In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and staff members of Cumberland County Public Schools staged a “Pink Out” Day. Pink Out for the Cure is an event that helps educate students, staff members, and parents about the importance of breast cancer health. It also provides an opportunity to honor and remember those whose lives were lost to breast cancer. The school participation in “Pink Out” Day was described by one student as “phenomenal.”
“Pretty in Pink” girls included Erika Davis, Deanna Ward, Shawna Swanson, Savannah Hutchins, and Makayla Hampton.
Staff members Charlie Motter, Da’Ron Harvey, and Omar Liggins dressed in pink to support “Pink Out” Day.
James Booker dresses in pink under his Cumberland Football jersey.
Several Cumberland High School students were recognized at the October meeting of the School Board for attending the 16th annual Minority Law and Research Institute (MLARI) at the Law Center of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. These students included Kaylah Paras (senior), Sadei Trent (junior), and Teyanna Braxton (sophomore).
This institute is designed to encourage under-represented students to consider careers in law, research, and the legal profession. A total of fifty rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, as well as first year college students, from Maryland to Louisiana, participated in the summer institute. The institute serves as an effective method for identifying and recruiting future lawyers and others interested in careers in the legal profession. The institute founder and coordinator is Dr. Joseph Hayden, a native of Goochland County.
Teyanna Braxton and Sadei Trent. (Not pictured: Kaylah Paras)
Cumberland High School senior Chase Grubbs was named the 1A East Region Golfer of the Year. He also earned the 2016 IA East Region Championship in golf. Grubbs shot a 78 to defeat the runner-up from Altavista by one stroke. According to CHS principal Jeffrey Scales, he is the first golfer in CHS history to be a regional golf champion. Grubbs will compete at the Virginia High School League 1A State Golf Tournament on Monday and Tuesday, October 10-11, 2016, at Heritage Oaks in Harrisonburg.
Dustin Clark, another senior at CHS, also qualified for the 1A East Golf Tournament. As Mr. Scales noted, “He has had a great senior year!”
Dustin Clark, Chase Grubbs, and Coach Preston Monroe