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GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will hold its regular meeting Thursday, December 20th, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.

 

Career Opportunity

Guidance Counselor

Brunswick Academy, a Pre-School through 12th grade independent school, seek an experienced Guidance Counselor certified in Guidance or related area for grades 8-12.  Possession of a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Guidance Counseling, or School Guidance and Counseling from an accredited college or university; possession of or eligible for a Virginia Department of Education professional teaching certificate with a guidance endorsement and at least 3 years experience in guidance or related field.

Job duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Provides academic, personal/social, and career counseling
  • Coordinates comprehensive school counseling program
  • Communicates with parents and agency representatives
  • Coordinates teacher and parent conferences as needed
  • Interprets test data and student records for parents and teachers
  • Scheduling of classes
  • Daily attendance
  • Engaged and on task
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the curriculum, instruction and counseling/guidance theory and practice
  • Communication skills, both oral and written, must be highly developed to meet the diverse needs of the clientele, professional staff and other community agencies
  • Must be able to organize and carry out student activity programs; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
     

Salary discussed during interview session.  Health insurance and 403(b) retirement program available.

Brunswick Academy is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place.  Brunswick Academy does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, race, religion, or sex in employment or education.  Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests: • State Police Criminal History Investigation • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation • Tuberculosis Screening/Test.  This position is open until filled.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to:

Brunswick Academy
Attn:  Kristine Thompson
Guidance Counselor
E-mail:  thompsonk@brunswickacademy.com

STUDENT OF THE MONTH COURTNEY ANN WALTON NOVEMBER 2018

 

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Courtney Ann Walton has been chosen the November 2018 Student of the Month.  Courtney, a senior, is the daughter of Joey and Sonya Walton of Lawrenceville.

Courtney is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program that is the most rigorous and challenging program of student academics that the school offers.  She is also currently enrolled at SVCC taking dual-enrollment classes.

Courtney is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Brunswick Academy Scholastic Bowl team and Honor Council, where she served as Secretary last year.

She has played varsity softball and varsity volleyball.  At the annual awards banquet in her freshman year, she received the Most Valuable Player for Varsity Softball.  In addition, she was named to the First team All - Conference and First Team All - State.

For varsity softball, in her sophomore year, she received Conference Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State.  The climax of the year was being named State Player of the Year.  That same year she was captain of the Varsity Softball Team and Co-Most valuable player of the year.  Courtney has played on the Williamsburg Starz Gold travel ball team and later on the Hanover Hornets travel softball team.

At the Class of 2018 graduation ceremonies, Courtney was a Junior Marshall.  At the same ceremony, she received the William and Mary Leadership Award.

In her spare time, Courtney enjoys playing with her goldendoodle puppy, spending time with her family and friends and loves to bake.   She has applied to The University of Richmond, The College of William and Mary, East Carolina University and North Carolina State University.  She plans to major in pre-law.

BA Art Students 'Paint-a-Plow"

This year Lawrenceville Area VDOT Headquarters partnered with Brunswick Academy in the Paint-a-Plow program. This program allows schools in the community the opportunity for art programs to share their artistic talents by painting a snow plow blade to represent their school. Early this fall Brunswick Academy art students under the direction of Mrs. Kathy Lee worked diligently over several weeks to complete the project. Be on the lookout in the community for the creative artwork of our Brunswick Academy art students as VDOT “moves forward” with their snow removal operations this winter.

BA Students Attend VJCL Convention

The BA delegation of 15 students to the VJCL Convention did an outstanding job, bringing home 42 academic and graphic arts awards (25 of which were in the top five).  They also received second place in the spirit contest for medium delegations.  And, they brought home a first ever award:  second place in club scrapbook. 

Attendees were (top left to bottom right): Morgan Moore, Savannah Greene, Jacob Farmer, Kien Powell, Will Morris, Emily Robertson, Hunter Greene, Naomi Sadler, Tyler Creedle, Kennedy Greene, Brysen Diefert, Brady Talbert, Emily Robinson, Lydia Smith, and Cassidy Smith.

BA JV Volleyball Finishes Season on High Note

JV Volleyball team finished first in the VCC conference and second in the VCC conference tournament. They finished the conference with a 10-2 record. Overall record 11-3.

Front row:  Aaryn Babb (Captain) & Mary Freeman; Second Row:  Carleigh Jarratt, Kaitlyn Waller, Jane Poarch (Captain), Alyssa Rivas (Captain) & Lydia Smith; Back Row: Faith McLawhorn, Emily Roberts & Madelyn Williams. 

Brunswick Academy Varsity Football

Brunswick Academy Vikings 37- Greenbrier Christian Gators 36

The #5 seed Brunswick Academy Vikings won the state VISFL quarter finals game on Thursday night vs the #4 seed Greenbrier Christian Gators. The Vikings took on The Covenant School in Charlottesville, VA Tuesday, November 13th at 3:00PM.

