Awards and Recognitions

HCS SALUTES ITS AWARD-WINNING STUDENTS, STAFF AND DEPARTMENTS!

Royalti Bryant and Adaeze Ezechukwu from Bethel High School won first place in the Community Emergency Response Team category at the 34th Annual HOSA State Leadership Conference.

Jacquaila Lewis and Alan Booth, seniors at Hampton High School, has earned a full academic scholarship to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held in February in Washington, D.C. The Congress is an academic honors program and all attendees are selected by their teachers or the academy based on proven academic excellence and a demonstrated desire to enter the medical professional. 

Morgan Sutherland, a junior at Kecoughtan High School, has earned second chair as a percussionist in the Senior Regional Orchestra. Sutherland is one of 172 students who auditioned from the Peninsula, Southside and Eastern Shore.  Approximately 15 students make the group from winds and percussion combined.

Lexy Parsons, the DECA International Southern Region vice president and 2013 Kecoughtan High School graduate, was recognized as an Emerging Professional at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s OWE Women in Motion Event in early October. The OWE Women in Motion Event recognizes outstanding local women including the Outstanding Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year, the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, and the Outstanding Young Professional of the Year.

Bethel Wins Regional Stock Market Game
Mr. Patrick Costa and his Bethel High School class won First Place in the Regional Stock Market Game (SMG)! The SMG, sponsored by Old Dominion University’s Center for Economic Education, is a year-long competition that gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100000 in an on-line portfolio. 

HHS Star Selected to McDonald's Team
Hampton High School senior basketball star, Anthony Barber, was selected for the 2013 McDonald's All-American Team.  He joined the rest of the members of the team in Chicago, for the All-American game which was held in April.   

Andrews Student Wins National Award
Kaleela Thompson,
 an 8th grade student at Andrews PreK-8 School, has won the Prudential Financial "Spirt of Community" Award.  She was presented with the official medallion by Prudential representative Chad Crouch.  The award is presented to individuals who volunteer significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.

Phoebus Culinary Teams Head To Nationals
The Phoebus High School Culinary Arts Program and the Phoebus High Culinary Arts Management Team both took 1st Place at the Virginia ProStart Student Invitational Culinary Competition! The students, competing against other high school teams from across the State of Virginia, won scholarship monies ranging from $500 to $15,000 depending on the culinary school they decide to attend. They will move on to compete in the National ProStart Student Invitational to be held in late April in Baltimore, Maryland. The National ProStart Invitational® is the country’s premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts.  In addition, the Culinary Team will have their menu featured at a restaurant in Richmond, VA (Date to be determined). 

Kecoughtan High School junior, William Ledbetter, is known in the music community as Will "MoBetta" Ledbetter, and has won countless awards for his skills in playing the guitar.  Recognized as an "up and coming" blues artist, Will - also an academic scholar - recently received the 2012 Howlin' Wolf Foundation Scholarship. In July 2012, he was accepted into the Fernando Jones Blues Camp (Chicago). In addition to winning the "You've Got Talent" competition sponsored by the U. S. Air Force, Will joined national blues saxophonist, Eddie Shaw and blues artists from Virginia for a very special recording on the "Still Riding High" cd by Eddie Shaw & the 757 Allstars! On December 5, 2012, Will showcased his talent with a special guest appearance, performing the song that won him the national Air Force award - Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode."  

Bethel Student Wins International Science Competition
Competing against students from Australia, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Kazakhstan (Russia), Spain, Sweden and the United States, Ryan Chanza - a student a Bethel High School - took championship honors recently at the International Space Olympics! Ryan, who also attends the Governor’s School for Science and Technology, competed in this internationally acclaimed competition by presenting his project entitled “Altering the Angle of Photovoltaic Cells to Maximize Solar Power Efficiency” to a team of space experts.  He later fielded questions about his work from the team, then took an exam in physics and math. Ryan took First Place in his respective category, and would go on to Overall Competition, where he earned the third place title in this internationally acclaimed competition!!

Hampton High's National Merit Semi-Finalist 
Elizabeth "Libby" Towell of Hampton High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist. The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships, drawing approximately 1.5 million entrants each year.  However, of the 50,000 highest scorers, less than one-third are selected Semifinalists! 

