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Page 4 York County Honor Roll April 12th-18th, 2018 SIXTH GRADE ALL A’S HONOR ROLL Ali-Qureshi, Duaa-Fatima Allen, Denver Alston, Meredith Amadeo, Eric Anastasi, Jason Andrus, Samuel Arnold, Alexander Atkins, Heath Aude, Evangeline Bhatti, Amna Boudreaux, Lauren Boyd, Erilyn Brooks, James Brown, Ella Butcher, Sean Colon-Centeno, Angelie Crespo-Berker, Nicolas Crespo-Berker, Valentina Deitrich, Zachary Denton, Hannah DiNapoli, III, Thomas Dymond, Mya Elias, Abigail Fernandez, Sara Foster, Matthew Garcia, Julieta Good, Julia Good, Leila Gorton, Katherine Harris, Brayden Hefner, Carter Henning, Kiana Heseltine, Kaleb Hilborn, Christopher Huskisson, Amaya James, Janiya Jepson, Gergana Johnson, Nicholas Keil, Dante Knapp, Sawyer Koenig, Victoria Lemari, Horace Leul, Abigail Lijana, Aidan Lombardo, Corinne Macias, Lilliana Martin, Alora McAvoy, Samuel Merfake, Bethel Morris, Morgan Nguyen, Eric Ornelas, Isabella Padilla, Breanna Padilla Perez, Kamilah Passey, Jonathon Patel, Aniruddh Pegher, Lauren Qing, Janie Ramirez, Alydia Reeves, Owen Rust-Aguon, Ethan Ryan, Andrew Samaan, Mariam Schwab, Olivia Sears, Jorah Sherwin, Oliver Silva, Mariana Stockslager, Maggie Storch, Madeleine Sweatt, Micheala Terwilliger, Megan Thomas, Kaeden Thorson, Parker Torres, Aliyah Walker, Charles Ward II, Demetrius Wilson, Chloe Wright, Hollie Yi, Vivian Young, Tylor SIXTH GRADE AB HONOR ROLL Alleyne, Michael Arlando, Samantha Trista Atwater-Williams, Elijah Autrey, Ella Babrow, Chasity Babrow, Destiny Biebel, Kaitlyn Booth, Jadyn Botello, Gemma Bourget, Carson Brantley, Tyrell Bretzius, Rivers Brogan, Wyatt Brooks, Brianna Burns, Kennedy Burriesci, Alexa Castle, Mckenzie Colen, Jada Crowther, Caleb Cutler, Brianna Dayton, Daniel Dimoff, Garret Earley, Camden Tabb Middle School 2nd Qtr Honor Roll Eckert, Ciara Edwards, Darien Forrest, Parker Frederick, Ashlyn Freeman, Mason Frianeza, Zamora Dell Geddes, William Geigley, Chandler Grady, Xavier Green, Matthew Greenwood, Dillon Guerzon, Quincy Hall, Lilly Harbas, Eldin Harris, Conner Hay, Kendall Hedrick, Aiddan Hendrix, Emily Henin, Kyrillos Herman, Eleanore Highsmith, Samara Hotmar, Jordan Hughes, Alaina Hutchison, Gabriel Ibrahim, Pierre Jimenez, Alyah Johnson, Zora Jones, Addisen Keeter, Alexis Kieser, Matthias Kimbal, Ashley Kurek, Emily Laky, Mariska Leak, Leila Lindquist, Jack Little, Holdyn Mallory, Samarra Mansell, Kayla Marston, Ella Mask, Alisha Masood, Talha May, Jason McDonald, Tyler McNeill, Anna Meidinger, Cooper Miklos, Josephine Miller, Sonia Misiniec, Christian Missick, Xavier Moore, Madelyn Nega, Samanta Nobles, Alexis Paulsen, Tristin Payne, Finley Pelofske, John Pillai, Alisha Puckett, Byron Ragin, T'kyra Rahmat, Antonio Ridlon, Chloe Rios Ramos, Jessica Rivera, Aiden Roach, Ryan Robinson, Evan Rodriguez, Anthony Rodriguez, Vanessa Rosa, Michael Jr Sabourin, Ryan Sankara Narayanan, Sarvesh Sayre, David Schornak, Kolden Schroeder, Eli Sears, Ishmael Siegel, Gavin Sigler, Colsen Sinclair, Victoria Sleesman, Brayden Snell, Tyler Stanley, Samantha Stokes, Zachary Takahashi-Trader, Kaiden Thomas, Jackson Timmons, Nina-Simone Turnage, Syrenity Turner, Nicholas Vargas, Alyssa Velazquez, Aleena Waris, Laiba Watson, Stephon Weber, Emma Weisiger, Mia Wellbrock, II, Trevor White, Jonathan Whiting, Jr, Martene Wilson, Chazden Zielinski, Zoey SEVENTH GRADE ALL A’S HONOR ROLL Ahmad, Leia Alexander, Ethan Alston, Guston Andrews, Matthew Beauchan, Vishayla Berdoulay, Melanie Brooks, Aiden Burton, Nathaniel Carroca, Sophie Chang, Claire Cheon, Daniel Chung, Emma Crawford, Dylan Deaver, Carley Denney, Garrett Dunster, Jacob Fang, Alice Fillmore, Stephen Halsey, Robert Hasling, Aidan Holbrook, Sydney Holland, Tristan Kaminer, Taylor Kelly, Jordyn Kensick, Jared Kimball, Jacob Knight, Marisol Lamb, Elizabeth Lawrence, Jared Love, Taniya Lownik, Ava Lutz, Joshua Martin, Noah McCauley, Skylar Melton, Jacoby Moore, Kelly Myatt, Shannon Numanovic, Elmir Palmer, Ahmira Powell, Autumn Ray, Kyle Rice V, Jonathan Rivera, Joshua Roe, Spencer Rogers, Jordan Russell, Nolan Ryan, Adrian Shamrock, Ciara Shandor, Lena Shoemaker, Taylor Thomas, Julea Waller, Stella Way, Joshua Wiltz, Katelyn Wornom, Matthew Zamiska, Natalie SEVENTH GRADE AB HONOR ROLL Akguner, Abdullah Alexander, Ky'Rell Alvarez Caban, Angel Baker, Felisha