    

    

Brunswick Academy Vikings Girls Volleyball

By Hannah Waller

The B.A. Lady Vikings, coached by Mr. Ken Warf, ended their regular season as conference champs. Overall the Vikings went 9-3 and were 6-0 at home. In tournament play, the Vikings played in the semi-final match, but fell to Kenston Forest School. Comprised of five seniors, four juniors, two sophomores, and one freshman, the B.A. Lady Vikings were fierce and determined to win. In addition to placing first in conference, several players of the B.A. team were recognized for different awards. Olivia Combs, junior setter, was named as part of the VCC All-Tournament team; Hannah Waller, senior middle and co-captain was named VCC All-Academic; Allie Pope, senior outside and co-captain, was named VCC Second-Team All Conference; the VCC recognized Naomi Sadler, sophomore outside, Sarah-Olivia Temple, junior middle, and Hannah Waller, as part of the First-Team All Conference. The Brunswick Academy varsity volleyball team has never won a regular season in almost thirty years, so this season was significant to not only the players and coach, but also for B.A. and the future of the volleyball program. Although we came out as first this season, I expect next year's team to come out even stronger with improved skills and a sharper mindset to end the season not only as conference champs, but hopefully as tournament champs as well.

Awards:

All-Academic: Hannah Waller

1st Team All-Conference: Sarah-Olivia Temple, Hannah Waller, Naomi Sadler

2nd Team All-Conference: Allie Pope

All Tournament: Olivia Combs

VCC Coach of the Year: Ken Warf

Brunswick Academy Upper School Honor Roll

1st Six Weeks – 2018-2019

Headmaster’s List – All A’s

Grade 9

Shana Denise Love, Sydney Paige Paul, Bryson Gage Poarch, Lydia Reed Smith, Jacky Zhu

Grade 10*

Brysen Alexandra Diefert, William Hunter Greene, Brady Jacob Talbert,

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Grade 11*

Sarah Paige Fajna, Katelyn Marie Ottaway, Emily Christine Robertson, Kyle Donovan Tanner

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Grade 12*

Jinhing Hu (Jacob), Timothy Sage Kallam, Daein Kim (Dan), Chenchen Zhao (Chloe)

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

“A” & “B” Honor Roll

Grade 9

Charles Vincent Edmunds, James Harrison Harper, Kacie Lin Keefe, Faith Elizabeth McLawhorn, Robert Matthew Moseley, Alyssa Reina Rivas, Madelyn Gray Williams, Matthew Lawrence Woyer

Grade 10*

Aaryn Moore Babb, Samuel Elliott Capps, Robert Tyler Creedle, Clyde Kenneth Greene III, Meredith Paige Lucy, Jun-Young Park (Jun), Kyle Tyler Powell, Dustin Arthur Roberts, Naomi Rose Sadler, Christian Alexandra Williams

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Grade 11*

William Vernon Bryant, Jr., Leiara Lane Butler, Olivia Graham Clary, Joanna Grace Glenn, Logan Hope Hyde, Paige Kylie Jennings, Catherine Camille Mitchell, Reanna Lane Powers, Christopher Michael Redman, Jr., Hinton Joseph Vick, III., Alexis Grace Yoders

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Grade 12*

Hunter Douglas Hastings, Guanxi He (Will), David Cole Moseley, Kien Wilton Powell, Jamie Lauren Saunders

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Breast Cancer Awarness at BA

The students and faculty of Brunswick Academy wore Pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness on Tuesday, October 2.

Shay Wrenn is the BA 2018 Homecoming Queen

2018 Homecoming Queen, Shay Wrenn.

2018 Homecoming Queen, Shay Wrenn, daughter of Lane and Erica Wrenn of Gasburg. Therunner up, Hannah Waller. 2017 Homecoming Queen, Halie Dru Sadler, was present to crown the new Queen.

Our 2018 Crown bearer was First Grader, Jonas Earl Doyle, son of Jock Doyle (‘99) and Jessie Raney Doyle ('01). He is the grandson of Beverly Temple Raney ('74), Terri Speight Doyle ('72), and Joey Doyle ('73).Our 2018 Flower Girl was First Grader, Kacy Grey Powell, daughter of Katie Griffin Powell ('02) and Scott Powell. Kacy is the granddaughter of Sandra Wright Griffin ('76) and Samuel Grey Griffin ('74).

Brunswick Academy 2018 Homecoming Court; from left to right: Alyssa Rivas (Freshman), Naomi Sadler (Sophomore), Olivia Combs (Junior), Allie Pope (Senior), Hannah Waller (Senior), Shay Wrenn (Senior), Lucy Smith (Senior), Sarah Olivia Temple (Junior), Logan Hyde (Junior), Kaitlyn Waller (Sophomore), and Madelyn Williams (Freshman). 

