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DSC 0007Cumberland High School sophomore Caylor Scales was recognized at the October meeting of the Cumberland School Board for attending the Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) program. The BLAST program was held at the University of Virginia in conjunction with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. BLAST offered an exciting three-day program designed for 8th and 9th grade students across the state. The program gave students an opportunity to have hands-on activities and demonstrations that sought to motivate and inspire students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) related studies and careers. The students were encouraged to address problems, and they practices critical and creative thinking skills.

DSC 0005Jordan Newman, an 8th Grade student at Cumberland Middle School, competed in the Eastern Region FFA Agriscience Fair in Springfield, Massachusetts. Jordan’s research project, entitled “Whose Lambs Grew the Most,” had previously placed first at the Virginia State FFA Convention in the Animal Science Division. Jordan placed 4th in the competition, earning him a Silver award. Jordan plans to continue his research project next year. This was his first year as a member of the newly re-established Cumberland FFA.

somThe Cumberland County School Board recognized the following Students of the Month at the meeting held on Monday, October 12, 2015:  Marques Kitt (grade 3, son of Olethia Hobson and Lorenzo Kitt), Jenna Stringfield (grade 7, daughter of Joseph Stringfield), and D’Anthony Brooks, son of Maurice Books and Latasha McCrae).

VSBA Media Honor Roll PICEach year the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) recognizes members of the local media who have demonstrated the ongoing responsible and exemplary nature of reporting on this community’s public schools. Cumberland County Public Schools nominated three local reporters:
  • Katrina Blankenship, The Community Journal
  • Laura McFarland, Cumberland Today
  • Kaitlin O’Brien, The Farmville Herald
All three reporters were accepted for inclusion in the VSBA Media Honor Roll and were commended by the Cumberland School Board for their fair and balanced reporting of school events at the September meeting of the Board.