Bates, Jackson Beshai, Kerelos Biebel, Connor Billings, Ashton Bliven, Olivia Bonilla, Brady Borrero, Javier Boseman, Brian Bower, Shelby Brown, Dakota Buck, Rhegan Buckley, Mallory Bunting, Jack Butler, Isabella Carreno, Mariana Case, Aubrey Cashwell, Jackson Catta, Neyandra Chapa, Julina Chaves, Christian Cherry, April Cho, Cristin Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Zariah Copeland, Landon Coulson, Zachary Cox, David DeLauter, Saiydee Dorer, Madison Dorfman, David Douglas, Koral Dresler, Breea Edward, Chris Elias, Emmanuel Ellard, Kelsey Ellard, Rachel Ellingsworth, Hugh Esquero, Daytona Fitzgerald, Savanna Footit, Ethan Forrest, Evelynn Freebourn, Ethan Goodeyon, Faith Ann Goodson, Renee Gyure, Caroline Hackworth, Michael Haddon, Madison Heiser, Ava Hernandez, Cecilia Hill, Lindsy Hollins, Mackenzie Hudson, Reed Jenkins, Kynara Johnson, Lilyanna Jones, Aidan Jones, Zoe Joubert, Kayla Keil, Ian Kirby, William Knott, Jacob Koenig, Eliana Koenig, Maria Langfeld, Jackson Lawson, Adeline Leger, Olivia Luers, Keira Maddox, Natalie Martin-Hurst, Carleigh McCray, Alyssa McDaniel, Wyatt Meyers, Ella Mori, Shugo Morris, Mackenzie Nguyen, Trina Nishikawa, Taisuke O'Neill, Wyatt Patel, Neel Poole, Harmony Reddygari, Ananya Rice, Sara Robinson, Genesis Rooker, Elias Rosenthal, Connery Ross, Brandon Salisbury, Marissa Sanders, Imaya Setzer, Christian Short, Preston Siegel, Marlo Silva-Warren, Orlando Simsic, Anya Siqueiros, Alejandro Slavik, Andrew Speares, Landon Spencer, Kaelynn Stover, Rachel Struck, Danielle Tan, Cayleb Tankersley, Phoebe Tanner, Michael Theriault, Travis Thoben, Mattis Thomas, Jerrell Tiwari, Manasi Tucker, Jarren Turner, Dominick Turner, Mitchell Uchida, Jacob Vargas, Paul Velmar, Malcolm Wagner, Joseph Wayne, Liam Weigle, Zoe Weiser, Zachary Weygandt, Eden Wilson, Logan Wood, Maria Zeitler-Burton, Kaylee Zhong, Adriana EIGHTH GRADE ALL A’S HONOR ROLL Ali, Ahmed Amadeo, Jean-Luc Angel, Emily Aulenbach, Katryna Aunapu, Garrett Borchelt, Brady Boyd, Brielle Cabosky, Leah Chan, Kevin Chang, Olivia Cheon, Sarah Christy, Jaden Coldsnow, Emma Davidson, Madelyn Dixon, Andrew Duggal, Ashmita Fiocca, Andrew Giesken, Lynn Glass, Jackson Grazulis, Elizabeth Gregory, Abigail Gupta, Tanvee Gupta, Taran Hanjagi, Arya Hawthorne, Bradley Hilburger, Kaden Hinnant, Jesse Huang, Andrew Huq, Aariq Jackson, Sofia Khalil, Daniel Lam, Mason Lanier, Emma Lemons, Nicole Leonard, Elizabeth McCauley, Ryan McGinn, Michael Meares, Ryan Miklos, Joshua Miller, Aiden Moffitt, Sarah Neace, Natalie Nickol, Emma Patel, Nand Pegher, Stephen Pittman, Elizabeth Potas, Carolina Sander, Kaitlin Schafer, Avery Schafer, Kamri Stolz, Jasmine Thomas, Tiana White, Jenna Zhou, Zian EIGHTH GRADE AB HONOR ROLL Abraham, Nicholas Acharya, Atharv Altinsoy, Ayse Annett, Leo Ayala, Leomar Beckner, Zachery Bedi, Shaili Bradley, Jaiden Brauckmann, Natalie Cannon, Sophia Castro-Reyes, Marcos Clark, Omari Cota, Elle Davis, Brenna Epes, Ella Finkenauer, Matthew Forrest, Dawn Gaddis, Benjamin Gokcen, Anna Greenwood, Sean Hall, Kaylee Hawkins, Brianna Heath, Dejonae Herrera, Miguel Hull, Yasmine Hurd, Johnathan Jenkins, Makenna Jones, Dayanna Keeter, Ayden Kielawa, Thomas Kim, Ryan King-Fulton, Tianna Kold, Jakob Kramer, Lena Kugelman, Isabella Landsittel, Ayden Looby, Christine Love, Tucker Lupton, Jace Malloy, Courtney Marquez, Kayla Martin, Kaitlyn Mason, Ayanna Masood, Sarah May, Kylie McCool, Stephen Jr Melroy, Ryan Park, Joseph Platt, John Poole, Montaye Rogers, Katie Shaffer, Tyler Sherman, Mackenzie Shiflett, Jackson Shoemaker, Isabella Silvanic, Nathan Smith, JaNiece Snowsill, Rilyn Song, Eric Stephens, Malachi Stoumbaugh, Logan Tirado, Ji'Onna Toni, Dylan Troendle, Georgia Turnage, Sophia Varela, Hazelyn Verdura, Caitlyn Verstynen, Megan Vigil, Jessica Walker, Rachel Yartsev, Alek Westward Bound! P o q u o s o n Middle School 6th grade students are Westward Bound in Mrs. Blackstock and Mr. Grabowski’s classes. The group of adventurers (students) were tasked with creating a game board that reflects what they have learned about the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Expansion. instructed to create 25-30 questions for their game board and include the answers. The questions covered a variety of topics such as how the U.S. acquired the territory, what did they discover, what events took place during the trip and much Submitted by Lenna Reimers Westward more. Deploying this They were activity in the library allowed the students immediate access to various tools that would help them explore the lands acquired in the Louisiana Purchase and the Oregon Territory using the readily available technology, books, and magazines. Smitha Manikandan