Left to Right (Back Row)- Director of Upper School, Brittney Weidman, 2017 Homecoming Queen, Halie Dru Sadler (‘18), 2018 Homecoming Queen, Shay Wrenn, and father of Shay Wrenn, Lane Wrenn. Left to Right (Front Row) Crown Bearer, Jonas Doyle, & Flower Girl, Kacy Powell.

BA STUDENT OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 JONATHAN DAVIS PAUL

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Jonathan Davis Paul has been selected September 2018 Student of the month.  Jonathan, a senior, is the son of John and Tonya Paul (Class of 1991) of Emporia.  His sister, Sydney, is a freshman at Brunswick Academy. He is the grandson of Wanda Proctor of Emporia and Ronald and Virginia Paul of Henrico, NC.

Jonathan is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program, which is the most rigorous and challenging program of study. This year he has been taking dual-enrollment classes at Southside Virginia Community College, as well as his upper-school classes at Brunswick Academy. He has consistently made the Honor Roll throughout his years at the academy.

Regarding academics, he is a member of the National Honor Society and has been a member of Brunswick Academy’s Honor Council, Student Council Organization, the Junior Classical League (Latin Club) and has attended Model General Assembly in Richmond. He has also competed against other schools in our conference as a member of Brunswick Academy’s Scholastic Bowl team (quiz bowl competition).  Jonathan was Chief Marshall at the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2018.

This past summer, Jonathan was selected to attend Boys’ State held at Radford University. The week long program, which is hosted by the American Legion, helps to cultivate leadership skills and develop pride in American citizenships to all of its participants. Over 600 boys attended this session where they were able to learn more about Virginia government.  Jonathan ran for a seat in the House of Delegates and won and was able to write and present a couple of bills.

He is a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Emporia, where he serves as a scripture reader. Since the 7th grade, he has been a member of Main Street’s Youth Group.  Jonathan has participated in 6 week long mission trips where they travel to different states and perform a variety of tasks including much need home repairs, serving meals to the homeless, as well as completing the renovation of a camp cabin on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

From the time Jonathan was 7 years old, scouting has been an important part of his life. He became a boy scout in Troop 232 of Purdy in 2012 where he logged more than 70 nights camping, has been on numerous hikes including a portion of the Appalachian Trail and a 5 day 35 mile hike through the mountains of New Mexico. Jonathan completed his Eagle Service project in 2016 by planning, organizing and installing a 30’ flagpole with an American Flag at the Greensville Manor Nursing Home. He became an Eagle Scout on November 16, 2016.

Throughout his years of attending Brunswick Academy, Jonathan has participated in athletics at the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. He has played football for 6 years, earning the sportsmanship award his Junior year and is currently serving as one of the team captains. He has been on the baseball team for 4 years, earning the Most Improved Award his Freshman year and receiving the Coach’s award his Sophomore year. He has also played Soccer and ran with the Cross Country team.

Jonathan’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, kayaking and beekeeping.

He is in the process of applying to the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Washington and Lee University and North Carolina State University. He plans to study either chemical or electrical engineering.

Brunswick Academy First Day of 2018-19 School Year

Brunswick Academy's First Day of School on August 14th, 2018.
 

 

Siblings, Carter (11th Grade) & Reagan (10th Grade) Saunders
 
 
Kindergartener, Holland Council
 
 
4th Grader, Koen Morris
 
 
The Class of 2019's LAST FIRST DAY

Landon Edwards is getting used to having a locker in 6th grade.

Brunswick Academy Class of 2019 Senior-First Grade March

Brunswick Academy held one of their oldest traditions on Wednesday, August 15th.  The Senior- First Grade March has been done at B.A. for many years.  Each Senior introduces their First Grade friend. Pictured is the B.A. Class of 2019 and their First Grade friends, the B.A. Class of 2030.

BA's Slayten Farmer to Play Baseball at PDCCC

Front Row:  (L-R) Deborah Owen,  Brunswick Academy Interim Head of School, Becky Farmer, Slayten Farmer and Brittney Weidman, Head  of the Upper School; Back Row: (L-R) Dwayne Farmer and David Mitchell, Coach, Paul D. Camp Community College

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Slayten Farmer has signed a letter of intent to play Baseball at Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin. He is  a member of the Brunswick Academy Class of 2018, has been recruited as either a Catcher or 1st Baseman.  

Slayten is the son of Dwayne and Becky Farmer of Lawrenceville ,and  the Grandson of Judy and Sammy Clary of Lawrenceville and Gertrude Wheeler of Gasburg.

BRUNSWICK ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

6th Six Weeks, 2nd Semester, and End of Year (Bold denotes students in the Honors Program)

THIRD GRADE – 6th Six Weeks – All A – Grayson Newsome, A & B Honor Roll – Jud Farmer, Harrison Grizzard, Alexis Haught, Lilly Ibrahim, Lacey Jamison, Mallory Lewis, Koen Morris, Arya Patel, Kennedi Roberts.

