On Saturday, November 16, 2013, Cumberland High School students Matthew Horton, Jared Halvorsen, and Matthew Bapties competed in VHSL 1A State Cross Country Championships at Great Meadows, in The Plains, Virginia. According to Coach Kenneth Jasy, all three young men represented Cumberland with class and gave their best efforts. Matthew Horton, who was seeking an All-State status of top 15, finished 20th and set a school record time of 17:33. Jared Halvorsen finished 41st with a time of 18:20, a Cumberland freshmen record. Matthew Bapties placed 66st out of 101 state qualified runners with a time of 19:20. The season started for all Virginia 1A schools with 937 male runners. Coach Jasy congratulated the runners for a successful Cross Country season.
Front Row: Coach Kenneth Jasy. BACK ROW: Matthew Bapties, Jared Halvorson, Matthew Horton, and Mrs. Geraldine Jasey.
After a great showing in District competition, the Cumberland High School Theatre Team went to Regional Competition at West Point High School. Here they received the 3-1 A East Theatre Runner-up trophy. Now they will advance to the VHSL State competition to be held at Monticello High School in Charlottesville in December.
The CHS Theatre Team is excited by their performance in the Regional Competition.
Supporting actors included Ben Westerhoff, Sean Stinnett, and Sylvia Fusari—who pose with their coach, Mrs. Carlie Duncan.
In a display of 21st Century learning, several Cumberland High School students enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Humanities class presented their latest projects to the members of the School Board in November. Under the direction of instructor Judith Mosby, students had studied the works of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Karl Marx. Then students proceeded to analyze the lyrics to popular songs and interpret them in terms of the theories supported by each man. The students identified elements of the theories of each, including references to the unconscious mind, repression, and materialism.
Sean Stimpson, Megan Prouty, Mrs. Judith Mosby, Jada Harris, and Ahkiya Allen.
Three students were recognized at the November meeting of the Cumberland School Board for excellence in art. Each spring the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts sponsors the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition, which takes place in the LVCA’s Lower Level. The exhibition represents schools from eight counties and includes art from students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The selected artwork remains on display in the Hull Building until May of 2014. Three Cumberland students participated in the art exhibit, including Austin Gills (CES), Holly Tillett (CMS), and Alexa Massey (CHS).
On Saturday, September 28, 2013, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and the Longwood University’s College of Education and Human Services sponsored the Emerging Arts exhibit to showcase selected works from the spring exhibit. Student Alexa Massey’s watercolor painting entitled Façade was included in the showing. Alexa said she wanted a picture that portrayed emotion. She noted that she got her inspiration from a picture of a woman crying, which made her wonder why the woman was crying.
Cumberland Elementary School student Austin Gills was recognized by the Cumberland School Board at the November meeting for being awarded a certificate from the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. His picture, entitled Winter Penguin, was selected from to be submitted for the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition.