VPM Daily Newscast: April 6, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Listeners can subscribe through NPR One, Apple Podcasts, Megaphone, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of April 6, 2023:
Cristo Rey Richmond’s first graduating class has 100% college acceptance rate
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly
This June marks the end of high school for the first graduating class of students at Cristo Rey Richmond, and all 55 seniors have been accepted into college. According to the school’s president, the seniors have received over 500 college acceptances across 25 states — with almost $4 million in merit scholarship offers.
The private Catholic school opened in 2019, incorporating a corporate work-study program into its funding model. Students work one day each week for a corporate partner to earn over half of the school’s $17,000 annual tuition. It’s part of a network of 38 high schools across the country.
Civil War markings go digital at Graffiti House, Historic Blenheim
Reported by the Culpeper Star-Exponent
A recently announced project involving a pair of circa 1850s homes aims to digitize and contextualize wall markings left behind during the Civil War in Culpeper and Fairfax counties.
The Graffiti House in Brandy Station and Historic Blenheim in Fairfax will be the focus of the work enabled by a $60,000 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, according to a recent release.
In other news:
- The Richmond region strives to balance environmental stewardship with the growing need for living space (Richmond magazine)
- Virginia Humanities awards 19 grants totaling $205K (The Daily Progress)
In case you missed it:
- Henrico deputy in Otieno case was named in 2019 civil suit (Richmond Times-Dispatch)