Kecoughtan High School's National Merit/Achievement Semi-Finalist
Lauren Chambers of Kecoughtan High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist. The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships, drawing approximately 1.5 million entrants each year.  However, of the 50,000 highest scorers, less than one-third are selected Semifinalists!  In addition, Lauren was also named a National Achievement Scholarship Semi-Finalist as well. The National Achievement® Scholarship Program is an academic competition established to provide recognition for outstanding “Black American high school students.” Only some 1,600 high-scoring participants in each year's National Achievement® Scholarship Program are designated Semifinalists. 

Kecoughtan Student Named Governor Of Boys State
Kecoughtan student, James Payne, has been elected Governor of Boys State -Virginia! Each delegate to Boys State becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. James, who also serves as the official Warrior mascot for Kecoughtan, displayed exceptional leadership qualities that led to his success.  Boys State is regarded as one of the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. 

Bethel Grad McCorory Wins Olympic Gold
Francena McCorory, a 2006 graduate of Bethel High School, won Olympic Gold in the women's 4x400 relay race in London! While at Bethel High, she won 14 state titles — and was named to the Junior Olympic squad. She continued her education at Hampton University where she graduated in 2010.

HHS Student Wins International Art Contest 

Joshua Williams, a student at Hampton High School, was selected the Grand Prize winner in the Sister Cities International Young Artist Contest. This year’s theme was “Youth as a Catalyst for Change", and Josh's winning Linoleum Print Artwork was entitled "Cotton Club Crescendo." He was presented with a certificate and a check for $1,000.

The Hampton Education Foundation (HEF) recently awarded more than $11,500 in grants to 27 teachers in Hampton City Schools. Two teachers earned two grants. HEF awards two types of grants – the Innovative Instruction Grant can include up to $1000 and the Supply Grant can include up to $300. The HEF initiated the grant program in 2007 to encourage teachers to develop, plan, implement and evaluate innovative instructional strategies that are aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning. Teachers can be awarded up to $1,000 each.

HCS is proud to announce that we have 12 new National Board Certified teachers, which brings our total to 115 in the district! We have 5 teachers who achieved NBCT status ten years ago and have been renewed for another ten years. 
New NBC Teachers - Dawn M. Barthlow, Tianna S. Anthony, Rebecca Fuller Whitehead, Ellen B. Newsom, Ashley Ide, Elizabeth Wilder, Sandra K. Boswell, Katie L. Coyle, Julie Casebolt, Jennifer Humble, Whitney Ketchledge, and Kimberly Sweeney-Grisdale
NBCT Renewals - Joyce H. Corriere, Claire McCallum, Sherian Martin, Kristy Fyfe and Steven Shaw

Hampton High School Athletic Director Michael Tribus was recently awarded the title Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). Tribus, who began working at Hampton High in July, learned of the honor in a letter from the NIAAA certification program director. The certification program requires candidates to meet education and work experience requirements, complete a series of instructional courses, and take a certification exam. First offered in 1988, approximately 2,000 candidates have successfully achieved the certification.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Hampton City Schools budget team has been awarded the Meritorious Budget Award. The Association of School Business Officials International presents this awards to districts who show a strong commitment to achieve the highest standards of school budgeting.

Mrs. Joan Harper-Neely of Cooper Elementary Magnet School earned the 2012-2013 Elementary Teacher Excellence Award from the Virginia Technology and Engineering Educators Association.  She will represent the state of Virginia at the association's international conference in March 2014.

Eaton Teacher Receives TV's "Taking Action" Award
Donna Halpin, a teacher at Eaton Middle School, received WTKR-TV's "People Taking Action" Award.  Nominated by her student, Tymaya, Ms. Halpin has been credited with changing the student's life.  Serving also as a mother figure for many of her students, Ms. Halpin is a whiz at getting students to learn....and love...math!  Surprised at school by WTKR's Kurt Williams, the revered teacher was presented with a "People Taking Action" award and a $100 VISA Gift Card.