Local April 12th-18th, 2018 Page 5 “Upholstery CSI: Reading the Evidence” Opens in May at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. (April 10, 2018)—While forensics, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime,” is a hot topic, not many people would think to apply this kind of detective work to determine how 17th-, 18th- and early 19th-century seating furniture was originally upholstered and what it looked like. These investigation tactics, however, are exactly what are employed in the furniture conservation labs of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation every day along with the scholarship of furniture curators. The search for evidence in historic materials and techniques is used to bring these objects back to their often surprising original appearance. In the spring of 2018, visitors to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, will learn how to look for clues like the experts in a new interactive exhibition, “Upholstery CSI: Reading the Evidence,” which opens May 26 and remains on view through December 2020. Through 14 examples of sofas, side chairs, arm chairs, easy chairs and back stools from the Art Museums’ collection along with a selection of reproduction chairs, museum guests will learn (among other clues to notice) how the tacking patterns of earlier nails may reveal whether a seat had a stiff, vertical edge or a soft, curved one. They may also present the complex patterns of decorative brass nails that often delineated the frame. Visitors will discover how the tiniest bit of textile fluff under a stray nail may disclose the color, fiber and weave of the original outer covering. They will be able to sit in the reproduction chairs, touch examples of upholstery materials, consider x-ray evidence and learn about various upholstery techniques that can still be used today. “ C o l o n i a l Williamsburg’s extensive collection of furniture items reveals not only how early Americans lived but also—with painstaking accuracy— how the craftsmanship behind the objects evolved,” said Mitchell B. Reiss, president and CEO of Colonial Williamsburg. “The discoveries made by our curators and conservators in their study of these objects furthers the Foundation’s educational mission of sharing America’s enduring story.” “Upholstery CSI” was inspired by the book “Early Seating Upholstery: Reading the Evidence” (The Colonial W i l l i a m s b u r g Foundation, 2015) by the Foundation’s award-winning, senior conservator of upholstery, Leroy Graves, who is renowned for his nonintrusive conservation techniques known as “The Graves Approach.” These methods were developed to restore antiques to their earliest appearance without marking or disturbing the frames, thus preserving not only original materials but also evidence. Graves’ system is considered to be the gold standard among museums around the world. In the exhibition, video footage will show Graves “reading” the evidence on an antique furniture frame in order to determine the necessary techniques to produce convincing period upholstery without causing irreparable damage to the delicate, original frame. “Guests often assume that the antiques they see in museums have come down through time untouched by centuries of use. “Upholstery CSI” will expose the fascinating research and conservation work that goes on behind the scenes in order to retrieve an appearance that would have been familiar to artisans and their customers two to three centuries ago,” said Ronald L. Hurst, Colonial Williamsburg’s Carlisle H. Humelsine chief curator and vice president for collections, conservation and museums. According to Tara Chicirda, Colonial Williamsburg’s curator of furniture, “‘Upholstery CSI’ will highlight 18thand early 19th-century seating forms from various regions in different states of upholstery, ranging from bare frames to frames with some of their original foundation elements intact to ones with all of their original upholstery. Each seat