Four Tidewater Community College students were honored Nov. 13 in Richmond in a luncheon ceremony that highlighted their academic achievement.

Chesapeake’s Taylor Dillow, Robin Jenkins and Andrew Xenos were part of this year’s group of 24 Commonwealth Legacy Scholars. Dillow and Xenos each received the Stephen B. Ballard Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship. Jenkins received the Kathy Camper Commonwealth Scholarship. Each scholarship is named for a philanthropy leader who has supported the Virginia Community College System.

In addition, Virginia Beach’s Danthanh Ho received the Valley Protein Fellowship. That scholarship, sponsored by Valley Proteins, Inc., provides a full year of tuition and fees plus access to leadership opportunities. Ho was one of 10 recipients of the prestigious honor.

Former Secretary of Education James W. Dyke, currently a board member of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Forty-four students representing the state’s 23 community colleges were recognized at the event.