THIRD GRADE – 2nd Semester – All A – Grayson Newsome, A & B Honor Roll – Jud Farmer, Harrison Grizzard, Alexis Haught, Lilly Ibrahim, Lacey Jamison, Mallory Lewis, Koen Morris, Arya Patel, Kennedi Roberts, Grayson Thomas.

THIRD GRADE – END OF YEAR – All A – Grayson Newsome, A & B Honor Roll – Jud Farmer, Harrison Grizzard, Alexis Haught, Lilly Ibrahim, Lacey Jamison, Mallory Lewis, Maddison McAden, Koen Morris, Arya Patel, Kennedi Roberts, Grayson Thomas.

FOURTH GRADE – 6th Six Weeks – All A – Bayne Carroll, Aubrey Corum, Rickey Grassel, Riley Griffin.

A & B Honor Roll – Bryce Abernathy, Saige Coker, Olivia Evans, Landon Jennings, Emily King, Mason Hardy, Cali Pegram, Nathan Talbert, Kylie Walker.

FOURTH GRADE – 2nd SEMESTER – All A – Bayne Carroll, Aubrey Corum, Ricky Grassel, Riley Griffin, Emily King, Kylie Walker.  A & B Honor Roll – Bryce Abernathy, Saige Coker, Olivia Evans, Mason Hardy, Landon Jennings, Langley Keefe, Cali Pegram, Nathan Talbert.

FOURTH GRADE – END OF YEAR – All A – Bayne Carroll, Aubrey Corum, Ricky Grassel, Riley Griffin, Emily King, Kylie Walker.  A & B Honor Roll – Bryce Abernathy, Saige Coker, Olivia Evans, Mason Hardy, Landon Jennings, Langley Keefe, Makenzie Leemon, Cali Pegram, Mankirit Singh, Nathan Talbert.

Head of School’s List – All A’s

Grade 9:   Tyler Creedle, Hunter Greene, Meredith Lucy, Brady Talbert, Christian Williams;

Grade 10:  Katie-Lynn Chandler, Jacob Farmer, Sadler Lundy, Emily Robertson;

Grade 11Taylor Capps, Morgan Moore, Jonathan Paul, Lucy Smith, Hannah Waller, Courtney Walton;

Grade 12:  Benjamin Lewis; John Myrick; Halie Dru Sadler.

(*Dual Enrollment students qualify at the end of the semester.)

“A” & “B” Honor Roll

Grade 9:   Brysen Diefert, C. K. Greene III, Seong (Peter) Jung, Jun-Young (Jun) Park, Kyle Powell, Naomi Sadler, Nelia Washburn;

Grade 10:  William Bryant, Jr., Parker Burke, Kyleigh Capps, Peyton Coleman, Hart Creedle, Joseph Fajna, Logan Hyde, Morgan Jamison, Paige Jennings, SuttonMontgomery, Katelyn Ottaway, Reanna Powers, Davis Roberts,Kyle Tanner, Katie Wright;

Grade 11:  Savannah Greene, Jinheng (Jacob) Hu;

Grade 12:   Slayten Farmer, Claire Gregory, Matthew Harrison, Sarah Poarch, Yuwei (Tiffany) Wang, Blake Washburn.

(*Dual Enrollment students qualify at the end of the semester.)

Brunswick Academy Graduation

    

    

Baccalaureate Service will be held in the Brunswick Academy Gymnasium on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Reverend Dan Jarrell of  New Hope Baptist Church in South Hill, Virginia.  Commencement Exercises will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  Thirty-four seniors will be graduating. The valedictorian is Zachary Earle Clary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Clary of Bracey.  The salutatorian is Sydney Nicole Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robertson of Lawrenceville.  Zachary Clary will be attending the College of William and Mary.  Sydney Robertson will be attending James Madison University.

There will be two other honor graduates at this year’s graduation.  They are Heather Dianne Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Thompson of  Emporia and Benjamin Wilson Lewis, son of Mrs. Tracy Lee of Jarratt and Mr. F. W. Lewis of Stony Creek. Heather Thompson will be attending the University of Virginia. Benjamin Lewis will be attending Marymount Manhattan College. 

Seventeen seniors are children of Brunswick Academy alumni.

MAY 2018 BA STUDENT OF THE MONTH JACKSON OWEN COMBS

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that JACKSON OWEN COMBS has been chosen the May 2018 Student of the Month. Jackson, a senior, is the son of Mark and Kerrie Combs of Emporia.  He has one sister, Olivia, also a student at Brunswick Academy. Jackson has played JV and Varsity Football, (Captain) and Varsity Baseball (Captain).  He has received multiple All Conference awards while playing sports at Brunswick Academy.   He was a member of the Student Council Organization and the Spanish Club.   