CTE Leader Recognized
CTE Curriculum Leader, Jesse White, has received the Curriculum and Instructional Leadership Award from the Virginia Children's Engineering Council.  He received the award for providing “exemplary vision and support for the implementation of Children's Engineering as a method of instruction to foster critical thinking and problem solving.”

Title I Staffer Wins Family Engagement Award
Diane Campbell of Bassette Elementary School, won 2nd Place for the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Family Engagement Award. In February 2013, Diane received the announcement that her school's project, Partnership with VA Peninsula Foodbank's Backpack Program, was one of 4 finalists. Bassette was recognized (along with the other finalists) during the Awards' Luncheon during the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Family Engagement Summit held on March 15.

“Artists Who Teach” Winners Announced
The following Kecoughtan High School teachers won awards at the "Artists Who Teach" show at Charles H. Taylor.  The show runs through April 7.
Emily Marshall - 2nd place - "This Side of Blue" Acrylic
Scott Stanard - Award of Merit - "Lincoln Memorial" Drypoint
Tom Cutshaw - Award of Merit - "Sign Post" Wood and Acrylic
Jeff Burns - Honorable Mention - "The Morning We Returned" Acrylic
Emily Marshall - Honorable Mention (KHS) "Patchwork" Watercolor and Ink

HCS Earns “Transparency in Government” Top Grade
Sunshine Review - a leading Government transparency advocate - gave the HCS website an A+ rating…for the second year in a row!

HHS Science Teachers Win National Award!
Hampton High School science teachers, Elizabeth Ciancio and Joyce Corriere, have been named National Finalists in the Shell Science Lab Challenge! They are one of only four finalists in the nation to be awarded this prestigious honor by Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teachers Association. The competition encouraged teachers (grades 6-12) in the United States and Canada, to share their approaches to innovative ways in which to deliver quality lab experiences, with limited school and laboratory resources. 

Grobel Named Media Educator of the Year
On November 9, the Virginia Association of School Libraries honored Cheryl Grobel as the association’s 2012 Media Educator of the Year. Cheryl, who was nominated by Nancy Terrell (Davis MS), was cited for her professional activities as well as her responsibility in training teachers throughout the district on ways to integrate technology into their curricula.  

3 HCS Teachers Tops In Science!
Three teachers from Hampton City Schools have been named the Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) Teachers of the Year!  Kecoughtan High School teacherKristen Coolbear received the honor in the area of Earth Science, while Hampton High School teachers Stacy Fraid and Ebony Powell received their awards in the areas of Chemistry and Biology respectively.

Aberdeen Educator Surprised With Special Award
 Aberdeen Elementary School teacher, Debra McKoy, won the “A Day Made Better” award sponsored by AdoptAClassroom.org and OfficeMax.  This nationwide event resulted in McKoy  receiving a surprise package of $1,000 worth of classroom resources and supplies!

HCS "Healthy Meals" Winner
Hampton City Schools won First Place in the Virginia School Boards Association's (VSBA) "Hunger and Healthy Meals 2012 Competition"! The division received VSBA's highest honor - "Food For Thought Leaders" - in the area of Healthy School Meals.  Kudos to Julia Bryant, HCS Director of Food and Nutrition Services, for submitting the division's "Let's Grow Healthy" program, which proved to be the #1 winner in the Student Population 10,001  category! In recognition of this honor, in August Dr. Bryant was invited to Washington, D.C. to meet with the White House Chef! 

Caggiano Competes In IronmanLive Event!
On August 11, John Caggiano (Executive Director for Elementary School Leadership) competed in "IronmanLIVE"!  This NYC race involved a 2.4 mile swim (in the Hudson River), a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.  John successfully completed the race with the following times: Swim – (2.4 miles) – 53 mins, 40 sec/Bike – (112 miles) – 5 hrs, 59 mins, 6 sec/Run -  (26.2 miles) - 4 hrs, 34 mins, 39 sec. Total Time : 11 hrs, 47 mins, 6 sec.

HCS PR Department Wins National Award
In mid-July, the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has presented the school division's Public relations & Marketing Department with its Golden Achievement Award.  =It was given for the department's School Board Recognition - Recipe for Success Marketing Program. Working with students from the Moton Early Childhood Center, this involved the development of a cookbook, an ad placed in the daily newspaper, the development of a video and an official presentation to the School Board. 

