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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

Tribute to Veterans

"Dawn of Infamy: America Goes to War"

Remote Location Viewing

Cumberland County Elementary School Library

December 8, 2016

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Cumberland residents are invited to view the Tribute to World War II veterans, Dawn of Infamy: America Goes to War program remotely on the big screen. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Dr. Amy Griffin at 804-492-4212.

A tribute to World War II veterans, Dawn of Infamy: America Goes to War will mark the 75th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War II on December 8, 1941, following the previous day's attack on Pearl Harbor—an event that launched the nation into a worldwide conflict that had been raging for two years. In the years that followed more than 400,000 Americans, over 11,000 of whom were Virginians, gave their lives, while millions of others put their lives at risk.

Dawn of Infamy will feature an Honor Parade of World War II veterans, remarks by dignitaries, and a keynote address from Pulitzer Prize winner and military historian Rick Atkinson, author of the New York Times best-selling Liberation Trilogy, a narrative history of America's role in the liberation of Europe during World War II.

Please join us on December 8 as we remember our nation's history and honor the men and women who stood in harm's way to secure our freedom.

Two Cumberland High School (CHS) JROTC cadets attended a Leadership and Ethics Conference on October 27, 2016, held in Mechanicsville, VA. Cadets Caylor Scales and Alyssa Yonce joined other high school juniors where they met with a number of guest speakers from West Point, VMI, and other university representatives. They got to hear Diana Holt, a lawyer who has dedicated her life to defending wrongly accused death row inmates, and Jack Saville, a former West Point graduate. Students also had the opportunity attend breakout sessions to discuss issues in leadership, ethics, and morality. Cadets were accompanied on the trip by CSM  (R) Dwayne A. Tigs, JROTC Army Instructor.

Earlier in the year, Cadets also had an opportunity to attend the Tank Farm in Nokesville, VA. The “Farm” is a collection of military vehicles that range from World War I through the Global War on Terrorism. Students interacted with living history re-enactors and watch as the vehicles maneuvered on the field. Cadets also had an opportunity to talk with veterans from World War II to the present. According to Lieutenant Commander William Carter, Senior JROTC Instructor, all the cadets who participated had a great time.



Cadets Alyssa Yonce and Caylor Scales pose with conference leaders.



Standing in front of a tank from the Tank Farm are CSM Dwayne Tigs, Justin Long, Charles Baden, and Harley Edwards.

The Cumberland County School Board recognized the following Students of the Month at the meeting held on Monday, October 10, 2016:  Christopher Walker (grade 11, son of Ms. Kristina Walker and Mr. Lorenzo Jones; Mekhi Blakey (grade 7, son of Tonya and Chris Blakey of Cumberland), and Donald Biggs, son of Wesley Biggs).


Students of the Month who attended the October 10, 2016, School Board meeting included Donald Biggs and Christopher Walker. (Not pictured: Makhi Blakey)