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GCHS Scholar Athletes

Athletes at Greensville County High School with a GPA of 3.2 or higher were honored at an Athletics Banquet on May 23, 2017

First Row: Breana Alston, Deona Hancock, Savanna Jones, Samantha Dockens, Caroline Taylor; Secong Row: Shelleigh Turner, Elizabeth Tranka, Amanda Capps, Briana Person, Lenah Clements, Diamond Daniels, Brooklyn Mason,    Ariana Phillips, Catherine Robinson, Samantha Richard, Karolina Allen, Mattie King; Third Row: Aaron Tudor, Jazlyn Jefferson, Tia Eason, Hunter Astrop, De’Ja Mangrum, Walker Richard, Jared Lynch, Jayquan Simmons, Edwin Ramos

Greensville County High School Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

 
Students and faculty at Greensville County High School joined others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®. This year’s theme is Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow! CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE makes students college- and career- ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields. The CTE department held their annual Career Fair Wednesday, February 23, 2017GCHS gymnasium.
 
Greensville County offers nine CTE programs. Wyatt Middle School provides the foundation course for these programs.  “The activities planned illustrated the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students,” said LaMeka Harrison, CTE director. “By partnering with the business community, CTE programs are investing in students and providing them with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees and future leaders.” GCHS and SVCC have a partnership agreement to offer dual enrollment options in Business, Culinary Arts, Drafting, Welding, and Health Occupations.
 
CTE encompasses 94 percent of high school students and 13 million postsecondary students in the United States and includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more. CTE is a major part of the solution to myriad national economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and massive layoffs. At a time when opportunity for employment is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce. 
 
Career Fair had over 40 vendors from various career clusters and areas of the state. The day concluded with a luncheon coordinated by the GCHS culinary arts students and instructor.  The highlights of the event included CTE Proclamations from Delegate Rosalyn Tyler, 75th District and Honorable Mary Pearson, Mayor of Emporia.  Career and Technical Student Organizations SkillsUSA, HOSA and FBLA provide information their organization recognition weeks.  The guest speaker was Brian Thrower, City Manager, City of Emporia who provided information on how Career and Technical Education directly relates to the infrastructure and employment factors in Emporia.
The CTE faculty, staff, and students would like to thank everyone who help to coordinate, plan, and implement the CTE month career fair.
 
CTE faculty and staff include:
 
  • LaMeka Harrison, CTE Director
  •  Aaron Morris, Business, CTE Chair, FBLA Advisor
  • Jerry Brown, Welding, SkillsUSA Advisor,
  •  Marsha Campbell, Business, SkillsUSA Advisor
  • First Sergeant Clarence Bowdry, JROTC
  • Major Sergeant Christian, JROTC
  • Dennis Holland, Graphic Imaging, SkillsUSA Advisor
  • Heather Lackey, Business
  • Teresa Lindberg, Agriscience, FFA
  • Carla Martindale, Business
  • Courtney Moseley, Business, NTHS
  • Stephen Wells, Culinary Arts, SkillsUSA Advisor
  • Mozelle Rose, Health Occupations, HOSA Advisor
  • Martha Smith, Business, FBLA
  • Gerald Wozniak, Drafting, SkillsUSA Advisor
  • James Wright, Building Management, SkillsUSA Advisor

Greensville County Skills USA District 12 Competition

The Greensville County SkillsUSA student organization participated in competitive events last week.

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 Greensville County SkillsUSA hosted the District 12 SkillsUSA Leadership competitions in Chapter Display and Promotional Bulletin Board. Students placed as follows:

  • Neal Powell, Ricky Norwood, and Ciara Wright  first place for Chapter Display
  • Samantha Dickens, Taylor Powell, and Anesia Powell first place Promotional Bulletin Board

On Monday, February 13, 2017 Greensville County Skills USA hosted the District 12 Welding competition.

  • Joshua Vaughan, first place  Welding
  • Hunter Cifers, second place  Welding

On Friday, February 17, 2017 Greenville County Skills USA hosted the District 12 Additive Manufacturing competitions.

  • All students competing in Additive Manufacturing will progress on to state competition
  • Jessie Gay and Austin Dixon  first place Additive Manufacturing Team
  • Cody Delgado and Deidra Mangrum second place  Additive Manufacturing Team

Congratulations to all members on job well done. The members will now move on to the State Leadership Competition in Fredericksburg, Virginia April 28-29, 2017.

Parent-Athlete Night at GCHS

Greensville County High School will be hosting a meet and greet with athletes, parents, coaches and administrative staff on August 8, 2016 at 6:00pm in the gymnasium.  This event will provide athletic expectations for the upcoming 2016-17 athletic season.  All athletes and their parents are encouraged to attend this event.