HCS Named A "Best Community For Music Education" in the United States
The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation has named Hampton City Schools a "Best Community" for music education, based on the results of its 13th annual Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey.  The survey is a nationwide search for communities that provide access to music education as an essential part of a complete education and exemplify commitment and support for music education. The BCME survey is designed and implemented in collaboration with The Institute for Educational Research and Public Services of Lawrence, Kansas, an affiliate of the University of Kansas.  Only 176 communities nationwide (166 School Districts and 10 Schools) achieved this prestigious designation.


Science teacher, Nicholaus Swan, believes education should be both exciting and eye-opening.  His 6th grade science students at Andrews PreK-8 School couldn’t agree more with Mr. Swan (a first-year teacher) and his unique style of teaching. His classes are described as being “very interesting, cool and fun!”  Using interactive lab experiments, Mr. Swan’s students have made phases of the moon out of Oreo cookies, flown paper airplanes, witnessed how rain clouds are formed, held jet propulsion contests using plastic bottles, construction paper and plumbing tubes....and have even created a roller coaster. 


Jennifer Breault, Jennifer Dranoff, Meghan Ellis & Sara Palmosina of Phenix PreK-8 School
All students love music videos! Therefore these four 5th grade teachers from Phenix Pre-K School seized the moment by creating highly entertaining instructional videos to teach science! The first video, entitled States of Matter, was such a hit on YouTube that the group decided to produce more.  The school also incorporated family and friends as directors and camera personnel. The teachers’ latest music video - Sound & Light Waves - was touted at the March 13th School Board meeting where all four creative educators were presented with the school division’s Creative Instruction Award. To view the creative teachers’ latest video, just visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNE6zeLqEyU


Meishi Haslip of Langley Elementary School has been described as having a “contagious enthusiasm” for teaching and student learning. The first-year Pre-Kindergarten teacher from Langley Elementary School creatively uses art, music, manipulatives and movement in order to make learning relevant for her students. Her most recent project involved her students taking a “trip around the world” complete with “passports and suitcases” for each country they visited. At each “visit” students made art objects relevant to that specific country, such as Menorahs in Israel, Kwanzaa mats in Africa and poinsettias in Mexico.  This type of creative instruction not only engages the school division’s little ones, but also gets them very excited about learning!

Kim Pearson of Bryan Elementary School has developed an excellent way in which to engage her students and help them excel in music.  She has individual and class rewards attached to instructional goals she sets for her students. These goals assist students with understanding and teaching their peers fundamental music history and theory, while producing excellent vocal performances. Her approach to teaching by constantly using “call and response”, kinesthic activities and visual input are highly appreciated.  Her students are always engaged in the lessons and are constantly saying they wish they could go back to music. Now…that’s music to our ears!


Lakieshia Ward of Machen Elementary School
 is described as a truly gifted teacher. Realizing that student success is tied directly to parental involvement, Mrs. Ward creates her own personal newsletters for parents.  These newsletters keep parents aware of what is going on in her class, and are distributed to them on a weekly basis! Mrs. Ward captures activities in journals and sends home individual photos of students working, so that parents can share in the activities in which their children are participating. And somehow she still finds time to offer after-school math tutoring classes – free of charge - to any 3rd grade student in her school. 


Warren James, Lead Security Office
was the DOVE Award recipient for April.  He was nominated by Angie Hoen, a parent of a Kecoughtan High School student. Here is an excerpt from her nomination: “Please accept my sincerest appreciation and recognition of Officer Warren James.  This morning, my daughter’s car broke down on her way to school and I received a call of distress from her.  Officer James happened to see her and that she was experiencing trouble.  Not only did he notice her situation, he assessed that she needed protection until parental help arrived.  He calmed her and let her know that all would be well and kept a watchful eye upon her.”


Theresa L. Brown of Syms Middle School
 was the DOVE Award recipient for March.  Brown was nominated for the award by a parent, Felicia Johnson.  Johnson nominated Brown for taking her own time to be there for her and her son at the time of her father’s death.  Johnson said, “When I scanned across the room at my father's wake, there she was sitting.  I didn't know that she knew. She made her way to my son and embraced him, then handed him a card. That meant so much to the both of us.”


