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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 14, 2020


Community fund event

By Community Member | June 23, 2020 10:24 am
A community fund event to help several nonprofit organizations took place on June 20 in Quinton. Sponsored by Becky Ringley and State Farm Insurance, items were donated to several groups to help them during their time as many continue to rebuild and reach out to residents during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Above, Ringley (far right) stands by members representing Proclaiming Grace Outreach of Barhamsville, an organization that is home of a local food pantry.

Hathaway addresses New Kent Rotary Club

By Community Member | June 23, 2020 10:17 am
New Kent County Administrator Rodney Hathaway (right) was the guest speaker at New Kent Rotary Club’s latest meeting. Hathaway spoke about the community’s goal to eliminate racism and celebrate diversity, promoting respect, and demanding ethical leadership. Accompanying Hathaway is New Kent Rotary Club president Colleen Bonadonna.

New Kent High School 2020 graduates will ‘Impact the World’

By Andre Jones | June 19, 2020 7:15 am
Gabby Jackson and her family triumphs over the 2020 logo during a group portrait at New Kent High School graduation ceremonies.Andre' Jones photos

Four days of graduates; four days of celebrating the accomplishments of New Kent High School’s Class of 2020. Approximately 227 graduates were honored at New Kent High School’s graduation ceremonies that took place from June 8-11 inside of the high school’s auditorium. Despite the conditions of the modified graduation from its traditional home inside of VCU’s Siegel Center, seniors were met inside the library before receiving opportunities for multiple photo opportunities down the hallway leading to the auditorium. Senior athletes were able to sign sports equipment related to their sport, and family members were greeted by staff and others along…
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New Kent High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian- Alayna Loveland

By Robb Johnson | June 19, 2020 7:00 am

Alayna Lovelend posted a grade-point average of 4.71 as valedictorian for New Kent High School’s Class of 2020. She was a member of BETA, the National Honor Society, YADAPP, Eternity Club, participated in basketball, and ran cross-country. Alayna will be attending the University of Virginia and is currently undecided in her major. She is the daughter of Tim and Julia Loveland.

New Kent High School Class of 2020 Salutatorian- Calvin Reeves

By Robb Johnson | June 19, 2020 6:45 am

Calvin Reeves is salutatorian of New Kent High School’s Class of 2020 with a grade-point average of 4.58. He attended Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School, was a member of the soccer team, and volunteered in the HAWKS program that focuses on environmental issues. Calvin will be attending the University of Virginia and plans to pursue a degree in engineering. He is the son of Daniel and Sarah Reeves.

New Kent High School Class of 2020 scholarships and awards

By Community Member | June 19, 2020 6:30 am

Logan Nicholas Albertson- Averett University. Nathan Alexander Albertson- Averett University. Megan Renee Bowles- C. Herbert Brown Jr. Performing Arts, Virginia Thespian Legacy, Longwood Distinction Award, Cyndal Lynn Ward Memorial. Annabelle Winterhalter Brame- Fary Memorial, Colonial Agricultural Education, New Kent High School PTSO, Andy Conklin Visual Arts, Thelma Crump Wilson Rotary, Theodore B. Holm. Diamond Kaliah Brown- Thelma Crump Wilson Rotary, Norfolk State University DNIMAS, Florida Black History Essay. Jamar Latrell Christian- NAACP Calvin C. Green, Averett University Discover, Second Liberty Baptist Church, New Covenant Community Church. Malikai Emmanuel Christian- Louisburg College Opportunities. James Richard Coleson- Old Dominion University. Lauren Elizabeth…
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New Kent High School Class of 2020

By Andre Jones | June 19, 2020 6:15 am

Cooper Shayne Accashian Avery Wayne Adams Ayiana Reign Adkins Mason Takoda Adkins Logan Nicholas Albertson Nathan Alexander Albertson Eva Nicole Aquino Jalen Khalil Banks Zachary Bryan Bartlett Mariano William Bassett Brandon Kendall Bauman Avery James Bell Joshua Cole Bendle Jada Berkeley Taryn Nicole Bonsky Megan Renee Bowles Annabelle Winterhalter Brame Alexis Tennille Brown Diamond Kaliah Brown Sara Jane Brown William Curtis Bull III Logan Andrew Burg Jazmyn Nichole-Justice Burrell Tahj Anthony Butler Adam David Cable Taylor Marie Caldwell Lauren Hope Carlton Olivia Catherine Carlton Hannah Elizabeth Carter Joshua Michael Chaffin Willard Cornelius Lionel Chapman III Dalantae Haquel Cheesman Corrine Jayne…
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Editorial: Too much being asked of schools in reopening buildings

By Andre Jones | June 16, 2020 4:28 pm

While there are steps being taken to make sure students can return to learning in a physical environment inside of buildings, the reality is that the guidelines being presented by the state and the Center of Disease and Control (CDC) are unrealistic for it to happen. In more than 100 pages of document, schools are instructed to have a phased reopening of schools. While both Charles City and New Kent are in phase two at the current moment, the expectations and realism of adhering to each one of these guidelines is impossible. Let me preference by saying that I understand…
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Despite separation, 2020 Charles City graduates united as ‘Class of Unlimited Opportunities’

By Andre Jones | June 13, 2020 7:00 am
Family and friends celebrate with signs as Milla Mantell during the post-graduate photo opportunities.Andre' Jones photos

It is always a memorable experience when a student completes their studies to graduate high school with their diploma. For Charles City High School’s Class of 2020, the moments continued to be bright as the ‘Class of Opportunities’ celebrated their accomplishments despite the circumstances on the outside world. Forty-seven graduates were recognized over a two-day ceremony from June 5-6 as part of Charles City High School commencement ceremonies. Students entered over the two-day period in 10-minute intervals. While many classmates were unable to see each other, the first day of Phase II under Governor Ralph Northam’s order to allow gatherings…
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Charles City High School Class of 2020

By Andre Jones | June 13, 2020 6:45 am

Charles City High School Class of 2020 Roy Armstead Kara Baber DaShaun Bailey Hydee Boeshans Justin Bradby Skye Bradby Cameron Brawley Jamia Brooks Mason Burkhead Tamon Cameron Richard Case De’Rome Chretien Samantha Clancy Miranda Copland Justis Crawley Trevor Crewe Leonardo Desjardins-Charity Lamont Foster Harmony Gardner Alonzo Harper Daniel Harris Teryn Harris Jordan Hayes Jaden Humphrey Ha’Ji Jackson Teanna Jackson Nijah Johnson TaKira Johnson Tiara Johnson Demoni Jones Jamia Jones Joseph LaPean India Lemon Loren Lotz Kayla Luellen Milla Mantell Amila Matrood Nickoli McCoy Troy Miles Jr. Shaundrea Miles Michael Smith Christian Stewart Sheldon Stewart Aysia Wallace Ryan Washington Kemonte Williams…
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