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Wyatt Booth Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

posted by George Cunningham

Hampton High School's Wyatt Booth (12th grader) Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

Hampton, VA - Wyatt Booth, 17, a student at Hampton High School, has been honored for his exemplary voluntary service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama.  Hampton High School nominated Wyatt for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service.

In addition to impressive philanthropy and citizenship, Wyatt has an extraordinary academic record.  His academic achievements have earned him multiple school and district honors, including distinction as Valedictorian for the Hampton High School class of 2015.   Selected as an Ambassador for the Sister Cities International Organization, he serves as a liaison to visiting dignitaries and students from Anyang, South Korea, Southampton, England, and Vendome, France.  Wyatt serves on a site council as a Senior Representative to Hampton’s International Baccalaureate, as well as a member of the Superintendent’s Advisory Board for Hampton City Schools.

Wyatt has been an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, through which he has earned his Eagle Scout Award and served as an Eagle Mentor to younger scouts.  He has worked on projects to provide braille for displays at the Virginia Air and Space Museum and the Virginia Living Museum.  For this work, Wyatt was selected as a guest speaker for the National Federation of the Blind’s regional conference.  

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students from across America for outstanding volunteer service.

"The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities," said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial.  "By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community."

"Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life," said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti.  "These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate."  

Prudential Spirit of Community Award applications were distributed nationwide last September through middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and HandsOn Network affiliates.  These schools and officially designated local organizations nominated Local Honorees, whose applications were advanced for state-level judging.  In addition to granting President's Volunteer Service Awards on behalf of President Barack Obama, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificates of Excellence recipients.  Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.

Hampton High School and Hampton City Schools are extremely proud of Wyatt’s commitment to his academics, his school and his community. As his Principal, Tiffany Hardy commended, “Wyatt leads by inspiration!  His energy and desire to help others is contagious.” 

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals and school leaders from across the United States and 35 countries around the world.  The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs.  NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengths school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high quality professional learning experiences.  Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.  For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, VA, visit www.nassp.org.

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FREE SAT/ACT Prep Courses!!!

posted Dec 19, 2014, 11:43 AM by George Cunningham

HHS' First Annual Gingerbread Contest

posted Dec 17, 2014, 6:06 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 7:08 AM ]

Student Choice & First Place: 
"Crabber Cafe" 
Ms. Johnson's Class

Second Place: 
"Ice Skating on the Lake"  
Kimla Smith (Captain), Rachel Bocwinski, Ashley  Taylor

Third Place: 
Matrimonium Romanum (Roman Wedding) 
Mrs. Cole's Latin Club, Leila Le (Captain), Precious Nwokosu, Malik Dickens

Faculty of the Month: Valerie Simms

posted Dec 16, 2014, 5:24 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Dec 16, 2014, 5:24 AM ]

Q: How does it feel to be Faculty Member of the Month?
A: A nice honor

Q:What inspires you to teach?
A: I wanted to give back.

Q: What advice can you give new teachers?
A: Treat every child as an individual.

Our October/November Citizen of the Month Students picture

posted Dec 5, 2014, 8:00 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Dec 5, 2014, 8:03 AM ]

A special congratulations to our October/November Citizen of the Month Students!

From left to right:

Katie Bryson        (seated)
Skyla Neselrod     (seated)
Rhonda Walker     (seated)

Bo Lomax
Khalil Russell
Hunter Thompson
Jamison Waters
Marcus Valdez-Williams

Congrats to Keshawn Everett!!!!

posted Dec 2, 2014, 9:23 AM by George Cunningham

From November 21-22, Keshawn Everett, a sophomore at Hampton High School, was the Hampton City Schools student representative at the University of Virginia High School Band Day.  The 800 high school students performed on the football field with UVA’s Band, The Marching Cavalier, for a halftime performance.  They also performed in the stands to help motivate the UVA football team to defeat the University of Miami 30-13 in the ESPN televised game.  In the attached picture is Keshawn and the UVA band direct Andre Koch.

Introducing the TAG Club!!!

posted Nov 26, 2014, 10:17 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Nov 26, 2014, 10:18 AM ]

Faculty Member of the Month - Q&A with Mr. Tolliver

posted Nov 13, 2014, 11:04 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Nov 14, 2014, 10:26 AM ]

Q: How did it feel to be announced the winner of our first-ever Faculty Member of the Month?

A:  It was very overwhelming.

Q:  Why do you believe you were awarded Faculty Member of the Month?

A:  I truly care about our students.

Q:  Once you were chosen for this award, did your view of the students change?

A:  No, the win reinforced my view and appreciation of our students.

Hampton University's Educational Talent Search

posted Oct 30, 2014, 11:28 AM by George Cunningham   [ updated Oct 30, 2014, 11:29 AM ]

Hampton High School celebrates Pinwheels for Peace

posted Sep 24, 2014, 12:29 PM by George Cunningham   [ updated Sep 24, 2014, 12:30 PM ]

The students and staff at Hampton High School recently participated in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace.

Beginning with the art classes and extending across the curriculum, Hampton High students created pinwheels of all shapes and sizes. On each pinwheel, students wrote their thoughts about "war and peace /tolerance/ living in harmony with others" on one side. On the other side, they decorated the pinwheels to visually express their feelings. The art classes assembled the pinwheels and on the International Day of Peace, they "planted" the pinwheels in the front of the school as a public statement and art exhibit/installation.

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning pinwheels on September 21 - there were approximately 500,000 pinwheels spinning throughout the world. Last year (year 9), 2013, over 4.5 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

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