Updated: 10:22 AM One Louisa County teacher is receiving a big honor for educating and inspiring high school students. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring Jelita Hopkins. She teaches theater and chorus and is now the 2013 "Educator of the Year" in Louisa.
Updated: 12:28 PM A group of Woodbrook Elementary School students is working on a special project to put an end to bullying and social isolation. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, the 4th grade Destination Imagination team is hoping to bring students together with the help of some new creative activities.
Posted: 11:02 AM One local senior dance group is showing off their fancy footwork for a good cause. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes the Silver Steppers of The Senior Center in Charlottesville are tap dancing around the community hoping to inspire and uplift students and the elderly.
Updated: 10:16 AM April is Autism Awareness month and one Greene County teacher is launching a special project to help students with autism and the rest of the school come together. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring Ruckersville Elementary School autism teacher Serena Forrest.
Posted: 9:21 AM Whether it's teaching caregiver classes or looking after the elderly, Ed Shaw is doing whatever he can to provide seniors in the Central Virginia with care. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes Home Instead Senior Care in Charlottesville is naming Shaw "Caregiver of the Year" for all he does in the community.
Posted: 9:50 AM One medical student from Orange County isn't letting her tough health history stop her from going after her goals. After dealing with brain tumors and missing some time out of college and medical school in West Virginia, she's made it through “Match Day” and is looking forward to starting her residency. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell is featuring Erin Kalan.
Posted: 9:41 AM Whether she's walking dogs or beautifying the trails on the grounds, one Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA volunteer is doing whatever she can to make a difference for the animals and the folks at the SPCA. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell is featuring Cindi Scott.
Posted: 9:45 AM Two UVa Police officers say they were in the right place at the right time. Their quick response and CPR helped to save an employee's life. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes I'm featuring Sgt. Casey Acord and Officer Yong Bacon.
Updated: 11:26 AM Fourth graders are going above and beyond to make sure all students at another county school have something to eat during snack time.
Updated: 6:10 PM After nearly four decades of service in Orange County Public Schools, one retired teacher is still leaving her impact on the education community. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell is featuring Ernestine Reid.
Updated: 7:47 AM You may have heard the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure." That phrase is holding true for one Fluvanna County kindergarten teacher. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell is featuring James Moyer who's fixing up old computers and giving them to students in need.
Updated: 8:19 AM One Louisa County woman is spending her free time fostering felines. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring Meg Shrum who works around the clock finding safe and loving homes for dozens of shelter cats.
Updated: 8:50 AM A Louisa County High school instructor is doing more than teaching lessons inside the classroom. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes Larry Reed is getting his tech class out in the community and helping with building projects all around Mineral.
Posted: 6:21 PM Stephanie Satchell introduces us to Jeffrey Morton who saved his wife's life in this installment of Stephanie's Heros.
Updated: 11:15 AM Two by fours, nails and a lot of hard work. One man has been volunteering for more than a decade, building houses and giving the gift of home ownership to dozens of families in Charlottesville.
Posted: 8:02 AM Christmas is right around the corner and one Fluvanna County man has been working hard all year long to make sure kids have presents to open Christmas morning. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell is featuring George Kuhlow who's been one of Santa's special helpers for more than 50 year
Posted: 7:42 AM A 17-year-old Madison County college student is juggling school work and organizing a 5K race. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes CBS19 Stephanie Satchell is featuring Emily Kohl. She just sponsored at race in her mother's name and raised nearly $2,000for the American Heart Association.
Posted: 8:02 AM One Albemarle County elementary school is full of heroes. Students, teachers, parents and staff are pulling together to help people in need for the holiday season.
Updated: 11:08 AM One Charlottesville woman is raising money and awareness with a click of a mouse and a set of clippers. Jaclyn Tahboub is creating a website to help her brother who's fighting a rare form of cancer. She's also bringing people together on the site to shave their heads for a good cause.
Posted: 9:48 AM One Charlottesville doctor is changing lives thousands of miles away. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring UVa plastic surgeon Dr. Tom Gampper. Over the past 20 years he's treated cleft lip and palates on hundreds of children and adults in India, the Dominican Republic and Ghana.