GED Team wins DOVE Customer Service Award
for the month of February The General Educational Development (GED) Team, consisting of Myra Chambers, Susan Durbin, Jane Skinner, Fran Davis, Rachel Lehner, Jane Austin, Sharon Stept, Kay Inchausti, Neil Warren and Jeanne Barnhill, is the winner of the DOVE Customer Service Award for February.

Myra Chambers, director of alternative learning, and her team made it their personal mission to get as many individuals tested and successfully passing the GED examination as possible before they lost the opportunity to finish when standards changed on January 1.  The team worked throughout the winter holiday break, even testing all day on New Year's Eve.  They provided tutoring and workshops to prepare individuals to be successful.  They counseled and encouraged learners and set a new record of GED earners for Hampton-- 675 in a single year. The team served adults from all over the region when other testing centers were closed.


Helema Vandivier was the DOVE winner for November. Vandivier is the family engagement specialist at Bryan Elementary.  She was nominated by Elizabeth Leetch, a parent at Smith Elementary where Vandivier worked during the 2012-13 school year.  Leetch nominated Vandivier for her work in programs such as the Backpack Program, USDA Food Bank, Mobile Dentist, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dads, Math & Reading Night, and several Family Literacy events


Frederick Anderson
was the DOVE winner for October. Anderson is retired from the U.S. Air Force and was nominated by Kathy Wallner. In her nomination, Wallner said, “Fred is the unofficial ombudsman for Adult Education. He doesn’t see limits in his job description, just lives as the family member ready to help. He lives ‘How may I serve you?’”


DOVE Customer Service Award winners, Willie Fleetwood and LaVerne Bowers, are shining examples of excellent customer service!  The two were nominated by HCS parent, Chris Farrow, who wrote that Mr. Fleetwood (her son's bus driver) and Ms. Bowers (the bus attendant) had made a world of difference in the life of her autistic son. Joining the two on stage as they were honored by the Hampton School Board, Ms. Farrow explained how grateful she is that "Mr. Fleetwood makes sure everyone on the bus is safe, working with his aide in a wonderful partnership to help our son adapt to and meet the challenges of this new situation."  Ms. Farrow noted that Fleetwood and Bowers have responded to emergencies and difficult situations professionally and compassionately, and "work with us and the school in a most heartfelt and amazing way."  Both Mr. Fleetwood and Ms. Bowers had friends and family members in the audience, with over a dozen family members of Mr. Fleetwood traveling from North Carolina to witness him receive his award.   



Meghan Ellis and Jennifer Dranoff, 
5th grade teachers at Phenix PreK-8 School, received the DOVE Customer Service Award at the March 13 Hampton School Board meeting. Nominated by parent, Greta Harrison, the teachers created a YouTube music video about the States of Matter that turned out to be a big hit.  In addition, Ms. Harrison explained that these teachers ran a 3K race with "my daughter, and were instrumental in my daughter passing her first Benchmark ever!" She went on to say that the teachers had "moved mountains in a very short time"... giving her daughter the confidence and freedom which will lead her to the goal of independence and success. This proud and grateful parent added, "It gave me hope to see such young and great teachers with all natural ability and instincts."


Terry Shepherd of School Operations & Maintenance, is the winner of the February 2013 DOVE Customer Service Award! Mr. Shepherd was presented the award at the February 6 School Board meeting, with his family and friends all in attendance. Nominated by HCS administrator Shelly Spain and teacher Sandra Banks,  Mr. Shepherd was acknowledged for the caring and sensitive manner in which he approaches...and solves...problems within the heating and air conditioning area. As one of the nominator's explained, "Mr. Shepherd [told me] his job is to make sure that the students, staff and parents are comfortable in their environment." Mr. Shepherd's sincere dedication to meeting the needs of HCS is indeed a demonstration of quality customer service! 