Jackson is a member of Boy Scout Troop #232 of Purdy.  He has attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  He is an active member of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Emporia.  He reads scripture during services and has attended 5 mission trips with the youth group at church. 

Jackson loves to play golf, hunt and go to Lake Gaston.  He recently joined a kickball team with his classmates. 

He will attend West Virginia University in the fall where he plans to major in Forest Resource Management.

MAY 2018 BA STUDENT OF THE MONTH MATTHEW TYLER HARRISON

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Matthew Tyler Harrison has been chosen the May 2018 Student of the Month.  Matthew, a senior, is the son of Matthew and Patricia Harrison of Warfield.   Matthew has played JJV, JV and Varsity Basketball while at Brunswick Academy.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, The BA Honor Council, Latin Club and Junior Beta Club. 

Harrison works tirelessly in his family business, Nottoway Restaurant.  In his spare time, Matthew enjoys fishing, the beach and any outdoor activity. 

He will attend Southside Virginia Community College for two years and then transfer to Virginia Tech.  He plans to major in Business Administration and Management.

Aprill 2018 BA Student of the Month - Benjamin Wilson Lewis

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Benjamin Wilson Lewis has been chosen the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for April. 2018.  Ben, a senior is the son of F.W. Lewis of Stony Creek and Mrs. Tracy Lee of Jarratt. Ben has one sister, Madison, who is a Brunswick Academy graduate and one step-brother, Ryan Lee. 

Ben is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program, which is the most rigourous and challenging program of studies.  Consistently, he has made the honor roll. 

Since the seventh grade, Ben has been chosen to be his Class President.  He is a member of Junior Beta Club, President of the National Honor Society, Vice-President of the SCO and Secretary of the Honor Council. 

He participates in AVA Forensics and has received numerous awards since 9th grade. He was the recipient of the BA Varsity Forensics award in 10th and 11th grade.   He took first place in the State of Virginia for the Riparian Woman’s Club Poetry Contest in 2013.

Ben has been a nine-year member and stage manager of the Brunswick Academy Theatre.  He has held roles in various productions and this year he was the co-star in the production of White Christmas.     

Since the 8th grade, Ben has been a member of the Junior Classical League (Latin Club).   Within this group he has held the position of Philanthropic chair, Vice-President and currently Co-President.   Ben was a three-year member of the Brunswick Academy Scholastic Bowl team and a three-year member of the Yearbook staff.    Ben led the Public Relations Committee for Brunswick Academy’s “Lone Star Relief Effort” to provide aid for those persons affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.  

Ben was a Junior Marshal and received the “I Dare You” Award for Leadership at last year’s graduation.   He will be an Honor Graduate for the Class of 2018.  

In his spare time, Ben takes piano lessons and is a counselor for children for Grades K-5 at the YMCA of Greensville-Emporia.  He was chosen employee of the Month at the YMCA. 

Ben will attend the Honor’s Program at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.  He will major in Cinema, Television and Emerging Media. 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH KARLY HALL BLACKWELL MARCH 2018

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Karly Hall Blackwell has been chosen the March 2018 Student of the Month.  Karly, a senior, is the daughter of Kevin (Class of 1975) and Terri Blackwell of Dolphin.  She has two sisters, MacKenzie (BA Class of 2011) and Kelly (BA Class of 2013). 

Karly is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program, which is the most rigourous and challenging program of studies.  This year she has been taking dual-enrollment classes at Southside Virginia Community College, as well as her upper-school classes at Brunswick Academy. 

Regarding academics, she is a member of National Honor Society (Treasurer) and is the Class of 2018 Treasurer.  She has also been a member of the Student Council Organization, Brunswick Academy Honor Council and Spanish Club. 

Throughout her years of attending Brunswick Academy, Karly has participated in athletics, both at the JJV, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.  She has been a member of the Volleyball team and the JV and Varsity Cheerleading Squad.  She has been a Captain of the Cheerleading Squad and has earned the Most Valuable player award and The Coach’s Award.  Karly has also been a member of the JV and Varsity Softball teams and was awarded All Academic. 

Karly currently works at Trinity Custom Apparel in South Hill and has been of member of the Appalachian Service Project at her local church.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the Rappahannock River in her spare time. 

She has been accepted to James Madison University, Virginia Tech, Radford University and Coastal Carolina University.  She plans to major in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

CONGRATULATIONS,WAY TO GO KARLY!

Lady Vikings defeat Amelia Academy 12-0

Emily Roberts threw her second no-hitter of the year against Amelia on Monday, March 26.  Emily allowed one baserunner when she walked a batter in the third inning.  She struck out 13 of the 16 batters she faced. 

Amelia has not had softball in several years and it showed. They just did not have pitching that could throw strikes.  The score would have been a lot worse if we had not backed off after we scored 10 runs in the first inning. 

