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Basketball Classic spotlights top talent and community issues

From left: Sherman Lea, Jr., with Bishops’ Sacha Killeya–Jones and Sherman Lea, Sr. Jones was one of several MVPs picked at the multi-game Basketball Classic held at Roanoke’s Berglund Center.
From left: Sherman Lea, Jr., with Bishops’ Sacha Killeya–Jones and Sherman Lea, Sr. Jones was one of several MVPs picked at the multi-game Basketball Classic held at Roanoke’s Berglund Center.

by Shawn Nowlin

As the days for the Winter Classic Basketball Challenge approached, it was a foregone conclusion that those who enjoy the game of basketball would come out and support the event.” The day that I found out about the hoops classic I sent a text to my wife and son,” Roanoke native Michael Lawson said. “We are all big basketball fans and wanted to see some of the best players in high school basketball do their thing.” Continue reading Basketball Classic spotlights top talent and community issues

Roanoke Chapter Girl Friends Scholarships announcement

Three annual scholarships have been announced for graduating seniors by the Roanoke Chapter of Girl Friends, Inc. Applications are located in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem High School Guidance Counselors’ offices. The local scholarships are $300 and $500 to eligible minority students to assist with the cost of tuition, books and/or other mandatory fees. The deadline for these scholarships must be received on or before March 9, 2015. Continue reading Roanoke Chapter Girl Friends Scholarships announcement

Free financial aid workshop

Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) will host a special workshop for the public, the Great FAFSA Fill Out, to assist students applying for financial aid. Individuals seeking funding for postsecondary education will receive free, professional, one-on-one assistance in completing the federal financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the form used by colleges, universities, and career-technical schools across the country to determine eligibility for student federal and state financial aid. Continue reading Free financial aid workshop