Laura Howlett,
 a teacher at Andrews PreK-8 School, received the DOVE Customer Service Award after being nominated by parent, Kathy Preaster.  Ms. Howlett created a tool to send home to parents that describes the child’s complete day academically, physically and emotionally.  This is especially helpful for children who have an inability to communicate information.  Ms. Preaster notes that her child’s “attitude and overall health during this school year have been great in comparison to previous years.  Mrs. Howlett keeps the lines of communication open with parents and the school, and appears genuinely interested in celebrating my child’s accomplishments as if it were her own child.”


Elizabeth Jones,
 an Art teacher at Spratley Gifted Center, was described by a parent as being extremely helpful, sensitive and accommodating to a student who had been diagnosed with a crippling and painful disease. Not only did Ms. Jones place phone calls to the student and parent to ensure she stayed "caught up", but Ms. Jones also sent "care" packages and special projects that the student could master even though she had lost the use of her hands due to her illness. The parent went on to write, "Although HCS has many awesome teachers, faculty and staff, Ms. Jones stands out as being remarkable.  She gives anyone who works with her or has a child taught by her, an excellent perception of Hampton City Schools."


Phenix PreK-8 School Instructional Assistant Lashande Jules AND teacher Darlene North received the school division's DOVE Customer Service Award during the October 3rd Hampton School Board meeting.  The two educators were nominated by Phenix parent, Cantrese Pierce, for the caring manner in which they both helped Ms. Pierce's daughter transition into public school.  Ms. Pierce, who also wrote about the very special lunch "play date" the educators held for their students over the summer, joined the two on stage and presented them with flowers! 

Bethel High School and Hampton High School Band named a Virginia Honor Band
This is the result of each band earning a superior rating at the state marching band and concert band assessments. This is one of the highest music ensemble achievements a band program can earn in our state. The band director at BHS is Jerry Lancaster and the band director at HHS is Justin Ratclif.

Hampton ranks among nation’s top communities for support of music education
The NAMM Foundation recognizes Hampton City Schools for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation. Hampton City Schools joins 376 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction in 2014. This is the third year Hampton City Schools has earned this distinction.

More than 70 students from Phoebus High and Hampton High attended the Infinite Scholar event, sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and were collectively awarded more than $3 million in scholarships.  Forty-seven Phoebus students were awarded approximately $3,162,850.  Hampton, who attended for the first time, had 24 students who were awarded approximately $234,500. 

The literary magazine, Polaris, published by Bethel High School, has won first place in the Literary Arts Magazine category at the Virginia High School League (VHSL) championship. This magazine, which competed with other school publications from across the state, was judged on categories that include functional aspects of the magazine, layout and design, literary selections, art selections, and general areas including creativity, cover design, originality and budget.

The Asbury Elementary School PTA is the recipient of the Virginia PTA 2013 Outstanding Communications Award.  They were selected for their creativity and ability to use distribution methods to increase the likelihood their target audience would see PTA communications.

Students from throughout the Hampton School Division participated in the 2013 Coliseum Central Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 23. The parade included all four of Hampton’s high school marching bands, as well as floats from several of the schools.  Hampton schools placed in the following categories:
Best In Parade: Cooper Magnet Elementary School/Star Achiever Academy YMCA
Bands: Kecoughtan High School – second place, Hampton High School – third place
Non-Commercial Floats – Cooper Magnet School for Technology – first place
Other Category – Bassette Elementary School – third place

Once Again, HCS Named A "Best Community For Music Education"
For the second rear in a row, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has named Hampton City Schools a "Best Community" for Music Education in the United States! The NAMM Foundation recognized Hampton City Schools for its outstanding commitment to music education.

Asbury and Armstrong Recognized By The State
On March 13, 2013 Governor Bob McDonnell and the Virginia Board of Education recognized two Hampton schools as being high-achieving schools. Asbury Elementary School received the Virginia Board of Education Excellence Award, while Armstrong Elementary School for the Arts received the Virginia Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award.  

