Saturday, February 23, 2013

NKHS Academic Challenge Team Wins State Championship!

The New Kent High School Academic Challenge won the 2013 VHSL Group AA State Championship, held today at the College of William and Mary.  NKHS defeated Western Albemarle for the championship.  In addition to claiming the state championship, the team was a perfect 30-0 during the VHSL season!

Congratulations to all team members and to team coach Matt Duckworth for a sensational performance!  We're all proud of you for bringing the state championship back to New Kent - way to go!

NKHS Academic Challenge team members and coach Matt Duckworth receive the state championship trophy.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Future Business Leaders of America—Middle Level Promotes AMERICA SAVES WEEK

FBLA-ML club at New Kent Middle School is helping to promote America Saves Week from February 25 – March 1.  The club is listed as 1 of about 750 organizations nationwide coming together to promote good savings behavior and motivating students to join as a Young America Saver On-line. The theme this year for America Saves Week is “Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.”  Announcements are being read daily to the entire student body, posters are displayed throughout the building, and all of Mrs. Hogge’s Computer Applications, Keyboarding Applications, and Computer Solutions students will be educated about why saving for your future is important and encouraged to make the pledge to save money for their future.  Everyone is encouraged to make a commitment to start saving money today. Start Small…Think Big!

Thanks to NKMS teacher and club sponsor Shelly Hogge for supporting this initiative!

NKMS and NKHS Students Named to Area Band!

Congratulations to the following 23 students who made the Northern Neck Area Band!  All the students will be performing at a clinic/concert March 22 and 23rd in Mathews, Va.  Way to go Band!!
Hailey Richart-1st chair flute
Tiffany Tolley-2nd chair flute
Savannah Setzer-3rd chair flute
Jessica Wills-12th chair flute
Madelyn Kruger-6th chair clarinet
Sarah Wimmer-10th chair clarinet
Ky Freeman-11th chair clarinet
Rachel Phelps-12th chair clarinet
Garrett Hall-15th chair clarinet
Annabelle Riccio-18th chair clarinet
Jeremiah Green-23rd chair clarinet
Gabriel Bollhorst-6th chair trumpet
Christian Lange-10th chair trumpet
Eve Stump-2nd chair french horn
Mason Bollhorst-5th chair trombone
Briana Ward-2nd chair euphonium
Ashby Holsapple-3rd chair euphonium
Allen Jones-4th chair euphonium
Nick Parker-3rd chair tuba
Kyle Coles-4th chair tuba
Blake Forsythe-6th chair tuba
Chandler Anderson-1st chair snare
Patrick Minor-6th chair snare

Congratulations to the following students from NKHS that successfully auditioned for the area band!  New Kent will be well represented this year!

Naudia Whitacre- 9th chair clarinet
Taylor Newman- 5th chair saxophone
Andrew Toppin- 10th chair trumpet
Brian Miller- 3rd chair euphonium
Nicholas Pace- 2nd chair tuba
Jake Benson- 1st chair timpani, 2nd chair mallets, 6th chair snare
Taviston Lewis- 5th chair snare

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

District I Chorus Members from NKHS and NKMS

A hearty congratulations to those students who participated as members of the District 1 Chorus on February 8th and 9th!  The District 1 concert was fantastic and our students performed wonderfully!  Thanks also to our Chorus Director, Mrs. Michelle Edwards - a great job by all!

District 1 Chorus members from New Kent are:


Diamond Chapman- Alto I
Celie Collins- Soprano I
Grace Daniel- Soprano I
Matthew Howard- Baritone
Jaylin McInerney- Soprano I
James Taylor- Tenor I
Kerri Williams- Soprano I


Sarah Day- Soprano I
Victoria Vasquez- Alto II

GWES SCA Sponsors Hats for Haley

On January 25th, the George Watkins Elementary School SCA sponsored "Hats for Haley" in honor of Haley Moore.  Haley Moore was a student at George Watkins Elementary School who passed away in June, 2012 from an asthma attack.  Students and faculty were able to donate $1.00 or more to wear a hat of their choice for the day.  Over $475 was raised with the help from students and faculty.  Thanks to the generosity of many, the SCA will be able to make a donation to the American Asthma Foundation of $500 on behalf of George Watkins Elementary School in memory of Haley. 

Pictured:  (From Left to Right)  SCA Officers:  Gavin Richardson (Secretary), Brayden Hohman (Vice President), Zach Carl (Historian), Grace Hylton (Treasurer), & Ginna Simmons (President)

Pictured:  Faculty & Staff at George Watkins Elementary who wore their "Hats for Haley" on Friday, January 25th.