GCHS Celebrates SkillsUSA Week

SkillsUSA members at Greensville County Highs School are celebrated SkillsUSA Week during February 7-13, 2016 in conjunction with National Career and Technical Education Month.

Jada Brown (pictured at right, participating with the AKA One Million Backpacks project) is chairperson of SkillsUSA Week Activities at Greensville County High School where students are active in SkillsUSA. Members have plan the following activities for this week:

  • Monday: Signing of the SkillsUSA proclamation with principal Mrs. Burton
  • Tuesday: Business and Industry Field Trips: Gateway Bank and SteelFab
  • Wednesday:  Presentation of SkillsUSA power point in various classrooms
  • Thursday: Campus Cleanup – cancelled due to inclement weather
  • Friday:   SkillsUSA  Valentine Social

Greensville County High School SkillsUSA has been busy since the beginning of school attending competition at the Virginia State Fair, participating in leadership development training, and various community service projects. The organization officers are Jada Brown (President), Taylor Powell, (Vice President), Samantha Dickens, (Secretary), Titiana Nicholson (Treasurer), Regan Drake (Reporter), Ishmael Muhammad (Parliamentary) and Haylee Miller (Chaplain).

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations in high schools and college/technical schools.

SkillsUSA has more than 360,000 members annually, organized into 18,000 sections and 53 state and territorial associations (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands).

SkillsUSA prepares America’s high performance workers. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills.

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. For more information visit www.skillsusa.org.

    

Above right: SkillsUSA members participating in The Heart Truth Walk and balloon release.  Above left: SkillsUSA members on a tour at SteelFab

GCHS Track Team Wins first Meet

Windsor VA March 25, 2015-The boys and girls track team defeated Windsor, Southampton and Park View in the season opener of the outdoor track season.

The boys score

102 GCHS

64 Park View

35 Windsor

24 Southampton

Robert Sykes won both the 1mile (5:03) and the 800m (2:12), Jordan Peebles won the high jump (6’6”) and the 110mhurdles (16.22), Cordarus Clayton won the shot put (42’) Stuart Dugger 120’7” Douglass Allen Jr 12:44, the boys 4x800m relay team of Nathaniel King, Chris Mason, Isaiah Hicks and Robert Sykes won with a time of 9:59

The girls score

95 GCHS

72 Parkview

26 Windsor

18 Southampton

Lindsey Gordon recorded two first place in the 2mile (15:57) and 1mile (6:48), Arianna Phillips won the long jump (13’), Deja Mangrum won the shot put (25’9), Praisya Smith won the 300m hurdles (55.76) and Tenisha Broadnax won the 800m (3:03) the girsl 4x800m relay team of Brooklyn Mason, Haley Jones, Cahlia Allen and Tenisha Broadnax won in a time of 13:28

The track team will compete at home next Wednesday April 1, 2015, “ this was a good effort by my athletes for the first track meet considering we only had few practice days I was quite impress with the effort, however, we have a long way to go before conference, regional and states”, Coach Young said.

GCHS SkillsUSA Attends Leadership Conference

The Greensville County High School SkillsUSA club attended the 50th Annual Virginia SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference at the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, Virginia April 4-7, 2014. The conference was attended by the following members: Leon Carpenter, Myeisha Howell, Allison Mitchell, Amber Sykes, Dylan Whitby, Jada Brown,  Jameel Adams, Stuart Veliky, and Madison Winningham. The following club advisors were in attendance Jerry Brown and James E.Wright. Students’ competition areas include welding, welding technical exam, prepared speech, outstanding chapter and chapter display.  Amber Sykes, Madison Winningham and Dylan Whitby represented the chapter as voting delegates. The students placed in the following competitions:

●     Chapter Display: First Place:  Leon Carpenter, Myeisha Howell, and Allison Mitchell

●     Outstanding Chapter: First Place: Jada Brown

●     Prepared Speech:  Fourth Place: Jameel Adams

The first place winners will represent the state of Virginia at the National Leadership Conference June 23-28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Students will be organizing fundraisers during the months April- May.  Please support the club in their effort to attend the national conference. If you would like to make a donation to support the club, donations should be sent to Greensville County High School SkillsUSA Club, 403 Harding Street Emporia, Virginia, 23847. If you need additional information please contact one of the advisors: Jerry Brown,  Sarah Poarch or James E.Wright at 43-634-2195.  The club would like to extend a special thanks to the GCHS CTE Department, GCHS faculty, Parents, and Plan 5 for their support and donations to the club.