provides clues about the techniques and/or fabrics used to create the original upholstery, as well as the makers and even some customers. A few chairs illustrate shortcuts taken by the upholsterers, some of which may have been noticed, and possibly complained about, by the original customer.” Among the highlighted objects to be seen in “Upholstery CSI” is a couch attributed to furniture maker Hugh Finlay of Baltimore, Maryland. In order to know what the upholstery on this piece looked like when it was new (sometime between 1819 and 1821), Graves peeled back layers of late- Historic Rivers Master Naturalists Graduates Cohort XII On Wednesday, March 14, the Historic Rivers Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists elected new officers and held a graduation for 20 new Cohort XII members. During their six months of training, these twenty Cohort XII members participated in classes and field trips which taught them about the Nature of Naming, Butterflies, Evolution and Biology Basics, Master Naturalist Skills, Risk Management, Entomology, Plant Biology, Wetlands Ecology, Forest C o n s e r v a t i o n , M a c r o i n v e r t e b r a t e s , Native Plants, Interpretive Skills and Toolboxes, Volunteer Projects and Citizen Science, Geology, Submitted by Joni Carlson Pictured: Front row, left to right: Glenda White, Deena Obrokta; Middle row, left to right: Melissa Schutt, Kathleen Jabs, Wendy Nelson, Betty Bennick, Robin Culler, Melody Mosbaugher, Julia Thomas, Carolyn Black; Back row, left to right: Rick Brown, Rose Ryan, Claire White, Pam Schnabel, Paul Showalter, Scott Hemler, Frank DeBolt, Joe Gerdes, Lisa Reagan; Absent from picture: Jan Marry Ornithology, Ecology Concepts, Local Habitats, Dendrology, Naturalists' Biographies, Herpetology, M a m m a l o g y , Ichthyology, Climate and Weather, Climate Change, HRC-VMN board meetings, birdwalks, and plant walks. In addition to all the requirements that Cohort XII successfully completed for basic training, students, during their training months, managed to accumulate a total of 796.5 volunteer hours for the chapter. Well done, Cohort XII! Applications for Cohort XIII will be accessible in June (http://www.historicrivers.org/) 19th and 20th century fabrics and revealed the original upholstery foundation and portions of the original show cloth. He attached reproduction wool show cloth and silk tape over the original damaged fabrics using nonintrusive conservation techniques in order to return the couch as close as possible to its original appearance. While the original bolster survived, evidence for the lost cushion was discovered in the soiling pattern on the back of the couch: the bolster and cushion protected an area of the back keeping it cleaner than the surrounding fabric. Another object that is full of information about the artisans who made and altered it as well as the family that used it over the centuries to be highlighted in the exhibition is a mid-18th century easy chair made in Eastern Virginia. Over the past 250 years, this chair was reupholstered at least seven times, often with new fabrics placed over the earlier ones. (Its original show material was costly silk woven in blue and cream. Subsequent layers include red worsted wool and silk, several 19th-century printed cottons and even a reproduction red and white stripe similar to one sold by Colonial Williamsburg.) A rare object like this one enables curators (and soon museum-goers) to learn about the textiles, upholstery techniques and choices craftsmen and families made over the years. For upholstery conservators, reading the evidence never ceases to amaze, and visitors to “Upholstery CSI” will have the opportunity to learn why. Although he has worked for more than 30 years in Colonial Williamsburg’s furniture conservation lab, Leroy Graves says, “There is always something exciting and new coming into the lab that I haven’t seen before. It’s marvelous. When I look at the evidence on a piece of furniture, I think about the original ‘upholder’ [the term for an 18th-century upholsterer] and wonder: What was he thinking when he did his work? Who was his client? You find shortcuts in the upholstery and wonder if the person was qualified to do upholstery or what was he taught? His client might have preferred edges or contours or a profile that the furniture’s