principal Todd Lynn said, “These contests allow our students to showcase what they have learned here at Triplett Tech. Their skills are a testament to the hard work and dedication of both our students and staff.”

For a full list of participants, click here.

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FCSO’s Lenny Millholland elected President of VSA

Congratulations are in order for Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland who was just elected the President of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association (VSA).

The VSA’s Conference was held in Virginia Beach with Sheriffs from across Virginia gathering for the latest law enforcement information.

Training information included updates from the Department of Criminal Justice and Compensation Board.

Volunteer Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputy and TV and Film star Dean Cain was at the conference and swore in all new members of the association board including Sheriff Millholland as the President.

As the 2023-24 president of the VSA Sheriff Millholland will oversee 95 percent of the 123 sheriff’s offices in the state.

That includes more than 9,200 sheriff office staff members.

The association gives a voice to sheriffs and deputies working on many levels and in cooperation with the various segments of the criminal justice system and state government.

The association also guarantees representation for sheriffs and deputies throughout the state.

Sheriff Millholland was at the Virginia Beach conference with Sheriff Chad Cubbage of Page County and Sheriff Tim Carter of Shenandoah County.

A link to the official announcement is found here.

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Forbes names Winchester a top location for retirees

Forbes named Winchester one of the top 25 places to retire in 2023.

Winchester was one of two cities in Virginia on the list joining Virginia Beach.

Some of the reasons highlighted by the publication include a median home price 7% below the national average, low serious crime rate, very low vulnerability to natural hazards and high air quality.

The only con listed was that it is only “somewhat bikeable” but the city was praised for its walkability.

Some other important qualities for retirees included the lack of a state tax on Social Security or inheritance.

Winchester also appeared on Forbes 2019 list for Best Small Places for Business and Careers where the city ranked 9th.

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News Maker William Huck on a Special Olympics fundraiser

A special Olympics’ fundraiser is planned for this Sat. Feb. 5 and a local team hopes to participate.

The event is a Polar Plunge to take place in Virginia Beach.

We spoke with William Huck about the fundraiser in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

William tells us about the event and the team effort to be a part of it.

William also tells us how you can get involved to help out this worthy cause.

He also tells us how important the event is to Special Olympics.

Find out more about it at William’s C&C Frozen Treats 409 East Main Street Front Royal.

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