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Cumberland students have had a long history of participating in the 4-H programs. Fourth grade club officers as well as those winners going to District competition were recognized at the May meeting of the Cumberland School Board. The officers for each homeroom are as follows:


The 4-H winners headed to District competition including the following: Brianna Barker, Addison Carney, Tamyah Copeland, Emily Eroh, Michael Fields, Alaina Gray, Hunter Harris, Lydia Hurt, Robby King, Promise Smith, and Troy Wise.

4-H Officers and Winners
The 4-H officers and winners receiving certificates at the School Board meeting including the following: FRONT ROW: Tamyah Copeland, Alaina Gray, Jamiya Smith, Promise Smith, Bre’Onna Brown, Cadence Hatcher, and Natalie Sullivan. BACK ROW: Mrs. Linda Eanes, Lydia Hurt, Emily Eroh, Amaris Wesseh, Kaylin Johnson, DaColby Harris, Jadelyn Staunton, Jakayla Minter, and Hunter Harris.

At the May meeting of the Cumberland County School Board meeting, the members of the Board recognized the two IT interns for the 2017-2018 school year. IT interns are typically juniors or seniors who have an interest and aptitude for working in the field of technology. The go through initial training by the IT staff in troubleshooting various devices and responding to Tech Support Requests. The two interns have learned how to reimage computers, download software, repair laptops, change interactive whiteboard bulbs, and provide support to both students and staff. According to Mrs. Anita Harris, the Instructional Technology Specialist, “Both young men are quick learners and eager to assist in any way they can. Teachers and staff members have been able to have their tech support requests be resolved in a more timely manner due to the invaluable assistance of these two young men.” She noted that the interns have a wonderful work ethic and have volunteered their time beyond the school day, even working on early release days. The two interns are as follows: 

  • Wyatt Long, who is the son of Ashley and Robert Long of Cumberland, is currently a senior. He plans to work at Food Lion over the summer and attend Longwood College in the fall.
  • Matthew Hazlegrove, who is the son of Catherine and Dennis Merkle of Farmville, is currently a junior. He is also hoping to get a summer job and will continue to be a Tech Intern next year.

Cumberland High School IT interns Matthew Hazlegrove and Wyatt Long were recognized by the School Board for their service to the school division.

At the May School Board meeting, members of the Cumberland School Board recognized Lorraine Foster, the Student Liaison to the School Board, for her service during the 2016-2017 school year.

Lorraine Foster will be graduating from Cumberland High School on May 10, 2017, with her advanced studies diploma. She is the daughter of Curtis Foster and Kim Thurston-Foster of Cumberland. Lorraine will be attending Norfolk State University in the fall and plans to major in Nursing.

At the close of her final meeting, she thanked the School Board members for allowing her the opportunity to be part of the School Board. She also noted that she had learned a lot from the experience.

As the Student Liaison, Lorraine Foster (far right) joins other members of the School Board including
Ms. Ginger Sanderson (Chairperson), Dr. Amy Griffin (Superintendent), and Mrs. Eurika Tyree (Vice Chairperson).

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