Leading hitters

Jamie Saunders 2 for 2    RBI

Peyton Coleman  2 for 3  triple   3 RBI

Kelsey Holloway 1 for 3     RBI

Karly Blackwell  1 for 2   RBI

Skylar Capps   1 for 1     RBI

Lady Vikings Overtake KIPP 15-0

On Friday, March 23, 2018, the Lady Vikings hosted Kipp Tech from Gaston, NC.  We had heard they had a new softball program. We did not know what to expect.  Three of our varsity players were attending the Model General Assembly (MGA) in Richmond. The decision was made to pull 2 of our best JV players to play this Varsity game rather than reschedule.  One of my varsity pitchers, Jamie Saunders was attending MGA and the other, Emily Roberts, had been sick and did not attend school on Thursday.   Starting the game was Sydney Paul, a left-handed JV pitcher, and Alyssa Rivas, JV catcher.

Sydney pitched a great game only allowing 3 hits while striking out 5.  Alyssa blocked all the balls doing a great job behind the plate.   Kipps’ pitching was not very good and I was proud of how our girls adjusted.   The highlight of the game was Senior Kelsey Holloway’s hitting a inside the park grand slam homerun.

Leading hitters

Kelsey Holloway 2 for 3    Grand slam   4 RBI

Alyssa Revis     3 for 3

Peyton Coleman 2 for 3      2 RBI

Paige Jennings   2 for 3      2 RBI

Bailey Edwards   2 for 2        RBI      SAC bunt

Sydney Paul          2 for 3     2 RBI     double

Allie Pope            2 for 2       RBI        Double

Karly Blackwell   1 for 3       2 RBI

Naomi Sadler      RBI      

Lady Vikings Win Opening Games

The Lady Vikings opened their 2018 Varsity Softball season at the Dinwiddie Sports Complex on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

The Lady Vikings first game was against Norfolk Academy.  Eighth grader, Emily Roberts was handed the ball to pitch not only our first game of the season, but also her first varsity game.  Emily did great pitching a 6 inning No-hitter.  She struck out 9 batters and only threw 61 pitches. 

Emily got plenty of help from her infield with their great fielding of the ground balls.  Outfielder and Senior Karly Blackwell saved Emily’s no-hitter in the 5th inning with a diving catch in left field.  That catch should have been on the ESPN highlights.  The Lady Vikings bats were full of opening day hits to win the game 10 to 0.

Hitting leaders were:

Peyton Coleman:  2 for 3, 2 triples, 2 RBI

Naomi Sadler:  2 for 2, 1 triple, 2 RBI

Kelsey Holloway:  2 for 3, 1 triple

Paige Jennings:  1 for 3

Skylar Capps:  1 for 2

Kyleigh Capps:  1 for 1, 1 RBI

Jamie Saunders:  4 RBI

Emily Roberts:  1 RBI

Lady Vikings Beat Collegiate School   15 – 4

Junior Jamie Saunders took the mound against Collegiate for our second game of the day.  Collegiate School is a stronger team than the Norfolk Academy team even though both are Division 1 schools.  Brunswick Academy is a Division 3 school.

Jamie pitched well allowing 6 hits while striking out 7. The top 4 hitters in our lineup made things a lot easier for Jamie.  Of course, Jamie is one of those hitters.

Leading hitters:

Jamie Saunders:  5 for 5, 2 doubles, triple, 3 RBI

Emily Roberts:  4 for 5, triple, Homerun, 6 RBI

Naomi Sadler:  4 for 5, double 2 Stolen bases, RBI

Peyton Coleman:  2 for 4, triple, homerun, 4 RBI

Kelsey Holloway:  1 for 5, RBI

2018 Lady Vikings Softball team:

Kelsey Holloway – Senior- Captain, Karly Blackwell – Senior, Jamie Sanders – Junior, Allie Pope – Junior, Skylar Capps – Junior, Bailey Edwards – Sophomore, Kyleigh Capps – Sophomore, Peyton Coleman – Sophomore – Captain, Paige Jennings – Sophomore, Naomi Sadler – Freshman, Emily Roberts – Eighth Grader

Brunswick Academy Upper School Honor Roll for Fourth 8 Weeks 2018

Fourth Six Weeks 2017-2018 Head of School’s List – All A’s

Grade 9

Tyler Creedle, Hunter Greene, Kyle Powell, and Brady Talbert;

Grade 10

Katie-Lynn Chandler, Jacob Farmer, Sadler Lundy, and Emily Robertson;

Grade 11

Taylor Capps, Savannah Greene, Daein (Dan) Kim, Jonathan Paul, Hannah Waller, and Courtney Walton;