frame was not meant to accommodate and that’s why a piece was upholstered the way it was. You have to know what you’re looking at to be able to read the evidence.” An extraordinary ca. 1765 easy chair frame attributed to the Anthony Hay cabinet shop in Williamsburg will also be featured in “Upholstery CSI,” and it has a lot to tell experts and exhibition visitors alike. If it could talk, it would say, “I had stuffed rolls on my seat rail, crest rail and wings and a down-filled cushion on my seat. My show cloth was leather, probably black, ornamented with brass nails. My lack of tacking rails gave my upholsterer a headache!” All of this information remains in the frame today; by reading its structural and nail evidence, conservators and curators can tell how a chair was originally upholstered: what techniques the upholsterer used, what type of upholstery profile he created with those techniques and what show material covered the chair. “Upholstery CSI: Reading the Evidence” is made possible through a gift from Don and Elaine Bogus. To coincide with the exhibition, special programs are planned including “Reading the Submitted by Robyn Liverant Evidence,” a discussion of 18th-century upholstery with Chicirda and Graves at 5:30 p.m. June 26. In this fascinating presentation, Chicirda provides an overview of 18th-century upholstery and upholstery techniques. Graves reveals how he reads the evidence on a chair frame: what his expert eye sees and what it means. The program, to be held in the Hennage Auditorium at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, is included in Colonial Williamsburg or Art Museums admission. A signing of Graves’ book takes place following the discussion. Also, “Focus on Furniture” tours at 2:15 and 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays offer visitors an in-depth look at the Art Museums’ 18thcentury furniture galleries, which include rare examples of tables, chests and desks, and conclude by highlighting the upholstered furniture featured in “Upholstery CSI.” These tours are also included in Colonial Williamsburg or Art Museums admission. For anyone interested in furniture design, decorative arts and early American material culture, the Art Museums is a must-go destination, and “Upholstery CSI: Reading the Evidence” is certain to be one of the most fascinating and interactive exhibitions on the cultural calendar. C o l o n i a l Williamsburg and Art Museums tickets and additional information are available online at colonialwilliamsburg.com , by calling 855-296-6627 and by following Colonial Williamsburg on Facebook and @colonialwmsburg on Twitter and Instagram. York County Public Library Seeks Citizen Input The York County Public Library is seeking community input on how local residents currently utilize the library and how they would like to use library services in the future. A public survey is being conducted from April 9 through May 31. The survey offers area residents an opportunity to share their views, expectations, and satisfaction with library services, programs, collections and facilities. By completing a survey, library patrons are eligible to enter a drawing for a Kindle Fire. “We are interested in learning how citizens view the evolving role of the public library in the community,” said Kevin Smith, Director of Library Services. “The data collected will help us develop a new Strategic Plan for the libraries and move forward with services that will make the maximum impact in our community.” The survey is open to all library users and can be completed in less than five minutes. The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QXVKQ CT or through the library’s website - www.yorkcounty.gov/lib rary. Paper copies are available at public service desks at both the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries. For information, visit our website at Submitted by Kelly Thomas www.yorkcounty.gov/lib rary or contact the Tabb Library at (757) 890-5120 or the Yorktown Library at (757) 890-5207. Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.co m/yorkcountypubliclibrary. Visit the Tabb Library at 100 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown, VA 23693 or the Yorktown Library at 8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown, VA 23692. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.