     

Left to Right: Mrs. Harrison, Asst.Principal, Jada Brown, Leon Carpenter. Allison Micthell, and Myeisha Howell  Second Row: James Wright, SkillsUSA Advisor, Madison Winningham, Jerry Winningham, Assistant Principal and CTE Director, Jameel Adams, Dylan Whitby, Mr. Edwards, Principal and Amber Sykes.  Also in the photo is Sarah Poarch, SkillsUSA advisor.

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Greensville County Student Athletes Receive District and Conference Honors

 

Back row:Shereba Doyle,Taiquona Conner,Michael Robinson,Jaylon Meredith,Jordan Peebles. Kneeling:Michael Robinson,Shyheim Anderson,Hunter Astrop.Not pictured:Sheena Johnson

Boys Basketball

The boys’ basketball team ended their season in the conference playoffs with several of the Eagles receiving honors bestowed on them by the coaches in the Tri-Rivers District and Quad Rivers Conference 34.

Greensville who was previously in the Southside District is now part of the Tri-River District.  The eagles finished with a 10-7 record in the district. 

Michael Robinson a junior shooting guard earned a spot on the Tri-River District All-Academic team.   Robinson boasts a 3.5 GPA.  “Michael is a very intelligent young man on and off the court, and his GPA reflects that he is also a hard worker in the classroom.  We are very proud of Michael’s accomplishment and hope that more athletes follow his lead”, said Coach Young.

Freshman Hunter Astrop was named honorable mentioned in the Tri-River District.  The freshman point guard averaged 5points, 3 assist, with only 1.5 turnovers per game.  Hunter also boasts a 3.0 GPA.  “Hunter has some upside to him.  He knows the game and understands how to get his teammates involved.  His basketball IQ is very high.  Hunter will only get better when he gets stronger and bigger and more varsity experience”, said Coach Young.

Sophomore Shyheim Anderson was also named honorable mentioned.  The sophomore point guard averaged little over 6 points per game and was an important piece to the Eagles season.  “Shyheim was a matchup problem for most teams, and was vital in some of the Eagles wins.  More consistency is needed from Shyheim for this team to advance”, said Coach Young.

Junior Jaylon Meredith rounded out the list of the honorable mentioned athletes for the Greensville Eagles.  Jaylon averaged 5 points and 5 rebounds and made 14 three pointers for the season.  “Jaylon definitely will improve with time.  When he rebounded and played under the rim, we played better as a team.  When Jaylon gets stronger and faster he will grow into a very good basketball player”, said Coach Young.

Junior Michael Patrick was honored with second team all-district.  He averaged over 10 points a game, and was consistently the Eagles penetrator.  “Michael was the second leading scorer and had several games over 20 points.  Several nagging injuries in crucial games prevented him from being as effective as he could be.  Michael will only get better”, said Coach Young.

The cream of the crop from this year’s team was sophomore Jordan Peebles.  He received 1st team all-district and 1st team all-conference honors, and received very positive reviews from all the coaches.  Jordan averaged over 12 points a game, 7 rebounds and had 33 blocks throughout the season.  He was definitely the offensive glue for the Eagles this year.  “If Jordan gets bigger, stronger and faster the sky is the limit for him if he applies himself in the classroom.  I would love to see him assert himself more defensively and be a leader in practice as well”, said Coach Young.

Girls Basketball

Taiquona Conner and Sheena Johnson were named to the Tri-Rivers All District Team.  Taiquona Conner, a sophomore point guard for the Lady Eagles girl’s basketball team was named to the 2nd Team All District Tri-Rivers Team. Conner led the Lady Eagles this year averaging 13.6 points per game, 3.3 steals and 3 assists per game.  Sheena Johnson was named Honorable Mention for the Tri-Rivers District. Johnson averaged a double double with 10 points and 10 rebounds per game.  At the Quad Rivers Conference 34 meeting held recently, Taiquona Conner was named to the All-Conference Team.

Coach Manning was very pleased with the selections for both of the young ladies. “I think it’s a great honor and well deserve for these young ladies. These young ladies along with their teammates put in a lot of hard work and I am proud of what they have accomplished.  I’m sad to see Johnson go, but I thank her for her contribution to the program.”   As for Conner, Manning says, “She has a bright future and hopes that she continues to grow and make great strides to get better.”

All-Academic Team

Sharebra Doyle, a senior on the Lady Eagles basketball team was named to the Tri-Rivers District All-Academic Team.  Doyle currently has a 3.6 grade point average.  Coach Manning was proud to have Doyle named to the team. Manning says, “Anytime you have athlete that can maintain a high grade point average like Doyle and play sports, it speaks volumes for that student/athlete.  Sharebra has always been a hard working and this award is very deserving for her.  I am just so proud of her.”

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