2013-2014

Hampton High Girls Indoor Track 2 x 400 Relay Team
5A State Champions
Chantel Ray, Hampton High Indoor Track Team
55 Meter State Champion
Bethel High Schools 4 x 400 Meter Relay Team
6A South Region Champions
Mariah Burrell, Ashley Greenlee, Ashianna Gales-wood, Jayme Thomas
Kaleb Tucker, Kecoughtan HIgh School
6A South Region Champion in 126 weight class
Dontez Jones, Kecoughtan High School
6A South Region Champion in 132 weight class
Phoebus High School Girls Indoor Track Team

4A South Region Champions
During the Group 5A South Regional indoor track meet, Hampton High's Chantal Ray ran the COUNTRY's fastest time in the 55 meter hurdles.  Chantal ran it in 7.93 seconds.
Nehemiah Lipford, Bethel High School

Conference 2 Champion in Boys Triple Jump
Jayne Thomas, Bethel High School
Conference 2 Champion in Girls Triple Jump and Long Jump
Bethel High School Girls 4 x 800 Relay Team
Conference 2 Champions
Kaliyah Bullock, Ashianna Gales-Wood, Imari Heavans and Ashlee Greenlee
Bethel High School Girls 4 x 200 Relay Team
Conference 2 Champions
Mariah Burrell, Jayme Thomas, Kayla Scott and Ashianna Gales-Wood
Mariah Burrell, Bethel High School

Conference 2 Champion in 500 Meter Dash
Saleem Brown, Bethel High School
Conference 2 Champion in 500 Meter Dash
Bethel High School Girls 4 x 400 Relay Team
Conference 2 Champion 
Jayme Thomas, Sierra Crippen, Imari Heavans and Ashianna Gales-Wood
Bethel High School Boys 4 x 400 Relay Team
Conference 2 Champions
Carlos Young, Saleem Brown, Djuan Cox and Antonio Killebrew
Quinton Tucker, Kecoughtan High School

Conference 2 Wrestling Champion at 120 weight class
Kaleb Tucker, Kecoughtan High School
Conference 2 Wrestling Champion at 126 weight class
Dontez Jones, Kecoughan High School
Conference 2 Wrestling Champion at 132 weight class
Kecoughtan High School Swim Team -400 yard Freestyle Relay Team-----Conference 2 Champion
  • Zach Becouvarakis
  • Tyler Ducar
  • Tucker Lynn
  • Josh Duke
Zach Becouvarakis, Kecoughtan High School Swim Team
Conference 2 Champion in the 100 yard Butterly
Milan Willis, Phoebus High School Wrestler
Conference 18 Champion in 170 weight class
Sami Dhamna, Phoebus High School Wrestler
Conference 18 Champion in 182 weight class
Evan Edler, Phoebus High School Wrestler
Conference 18 Champion in 195 weight class
Hampton High School Boys Basketball Team
Conference 10 Champions
Bethel High School Girls Basketball Team
Conference 2 Champion

2012-2013

• Phoebus Girls Outdoor Track Team
Peninsula District Champions

• Hampton High School Baseball Team
Peninsula District Co-Champions

• Graham Thatcher
Phoebus High School Swim Team
Peninsula District Champion 
in the 50 and 100 Meter Freestyle
Coach:  Larisa Haner

• Hampton High School Wrestling Team
Peninsula District Regular Season Co-Champions 
and 
Peninsula District Tournament Champions
Coach: Ron McRae

• Hampton High Schools Boys Indoor Track Team
Peninsula District Champions

• Phoebus High School Girls Indoor Track Team
Peninsula District Champions

• Phoebus High School Girls Indoor Track Team
Peninsula District Champions

• Hampton High School Boys Indoor Track Team
Peninsula District Champions

• Hampton High School Wrestling Team
Peninsula District Tournament Champions

• Hampton High School Wrestling Team
Peninsula District Regular Season Co-Champions

• Kecoughtan High School Wrestling Team
Peninsula District Regular Season Co-Champions

• Kecoughtan High School Boys Swim Team

Peninsula District Champions

• Kecoughtan High School Girls Swim Team
Peninsula District Champions

• Phoebus High School Football Team
Peninsula District Champions

• Bethel High School's MaKayla Waller
Peninsula District Cross Country Champion

• Kecoughtan High School Girls Cross Country Team
Peninsula District Champions

• Kecoughtan High School Boys Cross Country Team
Peninsula District Champions

• Bethel Varsity Cheerleaders - Peninsula District Champions!