Grade 12*

Halie Sadler

*Dual Enrollment students qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

A” & “B” Honor Roll

Grade 9

Aaryn Babb, Tanner Campbell, Madison Coker, Brysen Diefert, Seong-Hun (Peter) Jung, Meredith Lucy, Andrew Myrick, Jun-Young (Jun) Park, Naomi Sadler, Reagan Saunders, Kaitlyn Waller, Nelia Washburn, and Christian Williams;

Grade 10

William Bryant, Jr., Parker Burke, Hart Creedle, Reid Harrell, Logan Hyde, Morgan Jamison, Paige Jennings, Sutton Montgomery, Davis Roberts, Kyle Tanner, and Katie Wright;

Grade 11

Hunter Hastings, Guanxi (Will) He, Jinheng (Jacob) Hu, Morgan Moore, and Lucy Smith;

Grade 12*

Claire Gregory, Jeb Redman, Yuwei (Tiffany) Wang, Slayten Farmer, Matthew Harrison, Benjamin Lewis, and John Myrick;

*Dual Enrollment students qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Exxon-Mobil Grant to Brunswick Academy

Brunswick Academy received a $1,000 grant from the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance.  This grant is given to selected schools across the country in communities served by Exxon or Mobil stations.  The grant was made possible by funding from Exxon Mobil Corporation in conjunction with Parker Oil Company.  Mr. Ed Low of Parker Oil Company presented the check to our Head of School, Mrs. Cheryl Bowen.

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH HEATHER DIANNE THOMPSON JANUARY 2018

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Heather Dianne Thompson has been chosen the January 2018 Student of the Month.  Heather, a senior, is the daughter of Chris and Kristine Thompson of Emporia. Her father is also a graduate of Brunswick Academy.   She has one sister, Lauren, a Brunswick Academy graduate.   She is the Granddaughter of Mrs. Judy Houchins, Billy Houchins and William C. (Bug) and Dianne Thompson of Emporia. 

Heather is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program, which is the most rigourous and challenging program of studies.  This year she has been taking dual-enrollment classes at Southside Virginia Community College, as well as her upper-school classes at Brunswick Academy. 

Regarding academics, she is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council Organization, Brunswick Academy Honor Council and the Hi-Y, where she currently serves at Vice-President.   Heather has attended Model General Assembly for three years and has been a House Representative and a bill presenter. 

Heather has been a member of the Junior Classical League (Latin Club).    Within this group, she has held the position of philanthropic chair for two years, Vice President and now President.  Her classmates have recognized Heather’s Leadership abilitities by selecting her to be their Class Vice-President for 3 years.  At the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2017, she was a Brunswick Academy Junior Marshal.  At the annual awards assembly held in the spring of 2017, Heather received the William Mary Leadership Award. 

In addition to excelling in academics, throughout her years of attending Brunswick Academy, Heather has participated in athletics, both at the JJV, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.  She has been a member of the JJV, JV and Varsity Basketball teams.  She has been a captain and has received the Most Improved Award, Coach’s Award, All Tournament Team, Second Team All-Conference, All Academic as well as Most-Improved. 

Heather joined the volleyball team in the 6th grade and has played for seven years, serving also as Captain.  She has received Most Improved Award, Coach’s Award, Second Team All-Conference, All Academic, Coach’s Award and First Team All-Conference. She has also played JV Softball and Varsity Soccer. 

Since the Fourth grade, Heather has participated in programs of the Brunswick Academy Theatre.  For nine year she has acted in the follow productions:  Footloose, Grease, Signin’ in the Rain, Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Little Women (Marmee), Once Upon a Mattress (Larkin) and Shrek (Fiona).  She has also participate in the Association of Virginia Academies (AVA) Forensics Program, Field Day and Arts Festival.  

Heather has applied to James Madison University, The University of Virginia, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, The College of William and Mary, Liberty University and George Mason University.  

Heather enjoys dance, piano, the beach and spending time with her family and friends. 

CONGRATULATIONS! WAY TO GO HEATHER

Brunswick Academy Student to be on Food Network Kids Baking Championshop

Season Premieres Monday, January 1st at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network

Brunswick Academy Sixth Grader Bryn Montgomery will appear on the new season of Kids Baking Championship on Food Network.She is the daughter of Vin and Ann Montgomery of South Hill. Photo: Food Network

NEW YORK – November 29, 2017 – Food Network celebrates the New Year in a big way as Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldmanchallenge the skills of a dozen young bakers with major talent on a new season of Kids Baking Championship, premiering on Monday, January 1st at 9pm ET/PT. Over the course of ten episodes, the contestants (ranging in age from 10 to 13) compete in decadent dessert challenges designed to find the most impressive and creative kid baker in the country. To make it to the top tier of the competition, their baking skills and originality must measure up, as they whip up sweet treats such as cookies, ice cream, and doughnuts. Only one will take the cake and the sweet grand prize of $25,000, a feature in Food Network Magazine, and the title of Kids Baking Champion!

