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These students were recognized as Students of the Month at the September 13, 2013, School Board meeting: Shelia Robinson (Grade 4), daughter of Joseph and Arlene Robinson; Justin Jamerson (Grade 7), son of Ashby Jamerson; and Kelsey Dietz (Grade 12, not pictured), daughter of Ms. Krista Dietz and Mr. Kevin Randolph.
Students who participated in the Longwood Summer Gifted and Talented Program were recognized at the September School Board meeting. These students were provided with an opportunity to participate in various enrichment activities. Students who were recognized include Michaela Woodson, Tyauna Woodson, Michael Ross, Caitlin Hartley, and Ebony Arauz. Two other students, not pictured, participated in the program: Zara Church and Jenice Crump.
Four Cumberland High School students were recognized at the September meeting of the Cumberland School Board for attending the Southside Regional Governor’s School Summer Program. These students included Gillian Cubbage, Kayla Paras, Colby White, and Tyler Shores. The Governor’s School was held from June 21-28, 2013, and focused on Wildlife Biology. Tyler Shores and Colby White give Board members a brief overview of the program at the meeting.
Cumberland High School student Demory Williamson was recognized at the September meeting of the School Board for her participation in the Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST). BLAST is a partnership between Virginia Space Grant Consortium, the University of Virginia (UVA), and the Commonwealth of Virginia. BLAST offers an exciting, on-campus, summer STEM experience for current 8th and 9th grade students from high schools in Southwest Virginia, Southern Piedmont, Charlottesville, and Greater Richmond areas. BLAST was designed to bring STEM alive through a series of innovative experiences led by UVA faculty and staff, and intended to spark interest in STEM opportunities. Faculty demonstrations showcase some out-of-the-ordinary science and engineering results with the goal to increase student curiosity.