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Cumberland County School Board members recognized Jacob Tatum during the November 2016 meeting for his volunteerism with the IT Department of CUCPS. Mr. Tatum has become a familiar face to students and staff members and can be found on campus reimaging computers, working on interactive whiteboards, repairing laptops and tablets, and responding to numerous trouble tickets. Teachers have praised his abilities, and it is not unusual for a teacher to call the IT Help Desk and say, “I have a problem; can you send Jake down?” Mr. Tatum will remain here until January, when he will return to Virginia Tech to continue his pursuit of a major in Computer Science as well as serve in the Corps of Cadets.

Mr. Tatum graduated from Franklin High School in June 2015, where he was the Salutatorian. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and Order of the Arrow (OA) with Troop 17 in Franklin, VA, where he achieved the highest rank—that of Eagle Scout.

Mr. Tatum is the son of Anita Harris, who is the Instructional Technology Specialist for the division. He resides in Rice, VA.


The Cumberland County School Board recognized Jacob Tatum for volunteering with the IT Department of CUCPS.

Soren Johnson, a student at Cumberland High School, was recognized by the Cumberland School Board during the November meeting for winning the 2016 Impact Award given by the National Hemophilia Foundation of Florida.

Baxalta, a global biopharmaceutical company, partnered with Believe Limited to recognize the impactful actions of teens at the annual meeting of the National Hemophilia Foundation. The Impact Award recognizes young people with bleeding conditions who are creating a positive impact on the world around them by engaging in service in their community, school, or home; demonstrating a commitment to health and wellness behaviors; or by role modeling exceptional achievement in service and volunteerism, health and wellness, academics, athletics, or the arts.

Johnson was nominated by his personal care specialist at the Medical College of Virginia—VCU. He is the son of James and Murai Johnson of Cumberland.

CHS student Soren Johnson was recognized by the Cumberland School Board for winning the 2016 Impact Award.

Senior Chase Grubbs was recognized at the November 14, 2016, meeting of the Cumberland School Board for his performance in Virginia High School League Competition in golf. Grubbs finished 3rd at the 1A VHSL State Golf Tournament. He has been a member of the CHS Golf Team for 4 years. In 10th grade, he set a Cumberland High School (CHS) 9-hole record by shooting a round of 32. This year at the 1A VHSL State Tournament, Grubbs set a new CHS 18-hole record with a round of 76. He was named the Conference 42 Champion for 2015 and 2016. Grubbs was also named the 2016 1A East Region Champion and the 2016 1A East Region Golfer of the Year. He has qualified for the VHSL State Golf Tournament for 3 years (9th, 11th, and 12th grades). In October, he finished #3 in the state for 1A competition, which is the highest finish in CHS history.

Grubbs is the son of Todd and Glenda Grubbs of Farmville. His high school golf coach was Mr. Monroe Preston.



Chase Grubbs was recognized by the Cumberland School Board for his exceptional performance on the Golf Team.

The Cumberland County School Board recognized the following Students of the Month at the meeting held on Monday, November 14, 2016: Veronica Nelson (grade 10, son of Mr. & Mrs. Jared Czeizinger of Cumberland; Angel Daniel Henriquez (grade 6, son of Jennys Norio and Hermes Hernandez of Cumberland), and Kamira Holman, (grade 2, son of Keith and Alesha Holman of Cumberland).


Kamira Holman




Angel Daniel Henriquez