“The return of family-favorite Kids Baking Championship is the perfect sweet note to start the new year with creative confections and delicious desserts from extraordinary young bakers showing off their remarkable talents that will awe and inspire audiences,” said Courtney White, Senior Vice President Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive. 

Throughout the ten-episode season, the kid contestants must tackle new confectionary challenges, from sweet dessert pizzas using traditional savory pizza toppings, to out-of-this-world desserts with freeze-dried astronaut approved ingredients, and to a new twist on the popular imposter dessert challenge featuring lunchbox favorites. On the premiere, the bakers must conquer cookie cakes, but when Duff and Valerie throw them a crazy curveball, one competitor melts under the pressure. On Monday, March 5th at 9pm ET/PT, the championship culminates as one talented baker will rise to the top in the grand finale.

Kids Baking Championship contestants include: Gareth Bennett (Gaithersburg, MD; age 10), Julia Betz (Key Biscayne, FL; age 12), Alex Czajka (Edmonton, AB; age 12), Beverly Hepler (Foster City, CA; age 10), Grady Holloway (Chesterfield, MO; age 11), Luke Jonsson (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; age 13), Linsey Lam (Closter, NJ; age 13), Abby Martin (Franklin, WI; age 13), Bryn Montgomery (South Hill, VA; age 11), Aditya Pillutla (Cary, NC; age 12), Michael Platt (Bowie, MD; age 11) and Soleil Thomas(Livingston, NJ; age 12).

Fans can join the baking banter on Twitter using #BakingChampionship, and can relive the most dramatic, creative, and adorable moments with video and photo highlights, at FoodNetwork.com/KidsBakingChampionship.  They can also go behind the scenes with Duff and Valerie, and discover more baking tips.

BRUNSWICK ACADEMY SENIOR LEAVES IT ALL ON THE COURT AND BECOMES A WINNER IN WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

There are some students who set the bar.  They work harder, show more passion and lead by example – in the classroom, on the court and within the community.  Wendy’s High School Heisman recently recognized Brunswick Academy senior, Heather Dianne Thompson of Emporia for her dedication to never cutting corners by naming her a winner in the scholarship program. 

Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection; honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students.  This year, Wendy’s will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of the best high school seniors. 

The Wendy’s High School Heisman was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994.  Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.  While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college. 

Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and received his GED.  Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy’s High School Heisman program.

Heather Thompson is the daughter of Chris and Kristine Thompson of Emporia.  She has played JJV, JV and Varsity Basketball, JV and Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Soccer and JV softball while at Brunswick Academy.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, Jr. Beta Club, Student Council Organization, Honor Council and BA Latin Club.  She has been an active member of the BA Theatre program with many leading roles.  Heather has also participated in the Model General Assembly program and received the College of William and Mary Leadership award.  Congratulations Heather.

2 BA Students Receive Outstanding Acheivement Award

Mr. Kenneth Clary, Secretary of the local chapter of Woodmen Life, visited Brunswick Academy to present two 5th Graders with the Woodman Life Outstanding Achievement Award. Dawson Clary received the Outstanding Achievement Award in History and Natalie Allen received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Reading/English. Mr. Clary presented them both with a certificate & a goodie bag which included a $25 Walmart gift card.

Pictured left to right - Mr. Kenneth Clary, Natalie Allen, Dawson Clary, and Mrs. Cheryl Bowen, Head of School

2017 BA Homecoming Royalty

Left to Right- 2016 Homecoming Queen, Shirlkay Poarch (‘16), Hermie Sadler ('82), father of Halie Sadler, 2017 Homecoming Queen, Halie Salder, Crown Bearer, Jaxon Farmer, Head of School, Cheryl Bowen (‘80), & Flower Girl, Aubriegh Washburn.

Sydney Robertson (Senior), Karly Blackwell (Senior), Halie Sadler (Senior, Homecoming Queen), & Alyssa Harper (Senior).

Brunswick Academy Homecoming 2017

Brunswick Academy will be holding their Homecoming 2017 on Friday, October 13th!  A delicious dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner plates include barbeque, Brunswick Stew, coleslaw, roll, dessert, and iced tea for $9.00, Stew bowls which includes one bowl of Brunswick Stew, roll, dessert, and iced tea for $7.00, and Kid's dinner that includes a hot dog, chips, dessert, and iced tea for $5.00. Take out plates are available. Brunswick Stew is available for  $8.00 per quart and BBQ for $8.00 per pound and will be located by the concession stand. (No orders will be taken in advance, but there are limited amounts being cooked).  

The Brunswick Academy Vikings take on the Grace Christian Warriors at 7:00 p.m.! The B.A. Homecoming Court will be announced and Homecoming Queen at halftime.  Alumni, don't forget to stop by the Alumni tent and Viking Spiritwear will be sold!  For more information, contact Ann Montgomery at 434-848-2220.

 

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